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Harlem Duet ()

Produced by

Tarragon Theatre

Playwright: Djanet Sears
Director: Djanet Sears


Tarragon Theatre – Mainspace


September 18th, 2018 – October 28th, 2018


The return of a Canadian theatre milestone! Djanet Sears’ rhapsodic blues riff on Othello whisks the tale off to Harlem, where a college professor leaves his grad student wife for a white colleague. The stinging abandonment leads to profound questions about love, loss, loyalty and race, played out over two centuries in a wide range of settings. An iconic work that packs as powerful a punch now as it did when it debuted over twenty years ago. (


Virgilia Griffith Billie / She / Her
Beau Dixon Othello / He / Him
Tiffany Martin Amah / Mona
Ordena Stephens-Thompson Magi
Walter Borden Canada

Creative Team

Djanet Sears Playwright
Djanet Sears Director
Astrid Janson Set Designer
Astrid Janson Costume Designer
André Du Toit Lighting Designer
Allen Booth Sound Designer
Allen Booth Music Director
Akosua Amo-Adem Assistant Director
Sarah Uwadiae Design Assistant
Khadijah Salawu Sound Design Consultant


Cymphoni Fantastique Cello
Bryant Didier Bass


Carla Ritchie Production Manager
John Thomson Technical Director
Kathleen Johnston Head of Wardrobe
Care Robertson Head of Properties
Jennifer Laws Mainspace Technician