Other People’s Ink: An Entertainment Curation Society

Rorschach Theatre’s aesthetic is a unique blend of dark magic, bold use of space and a signature fierce performance style. What other artists, in other mediums speak to this aesthetic?

The Rorschach team organizes monthly events where our artists and audience come together to explore art galleries, cinema, author events and other adventures that feature work with a Rorschach flavor: Other People’s Ink:  Other People’s Ink.

OTHER PEOPLE’S INK 2019/2020 is sponsored in part by Carl & Undine Nash.

ESME PATTERSON @ SONGBYRD

Wednesday November 14, 2018 / Doors Open at 7pm, show at 8pm
ALL AGES SHOW / Tickets $13 ($15 at the door)
Songbyrd Music House and Record Café
2477 18th St NW Washington, DC 20009

RSVP FOR THE EVENT WITH RORSCHACH HERE
(so we know to look for you!)

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In Sing To Me Now, Callie looks on in frustration as humanity struggles to create in a world that seems to be falling apart. We think she would be pleased by singer-songwriter Esmé Patterson, whose ethereal voice and cheeky lyrics are like bottled sunshine floating down the river of dreams. Join us as we see her live in concert at the Songbyrd Music House and Record Café in Adams Morgan, a restaurant/coffee shop/record store/music venue with a whimsical attitude that sings out “Rorschach Theatre.”

“Esmé Patterson is one of several young women — others include Frances Quinlan of Hop Along, Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield, and Julien Baker — making music that could be called synapse-rock…The reconnaissance missions into desire and reconciliation that fill [We Were Wild] show Patterson examining the minutiae of her own responses; her melodies jump and scatter, her voice pulling at the meanings her verses put forth, as she hones in on those moments when the heart falls apart and reassembles itself.” – npr.org

The 2018-2019 Book Club!

Rorschach Book Club members receive a 10% Discount at checkout! Order in advance or pick up your copy at Solid State Books. The Books we will be reading will enhance the experience of the shows in our season:

THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt 
(Discussed during the run of SING TO ME NOW)
DISCUSSION DATE: TBD, Click Here to share your date preference!

I REMEMBER YOU: A GHOST STORY by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
(Discussed during the run of REYKJAVIK)
DISCUSSION DATE: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7-9PM at Solid State Books
RSVP HERE

HOT PTERODACTYL BOYFRIEND by Alan Cumyn
(Discussed during the run of ANNIE JUMP AND THE LIBRARY OF HEAVEN)
DISCUSSION DATE: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 7-9PM at Solid State Books
RSVP HERE

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE 2018-2019 BOOK CLUB

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Other People’s Ink: An Entertainment Curation Society FAQ

Q: So what is this thing?
A: Rorschach Theatre’s aesthetic is a unique blend of dark magic, bold use of space and a signature fierce performance style. What other artists, in other mediums speak to this aesthetic? The Rorschach Team will organize monthly events where our artists and audience can come together to explore art galleries, cinema, author events and other adventures that feature work with a Rorschach flavor.

Q: Do I have to pay to be a part of this?
A: Nope. There’s no membership fee or sign-up. Some events we select will be free, others may involve purchasing at ticket or entrance fee. You’re responsible for purchasing your own tickets from the movie theater, museum etc, but that’s it!

Q: Are you going to ask me for money or a donation when I get there?
A: Nope. We’ll never say no to your donation if you wish to make one, but there’s not going to be any contribution forms, meaningful speeches or passing of the hat at these things. It’s really just a chance to hang out and do some fun things with other cool people.

Q: Can I bring friends or family?
A: Yes! Bring whoever you like. We’ll let you if there’s ever an attendance cap on an event, but generally everybody’s welcome anytime. [note: Like most Rorschach shows, some events will be kid-friendly, some not-so-much. Ask us if you want some insight on any particular event.]

Q: Who from Rorschach is going to be there and how will I find them?
A: The attendees will change from month to month probably, but you’ll usually find Artistic Directors Randy Baker and Jenny McConnell Frederick as well as Associate Producer Jonelle Walker and any number of other Rorschach friends and company members. At least a few of us will be wearing the Rorschach inkblot buttons. Come up and say hi. We’ll hook you guys up with an inkblot button too if you want one.

Q: So what do I get out of this?
A: Well, probably a button for starters (see above), beyond that you might make some new friends and at the very least you’ll see something cool you might not have thought to check out otherwise.

Q: What if I don’t like the movie/music/art I see in this program?
A: Better luck next time! We’ll do our best to come up with things we think are related to Rorschach’s aesthetic, but we’ll be experiencing many of these things ourselves for the first time too, so who knows. Rorschach bares no responsibility for accidentally inviting you to something that turns out to suck.

Q: I’m looking for a soulmate. Will I find them here?
A: While this is in no way the agenda of this program, Rorschach does have a very successful and largely unheralded track record for unintentional matchmaking in both our audiences and our artists. So anything’s possible!

Previous Events:

January’s Ink: THE SHAPE OF WATER
Wednesday, January 10th at 7pm
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

February’s Ink: PARALLEL UNIVERSE @ ARTECHAUS
Monday, February 19th at 730pm
An immersive Visual Arts experience at ARTECHOUSE

March’s Ink: THE UTOPIAN PROJECTS @ THE HIRSHORN
ILYA AND EMILIA KABAKOV: THE UTOPIAN PROJECTS
Sunday, March 11 at 330pm
A contemporary art exhibit of light, sound, and motion models at the HIRSHORN MUSEUM