68th Annual Family Institute Conference
Masculinities: The Faces of Manhood in the 21st Century Global Context
October 14-17, 2012
Executive Leadership Conference Center
Michael Kimmel is a distinguished professor of sociology at SUNY-Stony Brook. He is among the leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity in the world today.
A slave ship emerges in front of the Statue of Liberty sending NY into a whirlwind of emotion and exploration in this explosive solo tour de force featuring slam poetry, multi-character transformation, and song. Daniel Beaty portrays a cast of 40 characters including a homeless man, a scientist, a republican business executive, a street vendor, and an 11-year old boy from the projects who all respond to the unexpected phenomenon. Through the characters' individual responses to this surreal happening and their varied testimonies on identity and personal freedom, Emergency weaves a stirring commentary on what it is to be human and the longing to be free. The performance is 80 minutes and can be performed with two armless chairs and basic house lighting.