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
- Minimum Fee: $90 per performance
- Setting: Liberty Island
- Additional Features: No intermission
PISSED OFF NEGROES
BLACK FEMALE SCHOLAR
RAY RAY CHRISTOPHER
- Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
- Expandable casting
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)
Emergency premiered at The Public Theater in New York City in October 2006 under the direction of Kenny Leon.