The Seat Next To The King


2017 Best New Play – Fringe Festival Of Toronto



In September of 1964, a chance meeting in a public washroom between two men – one white and one black – reveals the bond they share and the ties connecting them to America’s most powerful leaders in Minmar Gaslight Productions’ presentation of THE SEAT NEXT TO THE KING, written by Steven Elliott Jackson and playing at Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, July 6th to 16th.

Behind the door of a public washroom in a Washington, D.C. park, two lives linked to the country’s most influential figures collide when a white man seeking a sexual encounter meets a black male stranger. Winner of the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival New Play Contest, this bold, affecting piece tackles race, sex, the meaning of ‘manhood’, and the cost of reconciling each for two disparate human beings with a shared innate need.

The Seat next To The King - Promo

July 5th – 16th, 2017

Performance TBA

Fringe Festival Of Toronto