Monday, June 30, 2008

Another Review from the Interwebs

See there are reviews and then there are Reviews. This is a Review. Tim Treanor from DC Theatre Scene joined us on Friday night for This Storm is What We Call Progress. And before Saturday was over he couldn't help but gush a little. Follow the link HERE to read all of Tim's accolades, including this:

At bottom, it is a celebration of passionate love, which is surely a manifestation of the invisible universe, and an exploration of paradise lost, which is always the consequence of knowledge. It depicts both with such skill and specificity as to make this play moving even in the absence of its fantastic backdrop and story line.

There is much more sugar for everyone else, so read all the review.

Also Jason Grote once again has responded to his critics and ours on his blog. He also gives a good deal of insight into what Storm is about. Read more HERE.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Time of My Life and Grote on Grote

Another review in print, this time from Jayne Blanchard from The Washington Times. Jayne seems to have been left a little less pleased than Peter was in the Post yesterday but she find things to like as well. Giving special metion to our actors and designers.

An eerie spell is cast by scenic designer Robbie Hayes' set, with its dusty shelves full of vaguely magical bric-a-brac and David C. Ghatan's lighting provides spooky atmospheric effects.

Read the rest of the review HERE.

And since I haven't directed you to playwright Jason Grotes blog in a while, please take some time to read Jason's musings on his review in the Post. Poke around some and find out what is going on in that marvelous Jason Grote mind.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Peter Likes It

My friends we got our first review and it is a darling. Peter Marks seems to like what he saw on Sunday night in the Devine Theatre at Georgetown U.

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.

Yes he has a couple issues, but who doesn't.

Read the rest of the review HERE.

Congratulations everyone on a great review for an exciting new show.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Kabbalah Study Group

So while you are looking for something to read at your desk today to bone up for the last two Pay-What-You-Can Previews of This Storm is What We Call Progress, why not take a trip over to Wiki and explore the mystery and the wonder that is Kabbalah.

From what I understand there is some debate as to what elements of Kabbalah actually are in Storm but you won't know unless you at least get a little primer in the subject.

Make your way over to Georgetown tonight, if you need directions or simple ways to make the trek from wherever you are Randy Baker has prepared this easy to use set of directions on the Rorschach web site, click here.

Hope to see you tonight and tomorrow at 8pm at Georgetown.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Fresh Blood

Think about it folks, are you sick and tired of the same playwrights dominating the DC stages.
Believe me I love Shakespeare and Mamet, Miller and Kaufman, Brecht and Moliere, but don't you want something fresh to sink your teeth into every now and then.
Rorschach has done its share old plays and later in the summer we will give you a warm home to crawl into and be happy with things past, but right now we are giving you a raw piece of steak. This Storm is What We Call Progress is not just a new play from a promising young playwright, but a playwright who will be on all of our radars very soon. Jason Grote will be making his way to the Woolly stage in short order, but if you want to see what this amazing talent is going to bring to the world of show, Rorschach is presenting you with your first chance.
And if you come tonight, tomorrow or Saturday night at 8pm, you can do it for cheap. Not that our regular ticket rates will break the bank but you know you love a bargain as mcuh as we do.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Been a Long Time

Ok folks it has been a while since I have written on the blog. I apologize for that but sometimes life puts road blocks up in your way to have your life run smoothly.

I invite any of you who are so inclined to help me out by emailing me what is going on with your shows, because while I would love to be everywhere at once, I can't.

Let's see if I can keep this thing going folks.

We have our first pay-what-you-can previews for This Storm is What We Call Progress. I have peeked in and seen an amazing set, great acting and a script that will entertain and amaze.

Let me see what I can dig out and we will market the hell out of this thing.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Storm in Progress

Everything is rolling. Storm has been in rehearsals for over a week and Skin and Dream Sailors have their first reads tonight and tomorrow night respectively.

To your left Karl Miller in getting beat. I am not sure if this is part of the show or just part of Jenny's directing process.

More news to follow folks I promise.