Director and Artistic Director of the Living Word Project, is one of America's leading voices in performance, arts education, and artistic curation. In the Fall of 2007, Bamuthi graced the cover of Smithsonian Magazine after being named one of America's Top Young Innovators in the Arts and Sciences. He is the artistic director of the 7-part HBO documentary Russell Simmons presents Brave New Voices and an inaugural recipient of the United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship, which annually recognizes 50 of the country's "greatest living artists".
He has entered the world of literary performance after crossing the sands of "traditional" theater, most notably on Broadway in the Tony Award winning The Tap Dance Kid and Stand-Up Tragedy. His evening-length works have been presented throughout the United States and Europe and include Word Becomes Flesh, Scourge, De/Cipher and No Man's Land. Bamuthi's piece, the break/s, co-premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays and the Walker Arts Center in the Spring of 2008.
His latest full length group project Red, Black, Green: a blues premiered at Yerba Buena in October and is touring the country currently, as well his solo piece Word Becomes Flesh, recreated as a group piece is touring as a re-commission by the National Performance Network having just performed at the Under the Radar Festival at the Public Theatre. Bamuthi's proudest work has been with Youth Speaks where he mentored 13-19 year old writers and curates the Living Word Festival for Literary Arts. He proudly served as a featured artist for the NAACP's Centennial Anniversary Celebration during President Barack Obama's Inaugural Exercises. Marc Bamuthi Joseph is the newly appointed Director of Performing Arts for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Tree City Legends marks a continuation to his commitment to curating new voices along these lines, as well as his return to Intersection.