Through the Night

by  Daniel Beaty

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m

"May be one of the most uplifting and inspiring pieces of theater you'll see this year." –

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Through the Night

by  Daniel Beaty

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    • Adult

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Through the Night is a timely and inspiring story of possibility and hope, weaving together a unique blend of humor, poetry, music, and drama. It portrays a community of people who experience an unexpected epiphany on the same evening that changes their lives forever.

Published in Emergency & Through the Night.

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  • Nominee! Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Solo Performance



"May be one of the most uplifting and inspiring pieces of theater you'll see this year." –

"Daniel Beaty's poetic solo show is a thing of beauty, wit, grit and piercing lyricism." – The New York Times


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  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre

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  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance



ERIC—a young black boy
‘TWON—a young black man
MOMS—his mother
DRE—a black man
KIM—his girlfriend
ISAAC—a black man
ALAN—his lover
MR. ROGERS—a black man
SARAH—his wife
BISHOP—an older black man
ELLEN—his wife
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  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
  • Expandable casting

Casting Notes

Originally performed by 1 male, cast may be expanded. 

One Actor plays ERIC.
One Actor plays ‘TWON as well MOMS—his mother.
One Actor plays DRE as well as KIM—his girlfriend.
One Actor plays ISSAC as well as ALAN—his lover.
One Actor plays MR. ROGERS as well as SARAH—his wife.
One Actor plays BISHOP as well ELLEN—his wife.
Another option would be for one female Actress to play MOMS, KIM, SARAH, and ELLEN.


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Daniel Beaty

Daniel Beaty is an award-winning actor, singer, writer, and composer currently performing his acclaimed solo play Through the Night ( off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre. For this productio ...

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Through the Night premiered at the Union Square Theatre in New York City in September 2010 under the direction of Charles Randolph-Wright.

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