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Theater & art

For artists, TNT Festival offers a fresh context

NEW YORK — It’s easy to see what audiences can get out of a theater festival that brings a lot of work together in one spot. But is there any creative benefit to the artists in being part of that mix? Hannah Bos and Oliver Butler of the Debate Society had just finished a run of “Blood Play” at Under the Radar, an international festival at New York’s Public Theater, when we posed that question to them, and they answered emphatically in the affirmative. “Blood Play,” set in 1950s suburban Chicago and featuring Bos as an anxious young wife and mother named Bev, comes to ArtsEmerson’s The Next Thing Festival Feb. 21-23.

Butler: We will try and see a lot of the work.

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