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About Speech & Debate

By Stephen Karam 
Boston Premiere

Even though they attend the same high school, misfits Solomon, Diwata and Howie have never met. But when a shocking scandal involving one of their teachers brings them together, they form a speech and debate club to make their voices heard. As the unlikely trio negotiates adolescent trials of identity, sexuality and belonging, they combat pervasive adult hypocrisy and discover that their united voices are stronger than one. Variety said playwright Stephen Karam’s poignant, insightful and hilarious new black comedy is “bristling with vitality, wicked humor, terrific dialogue, and a direct pipeline into the zeitgeist of contemporary youth.”