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