Annie Finch's collaborative ritual theater performances, often composed in close connection with the actors, bring the rhythms of the poetic imagination to life on stage, interweaving poetry with drama, music, dance, masks, and puppetry. Annie's Spells: New and Selected Poems includes selections from five performance works written over the length of her career. Her theatrical collaborations have been performed in Amherst, Brooklyn, Cincinnati, San Francisco’s Magic Theater and Theater Artaud, and New York’s Circumference Theater and Carnegie Hall.
Annie's multimedia poetic ritual theater collaborations aim to bring poetry back to its primal roots in performed ceremony and rituals of community transformation. Annie has worked in collaboration with directors, actors, composers, singers, musicians, choreographers, dancers, visual artists, maskmakers, puppeteers, and more to develop multifaceted new approaches to theater. Scripts currently available for theatrical production include a mythic play about abortion, Among the Goddesses, and the ecopoetic multimedia ritual play Wolf Song. Annie is always interested in working with artists in other media to develop new scripts in collaboration.