THE LAUGHING CLUB by Liz Maestri
Directed by Peter Danelski, Mentored by Young Playwrights Theatre
Jordan: Jordan Clark Halsey, Mel: Melanie A Lawrence, Mehul: Mehul
SUNSET ON HOLY WATER by Kristen Nassar
Directed by Gregory James Ford,Mentored by Theater Alliance
Guard: Colin Davies, Gazer: Rachael Montgomery, Runner: Pooja Chawla
ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO AIR by Jonelle Walker
Directed by Matthew Monroe, Mentored by Pointless Theatre Co.
The Firebird: Chinna Palmer, The Musician & The Poet: Ben Ribler, The Dancer: Morgan Sendek
OUT OF THE BLUE by James L. Rogers
Directed by Chelsea Radigan,Mentored by Pinky Swear Productions
Angeleaza: Angeleaza Anderson, Katy: Katy Chumra, Nuisha: Niusha Nawab
A NIGHTINGALE’S PET ICARUS by Andrew Reid
Directed by Manna-Symone Middlebrooks, Mentored by Rorschach Theatre
Cal/Dove: Drew Holcombe, Amelia/Nightingale: Jordan Lee, Icarus: Greg Ongao
THE INSIGNIFICANTS by Jordan Ealey
Directed by Jordan Friend, Mentored by HBC Theater
Marti: Lori Pitts Cara: Suzanne Edgar, Dennis: Baakari Wilder
O-M-OUIJA Created by Nathaniel Klein (director),
Camille Pozderac & Becky Topol
WHEY IN Created by Clancey Yovanovich (director),
Logan Beveridge & Danielle Scott
SEEN & UNSEEN Created by Blythe Hart (director),
Rebecca Ballinger & Jonathan Del Palmer
THE SPEECH Created by Brenna Frederickson (director),
Jasmine Brooks & Andrew Quilpa
LAYERS Created by Ruthie Rado (director),
Nicole Smith, & Marley Kabin
OPEN UP Created by John-Nicholas Walsh (director),
Mo O-Rourke & Mackenzie Larsen
Each performance will feature six 10-Minute Plays and six 1-Minute plays (we are calling them “Klex Haikus”). All 12 playwrights have used the same painting, Norman Zammitt’s “The Hard White Edge” to inspire their pieces. Each of the 10-Minute Plays was mentored by a DC-based small theatre and will reflect that company’s unique style.
Themes and topics in the six 10-Minute plays include: yoga, fire, politics, inspiration, mythology, afterlife, artistry, racism, alcoholism, violence, birds, refugees, war and Amelia Earhart.
Themes and topics in the six 1-minute plays aren’t available yet as they play will be created on Saturday afternoon just hours before they’re performed.
As with a lot of the work Rorschach chooses, these pieces explore a range of human experiences. The plays have some dark themes, some truly hilarious moments, great music and a couple of things strange enough to have you contemplating them on the way home. Also, frequent 9:30 club VJ Kylos Brannon will be creating live video experiences between each play.
“Appropriate” is of course a relative word, but here are a few things to know:
Violence: There’s some staged violence and discussions of suicide, alcoholism and war.
Language: a few instances curse words throughout the pieces.
Explicit Sexual Content: None…(maybe next time.) 🙂
Note the “themes” list above in the “What Happens?” section for more details
About 75 minutes. No intermission.
#klex18 kicked off this morning at National Gallery of Art. 30+ artists have 8 days to create six short plays inspired by Norman Zammitt’s “The Hard White Edge”. Each play will focus on the aesthetic of one of our partner companies: Pointless Theatre Co., Theater Alliance, HBC Theater and The Den, Young Playwrights' Theater and Pinky Swear Productions. Don’t. Miss. This.
Posted by Rorschach Theatre on Saturday, May 26, 2018
Klex18: Day 3 Actors read the hot-off-the-presses scripts together for the first time. Check it out! https://rorschachtheatre.com/2018/05/22/klecksography-collective-ink-launches-june-2nd/[music by bensound.com]
Posted by Rorschach Theatre on Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Posted by Rorschach Theatre on Saturday, June 2, 2018