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The Debate Society is bringing their hit play about Cops, Christmas and Racquetball back for one week only in January, 2011.
The Debate Society is bringing their hit play about Cops, Christmas and Racquetball back for one week only in January, 2011.
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We reached our target! Thanks to all who have supported! And remember: there is still time to give. As you know, our Kickstarter campaign funds only a portion of our total show budget. We're working to raise the remaining $5000 needed through other means . . . so any Kickstarter donations beyond our target amount will be extremely helpful. All of the donations above the goal will be used to better promote the play to international and national presenters coming to APAP - printing of postcards, signs for outside the theater, editing and distributing show promo videos - the important things that will allow us to make the connections that we need to turn these 6 performances into future engagements for Buddy Cop 2 and The Debate Society. For more info, check out the project info below. THANKS!!

Buddy Cop 2 is back!

We're The Debate Society and we want to bring our recent hit play, Buddy Cop 2, back for one week in January.

Buddy Cop 2 is a comedic action/mystery of holiday nostalgia and athletic rigor. The play centers around three small town cops who get drawn into the mysterious events surrounding a strange little girl. It's also about growing up, radio bingo, being scared . . . and racquetball.

We originally premiered Buddy Cop 2 at the Ontological-Hysteric Theater in Manhattan in May, 2010 and it was our most successful play to date. Fantastic press and word of mouth made the show sell out super quick, so we're excited to bring it back for all those who weren't able to see it. Final performance dates haven't been nailed down, but we'll be at the wonderful Atlantic Stage 2 theater.

"This downtown gem, full of minor-key revelations and offhand epiphanies, roots its quirky charm in an earnest and surprising realism. Charming, offbeat, sneakily funny. [CRITIC'S PICK]" - NYTimes

APAP? What's APAP?

We will be performing Buddy Cop 2 during the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Conference. It's a time when presenters and producers from all around the world converge on NYC to scout out new shows to produce at their venues. So along with bringing back the show for New York audiences, a big goal of this remount is to book domestic and international tours of our production. This is our big chance to make these connections and an incredible opportunity to expand the reach and reputation of our company.

"Wistful and sweet and uncanny. The delightful, oddly delicate Buddy Cop 2 is steeped in Christmas cheer. [Four Stars. CRITIC'S PICK]" - TimeOutNY

What we need.

It is going to cost us more than $15,000 to remount Buddy Cop 2 for one week. We are hoping you will help us raise at least $5000 of that via Kickstarter. The Debate Society is a 501(c)(3) organization; so all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

"Packed with nonchalant theatrics and smoldering intensity. Bos, Thureen and Butler have woven an accomplished yarn. [CRITIC'S PICK]" - Backstage

Learn more

Below are links to features, reviews and other press about us and the production. The Brooklyn Independent TV spot gives a really nice intro to us and the show as well as a great behind-the-scenes look at the set. So check that out! If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.

Thanks!!
Hannah, Oliver and Paul (The Debate Society)

Brooklyn Independent TV Feature

New York Times Review

Village Voice Best of 2010 Award

Two New York Times Features on the set: Here and Here.

L Magazine Feature

Gothamist Interview

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BUDDY COP 2

Written by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen
Directed and developed by Oliver Butler

Featuring: Hannah Bos*, Paul Thureen,
Monique Vukovic* & Michael Cyril Creighton*

Set Design by Laura Jellinek
Lighting Design by Mike Riggs
Costume Design by Sydney Maresca
Sound Design by Nathan Leigh
Stage Manager: Amy Ehrenberg
Assistant Stage Manager: Shelley Miles
Assistant Director: Danielle Kourtesis
Intern: Marisa Savic

*Equity Approved Showcase- Appearing courtesy Actor's Equity Association

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    BUSTED!! For ALL donations, we'll make a POLICE REPORT with YOUR name on it and affix it to the wall of our police station set. So as we tour the world, you will go with us . . . Forever.

    All donors will also be listed in the Buddy Cop 2 playbill.

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    We will send you a copy of your police report (Signed by us IN CHARACTER!) for you to frame for the den or display proudly on your refrigerator. This is as good a time as any to mention again that The Debate Society IS a 501(c)(3) organization; so all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

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    You get your personal police report AND an invitation to a special open rehearsal before we open the show for an inside look at what we do. Don't live near NYC? We'll tape it and put together a little video with the highlights.

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    All of the above AND you will receive an autographed copy of the forthcoming (from Samuel French) BUDDY COP 2 script, personalized to you.

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    "The Collected Works of The Debate Society": Police report, rehearsal invite, plus autographed copies of all THREE of our published plays: BUDDY COP 2 (Samuel French), YOU'RE WELCOME (Playscripts) and CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT (in PLAY A JOURNAL OF PLAYS).

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    All of the above PLUS Hannah and Paul will write you a personalized One Minute Play.

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    All of the above plus an "Associate Producer" credit in the Buddy Cop 2 playbill. We'll throw in 4 tix to the show as well so you can impress your friends.

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    All of the above (including "Associate Producer" credit) AND we'd be honored to have you and your friends join us for a post-show cocktail party on the set. We'll even bring some extra racquets so you can test your skills against us on the racquetball court.

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Funding period

- (30 days)