Saturday, November 15, 2008

Karam's "Speech & Debate" On Radio

Playwrite Stephen Karam's play Speech & Debate was performed on LA Theatre Work's The Plays the Thing on Saturday night. Link through Bosco Radio starting at 8 PM and again at 10 PM each Saturday night for The Play's The Thing

They may go to the same school, but misfits Solomon, Diwata and Howie have never met and their teachers and peers just don't take them seriously – until a sex scandal involving one of their teachers brings them together. Soon they realize that three voices are stronger than one. And since their school has no speech and debate squad, maybe this is their chance to be heard at last...

This is the premise of Stephen Karam's wonderful play Speech & Debate. LA Theatre works brings it alive tonight. Listen in at 8 PM PST or 10 PM PST for the show in it's entirety through Bosco Radio: Nostalgia and Entertainment or your favorite public radio station including KPCC FM 89.3 in the Los Angeles area. The show is also available on XM Satellite radio. This show is now archived and can be listened to at

This show features the talents of Andrea Bowen, Bobby Steggert, Gideon Glick and Nora Dunn.

Founded in 1974, the mission of L.A. Theatre Works (LATW) is to use innovative technology to produce and preserve significant works of dramatic literature on audio and to assure the widest public access to these works. In addition to annually producing 10 high quality audio productions featuring leading actors through its The Play’s the Thing program, LATW also provides selections from its archives to more than 2,000 public schools and libraries nationwide with accompanying educational materials; distributes free of charge titles to libraries in underserved areas; and facilitates workshops in the literary, performing, and visual arts for incarcerated and at-risk students in the Los Angeles metro area.

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