Through the Night


Written by Daniel Beaty


Play - Solo Show


One Act - approximately 80 minutes


Winner: 2010 Audelco Award - Outstanding Solo Performance

Nominee: 2011 Lucille Lortel Award - Outstanding Solo Show
Nominee: 2011 Outer Critics Circle Nomination - Outstanding Solo Performance


Six characters. Three generations. One unforgettable performance. Obie Award-winning playwright and performer Daniel Beaty (Emergency) portrays an entire cast of characters, from inquisitive boy to elder preacher, spinning a tale in which lives collide to show how hope, faith and love can pull anyone Through the Night.


Supported by some of the country’s most revered performers and respected educators, including Bill Cosby, Ruby Dee, and Henry Louis Gates Jr., Through the Night is a moving and extraordinary event.

Casting Notes


Originally performed as a one-man show but expandable


1 Male


"When Mr. Beaty takes up the topic, it’s not a speech. It’s a poem...Daniel Beaty's solo show, 'Through the Night,' is full of moments of desperation, triumph and hope."
- The New York Times

"Performing a variety of characters is a facility. What makes Beaty great is his artistry in creating the piece that embraces them."
- Huffington Post

“Did I say the monologue was seamless? It was brilliant.”
- The Jewish Times

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