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1/31/2013 - 2/2/2013
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About the Artists

Marc Bamuthi Joseph is not only an award-winning spoken word artist and dancer, he is one of America’s vital voices in performance, arts education, and artistic curation. 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 Theatre and in April 2012, he was one of the 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 in San Francisco.

The Living Word Project (LWP) is the resident theater company of Youth Speaks, committed to producing literary performance in the verse of our time. Though its methodology includes dance, music, and film, the company’s emphasis is spoken storytelling. LWP creates verse-based work that is spoken through the body, illustrated by visual and sonic scores, and in communication with the important social issues and movements of the immediate moment.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph and the Living Word Project are making their Center debuts with Word Becomes Flesh.


“Joseph’s words can take an audience’s breath away, then coax out sighs, exclamations of approval, and finally draw them to their feet”
The San Francisco Bay Guardian

“A searing, satisfying evening”
The Washington Post

“This is the kids of event that can act as epiphany, as a life-changing event: not only for what it says, but how it says it.”
Cedar Rapids Gazette

About the Performance

Word Becomes Flesh features five performers and a live DJ who use “slam-style” poetry, music and dance to tell the story of an expectant single father over the nine months of pregnancy. With Bamuthi’s signature art form of “choreopoetry,” a highly theatrical and mesmerizing blend of spoken word and dance movement, the story unfolds as a series of letters from a young father to his unborn son. Critical and political, haunting and poetic, Word Becomes Flesh is a thought-provoking examination of the experience of fatherhood, race relations, prejudice, and hip-hop culture in our world today.

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