Speech and Debate


By Stephen Karam

Directed by Sean Ryan Paris

Jan. 17 – 19, 2016

Sun. – Tue. 8pm

$10 at the door | Free for Jobsite Rock Stars and Season Ticket holders.

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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


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


  • Nick Hoop – Sound/Video Designer



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