Speech and Debate

By Stephen Karam

Directed by Sean Ryan Paris

Jan. 17 – 19, 2016

Sun. – Tue. 8pm

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.

“Children should not be asked to touch anyone in the areas of their body that would be covered by a bathing suit or allow anyone to touch them in those areas.” – Sheriff’s Office, Marion County, Oregon.

Cast & Crew

  • Sean Ryan Paris – Director
  • Summer Hoop – Stage Manager


  • Katie Berger – Diwata
  • Jaime Giangrande Holcom – Teacher/Reporter
  • Nick Hoop – Howie
  • Michael Reichert – Solomon


  • Nick Hoop – Sound/Video Designer