Directed by Rachel Bowditch Poetic Text by Tracey Fischette, Lea Bender and Rachel Bowditch
Performed by Lea Bender, Tracy Fischette, Rich Szpigiel, and Cyper-Zero. A girl named Arcana,with telepathic powers, struggles to find her place in the world. We travel with her through time and logic to a crossroads between chaos and order, where the surreal is real and reality absurd. Arcana was inspired by the many train trips I took around Europe, in particular, throughout Germany. One cannot help be transported back in time when seeing abandoned train tracks scattered throughout the countryside--tracks that used to transport human cargo to the concentration camps. What happens when the current moment is interrupted with psychic flashes of the past--a glitch in the time and space continuum. Through poetry and dance combined with acrobatics, masks, stilts and over the top characters, we created a mystical universe where anything is possible.
**Unfortunately, no photos exist of this production.


​Conceived and Directed by Rachel Bowditch

An Original Devised work based on fragments of poetry, the arcana of memory and the drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci
The Downstairs Series Ontological-Hysteric Theatre, NYC August 2002

live performing arts, experimental site-specific
devised theatre, interactive performance, and public art