Daniel Beaty onstage to share his inspiring story


Daniel Beaty, an award-winning author, actor, and educator whose rise from a background of poverty, incarceration, addiction, and rage is chronicled in a new memoir, will speak Tuesday at the Paramount Center Mainstage. He will discuss the book, “Transforming Pain to Power: Unlock Your Unlimited Potential,” and spread his message of personal empowerment. Critics say his story of growing up in a home plagued by drug addiction and incarceration is “a triumph of faith over adversity.” Beaty, who has been an artist in residence at ArtsEmerson, graduated with honors from Yale University. His two-person play on the life of Paul Robeson, written as an undergraduate, remained the highest grossing production at the Yale Cabaret for several years. He has performed in several of his own solo plays and won an Obie Award for “Emergency.” Beaty has toured nationally and internationally and performed at the White House and the Kennedy Center.

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