Spoken word artist Daniel Beaty leads off Day 2 of Black Male Re-Imagined II.
Daniel Beaty is an award-winning actor, singer, writer, and composer working throughout the U.S., Europe, and Africa creating works focused on complex, uplifting stories of black men in America. This April two of Daniel’s productions appear at Lincoln Center – his solo play MR. JOY and his Poetic Ballet for The Dance Theater of Harlem - FAR BUT CLOSE. For his critically acclaimed off-Broadway plays EMERGENCY and THROUGH THE NIGHT, Daniel received the 2010 AUDELCO Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, the 2010 Ovation Award for Best Male Lead Actor, two 2009 NAACP Theater Awards including Best Actor, the 2007 Obie Award for Excellence in Off-Broadway Theater for Writing & Performing and the 2007 AUDELCO Award for Outstanding Solo Performance. He holds a BA with Honors in English & Music from Yale University and an MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theatre. His ensemble play Resurrection was awarded the 2008 Edgerton Foundation’s new American Play Award and toured the nation.His ensemble musical Breath & Imagination – The Story of Roland Hayes premieres this season as a co-production with Hartford Stage and Pittsburgh City Theater. His latest work on Paul Robeson – The Tallest Tree in the Forest – premieres next season at various theaters around the country. A professor at Columbia University, Daniel’s first children’s book based on his poem Knock Knock will be released by Little Brown Books this fall, and his empowerment book Transforming Pain to Power will be released by Penguin-Random House in February 2014. Follow Daniel at www.DanielBeaty.com.