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Daniel Beaty

DANIEL BEATY

  

Nationality:    African American
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Literary Agent:    Bret Adams Ltd  represented by Mark Orsini

Daniel Beaty is an award-winning actor, singer, writer, and composer. Recently, his play, Through the Night, had a commercial run at the Union Square Theatre in NYC produced by Daryl Roth. His critically acclaimed solo play emergence See!, directed by Kenny Leon, ran Off-Broadway to a sold-out, extended run at the Public Theater in the fall of 2006. For this production, he received the 2007 OBIe award for Writing & Performing and the 2007 aUDeLCO award for Solo Performance. He is the recipient of the 2007 Scotsman Fringe First award for the best new writer at the Edinburgh Festival and was presented with a Lamplighter award from the Black Leadership Forum in Washington D.C. In the spring of 2008, emergence-See , now re-titled emergency, had a sold-out seven-week engagement at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, directed by Charles Randolph Wright, and was awarded two 2009 NaaCP Theater awards, including Best actor. Daniel has worked throughout the U.S., europe, and Africa performing on programs with artists such as Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Jill Scott, Sonia Sanchez, MC Lyte, Mos Def, Tracy Chapman, Deepak Chopra, and Phylicia Rashad. He holds a Ba with Honors in English & Music from Yale University and an MFA in acting from the American Conservatory Theater (aCT). His ensemble play, Resurrection, received its world premiere production at Arena Stage in Washington D.C. in august 2008 (where he was awarded the 2008 edgerton Foundations New American Plays award), followed by engagements at Hartford Stage, the Philadelphia Theatre Company, and eTa Theater in Chicago. His play, Tearing Down the Walls, opened at eTa in October 2010. He received the Peter Zeisler Memorial award at the 2011 TCG Conference. He is a proud member of New Dramatists.

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        Breath & Imagination         Colored Contradictions         Darwin's Meditation For the People Of Lincoln         Emergence-See!         Resurrection         Tallest Tree in the Forest, The         Tearing Down the Walls         Through the Night



Breath & Imagination

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Roland Hayes journeyed from the dirt paths of Georgia to European stages, becoming the first African-American classical vocalist to be heard around the world. With bright yellow shoes given to him by his mother, his Angel Mo', Roland walked the hard road to stardom. This musical features the soul of spirituals and the grace of classical music to portray one man's ambition to be an artist.

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Dramatists Play Service, Inc. NY (2015)   978-0-8222-3199-8

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Colored Contradictions

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Darwin's Meditation For the People Of Lincoln

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In Darwin's Meditation for the People of Lincoln, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) explores the real and imagined relationship between Charles Darwin and abraham Lincoln, who were born within hours of one another on February 12, 1809. Touching on the ideas of freedom, survival, and legacy in a post-Civil War America, DBR's eclectic musical score incorporates an original 'pocket play' by playwright/performer Daniel Beaty drawn from texts by Darwin and Lincoln. This New York premiere will feature SymphoNYC, an 18-piece chamber orchestra conducted by Paul Hass, together with four soloists-DBR (violin), Wynne Bennett (prepared piano), Daniel Beaty (spoken word), and Haitian singer/activist emeline Michel (voice)
- press release

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conceived And composed by Daniel Bernard Roumain

1st Produced:
BaM Harvey Theatre, NY    2008

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part of BaM's Next Wave Festival

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Emergence-See!

Emergence-See!
In 2006, a slave ship rises out of the Hudson River in front of the Statue of Liberty sending New York into a frenzy. Daniel Beaty assumes 40 diverse personalities as they collide in an intricately woven exploration of our shared humanity and what it means to be free.
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Public Theater, NY    22 Oct 2006

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Resurrection

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Arena Stage theatre    2008

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Tallest Tree in the Forest, The

Synopsis:
Bursting with poetic storytelling and 14 songs, including Ol Man River, and Happy Days Are Here Again, The Tallest Tree in the Forest combines the talents of award-winning solo-artist Daniel Beaty (Emergence-See!) with acclaimed director, Moises Kaufman (33 Variations, The Laramie Project). Discover the true story of Paul Robeson, hailed as the best-known black man in the world for his incomparable singing and acting, brought low by accusations of disloyalty to America. Beaty brings his signature wit, grit and piercing lyricism (New York Times) to more than 20 characters, asking the question, how does a man remain an artist when his soul cries out to be an activist?

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1st Produced:
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, 1101 Sixth Street, SW, Washington, DC    10 Jan 2014

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The Kansas City Repertory Theatre / La Jolla Playhouse Production in association with Tectonic Theater Project

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musical drama

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Tearing Down the Walls

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Infused with soulful music, impassioned spoken word and laugh-out-loud humor, Tearing Down the Walls tells the story of the residents of a tight-knit Harlem community upended and pushed to the limit by life's challenges, but who find hope in the most unusual places.
- nytheatre.com

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Book And Lyrics By: Daniel Beaty; Music By: Daniel Beaty, Jamal Joseph And Charles Mack

1st Produced:
Riverside Theatre, 91 Claremont avenue, NY    12 May 2011

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Through the Night

Through the Night
This is a new solo show written and performed by Daniel Beaty. It tells the story of six interconnected African American males ranging from 10 to 60-one per decade-as they and the people who love and support them venture through the night of events that changes these characters' lives forever. With a blend of Drama, humor, poetry, and music, Beaty inhabits each character through a seamless transformation in his body language, voice and emotional intention that credibly brings each character to life. Beaty says: "My hope for Through the Night is that Black men will feel their stories are being told in a manner that honors and challenges them and that others will have more compassion and understanding of the complexities facing the Black male in America.
- nytheatre.com

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aka Resurrection

1st Produced:
Public Theater, NY    22 Oct 2006

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90 min Play/Drama

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