The Lady and The Stone

We all carry a problem: be it trivial or trifling, significant or substantial.
— The Anonymous Caller

The Lady and The Stone is an immersive performance that offers those who take part the opportunity to confront a burden and let it go. Starting with a phone call from an anonymous friend, visitors are sent on an extraordinary journey to rendezvous with a mysterious lady in a secluded location. On meeting The Lady, each visitor is guided through an intimate tea ceremony that culminates in releasing a burden that they carry.

For their first collaboration, Oliver Blank and Asha Jimenez created The Lady and The Stone to explore and confront emotional burdens. The inaugural performance was in 2017 at The Obfuscia Hotel at The Battery in San Francisco, California. The project explores therapy, memory, and self-expression through storytelling and delicate ritual.