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Seeking coming to Fort Lauderdale

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THE BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS “SEEKING” BY DARIUS V. DAUGHTRY

July 1st, 2024

Full stage production is part of the Broward Center’s Arts For Action: Black Voices series

In 2022, Darius V. Daughtry, one of South Florida’s best-known poets, authors, directors and educators, presented a stage reading of Seeking, where he explored a journey of self-discovery in the midst of an everchanging world. Now he brings his well-received work to the stage in this new full production with performances on Friday, July 26 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 27 at 2 and 7 p.m. in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Written and directed by Daughtry, Seeking is an unforgettable experience that brings music and magic to the stage as the audience follows the story of a young musician’s quest for independence. This leads to his discovery of how instrumental his family’s past is to him in finding his future. Evening performances are followed by Art Prevails Project’s signature artist talk and a special reception with complimentary drinks and light bites.

“Darius produces outstanding work that is thought-provoking, engaging and inspiring,” said Jan Goodheart, Vice President of External Affairs at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. “He is a skillful storyteller with a gift for making stories relatable and relevant, finding opportunities where artists and audiences truly connect in ways that go far beyond the surface. We are delighted to see his original dramatic work, Seeking, come to fruition in the Amaturo Theater.”

The Broward Center’s Arts for Action: Black Voices initiative aims to use the arts as a tool or catalyst to heighten awareness, deepen knowledge and mobilize action on social justice issues. Daughtry has partnered with the Broward Center on this initiative in the past. He gave a sneak peek of the play Head Above Water: The Life of Esther Rolle which he wrote and was directed by Bianca LaVerne Jones and commissioned by the African American Research Library and Cultural Center during the Broward Center’s Rhythm by the River, a festival that celebrated exciting and innovative Black voices in Broward County. As part of his Art Prevails Project, he partnered with the Broward Center to present The Happening: A Theatrical Mixtape, Volume III, celebrating and highlighting women, their obstacles and achievements and featuring some of South Florida’s finest talent that he wrote and directed.

Seeking is part of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Arts for Action: Black Voices initiative, presented by Baptist Health and JM Family Enterprises, Inc., which focuses on how the arts and artists can be a force for change in addressing critical issues of social justice and racial equity.

To learn more about Arts for Action: Black Voices events or to get involved, visit BrowardCenter.org or email a[email protected].

Tickets start at $30 with student prices at $20. Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Broward Center and The Parker. Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org, or Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222; in person at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office. 

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information visit BrowardCenter.org, like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BrowardCenter and Facebook.com/BrowardCenterEducation, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @BrowardCenter, subscribe to our channel at YouTube.com/user/BrowardCenter and join the conversation with #BrowardCenter.

The Broward Center 2023/2024 season is supported by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. AutoNation, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Spirit and UHealth University of Miami Health System. 

About The Broward Center for the Performing Arts 

One of America’s premier performing arts venues, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, showcasing a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events. Guest experiences at the Broward Center include the all-inclusive Spirit Club Level and UHealth-University of Miami Health System Intermezzo Lounge, special events in the Huizenga Pavilion, waterfront dining at Marti’s New River Bistro and innovative classes and workshops for all ages at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center. With one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, the Broward Center serves more than 100,000 students annually. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit BrowardCenter.org.

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