Created by Marc Bamuthi Joseph / Living Word Project
Directed by Michael John Garcés
A performed documentary and poetic vision for sustainability and social change, preceded by an interactive visual arts exhibition surveying environmentalism across African America.
Sights and Sounds:
The audience will hear a dozen different African-American musical styles, taste summer fruit, respectfully touch the set and each other, smell heat rising, bear witness to an innovation in theater.
The ecological blues can find redemption in:
Alternative gardening practices, Van Jones, the intentional community design of Theaster Gates and Rick Lowe.
Most rewarding thing about performing:
The sense of transformation in the room, both slow and immediate. The access and opportunity to see oneself borne out in flesh-and-blood metaphor.
I want my art to:
Inspire. To raise the temperature in the room. To haunt and reflect. To stay present and look to the future.
Performed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Theaster Gates, Tommy Shepherd
aka Emcee Soulati, and Traci Tolmaire.
Set/installation concept and by Theaster Gates
Media design by David Szlasa
Lighting design by James Clotfelter
Choreography by Stacey Printz
Documentary films by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
Music composed by Tommy Shepherd aka Emcee Soulati
Costume design by Mai-Lei Pecorari
Sound design by Gregory T. Kuhn
Produced by MAPP International Productions
The Wed, Oct 31 performance of red, black & GREEN: a
blues has been canceled. Ticket holders may attend the
show on a different night (pending availability) or receive a
refund. If you prefer, you may make a tax deductable ticket
donation to BAM.
Please note: BAM offices are currently closed due to Hurricane Sandy. Ticket exchanges, refunds, and donations will only be available once the box office opens and phones are restored.
with Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Theaster Gates, Traci Tolmaire, Tommy Shepherd
Fri, Nov 2
Simon Dove moderates this artist talk, which takes place in the performance venue and is free for same-day ticket holders.