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The Debate Society: The Next Thing

blood playThe Debate Society is the recipient of a 2012 Obie Grant, the winner of a 2010 “Village Voice Best of Award” for “Best Argument for Devised Theatre” and the 2012/13 Ars Nova Company in Residence. Hannah Bos was the recipient of a Six Points Fellowship to help fund Blood Play, which supports cutting edge work by Jewish artists exploring Jewish ideas and experience (a lot of the events that happen in the play are based on stories of Bos’s grandmother and mother).

Blood Play premiered last year at the Bushwick Starr and has since been featured at The Public Theater’s Under The Radar Festival this January. It made quite an impression in New York City and is certain to invoke a similar reaction in Boston and beyond. We’re excited and thoroughly pleased to welcome The Debate Society to The Next Thing Festival with what is certain to be a thought-provoking, barrier-breaking and satisfyingly, hilariously smart play.

Buy your tickets to Blood Play, presented from Feb. 21-23,  here. Don’t miss out, it is only playing for three performances during the TNT Festival!

If you’d like to see anything else in the Festival, the  festival pass admits you to see all of the groundbreaking companies and works: Vision Disturbance by New York City Players, A (radically condensed and expanded) Supposedly Funny Thing I’ll Never Do Again after David Foster Wallace by Daniel Fish, Birth Breath Bride Elizabeth by Sleeping Weazel, and Spring Training by UNIVERSES, as well as a concert with The Army of Broken Toys, The Shakespearean Jazz Show, films, workshops and more!

Andrea Gordillo is an Emerson BFA Acting’14 student and a Dramaturgy & Outreach Assistant at ArtsEmerson.

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