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red, black & GREEN: a blues

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Oct 31—Nov 4, 2012
Performance dates & times
RUN TIME: 1hr 50min
+  The Wed, Oct 31 performance has been canceled.
Post-Show Artist Talk on Fri, Nov 2  
October 2012
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Wednesday October 31, 2012
No performances this day.
Performance dates are highlighted in white.

Created by Marc Bamuthi Joseph / Living Word Project
Directed by Michael John Garcés

“Inside performance, what I see is informed by politic, orientation, age, and ethnicity, but I’m looking to learn from the thing I can’t see—a development of human muscle through struck nerve, a reverberation.”
—Marc Bamuthi Joseph

My Show:
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

Ticket exchanges & refunds 

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.

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Simon Dove moderates this artist talk, which takes place in the performance venue and is free for same-day ticket holders.

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