The 6 Phases of Dani, May 14, 7:30 PM Livestream

Join Gary Siegel for "The 6 Phases of Dani," a mult-arts excursion, produced at Green Kill, on Friday, May 14, 7:320 PM on Youtube.

Gary Siegel presents for his mult-arts excursion, “The 6 Phases of Dani,” joined by a troup of performers including Donna Barrett, Gabriel Dresdale, Phillip Levine, Marina Mati, Maura McMahon, James Porter, Gary Siegel, and Thomas Workman and Jacqueline Renee Ahl on Friday, May 14 at 7:30 PM, livestreamed on Youtube.

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The 6 Phases of Dani

There’s a Story Behind this Performance and everyone in the troupe is telling it. Each performer was tasked with the creative challenge to craft another way to tell the story.

This is creativity and imagination on display. You’ll see music, dance, poetry, theatre and storytelling, to name a few. And at one point, you’ll realize what it is you are seeing.


Donna Barrett

Donna Barrett performs belly dance in New York’s Hudson Valley.  She has also performed African and Haitian dance with Kuumba Dance & Drum and theatrical dance with Cait Johnson & Friends. Donna has taught belly dance in Columbia County, most recently at Columbia-Greene Community College. She has performed at Hudson Hall, Club Helsinki, Columbia-Greene Community College, and the Black Arts & Cultural Festival in Hudson; Taghkanic Hills Performing Arts Center in Craryville; Rokeby Estate in Rhinebeck; and the Arts Society of Kingston.


Phillip Levine

Phillip Levine is poetry editor for Chronogram magazine and president of the Woodstock Poetry Society. His Pop passed away in October, 2013. A few months after his daughter and his Pop met for the first and only time.


Marina Mati

Marina Mati (pronounced MAH-tee) is a poet, writer, theater techie, and actor. From New York City, she has lived in the Hudson Valley since 1998. She is so glad to be a part of the thriving poetry and theater community she has found here. Mati has featured many times with the Calling All Poets Society and many other venues and festivals in the Hudson Valley. Publishing credits include Napalm Health Spa, editor Jim Cohen; BigCityLit, editor Nick Johnson; and many anthologies including those published by CAPS, one of which is the current Mightier, edited by Poet Gold.

Theater and acting is in her blood. Experienced as a theater tech and stage manager, Marina got her start Off-Off Broadway. Her last gig was at Phoenicia Playhouse for Marjorie Prime, The Fringe Festival, a children's production, and Boeing, Boeing. 

Floor, written and performed by Mati, is a monologue about a woman in her apartment trying to get herself to wash the floor. What's wrong? All of her poetry and writing, comes from the observations of herself, those around her, and the conditions that have shaped and continue to shape our lives. Angry and grieved by the condition of our country, she is also inspired by those with vision, humanity, and grit. Thanks goes to David Schell for the space to create and Gary for including me in his project. 


Maura McMahon

Performing for her second time at Green Kill, having shared her spoken word poetry & storytelling talents at venues in the Hudson Valley over the last twelve years. She also performs as Mrs. Claus of the Hudson Valley during the holiday season.


James Porter

James Porter is an artist and walker. He lives in Shokan, NY.


Gary Siegel

Gary is a poet and performer.  His book of Poetry- “In the Cradle of Silence” displays his broad range and introspective reach.  He is a regular in the live poetry scene in Ulster county and he created & ran the Poetry Brothel of Kingston for 5 years. 

In creating this evening’s performance, he has brought together a handpicked group of unique artists to bring you an evening of imagination and emotion.  

The performance is based on a deeply personal experience he had about a year ago and he was intrigued with the possibility to create artistically diverse versions of something that was


Jacqueline Renee Ahl

Jacqueline Renee Ahl is a writer, presenter, and educator; she has served at SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Dutchess, the Summer Institute for the Gifted at Vassar College, and the Culinary Institute of America. At SUNY New Paltz, Jacqueline served as visiting poet for Understanding Poetry, Director of the Creative Writing Mentoring Program, and member of the William Vasse Poetry Board. A former grant writer/performer for Arts for Peace, Jacqueline’s publications include A Slant of Light: Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson ValleyHaunted Waters PressWawayanda ReviewThe Sun magazine, and Riverine: An Anthology of Hudson Valley Writers (2007). Her features include the Hudson Valley Poetry Festival, Celebration of the Arts (C.O.T.A), and The Woodstock Roundtable onWDSTJacqueline’s absurdist one-acts and works for multiple voices have been produced in NY, NC, and MO, receiving national and international awards.