The Debate Society’s plays include JACUZZI (Ars Nova; publication forthcoming from Samuel French), BLOOD PLAY (Bushwick Starr/Under The Radar/Williamstown Theater Festival; Samuel French), BUDDY COP 2 (Ontological-Hysteric Incubator; Samuel French), YOU’RE WELCOME (The Brick; published by Playscripts), CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT (PS122; published by Samuel French and in PLAY A JOURNAL OF PLAYS), THE EATEN HEART, THE SNOW HEN and A THOUGHT ABOUT RAYA.
The Debate Society trio are recipients of a 2012 Obie Grant, 2013 Obie Award (Paul Thureen; Performance - Blood Play), NEFA National Theater Project Grant, Sundance Institute Fellows, winners of a 2010 “Village Voice Best of Award” for “Best Argument for Devised Theater” and were the 2012-14 Ars Nova Company in Residence. They are proud faculty members of The National Theater Institute.
The Debate Society Board
The Debate Society provides a super involved, super unique, super rewarding internship program. We are always looking to talk to new intern candidates. If interested, visit our CONTACT page to drop us a line. Past Interns: Anna Elliott, Alexandra Young, Marisa Savic, Benjamin Palacios & Julia McGill.
Among the better experimental companies to emerge in the past five years, the Debate Society fills a unique, shadowy niche. While the others might employ gestural vocabularies, metacabaret or high-concept lampoon, the Debate Society is carving out a body of work notable for its queasy humor and moody, haunting tableaux.
David Cote, Time Out New York