Speech & Debate News

Los Angeles New Court Theatre to Present SPEECH & DEBATE, 12/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

This December, the Los Angeles New Court Theatre brings Stephen Karam's contemporary multi-media comedy Speech & Debate to the stage, directed by Nathan Burkart. In Speech & Debate, three teenage misfits in Salem, Oregon discover they are linked by a sex scandal that's rocked their town. When one of them sets out to expose the truth, secrets become currency, the stakes get higher, and the trio's connection grows deeper in this searching, fiercely funny dark comedy with music. This controversial play covers a range of topics from homosexuality to abortion and most importantly, acceptance. The Director and founder of LANCT, Nathan Burkart says, "when we take hold of the things that make us different, there is a sense of strength and ability to love yourself for being different… this is where the comedy lies." (more...)

TheatreLAB's Stephen Karam's SPEECH & DEBATE Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2013

TheatreLAB is proud to present Speech & Debate by Stephen Karam as part of their 2013 Summer Session. Speech & Debate will be directed by Artistic Director Deejay Gray, and will be performed at Richmond Triangle Players, today, August 9-14, 2013. Cadence Theatre Company recently produced Karam's Sons of the Prophet as part of the 2013-2014 Acts of Faith Festival. (more...)

TheatreLAB to Present Stephen Karam's SPEECH & DEBATE, Begin. 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2013

TheatreLAB is proud to present Speech & Debate by Stephen Karam as part of their 2013 Summer Session. Speech & Debate will be directed by Artistic Director Deejay Gray, and will be performed at Richmond Triangle Players, August 9-14, 2013. Cadence Theatre Company recently produced Karam's Sons of the Prophet as part of the 2013-2014 Acts of Faith Festival. (more...)

American Theater Opens Revised SPEECH & DEBATE Remount Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

American Theater Company concludes 2012-2013 Season with a revised remount of Speech & Debate, written by Stephen Karam, and directed by Artistic Director PJ Paparelli. Speech & Debate will run tonight, May 10 - June 23, 2013, at American Theater Company, 1909 W Byron St, Chicago, IL. Press opening is Monday, May 13, at 7:00 pm. (more...)

American Theater to Open Revised SPEECH & DEBATE Remount, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

American Theater Company concludes 2012-2013 Season with a revised remount of Speech & Debate, written by Stephen Karam, and directed by Artistic Director PJ Paparelli. Speech & Debate will run May 10 - June 23, 2013, at American Theater Company, 1909 W Byron St, Chicago, IL. Press opening is Monday, May 13, at 7:00 pm. (more...)

VIDEO: DANCING WITH THE STARS Special Preview - Kelly Monaco
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2012

So does the drama of a soap opera compare to that found on the dance floor? We'll have to ask Kelly Monaco about that one, as she's been a part of both worlds. (more...)

Alley, Palin Among DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL STARS Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

The cast of DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL STARS has just been announced. The show will premiere Monday, September 24, 8:00-10:00 p.m., ET/PT on the ABC Network. The All-Stars cast will feature Gilles Marini, Pamela Anderson, Kelly Monaco, Shawn Johnson, Melissa Rycroft, Joey Fatone, Helio Castroneves, Drew Lachey, Bristol Palin, Apolo Anton Ono, Kirstie Alley and Emmit Smith. (more...)

Rep Stage Closes 19th Season with LAS MENINAS, 4/18-5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2012

Rep Stage, the professional Equity theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), concludes its 19th season with "Las Meninas," playwright Lynn Nottage's account of the seduction of Louis the XIV's queen, Marie-Therese, and the consequences of her scandalous relationship with Nabo, her African servant. Nottage weaves an imaginative tale based on a fascinating but forgotten time in history that examines truths about women and race. Eve Muson, who helmed last season's "Speech & Debate," directs a large cast in this rarely produced play. "Las Meninas" opens April 18 with a limited run through May 6, 2012, in the Studio Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of HCC. (more...)

Rep Stage Closes 19th Season with LAS MENINAS, 4/18-5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2012

Rep Stage, the professional Equity theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), concludes its 19th season with "Las Meninas," playwright Lynn Nottage's account of the seduction of Louis the XIV's queen, Marie-Therese, and the consequences of her scandalous relationship with Nabo, her African servant. Nottage weaves an imaginative tale based on a fascinating but forgotten time in history that examines truths about women and race. Eve Muson, who helmed last season's "Speech & Debate," directs a large cast in this rarely produced play. "Las Meninas" opens April 18 with a limited run through May 6, 2012, in the Studio Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of HCC. (more...)

BWW Baltimore Awards Update 11/21 - Vote Now!
by BWW - Nov 21, 2011

Voting is now well underway for the 2011 Baltimore Awards and here is the latest update! Now, it's time for you to get out and vote for your favorites in the hopes that they will be the recipients of a 2011 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Award. No time to waste, click on the voting link and make your opinion count! Below are the stats so far as of Monday November 21, 2011. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SPEECH & DEBATE at 2nd Story Theatre - A Clever Little Comedy
by Randy Rice - Jul 13, 2011

Speech & Debate is a clever little comedy, which was first staged at Brown University in 2006. The play had an Off-Broadway run in 2007 and feels like it could be ripped from today's headlines. (more...)

2nd Story Summer Blasts Off With Speech & Debate
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2011

2nd Story's summer season blasts off on July 7th with 'Speech & Debate' by Stephen Karam, a tale of three high school misfits who discover they are linked by a scandal that's rocked their town. (more...)

2nd Story Summer Blasts Off With Speech & Debate July 7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2011

2nd Story's summer season blasts off on July 7th with 'Speech & Debate' by Stephen Karam, a tale of three high school misfits who discover they are linked by a scandal that's rocked their town. (more...)

Rep Stage Presents SPEECH & DEBATE, Closes 5/1
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2011

Rep Stage, the professional Equity theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), closes its 18th season with Stephen Karam's 'Speech & Debate,' directed by Eve Muson and featuring Parker Drown, the 2010 recipient of the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical. 'Speech & Debate' closes May 1, 2011 in the Studio Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the HCC campus. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Co Presents Sons of the Prophet, Closes 5/1
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2011

Huntington Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Sons of the Prophet by Stephen Karam (Speech & Debate, columbinus), directed by Peter DuBois (Trust, Becky Shaw). The cast of the irreverent and darkly comic story includes Kelsey Kurz (The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino) as elder brother Joseph, Dan McCabe (Donnie Darko, Saving Throw Versus Love) as younger brother Charles, and Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Into the Woods) as Gloria, Charles' eccentric employer. The production will clsoe on May 1, 2011. (more...)

A Rule-Breaking SPEECH & DEBATE
by Brent Englar - Apr 18, 2011

Rep Stage presents a terrific production of Stephen Karam's off-Broadway play. (more...)

Rep Stage Presents SPEECH & DEBATE, 4/13-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2011

Rep Stage, the professional Equity theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), closes its 18th season with Stephen Karam's 'Speech & Debate,' directed by Eve Muson and featuring Parker Drown, the 2010 recipient of the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Co Presents Sons of the Prophet 4/1-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2011

Huntington Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Sons of the Prophet by Stephen Karam (Speech & Debate, columbinus), directed by Peter DuBois (Trust, Becky Shaw). (more...)

Rep Stage Presents SPEECH & DEBATE, 4/13-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2011

Rep Stage, the professional Equity theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), closes its 18th season with Stephen Karam's 'Speech & Debate,' directed by Eve Muson and featuring Parker Drown, the 2010 recipient of the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Co Presents Sons of the Prophet 4/1-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2011

Huntington Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Sons of the Prophet by Stephen Karam (Speech & Debate, columbinus), directed by Peter DuBois (Trust, Becky Shaw). (more...)

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