Daniel Beaty: Book Release Event
TRANSFORMING PAIN TO POWER
Sunday, February 23, 6:00pm
City Theatre (Mainstage)
Free admission; suitable for ages 16 and up
From the author of Through the Night and Breath & Imagination
Drawn from playwright Daniel Beaty’s powerful, true journey from a childhood rife with poverty, incarceration, addiction, and rage to the successful adult life he has achieved, his new book Transforming Pain to Power serves as a poignant reminder that success is ultimately possible, not in spite of struggles but as a result of lessons learned and power gained from those conflicts.
6:00pm – Panel Discussion
A panel of special guests will speak about art and its relationship with social justice and activism as well as about issues of mass incarceration and its effects on youth and families.
6:20pm – Performance
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 career as an internationally renowned actor, singer, and writer. This presentation is about the triumph of faith over adversity and includes poetry, music, and character excerpts from his award-winning plays.
7:05pm – Book Signing
Join us for a meet & greet and book signing with Daniel Beaty in City Theatre’s Gordon Lounge following the performance.