Theater & Dance
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 also creates bespoke ritual poetic performances if the spirit of the event aligns with her vision.
Deepak Homebase, NYC, 2018. "Winter Solstice Dreams."
Lapis Cultural Salon, Washington DC, 2018. "Poems, Spells, and Curses for Halloween."
Mayo Street Arts, Portland, Maine, 2015. "Five Directions."
Progressive Radio Network, New York, 2012. “Among the Goddesses.”
Poets Theater of Maine, 2010. “Wolf Song.”
American Opera Projects, DR2 Theater, New York, 2003. "Marina: A Captive Spirit."
Poetry Puppet Theater, Cincinnati, 2002. “Landing Under Water.”
Performance Time Art Series, Cincinnati, 2002. “Creation Story.”
Robert Ivey Dance Company, Charleston, SC, 2001. “The Furious Sun in Her Mane.”
Performance Time Art Series, Cincinnati, 1997. “Equinocturnal.”
Hearst Center for the Arts, Waterloo, IA, 1995. “The Furious Sun in Her Mane.”
Poets’ Theater, Theater Artaud, 1990. “Life by the Ocean.”
Cloudhouse Poetry Archive, San Francisco, 1989. “The Moon and the Snake.”
ArtSpace, Brooklyn, NY, 1983. "The Encyclopedia of Scotland."
Poems Set to Music
"Winter Solstice Chant," music by Paul Servizio, sung by Lady Zen, About Place Journal, 2018
“All We Need” (setting of “Earth Day”). Music by Dale Trumbore. Premiered by Ithaca College Choir, 2015. Published by Boosey & Hawkes, 2016.
“A Valentine for Hands.” Music by Dale Trumbore. Winner, Yale Glee Club Emerging Composer Competition, Premiered by Yale Glee Club at Yale University, 2014. Published by Boosey & Hawkes, 2015.
“Butterfly Lullaby.” Music by Dale Trumbore. Winner, Gregg Smith Choral Composition Contest. Premiered at Syracuse University, 2013.
“Frozen In.” Music by Dale Trumbore. Trinity University Women’s Chorus. Premiered in San Antonio, 2012.
“Your Forest.” Music by Christy Marshall. Finalist, Sorel Choral Medallion Competition, 2012.
“Tribute.” Music by Dale Trumbore. Premiered by Orange County Women’s Chorus, 2011.
“The Intellect of Woman.” “A Seed for Spring Equinox.” Music by Stefania De Kennessey. Premiered at Christ and St. Stephens Church, New York City, 2011.
“The Nixie in the Millpond.” Music by Dale Trumbore. Premiered at University of Southern California, 2010.
“Sonnet 8 by Louise Labe.” Music by Mizue Shapiro. Premiered at San Diego State University, Winter Recital 2009.
“Sonnet 13 by Louise Labe.” Music by Kevin Warren. Premiered at Lyric Recovery Festival, Carnegie Hall, New York City, 2004.
“Imbolc Chant.” Music by John Carnahan. Premiered at California State University, Long Beach, 2003.
“Letter to Emily Dickinson.” Music by Lori Laitman. Premiered at Lawrence Conservatory, Appleton, WI, 2003.
“Kiss Me Again.” Music by Deborah Drattell. “Accolades,” Premiered at Recital by Lauren Flanigan, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2003.
“A Cantata for My Daughter.” Music by Stefania de Kennessey. Premiered by Women's Choir of New York, 2002.
“Nut” and “Landing Under Water, I See Roots.” Music by Stefania De Kennessey. In Memoriam (CD), 2000.
“Walk With Me.” Music by Bruce Rockwell. Premiered at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Festival, 1999.
“The Furious Sun In Her Mane.” Music by Laura Manning Beck. Premiered at Greenwich Music School, New York City, 1994.
Selections from “The Encyclopedia of Scotland.” Music by Fiction Music Ensemble. Premiered by Circumference Theater Group, Brooklyn, NY and Amherst, MA, 1982.
Musical Scores Available
Published score of "A Valentine For Hands," music by Dale Trumbore
Published score of "Winged Lullaby," (setting of "Butterfly Lullaby,"), music by Dale Trumbore
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City, 2012. “The Naming: A Spell for September 11.” Commemorative poem commissioned for installation with 9-11 Memorial Sculpture by Meredith Bergmann.
Chicago Cultural Center, 2009. Collaborative Vision: The Poetic Dialogue. Collaboration with artist Connie Wolfe.
Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery, 2010. “Pathways of Knowledge: Art, Culture, and Science.” Collaboration with Shawn Decker. Also exhibited at Chicago Cultural Center, 2008.
Poets House, New York City, January 2005. “Walking, Poems, and Buildings: Poetry and Architecture.” Collaboration with Ben Jacks.
Yale University Art Gallery, April 2002. “Words for Images.”
Traveling Exhibition: Davenport Art Museum, Waterloo Art Museum, Museum of the Quad Cities, 1996. “Iowa Prairie: Selected Views and Voices.”
White Street Gallery, New York City, 1985. With Alan Bassett. “Sibyl: Photographs and Poems.”