BEAT – The story of a former Newark Detective delivering the real.


Join us on Sunday December 3, 2017 at Living Incubator Performance Space for a reading of my new play BEAT starring  Seth Newfeld.  We are pleased to share this story as part of the Newark at the Intersections:  Who is the Renaissance For?  project.

By Lori Roper
Directed By Lori Roper
Starring Seth Newfeld*

BEAT, is a conscious raising solo play which centers around Richard Clinton, a retired, white, Newark detective, as he prepares for the funeral of his fallen partner. Unexpected revelations arise as he explores the joy of carelessness, consequences of lies and hard-fought lessons from unchecked passion, that have alternately thrilled and haunted his life. Meanwhile, an incendiary atmosphere looms while a Black Lives Matter protest, positioned directly in the path of the funeral procession mounts and Richard must confront the community he dedicated his life to serve.  Ultimately, Detective Richard Clinton must stake his life on one brutal, deeply unfair decision.

*Seth Newfeld is a Perry award winning actor.

Newark at the Intersections: Who is the Renaissance For?
Sunday, December 3
Open exhibit and reception: 4-5pm*
Event: 5-7:30pm
Located inside the Gateway Project Spaces

**Light refreshments will be served

Join us for a curator talk & action summit on art, research, and the future of Newark, inspired by the exhibit “Who is the Renaissance For?” Meet curators Lillian Ribeiro and Daniel Wiley–lifelong Newark residents, artists, and activists– and hear from featured artists in a lively conversation about the latest {LIPS} exhibit. Then explore projects in activism and design from Parsons School of Design students and Newark residents. Take part in an active forum about Newark’s “renaissance,” and generate ideas about how to respond to some of the pressing questions facing this city on display.

Featuring performances by Brick City Speaks

BEAT, by Lori Roper, Writer-in-Residence at Gallery Aferro (performed by Perry award-winning actor Seth Newfeld)

More on Who is the Renaissance For?

This exhibition explores Newark’s past, present, and future by artists and long time residents who are experiencing development and displacement in their neighborhoods, known as gentrification. Co-curated by lifelong Newarkers, artists, and activists, Lillian Ribeiro and Daniel Joseph Wiley.

Featuring artworks by Josephine Barreiro, Marina Carreira, Lisa Conrad, Christine DaCruz, Jackson D. Almeida, Kevin Darmanie, Matthew Gosser, Steve Green, Sheena She, Antonio Rendeiro, Luisa Pinzon, Malik Whitaker, Danielle Scott, Kortez Robinson, Vanessa Velez, and Anker West. Featured film “The Domino Effect” by filmmakers Havanna Fisher, Aubrey Murdock, and Molly Rose Kaufman with University of Orange. The exhibit runs through (December 15th?).

Getting there

{LIPS},, housed minutes away from Newark Pennstation on the main level of Newark’s Gateway Project Spaces located in the Two Gateway Center, We are easily accessible to the local NJ/ NYC community via PATH, NJTRANSIT, and by car.

{LIPS} is located inside the Gateway Project Spaces in the Gateway 2 Building. Directions: From Newark Penn Station, take escalator up to the 2nd floor of Newark Penn Station to the pedestrian walkway. Pass through two pedestrian walkways to Gateway Two Building. {LIPS} is located inside the Gateway Project Spaces located next to the TV station. Driving: Enter through 100 Mulberry Street. Up escalator. Walk 5 minutes. We are on your left.

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