Jenny McConnell Frederick and Randy Baker
Through uncommon uses of environment and intimate passionate performances, Rorschach Theatre seeks to lure its audiences beyond the limits of ordinary theatrical experience so that they may discover new elements of their own humanity.
Rorschach Theatre is a company that has received significant acclaim for its fierce performance style, its bold use of theatrical space and its dedication to challenging works that are at once relevant and timeless. The company’s work has focused on helping to reveal the contemporary relevance of fable, finding magic in rough spaces, connecting timeless works to a contemporary audience.
Rorschach Theatre has produced more than three dozen plays seen by more than 50,000 people in Washington area. They have been nominated for six Helen Hayes Awards, been a finalist for the Mayor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Emerging Artists and been the recipients of two Young Artists grants and two Artist Fellowship Grants from the DC Commission for the Art and Humanities. Rorschach Theatre won a Mary Goldwater award in 2006 and many Rorschach artists have won Mary Goldwater awards for their work with the company. The company’s work has garnered the attention of The New York Times, The Washington Post, American Theatre Magazine and National Public Radio, as well as countless local publications. The company has become, “proof that limited resources do not stymie great talents, any more than big budgets can squeeze works of genius from mediocre minds.” (Washington Post)
Rorschach Theatre is a member of the LEAGUE OF WASHINGTON THEATRES, THE CULTURAL ALLIANCE OF GREATER WASHINGTON
Rorschach Theatre participates in CultureCapital: Your Link to the Arts in Metro DC