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Actor and playwright Daniel Beaty presents Emergency, an Obie Award-winning solo performance featuring 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.
Tickets: $15 general admission and $10 non-UMBC students/seniors. This special event is free to UMBC students. There will be a limited number of tickets available in the box office one hour before the performance.
Parking and Directions:
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8 directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where the Proscenium Theatre is located on the first floor — please click here for additional information.