cast of performers 2017
Thank you to our wonderful cast of performers 2017! Stayed tuned for our 2018 cast.
Musically, Davida has performed for over 22 yrs nationally and abroad in recording studios and on stages; known for doing her own original material, vocal and song arrangements, custom vocals, and shamanic vocalese. She has recorded and performed with and for numerous globally renowned and diversified songwriters and musicians, for example from Winston Grennon (reggae) to Karl Berger (jazz, Creative Music Studios), to Bhagavan Das (kirtan). One of her own bands was named 'Davida and the Eclectics', a group of jazz musicians playing Art Rock; later called Worldbeat.
Locally these days she also is part of the Red Feather Singers with the Thundercloud Drum, and the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) Monastery Choir, both for spiritual ceremonies.
Our favorite Fairie Queen!
Susan O'Doherty is an actor, improviser,storyteller, clinicalpsychologist, and hypnotherapist. You can see her in numerous films and videos, most recently in comedy shorts for The Huffington Post, Hyperbolic Media, and Upright Citizens Brigade; music videos for the singers Giselle and Roxiny and the rapper King J, and various films and videos. She is a founding member of Redshirts, the only all-women, Star Trek inspired musical improv team in the known universe. Sue is the author of Getting Unstuck Without Coming Unglued: A Woman's Guide to Unblocking Creativity (Perseus/Seal Press). http://www.susanodohertyauthor.com
Aidan Ferris is a ‘Solutionary’ from Phoenicia, New York. She graduated from SUNY Ulster County Community College as an Environmental Science major where she revived the school’s Environmental Club. While club president, she worked with the school to adopt environmentally sustainable practices through forest conservation projects, as well as campus initiatives. she was also highly involved in her community’s fight against water privatization when they successfully stopped the Niagara Bottling Company from building a bottling facility and using water from a local lake in 2015. For the last 2 years, Aidan has worked with Earth Guardians as the Global Crew Director and Project Coordinator, collaborating with youth globally to create impactful solution based projects. Aidan is also a former member of the Earth Guardians National RYSE youth council and has led several workshops locally and internationally that focus on climate justice solutions youth can bring into their communities. She is currently leading workshops on how to build healthy soil as a major tool to mitigate climate change as well as working on a local farm to bring soil building into action. With the better part of a decade’s experience working with young people, Aidan is enthusiastic in her mission to teach the future generations how to be the caretakers of the earth,
Claudia is a freelance set designer and prop stylist based in NYC and Ulster County NY. She was born in Mexico City and raised in NY, spending her formative years in two very colorful and energetic cities. While attending Fashion Institute of Technology and studying Fine Art, she decided that creativity and its expression would be an essential part of her journey. Some of her other artistic endeavors include painting, drawing and photography. http://www.claudiaflorescreates.com
Dennis Yerry is a musician, composer, arranger and musical director whose career has encompassed a myriad of musical genres. He composed and musical directed the theatrical production of "Black Elk Speaks" in Denver, CO and L.A., in which he also performed. His film and TV credits include performances for the Ken Burn's documentaries, "Lewis and Clark" and "The West". He is currently the musical director and composer for "Unto These Hills", the outdoor drama in Cherokee, NC. As a pianist he has played such well-known venues in NYC as the Knickerbocker, the Waldorf-Astoria, Tavern on the Green and Sign of the Dove. He is proud to have collaborated and worked with some of the finest musicians, actors and choreographers in the world today, including Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Burrell, Jason Marsalis, Pete Seeger, David Amram, Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, R. Carlos Nakai, James Earl Jones, Joseph Fire Crow, Valerie Naranjo, Sloan Wainwright, Dorothy Papadakos, Dan Brubeck, Perry Robinson, Roswell Rudd, Ann Osmond, Michael Greyeyes, Joan Henry, Laura Dean and Marla Bingham to name a few.
Geneva Turner is an actor, director, producer and writer living in ther Hudson Valley. She graduated SUNY Ulster with an A.A. in Theatre Arts, and later SUNY New Paltz with one B.A. in Theatre and another in Anthropology. During her New Paltz years she assistant directed mainstage shows, wrote and directed for student showcases, and traveled in the U.K. while studying Shakespeare in London. She taught and directed for three years with New Genesis Productions' Shakespeare intensives, and most recently helped produce the re-launch of The Halloween Journey. This December she will perform and sing in the Phoenicia Playhouse's production of "World War II Radio Christmas."
2 poems: I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think. ~ Rumi let us live among the white clouds and scarlet woodlands / singing together / songs of the great peace ~ ancient Chinese contact: (518) 943-6559 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kymara is a designer, curator , musician and performance artist. She has produced and created several Happenings featuring underground cultural icons in NYC at The Chelsea Hotel and The Leslie Lohman Museum. Kymara has designed museum installations at The Walters, Baltimore, Victoria Mansion, Portland, Maine and The Hudson River Museum and set design for the BBC's Andy Warhol Modern Masters. She is currently producing, curating and designing the set and music for Prairie Prince's "Heal, Magic Music" opening in The Hudson Valley, NY in the Fall of 2018.
Michael is a poet who, like John Burroughs, often writes about the beauty and wonder of the Catskills. he is also a New York attorney who specializes in residential and commercial real estate, bankruptcy, foreclosure, estate planning and administration, corporate transactions and contract drafting, civil and commercial litigation, and nonprofit law. Michael has advised nonprofit organizations operating in the US, Africa and the Middle East furthering access to civil rights, food security, education, and health care. He can be contacted at email@example.com