The Parks at Walter Reed
The Great Lawn
Entrance @ 1010 Butternut St NW,
Washington, DC 20012
CREATED BY Randy Baker, Kylos Brannon, Jenny McConnell Frederick, Roc Lee, Tosin Olufolabi, Doug Robinson, Debra Kim Sivigny, Jonelle Walker
Directed by Jenny McConnell Frederick
“DISTANCE FREQUENCIES resonates with the times.” – The Washington Post
An unopened letter from 1935 launches a young artist on a decades-long quest, backward and forward through time. Immersed in back alley love stories, great floods, mysterious voices and a transom of unknown powers, the artist is left with a single question: Where do we go from here?
Explore DC history both real and imagined in this original work of magic realism with a sound track of DC punk and go-go. Relax on the palatial Great Lawn at The Parks at Walter Reed in Northwest DC, a site that holds more than a century of history even as its next incarnation takes shape.
DISTANCE FREQUENCIES: TRANSMISSION (the live performance) is the culmination of DISTANCE FREQUENCIES, Rorschach’s seven-chapter immersive adventure across the city. Chapters 1-7 are on sale now here. (They can be experienced anytime at home or by traveling in person to locations throughout DC on your own timeline.) TRANSMISSION can be enjoyed with or without participation in the first seven chapters. More information is available here.
FEATURING Ricardo Blagrove, Frank Britton, James Finley, Erik Harrison, Jessica Ludd, Lorrie Smith Saito, and Tara Whitney.
DESIGNED BY Mel Bieler (Set), Moyenda Kulemeka (Costumes), James Morrison (Lights), Gordon Nimmo-Smith (Sound), Kylos Brannon (Video).
WITH Allison Poms-Strickland (Stage Manager), Abby Wasserman (Assistant Stage Manager), Debra Kim Sivigny (Visual Design Consultant), Devin Mahoney (Technical Director), Elliott Shugoll (Master Electrician), James LaDow (Sound Engineer), Kat Darnell (Lighting Engineer), Michael Kyrioglou (Box Office Manager), and Kelsey Jenkins (House Manager).
PRODUCED BY Randy Baker and Jenny McConnnell Frederick
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: Rorschach will follow CDC and local guidelines with regard to outdoor masking requirements at the time of the performances. Audiences will have appropriately distanced seating areas throughout the Great Lawn. Hand sanitizer will be available and all Rorschach Theatre staff and artists will be vaccinated. Additional instructions will be sent to ticket holders prior to performances.