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Word Becomes Flesh

“…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.

Word Becomes Flesh Launches Brave New Voices Poetry Festival in Chicago

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.

Topics: Performance