The Final Debate

TEN-MINUTE: While preparing for their annual debate in front of the whole school, Jaime and Courtlin receive devastating news.
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The Final Debate

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  • Jennifer Kokai:
    2 Oct. 2018
    I was lucky enough to direct the first performance of this for Plan-B this fall. Bublitz has created two sharply distinct female teenage characters. They are smart, serious, and great roles for actresses to play. The audience responded very strongly to this piece and it was clear it had a significant impact. Strongly recommend this ten minute.
  • Franky Gonzalez:
    13 Aug. 2018
    Bublitz leads us one way and swerves us into an entirely different direction in this short, human, and ultimately tragic play. There are matters and debates to be had and there is a lot of posturing and competition to be the one to get one over on the opposition, and Bublitz completely encapsulates the state of our national dialogue in her two debaters but she brings a sobering and necessary wake-up call to America. While time-consuming debates and loopholes are bandied about, lives are still being lost and we are ultimately responsible for not bringing action more effectively. Very thought-provoking.
  • Asher Wyndham:
    7 Jun. 2018
    Bublitz's powerful TYA play could do more than elicit empathy -- it could do more than make an audience angry at the sad state of our country under the Second Amendment; it could inspire students in school and their parents to take action, to keep school safety at the top of priorities and demand change from the powerful people in the community. The PTSD-like trauma theatricalized in this play is today's reality for all schoolchildren -- this play reminds you of that. Perfect for a gun control festival. Highly recommended.

Character Information

  • Courtlin
    A senior in high school
  • Jamie
    A senior in high school.
  • Chris
    older than Courtlin and Jaime.

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