Cults and cryptids collide when a curious Washingtonian investigates local unexplained phenomena. Explore the lure of the unknown and its entanglement with DC history in ELDRITCH INVESTIGATIONS, a multi-chapter adventure across the city.
Psychogeographies projects harness the power of both the built and natural world to create a visceral piece of immersive storytelling. Each month participants 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 engage all five senses while exploring each site with story elements such as letters, music, souvenirs, or photos. From October through May, each monthly box reveals a new location and a new chapter in the ongoing story.
This season, Steve Yockey, Emmy-nominated screenwriter (HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant) and playwright (Reykjavik, Very Still and Hard To See), will join the creative team behind Rorschach’s Psychogeographies Projects. In addition, Yockey’s dark comedy SLEEPING GIANT, will close out the company’s Rorschach 23-24 season, and the script’s themes of passionate devotion to questionable idols will resonate throughout ELDRITCH INVESTIGATIONS.
Yes! Each chapter will provide alternative instructions for experiencing the contents in your own home including a video that walks through the location.
The “at home” version of each chapter can also serve as a way to experience each chapter if you live in another city or as a recap of your adventure after you have already experienced it.
It really depends on how you want to engage with the experience. Items in the box may be best used by one person at a time, so you may have to take turns with them, or in some cases there may be consumables. Each PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIES subscription includes one seat for SLEEPING GIANT, the performance in summer 2024. If you wish to share your subscription with someone, read the next FAQ.
If you both want to see ALL the Rorschach Theatre shows for the 23/24 season (including NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and HUMAN MUSEUM), you can purchase one “SEE IT ALL” subscription and one “ON STAGE” subscription on our subscription page. Both subscribers can see all the live productions (including SLEEPING GIANT, the summer Psychogeographies culmination) and you’ll receive one set of Psychogeographies 23/24 boxes to share.
To experience the PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIES 23/24 experience only, purchase one “PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIES” subscription and additional single tickets to SLEEPING GIANT when it goes on sale.
In most cases, yes. It generally falls in the PG-13 range. Whether or not kids are invested in the story itself will, of course, depend on the child and their age, but we’ve found most young participants really enjoy exploring new locations throughout their city.
Most locations are within DC, though we anticipate having one Maryland and one Virginia location this season.
All seven locations, as well as the final performance location, have some degree of public transportation accessibility (though we understand not everyone may wish to use public transportation at this time). If you are unable or prefer not to travel to any chapter destination, we provide alternative at-home instructions.
Whenever you want! Certain locations have specific open/closed hours to be aware of, but generally you can launch your own experience whenever it’s convenient for you.
Most locations tend to be less trafficked. We also ask that participants wear masks when required by the city or private businesses and remain distanced from anyone else they encounter on their adventure. Generally experiences will be primarily outdoors. We also look to participants to exercise their own excellent judgement–look both ways when crossing streets, don’t hassle pigeons, wear your seatbelt, and make good choices.
While your travel time will vary based on your starting location and mode of transportation, we anticipate each experience being 15-40 minutes of content. Additionally, each expedition will come with further suggestions of optional ways to enhance your trip.
Nope! Anyone should be able to enjoy the final performance.
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