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Emergency - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Emergency

Daniel Beaty

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

1m

ISBN: 9780573699528

"Daniel Beaty is a name to remember, as is this vivid portrait of the African-American experience in present day New York." – TheaterMania.com
"Daniel Beaty's explosive, affecting solo play Emergency may be the most important new American drama since Angels in America." – NYTheatre.com

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Settings Of Play - Liberty Island

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Competition or audition material

Bare Stage/Simple Set

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

A Slave Ship emerges out of the Hudson River in front of the Statue of Liberty sending NYC into a frenzy. Emergency is an intricately woven, urgent, witty and moving exploration of our shared humanity and what it means to be free. An explosive play where rhythm, rhyme and remembrance rise.

Published in Emergency & Through the Night.

"Daniel Beaty is a name to remember, as is this vivid portrait of the African-American experience in present day New York. – TheaterMania.com

"Daniel Beaty's explosive, affecting solo play Emergency may be the most important new American drama since Angels in America." – NYTheatre.com

"A funny, passionate show." – Variety

Characters

CASTING

1m

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Expandable casting

CASTING NOTES

Originally performed by 1 male, cast may be expanded

FOR MULTIPLE ACTOR CASTS
One Actor plays REPORTER, ANTON
One Actor plays JAMES, FREDDIE, and WAKEEM
One Actor plays PISSED OFF NEGRO, POLICE OFFICER and RAY RAY CHRISTOPHER
One Actor plays ASHES, RONALD and RODNEY
One Actress plays BESSIE and BLACK FEMALE SCHOLAR
One Actress plays CLARISSA and SHARITA
One Actor plays PETER and REGINALD, KOFI
One Actress plays SLAVE-OLOGIST, SINGER, and ERIC (ERIKA)

REPORTER
JAMES
PISSED OFF NEGROES
ASHES
BESSIE
CLARISSA
PETER
SLAVE-OLOGIST
RONALD
POLICE OFFICER
BLACK FEMALE SCHOLAR
SHARITA
RODNEY
FREDDIE
REGINALD
SPECTATOR
ANTON
KOFI
RAY RAY CHRISTOPHER
ERIC
SINGER
WAKEEM
Media
  • Daniel Beaty's Emergency

  • Emergency - Part 1: A Slave Ship Rises in front of the Statue of Liberty!

  • Emergency - Part 2. Meet Sharita (Top Poets) and Rodney (Bang! You Don't Know Me)

  • Emergency - Part 4."Slave Ship Buttons, I Got Yo' Slave Ship Buttons!"

  • Emergency - Part 5.mp4 Aboard the Slave Ship Remembrance

  • Emergency - Part 6 Ashes "Ugly Babies!"

  • Emergency - Part 7 "The Nerd vs. the Nigga! - Duality Duel"

  • Emergency - Part 10 Meet Peter, Bessie

Author
Daniel Beaty

Daniel Beaty

Daniel Beaty is an award-winning actor, singer, writer, and composer currently performing his acclaimed solo play Through the Night (www.throughthenightonstage.com) off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre. For this production, Daniel received the 2010 AUDELCO Award for Outstanding Solo Performance and the 2010 Ovation Award for Best Male Lead Actor. His critically acclaimed solo play ... view full profile

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Reviews
Monica Trausch 4/27/2013 1:17 PM
EMERGENCY by Daniel Beaty is unlike pretty much anything else out there, in New York theater or otherwise. When a slave ship emerges out of the Hudson and right up to the Statue of Liberty, the world as we know it is turned on its head, and rightfully so. Beaty’s brave exploration of being African American in America today is well-constructed and thought-provoking. It is a solo play and Beaty plays a number of distinct, memorable characters, bouncing back and forth seamlessly from distinct members of our community—ones we recognize and ones we are markedly still getting to know. The show can be performed by one person, or expanded into a larger cast. I would argue that EMERGENCY’s strength is in Beaty’s performance, and I question the piece as it stands without his masterful acting and knowledge of his subject matter. Still, EMERGENCY prevails as thought-provoking, challenging and fresh.

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