Rorschach’s ‘very still & hard to see': a horror fan’s dream. (review)

The cast of very still & hard to see (Photo: C. Stanley Photography)

In the jarring very still & hard to see, playwright Steve Yockey injects dark Japanese folklore into Stephen King’s mold of creeping horror, set far too close to home. Rorschach Theatre’s production leads the audience through a maze of darkly funny and just plain dark tales of ordinary people whose secrets take on terrifying lives […]

Geeks do theatre: creating She Kills Monsters at Rorschach

From She Kills Monsters: Tori Boutin (Photo: Daniel J. Corey)

“At the core, this is about not just entering into someone else’s life, but entering into someone else’s fun.” So says fight choreographer Casey Kaleba, who, along with director Randy Baker and the whole Rorschach Theatre team producing She Kills Monsters, have certainly been entering into the fun together. This play is the second the […]

Rorschach’s whirlwind romance with Glassheart gets a (theatre) fairy tale ending


This is the fairy tale story of the whirlwind romance between a lonely, lyrical young script and the scrappy theater company that swept her off her feet. Such is the tale of Rorschach Theater’s production of Glassheart, currently in the midst of a hot-selling run at The Atlas Performing Arts Center.



Glassheart is an offbeat, mature riff on the classic “Beauty and the Beast” fairy tale.  The Beast must not only conquer the ancient curse that has given him a combined human-animal appearance until he finds love, he must also deal with doubt, depression, and dating in a contemporary American setting.  Reina Hardy’s updating of the […]



Rorschach Theatre’s production of Neverwhere illustrates what it is like to be a middle-aged woman—completely invisible.

Rorschach gets backers and fans for Neverwhere on Kickstarter


Rorschach Theatre had two reasons to celebrate last night. On August 19, they debuted Neverwhere at Atlas Performing Arts Center and ended a successful fundraising effort. Not unusual for nonprofit theatre but there’s a twist. The funds were raised through Kickstarter, the crowdfunding site for creative projects.

The Minotaur


If most teenage girls described their brother as a beast, we would chalk it up to youthful exaggeration.  In Ariadne’s case it is literally true since her half-brother is The Minotaur, the eponymous character in Rorschach Theatre’s joint world premiere of a quirky, thoughtful, and entertaining new play by Anna Ziegler.

Rorschach announces its 2012-13 season

Rorschach Theatre will be conjuring one classic and one modern myth in its 2012-2013 season, the company announced last Monday.

A Maze


Routine can be both comforting and confining, offering stability while constructing artificial walls that silently guide our daily lives. In their jaw-dropping production of Rob Handel’s A Maze, Rorschach Theatre explores the depths of our own prisons in an arresting portrait of obsession, addiction, and fear of the unknown. 

The Gallerist


“When Jane Goodall Goes Bad!” could be the banner headline for The Gallerist, a delectably lurid tale about demonic possession and soul survival by playwright Fengar Gael that is staged with purplish passion by Rorschach Theater. 

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