McCarter LAB Festival 2012

Join some of the most talented artists of the American theater
for unstaged readings and special events.

To reserve your seats, call 609.258.2787.



Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin
By Michael Benjamin Washington
Directed by Phylicia Rashad
Berlind Rehearsal Room - 7:30pm

Fifty years after the most important protest in American history, Michael Benjamin Washington pays homage to Bayard Rustin’s crucial role in the Civil Rights Movement. Challenged with organizing an unprecedented March for Jobs and Freedom by colleagues who recently exiled him, Rustin is faced with an opportunity for professional and spiritual redemption. A beautifully lyrical play, Blueprints to Freedom is a story of faith, purpose, and personal sacrifice. Join us for a developmental reading directed by McCarter favorite, Phylicia Rashad.


All events are free, but seating is limited and reservations are encouraged.

To reserve your seats, call 609.258.2787.

Please arrive early, as unoccupied seats will be opened up to the waiting list 10 minutes prior to the event. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Ticket Office to cancel your reservation.

> What is the McCarterLab?

The McCarter Lab is supported by a generous grant from The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. We thank the following funders for their meaningful support of McCarter’s New Play Development Program: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and The Shubert Foundation.