Speech & Debate

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Black Box Theatre (New York, NY)
The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 111 West 46th Street
New York, NY
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A trio of misfit teens in Salem, Oregon, reluctantly form their school's first speech and debate team after discovering they are all linked by a sex scandal that's rocked their town.

'Speech & Debate' Extends Hit-Run thru Feb.24
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2007

Roundabout Theatre Company has once-again extended the premiere of Speech & Debate. The inaugural Black Box Theatre production is now scheduled to play through February 24, 2008. (more...)

'Speech & Debate' Extends thru Dec.30
by BWW News Desk - November 6, 2007

Roundabout Theatre Company is thrilled to announce a two-week extension of the acclaimed premiere of Speech & Debate now through Sunday, December 30. (more...)

Sarah Steele: Strong Social Misfit
by Eugene Lovendusky - November 1, 2007

Stephen Karam's new play Speech & Debate, the inaugural production in the Roundabout Theatre Company's Black Box Theatre directed by Jason Moore, emphasizes the significant role of The Outsider. Sarah Steele embodies Diwata, an ambitious and dorky theatre-obsessed girl in Salem, Oregon longing for her turn in the spotlight. Not finding it easy to be cast in her school shows, Diwata uses her personal podcasts and her school's budding Speech and Debate team to showcase her skills. But beyond her nerdy grin, Diwata and her new friends find themselves entangled in a web of keeping secrets and profound trust. Sarah Steele talks about her character and this deeply enjoyable and powerfully current new play. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Speech & Debate' Opening Night
by Walter McBride - October 30, 2007

Roundabout Theatre Company officially opened Speech & Debate, a black comedy by Stephen Karam, directed by Tony Award nominee Jason Moore, on Monday October 29. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'Speech & Debate' at Roundabout Underground
by BWW - October 17, 2007

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Speech & Debate, a black comedy by Stephen Karam, directed by Tony Award nominee Jason Moore, featuring Susan Blackwell, Jason Fuchs, Gideon Glick and Sarah Steele. Speech & Debate marks the first production in Roundabout's new Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). Opens Monday October 29. (more...)

'Speech & Debate' with Blackwell, Glick Opens 10/29
by BWW News Desk - October 4, 2007

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Speech & Debate, a black comedy by Stephen Karam, directed by Tony Award nominee Jason Moore. Speech & Debate is the first production at Roundabout Underground, an exciting new initiative to introduce and cultivate artists in Roundabout's new 65-seat Black Box Theatre. (more...)