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Meet the Stars of Barrington Stage Company's Speech & Debate: Ben Getz, Betsy Hogg, & Austin Davidson

July 25th, 2017 by

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Hot off the success of the big screen adaptation, Stephen Karam's high-school-set dramedy Speech & Debate comes to Barrington Stage Company through July 29. Starring as the trio of misfits who band together to expose a sex scandal at school are Ben Getz, Betsy Hogg, & Austin Davidson. Scroll on to get to know each as we talk about their high school experiences.

Ben Getz as Solomon

Ben Getz- Speech & Debate- Actor- Solomon- Interview

1. Three words to describe high school me:
Funny, easy-going, driven.

2. In high school, I was super passionate about:
Tennis.

3. My high school style would be best described as:
Zac Efron in High School Musical.

4. Role I was obsessed with playing in HS:
Seymour in Little Shop but got Mr. Mushnik instead.

5. Line in the show I most relate to:
"How do you actually do oral sex?"

6. If I were to describe my two co-stars as senior superlatives. They would be Most Likely To ___ or Best _____
Austin: Best Shower Vocals
Betsy: Best Banana Bread Baker

Betsy Hogg as Diwata

Betsy Hogg- Speech & Debate- Actor-Diwata- Interview

1. Three words to describe high school me:
Nerdy. Wordy. Goofy. 

2. Album I absolutely wore out in high school:
The Last Five Years (Fun fact: My dad's name is Jamie and my mom's name is Kathy, and we spent some time split between New York & Ohio when I was in HS, but my parents have been married for almost 40 years.)

3. In high school, I was super passionate about:
Theatre & History.

4. Line in the show I most relate to:
"I'm ready to be noticed. You can't understand, you're not in my profession." ;)

5. Club I was all about in high school:
Chanticleers (basically off-brand show choir) and SGORR (Student Group on Race Relations).

6. If I were to describe my two co-stars as senior superlatives. They would be Most Likely To ___ or Best _____
Ben Getz: Most Likely Future Tennis Player/Actor Hybrid
Austin Davidson: Winningest Smile

Austin Davidson as Howie

Austin Davidson- Speech & Debate- Actor- Howie- Interview

1. Three words to describe high school me:
Ambitious, friendly, weird.

2. In high school, I was super passionate about:
Community Service.

3. Album I absolutely wore out in high school:
Barbra Streisand's Duets

4. Role I was obsessed with playing in HS:
Elphaba in Wicked

5. Line in the show I most relate to:
"Gay people don't have to be promiscuous.”

6. If I were to describe my two co-stars as senior superlatives. They would be Most Likely To ___ or Best _____
Ben: Most likely to drive
Betsy: Most Likely to Be World Champion of Bananagrams

Don't miss these three in 'Speech & Debate' at Barrington Stage Company through July 29.