Transforming Pain to Power: Daniel Beaty Book Launch
March 25, 2014
Presented with The Elma Lewis Center for Civic Engagement, Learning and Research and HowlRound: A Center for the Theater Commons.
Daniel Beaty returns to ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage after thrilling audiences with his critically acclaimed performance of Emergency to celebrate the release of his new book "Transforming Pain to Power". The evening will include a performance by Daniel and a conversation about his journey in writing this book. There will be a book signing and an opportunity to meet Daniel in the Randall Lobby after the event. Admission is free to the public, reservations are strongly suggested.
Transforming Pain to Power is a 45 minute motivational performance during which Daniel Beaty shares his journey from growing up with a father who was a heroin addict & dealer and an older brother who was addicted to crack cocaine, to discovering his purpose by watching Dr. King, graduating from Yale University, and developing his current career as an internationally renowned actor, singer and writer.
At an early age, God gave Daniel a vision of his life despite the chaos of his home. This presentation is about the triumph of faith over adversity and includes poetry, music and character excerpts from his award-winning plays. Past engagements have ranged from the White House to church & corporate events to school performances ranging from elementary through university level. This presentation is the basis for Daniel’s book that will be published by Penguin in March 2014.