Showcase: Forensic & Debate to perform their award-winning piece April 10

| April 8, 2015
“So you Want to Start a Cult” cast Kirby Weber, La'Brie Jones, MacLain Naumann, Rachel Seevers and Brian Coats.

“So You Want to Start a Cult” cast: Kirby Weber, Bri Jones, MacLain Naumann, Rachel Seevers and Brian Coats

The Webster University Forensic and Debate Team will perform their award-winning Reader’s Theatre entry, “So You Want to Start a Cult” at noon Friday, April 10, in the Library Conference Room.

The five-person cast (juniors Brian Coates and Bri Jones, freshman MacLain Naumann, Rachel Seevers and Kirby Weber) won the Reader’s Theatre competition at Florida State College’s tournament in November, and placed third at the Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament in March.

Light snacks will be provided. The performance is open to the public. Please contact Scott Jensen, director of Forensics, at jensensc@webster.edu for more information.

About the Forensic and Debate Program
The Webster University Forensics and Debate Team is one of the most competitive in the country.

The Webster University Forensics and Debate Team is one of the most competitive in the country.

The Webster University Forensic and Debate Team is one of the most competitive in the country. The team normally participates in 15 to 20 tournaments a year, mixing regional and national events to diversify the experience.

Webster’s forensic and debate program prides itself in the opportunities it provides to students from all backgrounds and experience levels, ranging from the four year high school competitor and national qualifier to the public speaking student interested in further speaking opportunities. The program is housed in the School of Communications but is open to students from throughout the University.

The program prioritizes a team ethic while working closely with students to help each team member achieve their own educational and competitive goals. The result is a forensic tradition in which the Webster team and individual students earn recognition regionally and nationally.

Forensics team members participate in a range of interpretation and public speaking events, including: literature, writing speeches and speaking on current events or philosophical issues. Policy debate balances research, critical thinking, preparation and presentation skills. Policy topics remain the same throughout a season. Parliamentary debate stresses critical thinking, reasoning and effective presentation skills. Parliamentary topics vary within each tournament.

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