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The Seat Next to the King ()

Produced by

MinMar Gaslight Productions and The Theatre Centre

Playwright: Steven Elliott Jackson
Director: Tanisha Taitt


The Theatre Centre – Franco Boni Theatre


September 17th, 2017 – October 1st, 2017


September 1964. Behind the doors of a public washroom in a Washington D.C. park, two lives linked to two of America’s most important figures collide when a white man seeking sex meets a black male stranger. (


Kwaku Okyere Bayard Rustin
Conor Ling Walter Jenkins

Creative Team

Steven Elliott Jackson Playwright
Tanisha Taitt Director
Brandon Goncalves Lighting Designer


Tara Mohan Production Stage Manager
Sonia Vaillant Stage Manager
Tanisha Taitt Program Design
Steven Elliott Jackson Cover Photography
Tanisha Taitt Photo Editing