An openly gay black male fights against oppression while being oppressed by the friends and people he’s fighting for. 

In 1963, what would become known as the most iconic march in civil rights history was still a gestating idea without the right person to organize it. The leaders of the movement, some reluctantly some faithfully, chose Bayard Rustin, the great civil rights strategist and openly gay black man, to organize and get the march on its feet. Bayard’s ideas would be a boon for the movement and his life would be the obstacle. 

"Bayard: a new musical" explores the themes of friendship, identity, and inequality within the ranks of those fighting for freedom. 

The music of Bayard mixes jazz, pop, and contemporary musical theater sounds to create a musical score that is wholly original and unforgettable.

DEMOS

We Must Resist -
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Eyes On The Pies -
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Grandma's Ballad -
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Walls On Every Side -
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THE WRITERS