Marc Bamuthi Joseph discusses his multi-disciplinary performance piece /peh-LO-tah/ – a futbol framed freedom suite… that recounts personal stories of playing soccer mixed with social commentaries about the business of the sport. Presented by the MCA in association with the Chicago Humanities Festival, /peh-LO-tah/ takes place Thursday through Sunday, October 5 to 8, at the MCA Stage.Tickets for the performances are $30 and are available at the MCA Box Office at 312.397.4010 or http://www.mcachicago.org.
Marc Bamuthi Joseph is a spoken word poet, dancer, and playwright and a recipient of the United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship. He is also the winner of the 2011 Alpert Award in Theater, and an inaugural recipient of the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award. He has served as an advisor and panelist for the Rockefeller MAP Fund, the PEW Charitable Trust, and the Zellerbach Family Fund. Joseph is the founding program director of the non-profit Youth Speaks, and is a co-founder of Life is Living, a national series of festivals activating under-served areas through hip-hop and environmental action. Joseph recently premiered the Creative Time commission “Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos” in Central Park, New York, and is currently Chief of Program and Pedagogy at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.