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Playwright Daniel Beaty to Give a Motivational Presentation and Sign Books at the Hartford Stage, 3/8

Playwright Daniel Beaty to Give a Motivational Presentation and Sign Books at the Hartford Stage, 3/8

Breath & Imagination playwright Daniel Beaty's national book tour makes a stop at Hartford Stage. Join Daniel for Transforming Pain to Power, a free motivational presentation and book signing on Saturday, March 8, 2014, from 2-4 p.m.

Transforming Pain to Power is a 45-minute motivational performance during which Daniel Beaty shares his journey from growing up with a father who was a heroin addict and dealer, and an older brother who was addicted to crack cocaine, to discovering his purpose by watching Dr. Martin Luther King, graduating from Yale University, and developing his current career as an internationally renowned actor, singer, and writer (Resurrection at Hartford Stage and The Tallest Tree in the Forest, now at Arena Stage in D.C.)

Daniel says, "My goal with writing Transforming Pain to Power and offering these presentations around the country is to inspire people to know that no matter where we come from, or what we are going through, we have the ability to create extraordinary lives."

This presentation is about the triumph of faith over adversity and includes poetry, music, and character excerpts from his award-winning plays. Past engagements have ranged from The White House to church & corporate events, to school performances from elementary through university level.

For more information or to RSVP for Transforming Pain to Power, please call the Hartford Stage Box Office at 860-527-5151 or visit http://www.hartfordstage.org/events. Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Space is limited (open seating) and pre-registration is required. Representatives from Barnes & Noble Blue Back Square will be on hand selling Daniel's book Transforming Pain to Power ($19.95, payment in cash or credit card only.)

History of Hartford Stage
Now in our 50th Anniversary Season, Hartford Stage is one of the nation's leading resident theatres, known internationally for producing classics, provocative new plays and musicals, and neglected works from the past, as well as a distinguished education program that reaches 21,000 students annually. Hartford Stage has earned many of the nation's most distinguished awards, including a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, the Margo Jones Award for Development of New Works, OBIE awards, two New York Critics Circle Awards, a Dramatists Guild/CBS Award and an Elliot Norton Award, and has produced nationally renowned titles, including the Broadway productions of Enchanted April and Our Country's Good and the Off-Broadway productions of The Orphans' Home Cycle and The Carpetbaggers Children.On November 17, 2013, the Hartford Stage production of A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder will open at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway.

The leading provider of theatre education programs in Connecticut, Hartford Stage's offerings include student matinees, in-school theatre residencies, teen performance opportunities, theatre classes for students (ages 3-18) and adults, afterschool programs and professional development courses.

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