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Review: ‘We Shall Not Be Moved’ by Opera Philadelphia

The sole Philadelphia-based offering in Opera Philadelphia’s O17 Festival is We Shall Not Be Moved. Its powerful message is that the city’s children, and particularly its black children, are deprived of decent education, housing and safety. The message is delivered with stirring music, impressive direction and excellent performances. This message is linked to the tragic […]

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Magic Time!: Refinding the Soul of ‘Word Becomes Flesh’ at Theater Alliance: A Q&A With Director Psalmayene 24

Winner of five Helen Hayes Awards last season, Theater Alliance’s production of Word Becomes Flesh is now playing at Anacostia Playhouse in an encore presentation that is garnering even more acclaim. Having seen both productions, I sensed something in it had now changed—something I could not find words for but something powerful and significant. I […]

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Theater Alliance Launches Word Becomes Action Festival

By Natalie Graves Tucker The theater that brought you the Helen Hayes Award–winning show Word Becomes Flesh last year is walking the talk and following up with the Word Becomes Action Festival. Before I get into the festival, let me say a bit about Word Becomes Flesh by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, now playing with the original cast […]

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Theater Alliance Announces Its 2017-2018 Theater Season, Including Return of ‘Word Becomes Flesh’

Theater Alliance announces its 15th Season with an impressive lineup, including the return of its Helen Hayes Award–winning production Word Becomes Flesh, presented with two regional premieres by up-and-coming American playwrights, and an exciting new format to its Hothouse Play Development Series. Theater Alliance’s mission is “to develop, produce, and present socially conscious thought-provoking work that fully […]

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Review: ‘Word Becomes Flesh’ & ‘for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf’ at Theater Alliance

There is a critical conversation going on in Anacostia right now that may be one of the most  urgent and honest exchanges between black women and black men the American theater has ever known. The conversation is between two choreopoems, one composed and staged from a black man’s point of view (Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s Word […]

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‘One Mic: Marc Bamuthi Joseph: red, black, and GREEN: a blues (rbGb)’ at The Kennedy Center

Marc Bamuthi Joseph, best known as a spoken word artist, and his collaborators, raised questions and gave many ideas for discussion through a multi-layered, multi-sensory performance at The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater called red, black, and GREEN: a blues (rbGb). The performance, developed through collaboration among the artists was creative, nuanced, hard-hitting, collaborative, and thought-provoking. The ensemble: Joseph, […]

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ATLAS Presents Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s ‘red, black & GREEN: a blues’ on May 10-12th by Renee Littleton

ATLAS PRESENTS: MARC BAMUTHI JOSEPH’S red, black & GREEN: a blues What sustains life in your community? Featuring, Tommy Shepherd, Traci Tolmaire, Yaw, and set design/installations from Theaster Gates The Atlas Performing Arts Center is pleased to present the Washington premiere of red, black & GREEN: a blues (rbGb) on May 10-12, 2013 from Oakland-based spoken […]

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