Distance Frequencies

A lost letter reveals a hidden alliance. A familiar fragrance revives ancient memories. What unseen history does each corner of a city hold? How far away do you have to be to get to now? If you stand in just the right spot and listen closely, you can hear the past… and maybe even the future.

DISTANCE FREQUENCIES harnesses the power of the built and the natural world to create a visceral piece of immersive storytelling. Each month participants will receive a map and instructions to travel to a new curated location in the DC area. Along with the map, they’ll receive a box of artifacts to bring with them. They may go any time, alone or with quarantine-mates of their choice. Whenever they arrive, they’ll open their box and explore the story elements inside–letters, music, souvenirs, or photos. From October through April, each box reveals a new location and a new chapter in the ongoing story.  

The experience culminates in a full production of a site-specific show in July with outdoor, distanced (or whatever the world requires) performances.

Tickets can be purchased as a part of a complete package (all seven chapters + the summer show) or in three installments throughout the year. Audience can join the adventure at any time. Enjoy them monthly or binge them all at once in the spring! 

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The full DISTANCE FREQUENCIES experience can be purchased for $150.
The experience can also be purchased in three installments of $60/each.
Student and Senior Discounts are also available. 

Safety Considerations: All curated locations will be selected to intentionally avoid crowds. Participants will be required to wear masks on their expeditions and remain socially distanced from anyone they encounter. Participants who prefer not to leave their homes at this time will receive an adapted version of the instructions which can be executed from home.

CREATED BY Randy Baker, Kylos Brannon, Jenny McConnell Frederick, Roc Lee, Tosin Olufolabi, Doug Robinson, Debra Kim Sivigny, Jonelle Walker

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about DISTANCE FREQUENCIES

“A scrappy D.C. theater company with an edgy modern aesthetic, Rorschach Theatre doesn’t ordinarily recruit, as set designer, the Gilded Age sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. But Rock Creek Cemetery’s famous Adams Memorial — with its shrouded figure by Saint-Gaudens — is one of the backdrops to Rorschach’s latest production, “Distance Frequencies.” A season-long immersive experience, “Distance Frequencies” sends audiences on monthly excursions to lesser-traveled Washington-area sites, where landscapes — together with the contents of curated mailed packages — help conjure a mysterious overarching story that is partly set in those locations.”

— Washington Post 


Chapter 1: ROCK CREEK CEMETERY

“…will we still remember what we did? will it still be here in 100 years?”

Chapter 2: TITANIC MEMORIAL / SW WATERFRONT

“…I need you to stay with me on this. Don’t let me disappear into the dark.”

   


Chapter 3: BLAGDEN ALLEY

“Moments in between our next meeting
Move at an incremental glacial pace
My chest, a cage for my heart’s own beating
Must burst open at our next embrace.”

 


Chapter 4: GEORGETOWN

“I hear your voice everywhere… it is the best this earth will offer me.”