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red, black, & GREEN: a blues by Marc Bamuthi Joseph (review) [play review]

Thomas, Arden Elizabeth (2013) red, black, & GREEN: a blues by Marc Bamuthi Joseph (review) [play review]. Theatre Journal, 65 (4). pp. 574-576. ISSN 0192-2882 .

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Through a mesmerizing hybridization of hip-hop aesthetics, dance, spoken word, visual art, rhythm, song, theatre, and film, red, black, & GREEN: a blues offered a powerful, ecologically engaged performance that built a personalized and emotional connection among issues of survival, urban wastelands, violence, food scarcity, poverty, homelessness, toxic dumping, and intergenerational health. Marc Bamuthi Joseph created and performed red, black, & GREEN in collaboration with visual artist/set designer Theaster Gates, as well as actor/dancer Traci Tolmaire, drummer/beat-boxer/turntablist Tommy Shepherd (aka Emcee Soulati), and vocalist Yaw. Commissioned by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, this immersive production has collaborated with audiences in San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, New York, Boston, and Seattle, among other cities, to build a new vision of sustainability, with additional performances scheduled into 2014.

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Additional Information:© 2014 The Johns Hopkins University Press. red, black, & GREEN: a blues. By Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Directed by Michael John Garcés. MAPP International Productions. REDCAT, Los Angeles. 2 February 2013.
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