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  • March 25, 2014 - 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.

Tickets are free but reservations are required. Please click "Buy" to reserve your seats. You will not be charged for your order.

Online reservations are limited to 6 admissions per patron. Parties needing more seats should call the box office to make arrangements. 

Ways to Order Transforming Pain to Power Now!

1. Pre-order a copy of the book today for yourself or someone you care about!
Order on Barnes & Noble
2. Books will be available for sale in the lobby before and immediately following the performance.

About Daniel Beaty:

Daniel Beaty is an award-winning actor, singer, writer and motivational speaker. His critically acclaimed plays Through the Night, Emergency, Mr. Joy, and The Tallest Tree in the Forest - Paul Robeson, have been performed at venues ranging from Lincoln Center to the White House and garnered numerous awards including an OBIE Award for writing and performance and two NAACP Theater Awards. Beaty has worked throughout the U.S., Europe and Africa speaking and performing on programs with luminaries such as Bill Cosby, Deepak Chopra, Hill Harper, Jill Scott, Donnie McClurkin and Ruby Dee. In the fall 2013, Beaty launched a nationwide initiative using the tools of storytelling to help individuals and communities heal trauma funded by W.K. Kellogg and Ford Foundations among others. He holds a BA with Honors in English and Music from Yale University and an MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theatre. His poem "Knock Knock" became an Internet sensation receiving millions of views and has been transformed into a children's book, also titled "Knock Knock", published by Little Brown Books. Penguin-Random House will publish his empowerment book Transforming Pain to Power in March 2014. Follow Daniel's work at www.DanielBeaty.com and Twitter @DanielBBeaty.

About the Performance:

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.

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