Written and performed by Daniel Beaty

“the most important new American drama since Angels in America.” - www.nytheatre.com

Friday, September 12 @ 8 pm


“Daniel Beaty’s explosive, affecting solo play EMERGENCY may be the most important new American drama since Angels in America. 
A slave ship emerges in front of the Statue of Liberty sending New York City into a whirlwind of emotion in Daniel Beaty’s explosive, solo tour-de-force featuring slam poetry, multi-character transformation, and song. One of the most acclaimed, new playwrights and performers of our time, Beaty portrays a cast of 40 characters who all respond to the unexpected phenomenon. Through the characters’ individual responses to this surreal happening and their varied testimonies on identity and personal freedom, EMERGENCY weaves a stirring commentary on what it is to be human and the longing to be free. For his production of EMERGENCY, Beaty won the 2007 Obie Award for Excellence in Off-Broadway Theater for Writing & Performing, the 2007 AUDELCO Award for Solo Performance, and two NAACP Theater Awards including Best Actor. His most recent play, The Tallest Tree in the Forest, has received critical acclaim at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and D.C.’s Arena Stage. Adult content and language.  www.danielbeaty.com


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