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    Chasing Mehserle

    Chasing Mehserle

    From Intersection’s acclaimed resident theatre company Campo Santo and The Living Word Project (the resident theater company of Youth Speaks) comes the world premiere of Chinaka Hodge’s Chasing Mehserle.
    Chasing Mehserle begins where Chinaka Hodge’s first critically acclaimed play, Mirrors in Every Corner left off. All of the characters of a Black/multi-racial family in [...]

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    One Mic: Marc Bamuthi Joseph: red, black, and GREEN: a blues (rbGb)

    One Mic: Marc Bamuthi Joseph: red, black, and GREEN: a blues (rbGb)

    rbGb combines dance, poetry, music, and visual art in a new mode of hybrid performance that brings the stories and voices of Black America into the center of a timely conversation about race, class, culture and the environment.

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    Word Becomes Flesh

    Word Becomes Flesh

    Word Becomes Flesh is a commission to redevelop Bamuthi’s first landmark work into a multi-player work of theater, with new writing and new direction. In a Re-Creation of Word Becomes Flesh, Youth Speaks Living Word Project gathers Daveed Diggs, Dahlak Brathwaite, Dion Decibels, Ben Turner, Mic Turner and B.Yung to present a series of performed letters to an unborn son. Using poetry, dance and live music, the collective documents nine months of pregnancy from a young, single father’s perspective.

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    the break/s

    the break/s

    A multimedia excursion across planet hip-hop, the break/s dramatically realizes the living history of the hip-hop generation through the performed personal narrative of poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph. the break/s is a deeply honest investigation into the conflicts between Bamuthi’s public identity as successful spoken word artist, and his private identity as young man coming of age in our globalized, multieverything era. A life-long performer, he leaves it all on stage—simultaneously devouring the space with everything from shamrocks to attitude turns and eloquently spitting rhymes spoken from the heart.