June 2 2018 @ 5pm, 7pm and 9pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center

CLICK HERE for information about the KLECKSOGRAPHY program

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 2nd this single image explodes into six wildly different visions that showcase the aesthetics of six of DC’s best small theatres.

Rorschach Theatre’s inaugural collaborators for this project are Hissing Black Cat TheaterPinky Swear Productions, Pointless Theatre, Theater Alliance and Young Playwrights Theater.

Kylos Brannon will live VJ the event which also includes six micro plays -“Klex Haikus” – each under one minute long and created in flash collaborations just hours earlier.

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 Pat Murphy Sheehy


Klecksography 2018

PLAYWRIGHTS: Jordan Ealey, Liz Maestri, Kristen Nasser, Andrew Reid, James Rogers and Jonelle Walker

DIRECTORS: Peter Danelski, Gregory James Ford, Jordan Friend, Manna-Symone Middlebrooks, Matthew Munroe and Chelsea Radigan

ACTORS: Angeleaza Anderson, Pooja Chawla, Katy Chmura, Colin Davies, Suzanne Edgar, Mehul Gulati, Jordan Clark Halsey, Drew Holcombe, Melanie A. Lawrence, Jordan Lee, Rachael Montgomery, Greg O Ongao, Chinna Palmer, Lori Pitts, Ben Ribler, Morgan Sendek and Baakari Wilder

CREATORS OF “KLEX HAIKUS”: Rebecca Ballinger, Logan Beveridge, Jasmine Brooks, Brenna Fredrickson, Blythe Hart, Marley Kabin, Nathaniel Klein, Mackenzie Larsen, Mo O’Rourke, Jonathan Del Palmer, Camille Pozderac, Andrew Quilpa, Ruthie Rado, Danielle Scott, Nicole Smith, Becky Topol, John-Nicholas Walsh, Clancey Yovanovich

DESIGN & PRODUCTION TEAM: Kylos Brannon (Video and Live VJ), Elliot Shugoll (lights), Robert Pike (sound), Linz Moore (Stage Manager)


#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