Award winning actor, motivational speaker, poet, playwright and singer Daniel Beaty is touring around the country to aid people in discovering what he calls, your authentic self.
Telling stories of his childhood past and of the young African-American male in "A Lost Black Boy Speaks," Beaty is constantly reminding society to wake up and address important issues. In "Black Superstar," Beaty speaks to Black celebrities, wanting them to realize the responsibility they have as role models, describing what they do in public is often times repeated by many young people today.
In his latest novel, "Transforming Pain to Power," the story explains Beaty's childhood in a household affected by addiction, incarceration and how he overcame his obstacles to arrive in his current career. The book collects poems, stories and exercises Daniel has used in his classes and performances in the last decade.
Daniel, a true artist that feels it is imperative for people to hear his message, will be donating the entire advanced for his novel back to adolescents and adults who are striving to heal from trauma. If motivational words from his latest book doesn't captivate you, than you should check out one of the 25 free performances Daniel will be speaking at around the country. His performances are mesmerizing and will get your mental juices flowing, forcing you to act for a better and more authentic you.
Keeping his plate full, Beaty is starring in the one-manned play "The Tallest Tree in the Forest." The play is based on the life of Paul Robeson, a well-known African-American artist of the 20th century. Robeson, a wealthy singer and actor, was blacklisted during the McCarthy era for his criticism and activism against the United States government. The play will début at the Mark Taper Forum, April 2014 in Los Angeles.