FREE for UMBC Students!!
Presented by the Department of Theatre; University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Friday, September 15, 8pm
Saturday, September 16, 8pm
UMBC Performing Arts and Humanities Building
$15 General Admission and $10 Student and Seniors
Tickets available online.
Actor and playwright Daniel Beaty presents Emergency, an Obie Award-winning solo performance featuring over 40 characters.
Present day. A slave ship emerges out of the Hudson River in front of the Statue of Liberty sending NYC into a frenzy. Emergency is an intricately woven, urgent, witty and moving exploration of our shared humanity and what it means to be free. An explosive play where rhythm, rhyme and remembrance rise.
Daniel Beaty is an award-winning actor, singer, writer, and community activist. He is the co-writer and lead actor of the upcoming feature film Chapter & Verse with Loretta Devine and Omari Hardwick about a man who re-integrates into society after eight years in prison. His critically acclaimed plays Through the Night, Emergency, Mr. Joy, Breath & Imagination, and The Tallest Tree in the Forest – Paul Robeson, have been produced at leading theaters across the nation and venues ranging from Lincoln Center to the White House, garnering numerous awards including an Obie award for writing and performance and three NAACP Theatre Awards. A highly requested keynote speaker, Beaty has spoken throughout the U.S., Europe, and Africa.
This engagement of Daniel Beaty is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. This event is also sponsored in part by funds from CIRCA, UMBC’s Center for Research, Innovation and Creativity in the Arts.