Biographies

Hannah Bos (Writer/Performer)

Hannah is a founding member and a co-Artistic Director of The Debate Society, co-writing and starring in Buddy Cop 2, Cape Disappointment, You’re Welcome, The Eaten Heart (for which Gothamist named her Best Actress of 2007), The Snow Hen and A Thought About Raya. Other acting credits include Andrei Serban’s Lysistrata (with Cherry Jones), Hostage Song (The Kraine), The Pumpkin Pie Show: Ringside Seats (The Belt), Cardiac Shadow (P.S. 122), Junta High (P.S. 122), and Three Farces and a Funeral, and Janos Szasz’ Marat/Sade at (The American Repertory Theatre). She is also the co-creator/writer/”Flo” of The Mimi and Flo Show, a choose-your-own-adventure web series which has been seen by over 3 million people. She studied at The Piven Theatre Workshop, Vassar College, and holds an M.F.A. from The Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University/Moscow Art Theater. She is a recent recipient of The Six Points Fellowship.

Paul Thureen (Writer/Performer)

Paul is a founding member and co-Artistic Director of The Debate Society, co-writing and starring in A Thought About Raya, The Snow Hen, You’re Welcome, The Eaten Heart, Cape Disappointment, Detroit and Buddy Cop 2. Recent New York and international performances include Hostage Song, Clay McLeod Chapman’s The Pumpkin Pie Show at P.S. 122, One Year Lease’s tour of Oresteia in Athens and Milan, and Tango ’til They’re Sore at The Flea. Regional: The Description of the World, Facade, and Pulcinella (Theatre de la Jeune Lune) and The Odyssey Experience (McCarter). TV: The Late Show with David Letterman and The Revolution (History Channel).

Oliver Butler (Director)

Oliver is a founding member and co-Artistic Director of The Debate Society and has directed and toured with the company. In New York Mr. Butler has directed the world premieres of The Lapsburgh Layover, Buddy Cop 2, Cape DisappointmentGoodbye New York Goodbye Heart, The Eaten HeartThe Snow HenRed-Haired Thomas, Hostage SongA Thought About RayaYou’re Welcome, and Christmas with the Flamingos. He was the Assistant Artistic Director of The Berkshire Theatre Festival where he directed The Einstein Project and This is our Youth.  Mr. Butler has assisted directors including Jo Bonney, Pam Mackinnon, and John Rando. In 2004 and 2005 he was a participating director in Lincoln Center’s Directors Lab. With Hannah and Paul, he is a Sundance Institute Fellow.