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Rorschach Theatre proudly announces its

2022-2023 Season

including a bold, site-specific reimagining of
DRACULA by Kate Hamill,
the third year of the groundbreaking PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIES project,
and two WORLD PREMIERES
from Julia Izumi and James L. Rogers III

It will also include the annual MAGIC IN ROUGH SPACES NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT LAB
and the distinctive annual artist development project, KLECKSOGRAPHY

Rorschach Theatre’s explosive new season immerses audiences in things new and reimagined. For over twenty years the award-winning and nationally recognized company has been known for its bold use of theatrical space and its dedication to impossible fantastical realism.

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DRACULA, A FEMINIST REVENGE FANTASY, REALLY

By Kate Hamill 

Directed by Rebecca Rovezzi
October 14, 2022 – November 6, 2022
The Firehouse at the Parks at Walter Reed

“When the ruling class write history, the words of the common people, of women – become Superstition” – Kate Hamill’s Dracula

Kate Hamill boldly reimagines Bram Stoker’s classic tale of vampires and finds new monsters just beneath the skin. The gothic tropes of villains who wear evil on their sleeve and damsels in distress are replaced by all-too-human monsters and ferocious women who stab at the heart of the patriarchy itself. A site-specific production, DRACULA will perform in the appropriately haunted disused fire house at The Parks at Historic Walter Reed.

“The world women inhabit in this loose, rollicking adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel is frightening precisely because it’s not so different from our own… It scares us not with monsters, though it certainly has those, but with the sinister prospect of women’s dehumanization at the hands of men empowered by law and intractable custom. Hamill’s “Dracula” is about the expectation that women will bend themselves to the rigid frame of ladylike behavior, no matter how it deforms them.” – NY Times

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SOMETIMES THE RAIN,
SOMETIMES THE SEA

By Julia Izumi

March 24 – April 16, 2023
Atlas Performing Arts Center

Once upon a time, a rain cloud fell in love with a human. Dolan, who bears an uncanny resemblance to author Hans Christian Andersen, tries to tell this simple and sweet story, but characters in the story keep turning into figures from Dolan’s own history of turbulent relationships.

An adaptation, a reimagining, and a critique of The Little Mermaid, SOMETIMES THE RAIN, SOMETIMES THE SEA is a story of romantic, obsessive, and unrequited love.

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ANGEL NUMBER NINE

Adapted by James L. Rogers III and Jenny McConnell Frederick from the novel by James L. Rogers III

Directed by Jenny McConnell Frederick
July 2023 / Location TBA

When Angel meets Cupid in a bar and her band gets an opening slot on a tour, life takes some unexpected turns into a past she tried to leave behind. Part rock show, part booze-soaked road trip through the dive bars and dark clubs of the late 90’s east coast music scene, Angel Number Nine shows us that the things we need are sometimes found on the roads we tried to avoid.

ANGEL NUMBER NINE will serve as the culmination of 2022/2023 Psychogeographies project DISSONANT CITIES. The show can be appreciated with or without participation in the seven-chapter, year-long project.

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DISSONANT CITY: A Psychogeographies Project

Created by Kylos Brannon, Adam Ferguson, Jenny McConnell Frederick, Navi, and Jonelle Walker

October 2022 – July 2023

Beyond the bureaucracy and marble columns, there’s a steady beat that drives the Nation’s Capital. Dive into more than a century of DC music and find out just what it means to be immortal in Rorschach’s latest groundbreaking event. 

Like the previous two Psychogeographies projects, DISSONANT CITY harnesses the power of the built and the natural world to create a visceral piece of immersive storytelling. Each month participants will 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 explore at each site with story elements such as letters, music, souvenirs, or photos. 

From October through May, each box reveals a new location and a new chapter in the ongoing story. This psychogeographic adventure culminates with Angel Number Nine in the summer of 2023. 

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Package 1: SEE IT ALL ($250)

3 Live, In-Person Productions (DRACULA / SOMETIMES THE RAIN, SOMETIMES THE SEA / ANGEL NUMBER NINE)
1 subscription to DISSONANT CITY, the Seven-Chapter Psychogeographies Series
2 Special Events: Klecksography & Magic In Rough Spaces

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Package 2: ON STAGE ($125)

3 Live, In-Person Productions (DRACULA / SOMETIMES THE RAIN, SOMETIMES THE SEA / ANGEL NUMBER NINE)
2 Special Events: Klecksography & Magic In Rough Spaces

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Package 3: PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIES ($185)

1 subscription to DISSONANT CITY, the Seven-Chapter Psychogeographies Series
1 ticket to the live summer show (ANGEL NUMBER NINE) 

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SUBSCRIPTIONS FAQ:

What are the Psychogeographies Projects?

“Rorschach Theatre has hit the jackpot with this innovative form of art, incorporating literature, music, mystery, romance, and DC’s highlights and history, all steeped in a hope for a better world.” -DC Theatre Arts

Launched in 2020, the Psychogeographies Projects are Rorschach Theatre’s visionary new experience that takes participants to unexpected locations around their city while a season-long fictional narrative plays out over layers of history and magic realism. Subscribers receive a box in the mail monthly that includes a new Chapter in the story, each box containing hand-crafted objects – letters, drawings, souvenirs, photos, or even snacks – and a map to a location in their city. Rorschach’s live in-person summer show culminates the experience.

What is Klecksography?

Klecksography is an evening of 10-minute plays and short films created over the course of a week and inspired by a single piece of visual art–the ultimate Rorschach test! More than 50 emerging artists come together to create this one-of-kind event.

What is Magic In Rough Spaces?

Magic in Rough Spaces features readings and talk backs for three new plays curated and developed by Rorschach from more than 100 submissions from across the country.

How Can I Share a Psychogeographies Subscription with someone else?

You can purchase one “SEE IT ALL” subscription and on “ON STAGE” subscription. Both subscribers can see all the live productions (including the summer Psychogeographies culmination) and you’ll receive one set of Psychogeographies boxes to share.

OR

To experience Psychogeographies only, purchase one “PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIES” Subscription and one single ticket to the Summer Live Show when they go on sale.

When Can I Reserve My Performance Dates?

You can reserve tickets to our Fall Production RIGHT NOW!

For the other productions, you’ll be able to reserve them as early as a couple months before they open – we’ll make sure to email you and let you know before single tickets go on sale so that you can have the first crack at them.

Other questions? Email us at subscriptions@rorschachtheatre.com

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