Biographies

Hannah Bos (Writer/Performer)

Hannah was recently seen in premiere of Will Eno’s The Open House at the Signature Theatre Company (Lortel nom., Featured Actress.; Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Ensemble ). Hannah is a founding member and co-Artistic Director of The Debate Society, co-writing and starring in all of the company’s plays. Regional credits include: the premieres of Will Eno’s GNIT and Lisa Kron’s The Veri**on Play at Humana Festival, Andrei Serban’s Lysistrata, Three Farces and a Funeral and Janos Szasz’ Marat/Sade (all A.R.T). Hannah recently starred in an episode of the hit web series “High Maintenance”.”She is the co-creator/writer/“Flo” of “The Mimi and Flo Show”, a choose-your-own-adventure web series that has been seen by over 3 million people. She is also a creator of the web series “Timeless Seasons” which played at the LA Comedy Shorts Festival and Rooftop Films. Films include “How to Follow Strangers” and “Next Life”. Hannah is a Sundance Theatre Institute fellow, an Ars Nova Artist-in-Residence and a recipient of The Six Points Fellowship. B.A. Vassar College, M.F.A from The Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University/Moscow Art Theater. Her work has been published by Samuel French, Playscripts and Play a Journal of Plays. She is currently working on The Light Years (which has been developed at New York Stage & Film and two Sundance Theatre Institute Labs) as well as a commission from Playwrights Horizons.

Paul Thureen (Writer/Performer)

Paul is a founding member and co-Artistic Director of The Debate Society, co-writing and starring in all of the company’s plays. Other NYC performances include Annie Baker’s Uncle Vanya (Soho Rep), 41-derful (Clubbed Thumb), Core Values (Ars Nova), Hostage Song and Clay McLeod Chapman’s The Pumpkin Pie Show. Regional: The Description of the World, Façade, and Pulcinella (Theatre de la Jeune Lune) and The Odyssey Experience (McCarter). TV: The Late Show with David Letterman, The Revolution (History Channel). Paul is an Obie Award winner (Blood Play), Sundance Institute Fellow and an Ars Nova Artist-in-Residence.

Oliver Butler (Director)

Oliver Butler directed the premiere of Will Eno’s The Open House at the Signature Theatre Company (Obie Award for Direction, 2014 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, Drama Desk Ensemble Award.). He also directed the recent City Center Encores! Off-Center production of Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick, Boom starring Lin-Manuel Miranda.

In New York, Oliver has also directed the premieres of Goodbye New York Goodbye Heart by Lally Katz (The Australian-American Production Company) and Hostage Song, a musical by Kyle Jarrow and Clay McLeod Chapman (Horse Trade Theater Group). He recently directed Bad Jews at The Long Wharf Theatre, and will be directing the premiere of Daniel Goldfarb’s new play Legacy at Williamstown Theatre Festival. He is a Sundance Institute Fellow, Ars Nova Artist-in-Residence and a Bill Foeller Fellow (Williamstown).