FROM THE BLOG
A JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATION WITH DANIEL BEATY"As we moved into the final days of rehearsal for Mr. Joy, I suddenly realized I have been presenting Daniel Beaty’s work over a span of ten years at this point. When I first worked with him, we were presenting Emergency at Arena Stage. In that piece, Daniel was trying to call attention, through poetry and performance, to a state of emergency for young black and latino men.
In Emergency, the call to attention and action is issued by a young man, a slam poet, in a poem called The Bones: