“Rorschach Theatre lost its space, but not its mojo. The little, forward-thinking company had to leave its longtime home in a Methodist church in Columbia Heights… If its first production in exile, a world premiere of Jason Grote’s “This Storm Is What We Call Progress,” is any indication, then homelessness may not be such a trying condition. Grote’s play is both mind-blowing and a bit mind-numbing, but as modeling clay for a troupe that likes to get its mitts on provocative, idea-crammed and still-evolving theater, it’s primo material.”
— Washington Post (CLICK HERE for the complete review)
“…they’ve found a way to peel up the rug and give us a peek, however brief, at the invisible universe beneath it. This Storm Is What We Call Progress is right in Rorschach’s wheelhouse: a marriage of magic and the mundane, where wine and sacred blood soak a Metro card (which will be used to cure a hip ailment) and where a nameless woman with silver skin (Rena Cherry Brown) seeks out a young man, either to father the Messiah or in order to eat him. It is a beautifully written, flawlessly executed piece of work.”
— DC Theatre Scene (CLICK HERE for the complete article)
After a nearly year-long absence from the theater scene when it lost its performance space, the small but ambitious theater company is returning with a jam-packed schedule stuffed with three works running in July, including a four-part serial. If its first offering, a sexy and meditative staging of the world premiere This Storm Is What We Call Progress is an indication of things to come, we’re in for an exciting summer.
— DCist (CLICK HERE for the full article)