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Marc Bamuthi Joseph/The Living Word Project

“Joseph is the real deal, swinging with such confidence that you grasp for adjectives to capture his skills.” —Star Tribune

Spoken word/hip-hop theater artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s new multimedia work on environmental justice and social ecology questions collective responsibility (his own included) in a time of dramatic climate change. In an exhilarating, interactive performance of dance, text, video, and visuals, directed by Michael John Garcés, Joseph is joined onstage by dancer/actor Traci Tolmaire, turntablist Tommy Sheppard, and vocalist/visual artist Theaster Gates, who also designed the set. This piece, which begins with an immersive onstage audience experience, follows Joseph’s 2008 critically acclaimed the break/s, also co-commissioned by the Walker.


Open Stage

Theaster Gates’ rbGb stage set/art installation is open to the public in the McGuire Theater on March 16 and 17; Friday, 12 noon–2:30 pm and Saturday, 12 noon–5 pm.


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red, black & GREEN: a blues Program Notes (PDF)