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CHAPTER & VERSE starring Daniel Beaty, Lorretta Devine, & Omari Hardick

Releases in theaters nationwide February 3, 2017

“Richness of detail is what makes the film extraordinary.  Beaty is an enormously sympathetic screen presence and makes Lance’s struggle to take control of his life when so much is stacked against him truly heartbreaking."

– Amy Taubin, ArtForum


Youth Activist Scholarship Competition 

In 2012, Daniel Beaty created I Dream, a nationally recognized social justice initiative that uses the tools of the arts, immersive group exercises, and trauma recovery to support young people to rewrite the story of race and class inequity in America, and create social justice projects to make that new story reality. I Dream has reached over 2000 young people in three cities across the nation, Watts, CA; Omaha, NE; and Boston, MA.  


In late February 2017, I Dream in partnership with Children’s Theatre Company and The Rose Theatre will launch a nationwide campaign called I DREAM OF AN AMERICA WHERE…


We invite you to nominate youth activists ages 8 – 20 across the country; youth may also nominate themselves.  The youth activists may submit five-minute videos profiling their activism and their dreams for America. Five young people will receive scholarships and be interviewed by Daniel Beaty. These interviews will then be made into a play that will tour the country to give voice to the youth of our nation.  The teens will not only be interviewed about their activism, but also about their unique family backgrounds, their communities, and their dreams for the future of our country.  As we face the results of this Presidential election, we can think of no better time to hear from the young people who will be the future leaders of our country.  The campaign will officially launch in late February 2017.

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upcoming appearances


Chapter & Verse The Film NYC Premiere Event – Mist Harlem


Emergency written & performed by Daniel Beaty at Florida Atlantic University


Chapter & Verse The Film releases in NYC


Transforming Pain to Power Keynote – San Francisco Human Rights Commission Equity Summit - From Resolution to Revolution


Chapter & Verse The Film releases in LA, Atlanta & Chicago


Chapter & Verse The Film Chicago Premiere Event – Samuel Dewitt Procter Conference

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