It's not very often that you can go to the theater to see work that is truly original and life changing for the actors involved as well as the audience witnessing the performance. When I sat down in my seat at Aaron Davis Hall in Harlem, New York in the winter of 2006 to see Daniel Beaty's one man show "EMERGENCE-SEE", I had no idea that what I was about to see was far from ordinary.
The play takes place onboard a slave ship on the Hudson River and Daniel plays over 40 characters that seemingly evokes every emotion imagineable from a theatergoer. New York Theater.com critic Martin Denton had this to say about Daniel, "…Daniel Beaty's explosive, affecting solo play Emergence-See! may be the most important new American drama since Angels in America.
He recently finished a successful run at The Public Theater in New York City under the direction of Kenny Leon and will be bringing his electrifying show to Atlanta audiences this week.
The life of this brilliant young artist is just as inspiring as the amazing piece he has shared with audiences all over the country. Keith Boykin did a wonderful interview with Daniel late last year in which he talks about his childhood , the transition from the ghettos of Ohio to the halls of Yale University, and his current success with his new show. You can read it here .
So if you're in the Atlanta area this week be sure to catch Daniel Beaty in "EMERGENCE-SEE" . The performance info is listed below for all upcoming shows. I guarantee that it will be an evening you will never forget.
January 18- 21
The Rialto Center at Georgia State
80 Forsyth Street, NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303.
EVERY SEAT, EVERY SHOW, $15
Box office phone: 404-651-4727
February 2nd and 3rd at 8pm.
1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
Box office phone: 202.488.3300
State of the Union
700 Emancipation Dr. Hampton, VA 23668
Or call 213.694.1883