The Mytilenean Debate

by Quan Barry
February 24 - March 13, 2022
Directed by Mark H
Single tickets on sale Jan. 27th



Latimer is a successful heart surgeon. When his younger wife, Nina, unexpectedly gets pregnant, Latimer must break the news to his grown daughter, who is struggling to start a family of her own. Written by poet, award-winning author, and Forward Theater Writer in Residence Quan Barry, The Mytilenean Debate raises questions about legacy and the responsibilities inherent in bringing a Black child into a complicated world.


Featuring Jeb Burris, Olivia Dawson, Gavin Lawrence, and Samra Teferra

Scenic Designer: Keith Pitts
Lighting Designer: Greg Hofmann
Costume Designer: Scott Rott
Sound Designer/Composer: Joe Cerqua
Props Master: Pam Miles
Stage Manager: Sarah Deming-Henes
Asst. Stage Manager: Abbi Hess

Sponsored by

CUNA Mutual, MG&E, Reinhart, Madison365

The Playhouse at Overture Center
201 State Street, Madison, WI