Fusing poetry, performance art, and Annie's own path in earth-centered spirituality, Poetry Witch Ritual Poetic Theater performances celebrate the turning of the year with a spiraling together of nature-based ceremony, goddess mythology, and poetic incantation.
In the ancient tradition of poetry as a vehicle of altered consciousness, poetic ritual theater happens outside of naturalistic time and space; when the sacred circle is cast, we are between the worlds. Combining poetry with pageantry, music, song and ritual, Poetry Witch Ritual Poetic Theater performances connect the audience with the sacredness of the seasons, each other, and ourselves.
Winter Solstice Dreams
An earth-centered performance spiraling together Solstice ceremony, goddess mythology, and poetic incantation to celebrate the turning of the year. Annie Finch as Poetry Witch performs the fertile gifts of darkness and the cauldron of light in a theatrical staging of pageantry, music, song and ritual. Premiered at Deepak Homespace, NYC, 2018
A spine-chilling, inspiring, and fun performance of poems, spells, and curses for the Witch's new year, Halloween, when the veil between the worlds of dead and living is the thinnest. A deep dive into the world of the dead for spiritual renewal and start the year anew. Premiered at LaPop Cultural Salon, Washington DC, 2018
Developed by lyric fusion artist Lady Zen in collaboration with the Dark Follies ritual bellydance troupe, "Five Directions" combines Annie Finch's ritual poetry with invocation, dance, mask, song, and story, focusing on Annie’s personal spiritual journey to become a witch. Premiered at Mayo Street Arts in Portland, Maine, 2015.
A Goddess miracle play of interactive ritual theater centering on the Eleusianian Mysteries and the esoteric dance of sacred display. Premiered at the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology, San Antonio, TX, 2014
Summer Solstice Dawning
Interactive poetic ritual theater focused on themes of creativity, fertility, and empowerment. Premiered at A Room of Her Own Conference, Ghost Ranch, NM, 2011