Trapped in a nightmarish Bardo, a place between death and rebirth, a tormented writer (Timur) faces down demons of his own making. Forced to confront his darkest moments in his life, he mines fractured and repressed memories for a way out. The woman (Jennifer Harrison Newman) is at the center of all the writer’s afterlife encounters. She is the subject of his life’s greatest regret, and she materializes everywhere in this Otherworld. The writer cannot detach any thoughts of his life from her. Inspired by the complicated mythology of the surrealist writer William S. Burroughs (Naked Lunch), BLACK LODGE uses dance, industrial rock, classical string quartet and opera to take viewers through a Lynchian psychological escape room, and questions what it ultimately takes to face ourselves.