Word Becomes Flesh
Word Becomes FleshSat, Sep 28, 2013 7:00 pm Blackman Auditorium $5 students, $10 general admission
“…a searing and satisfying evening.” – The Washington Post
Using spoken word, dance, hip hop and live music, this performance examines race, power and fatherhood in contemporary society.
First performed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph in 2003, Word Becomes Flesh returns to the stage, re-invented with an ensemble cast from a new generation. With deep honesty and raw physicality, the play integrates hip hop theatre and contemporary dance performance to deconstruct black male identity in the 21st century. Join us in the beautiful, recently renovated Blackman Auditorium for this inspiring performance.
Written & directed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Performed by Dahlak Brathwaite, Daveed Diggs, Dion Decibels, Kahlil Anthony, Michael Turner and B.Yung.
Run time: 60 minutes
For some great insight to the show, check out this New York Theatre Review.
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.
Missed the show? Check out these gorgeous photos by Skylar Shankman Photography.
Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Writer & Director: Marc Bamuthi Joseph is one of America’s vital voices in performance, arts education, and artistic curation. In 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. Read more about Marc Bamuthi Joseph.
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