Residency with the cast of Word Becomes Flesh
Residency with the cast of Word Becomes FleshMon, Sep 23, 2013-Fri, Sep 27, 2013 All day event
The Northeastern Center for the Arts will host a residency with the cast from September 23-27 with master-classes and workshops in the College of Arts, Media & Design and with our community partners Artists for Humanity, Project HIP-HOP and Boston Arts Academy.
The cast consists of the exceptionally talented poet-performers Dahlak Brathwaite, Daveed Diggs, Dion Decibels, Kahlil Anthony, Michael Turner, and B.Yung. Their work gives voice to the complexities and contradictions surrounding race and gender in America.
Meet the Cast
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Tuesday, September 24
Master Class: Theater 101 at Boston Arts Academy
Boston Arts Academy is the city’s only public high school for the visual and performing arts serving over 420 students that reflect the diversity of Boston’s empathetic characteristics needed to respond to the challenges of the 21st Century.
Workshop: Artist as Brand workshop at Artists for Humanity
Artists For Humanity’s mission is to bridge economic, racial and social divisions by providing underserved youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in the arts. Artists For Humanity began in 1990 with what was then an ambitious and unconventional idea – young people can provide, through their creativity, tangible services to the commercial world. AFH employs Boston teens in paid apprenticeship in the visual arts and creative industries, including painting/murals, sculpture/industrial design, photography/web design, screen-printing, digital media and graphic design.
Wednesday, September 25
Workshop: Performance excerpts & discussion about the communication of gender, race, sexuality and the intersections therein
Northeastern University campus
Hosted by Dr. Jes Speed, Communications Studies, College of Arts, Media and Design
Workshop: Creativity & Engagement with Marc Bamuthi Joseph
hosted by CAMD Creative Leaders
Northeastern University Campus
Writer & Director of Word Becomes Flesh, Marc Bamuthi Joseph is one of America’s vital voices in performance, arts education, and artistic curation. In the Fall of 2007, Bamuthi graced the cover of Smithsonian Magazine after being named one of America’s Top Young Innovators in the Arts and Sciences. He is the artistic director of the 7-part HBO documentary “Russell Simmons presents Brave New Voices” and an inaugural recipient of the United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship, which annually recognizes 50 of the country’s “greatest living artists”. He is the 2011 Alpert Award winner in Theater and in April 2012, he was one of 21 artists to be named to the inaugural class of Doris Duke Artists. He currently serves as Director of Performing Arts at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
Workshop: Performance excerpts & discussion about the History of
African American Music
Northeastern University campus
Hosted by Dr. Emmett Price, Music Department, College of Arts, Media and Design
6:00PM Public Event
Hip Hop in the Age of Obama
A conversation with Mark Anthony Neal, performer and director Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and CAMD faculty Sarah J. Jackson, Emmett G. Price III, and Murray Forman about popular culture, music, politics, gender studies, and media in contemporary hip hop. Presented by: Northeastern Center for the Arts, Northeastern Black Student Association and the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute
Thursday, September 26
Workshop: Spoken Word and Performance 101 with Project HIP-HOP
Project HIP-HOP is a youth-led organization that works at the intersection of arts and organizing. Their mission is to teach the hip hop generation how to use hip hop as a cultural tool to educate and motivate our community.
Saturday, September 28
7:00PM Public Performance
Word Becomes Flesh
Using spoken word, dance, hip hop and live music, this performance examines race, power and fatherhood in contemporary society.
John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute “50 Years Forward” Series
For tickets and more information about the performance of Word Becomes Flesh click here.