Klecksography 2019


Performances June 22 @ 5pm, 7pm and 9pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center


One Wild Challenge. Thirty Artist Brains. Eight days to solve it.

Drawing from the inkblot test for which Rorschach Theatre was named, all participating artists will be shown a single, distinctive piece of visual art. Under the aesthetic mentorship of different theatre companies, each team of director, playwright and actors will have just one week to create, develop and stage a performance based on that work of art.

On Saturday, June 22nd this single image explodes into six wildly different visions that showcase the aesthetics of six of DC’s best small theatres.

This re-envisioning of our Klecksography program was based on the results of a DC theatre survey undertaken by Rorschach in the fall of 2017.  More than 40 local artistic directors and producers responded in addition to dozens of freelance artists.  Based on those results, we’ve invited other companies into our process and rebuilt the program to focus on networking and connection.   By providing producers with a high-impact, low-investment way to vet new artists, we aim to close the gap many artists experience in trying to connect with new companies.

This event is sponsored in part by Destination DC