ISBN: 978-1-60003-466-4
Type: Full Length
Genre: Comedy
Themes: Competition, Debate & Forensics, Scheming
Duration: 100 minutes
Speaking Cast: 2 females, 21 either (23 total cast)
Flexibility: 0-10 extras, doubling possible, gender flexible
SYNOPSIS: Brilliant but arrogant, Jack Brennan can talk his way around any subject. When a teacher he disdains recruits Jack onto the forensics team, Jack drags aboard an underachieving class goofball just for spite. But when the goofball blossoms into a talented impromptu speaker, Jack must find a new way to stir up trouble, and sets out to dethrone the state champion current events speaker...who is his other teammate.
Osage Speech Department
Osage, IA
Daniel Boone Area HS
Birdsboro, PA
In addition to writing and directing plays, I also coach high school forensics. It was probably only a matter of time before I combined the two and wrote a play about high school forensics.

I started with a plot involving an impromptu speaker trying to bluff her way to the state title in current events speech, and a gag about somebody actually believing that NATO was a candy manufacturer (the North Atlantic Treat Organization). Nine years of forensics coaching helped me flesh out the details better than I could have hoped. The audience response at the play's premiere was wonderful.

If you're looking to boost awareness in your school's forensics program, Babble can be a great promotional tool. And if you just want to put on a really fun show, it definitely fits that bill, too.

Promotional art from the 2009 Harrisonburg High School production.
Harrisonburg High School, 2009. Photo by Stan Swartz.
Harrisonburg High School, 2009. Photo by Stan Swartz.
by Bradley Walton; Photo by Stan Swartz
Harrisonburg High School, 2009. Photo by Stan Swartz
Harrisonburg High School, 2009. Photo by Stan Swartz
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