AUTUMN SKY POETRY
"Days My Poems Go Far Away"
“Ten Truths to Outlast the Sun”
“The Gospel According to Saint Bryan”
ON THE SEAWALL
"Meeting Death in a Dive Bar, in Three Acts"
"My Goldfish Wears a Rolex"
"Do As I Say"
YELLOW CHAIR REVIEW
"Finding My Raspberry Beret"
(featured in the Prince Tribute Anthology)
Screen and Stage Plays
Dana's short film, WaterRise, was produced by Sagesse Productions, filmed in Manhattan, and premiered at Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg, PA. The premiere was followed by a reception and a Q&A session with Dana (screenwriter), Mary Sarah Agliotta (director), and the film's leading actresses, Jillian Kinsey and Inga Leps.
A cosmopolitan artist conjures her best friend who has recently died during a Manhattan rooftop party while the man who captivates both of them sleeps in the same room. This mystical tale takes a closer look at the envy and competition that can sometimes drive a friendship to the lowest depths and the enduring love that can suspend it forever. When two creative, successful women reveal their darkest secrets, they can only be left with light.
Dana also crafted the story into a one-act play and it premiered at the historic Gene Frankel Theatre in New York City in June 2015 in conjunction with the Radioactive Festival for female playwrights.
"I am a merry wanderer steeped in night--it seems the stars do agitate the fight."
Dana penned narration for a show called Fight 'til the Last Gasp: Cry Havoc as part of Harrisburg Shakespeare Company's 2014 Stage Door Series. Working with fight choreographer, Dan Burke, she wrote as Puck from A Midsummer Night's Dream in iambic pentameter, Shakespeare's choice of verse.
In the show, Puck becomes the moral center of the piece as the combatants engage in scene after scene of fighting, a result of hostility caused by pride, greed, impetuousness and other vicious behavior.