Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin

Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin

By Michael Benjamin Wahsington

Originally produced at La Jolla Playhouse, New Haven, CT

September 8 - October 4, 2015

About the Premiere Production:

(Michael Benjamin Washington and Mandi Masden. Photo by Jim Carmody.)

A co-production with Kansas City Repertory Theatre.

In the sweltering political and racial heat of 1963, Bayard Rustin — the brilliant proponent of non-violent civil disobedience — is assigned to orchestrate an unprecedented march for jobs and freedom. Exiled from the Civil Rights Movement by both internal and external forces, Rustin grapples with his last chance for professional restoration and spiritual redemption.

Cast: Ro Boddie, Mat Hostetler, Antonio T.J. Johnson, Mandi Masden, and Michael Benjamin Washington.


Director: Lucie Tiberghien

Scenic Design: Neil Patel

Costume Design: Beth Goldenberg

Lighting Design: Lap Chi Chu

Sound Design: Joe Huppert

Projection Design: John Narun

Wig Design: Charles G. LaPointe

Subsequent Productions: