Daniel Beaty is an award-winning actor, singer, writer, and motivational speaker. His critically acclaimed plays Through the Night, Emergency, Mr. Joy, and The Tallest Tree in the Forest - Paul Robeson, have been performed at venues ranging from Lincoln Center to the White House, and garnered numerous awards including an Obie award for writing and performance and three NAACP Theatre Awards. A highly requested keynote speaker, Beaty has worked throughout the US, Europe, and Africa. Beaty has also spoken at all-staff retreats and led leadership training for a myriad of not-for-profit organizations and corporations.
In fall 2013, Beaty launched a nationwide initiative called I DREAM using the tools of storytelling to help individuals and communities heal trauma funded by W.K. Kellogg, Ford Foundations and Barr Foundation, among others. He holds a BA with Honors in English and Music from Yale University and an MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theatre. Beaty’s feature film Chapter & Verse just completed post-production, and he just signed a deal with Imagine TV & 20th Century Fox to create a new hour long drama series. His poem Knock Knock became an Internet sensation receiving millions of views and has been transformed into a children's book, also titled Knock Knock, published by Little Brown Books. Penguin-Random House published his empowerment book Transforming Pain to Power in February 2014.
Follow Daniel's work at www.DanielBeaty.com and Twitter @DanielBBeaty.