AFROSOLO , a series of powerful one-person productions celebrating Black History Month, will continue Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center with a performance by actor and Def poet Daniel Beaty.
The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Gladys G. Davis Theatre. It is co-sponsored by the Center for Black Culture and Research and the College of Creative Arts’Division of Theatre and Dance. Admission is free, but tickets are required for general seating.
Beaty delivers a spellbinding performance as he does multiple characters in a stirring play titledEmergence-See!
The story begins in New York City 2003, where a slave ship has risen from the waters off the coast of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. The play vividly shares the plight of African slaves during the Middle Passage and characters tell the stories of their experiences in this highly charged production.
Beaty is an award-winning actor, singer and writer who has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Africa in renowned venues such as the White House, The Kennedy Center and the Apollo.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in English and music from Yale University and a master of fine arts degree in acting from American Conservatory Theatre.
His solo show,Colored Contradictions,fuses multi-character transformation, slam poetry and song into a story of urgency and hope for all people, with a specific focus on the hip-hop generation.
Emergence-See!”was calleda dazzling 90 minutes full of memorable momentsintensehilariousby The New York Times.
Beaty is also an educator who leads poetry workshops for youth and teaches theater and poetry in the Bronx .
For more information about the show or the free tickets, call the WVU Box Office at (304) 293-SHOW.