UND Theatre Arts Presents Speech And Debate

Who:  University of North Dakota Department of Theatre Arts

What:  Speech & Debate – by Stephen Karam

Tickets are $15 for Adults and $5 for Students

Box Office: 701-777-2587

Where:  Burtness Laboratory Theater on the UND Campus

When:  February 27 – March 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. nightly

Speech & Debate is a somewhat dark, and certainly modern, comedy. It focuses on three teenagers who are set on exposing the hypocrisy of the adult world. Along the way, however, they come face to face with their own issues and attempts to find a common ground among them.

Speech & Debate opened Off-Broadway in 2007 and was one of the most-produced plays in 2009-2010. The film adaptation was released in 2017. Please join the UND Department of Theatre Arts for a provoking evening of live theatre as our students present Speech & Debate.

Production Information:

  • Directed by Emily Cherry
  • Scenic & Lighting Design by Brad Reissig
  • Costume & Hair/Makeup Design by Camilla Morrison
  • Sound Design & Technical Direction by Loren J. Liepold
  • Cast (Character: Actor/Actress):
    • Howie: Tyler Folkedahl
    • Diwata: Gina Uhlir
    • Solomon: Karter Dolan
    • Teacher/Reporter: Bethany Springs
  • Stage Manager: Elsa Condit
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Taran Estad
  • Prop Master: Courtney Miller
  • Assistant Props Master: Corina Feist
  • Master Electrician: Wesley Curtis and Christian Busse
  • Costume Shop Supervisor: Bethany Springs
  • Costume Shop Assistants: Mercades Haglund, Rachel Schmidt, and Meghan McNeil
  • Dresser: Zoe Ramsay
  • Wardrobe Supervisor: Caleb Van Ornum
  • Light Board Operator: Ryan Zako
  • Sound Board Operator: Gale Stivers
  • Stage Hand: Junhee Choi and Kaitlynn Nelson
  • Box Office Manager: Ana Chisholm
  • Scene Shop Assistants: Mycke Aquila, Gretchen Osweiler, Jasmine Sanders, and Rema-Elana Thomas
  • Illustrations: Corina Feist
  • ASL Coach: Caleb Van Ornum
Cast members (from left to right) Ginal Uhlir, Tyler Folkedahl, and Karter Dolan. Image courtesy of Brad Reissig.