Emergency

by  Daniel Beaty

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m

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

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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.

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"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

Videos

  • Daniel Beaty's Emergency
  • Emergency - Part 1
  • Emergency - Part 2
  • Emergency - Part 4
  • Emergency - Part 5
  • Emergency - Part 6
  • Emergency - Part 7
  • Emergency - Part 10
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Setting: Liberty Island
  • Additional Features: No intermission

Casting

1m
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
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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
  • 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)

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Authors

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 productio ...

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Emergency premiered at The Public Theater in New York City in October 2006 under the direction of Kenny Leon.

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