The chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, Bayard Rustin was a West Chester native, but many local students and adults alike are surprised to learn about his prominence as an openly gay Civil Rights activist and advocate for nonviolent resistance. In Illuminating Bayard Rustin, influences and interactions from his extraordinary life are explored via text and songs celebrating Rustin’s legacy as a change-maker.

This short traveling performance has been presented in partnership with several local organizations over the last 2 years, and we're excited to take it back on the road this October!


  • Recommended for ages 14+
  • 40 minute touring event includes a 25-minute performance + 10-20 minute facilitated talkback
  • Available dates: October 9–15
  • Cost varies by venue and number of requested performances. See the Info Packet below for details.
  • Use the form below to apply for the tour to visit your school or organization!


Download our Production Guide for learning more about Bayard Rustin.

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