Center Theatre Group - L.A.'s Theatre Company

Up Close Dialogue with Daniel Beaty

You and a guest are invited to join us for a special evening with Daniel Beaty, Obie Award-winning star of The Tallest Tree in the Forest.


Monday, March 17
7:00 p.m.
Mark Taper Forum

 Experience this rare opportunity to meet the artist and hear his personal story, as he shares his journey from growing up in a household rife with addiction, to discovering his purpose by watching Dr. King, graduating from Yale University, and developing his current career as an internationally renowned actor, singer, and writer.

The 45-minute presentation will be followed by a question and answer session with Mr. Beaty. He will also be signing copies of his new book, Transforming Pain to Power, which will be available for purchase.  Learn more about Daniel Beaty here.

RSVP by Thursday, March 13. Click here to complete your reservation. Reservations are required for this free event.

Self-parking is available at the Music Center for $9 at the Grand Avenue entrance.

About The Tallest Tree in the Forest

Written and Performed by Daniel Beaty | Directed by Moisés Kaufman | World Premiere Production | The Kansas City Repertory Theatre/La Jolla Playhouse Production | in association with Tectonic Theatre Project


For information about The Tallest Tree in the Forest (Mark Taper Forum | April 12 - May 25, 2014) and to purchase tickets, click here.

The Tallest Tree in the Forest tells the story of Paul Robeson who was born the son of a runaway slave and died “the most well known black man in the world.”

Daniel Beaty chronicles Robeson’s remarkable life in an extraordinary theatrical biography.

Embodying not only Robeson but also dozens of international personalities who crossed Robeson’s path, Beaty fills the theatre with the dreams, words and songs (American classics like Ol’ Man River) of a man who sacrificed everything in the name of liberty.

This remarkable play with music provided by a live combo on stage is a powerful, unflinching account of a minister’s son who became the voice of the everyman around the world, daring to speak up and sing out for what was right.