Hannah Bos (Writer/Performer)
Hannah Bos is a founder and co-Artistic Director of The Debate Society. She has co-written and starred in all of the company’s plays, most recently JACUZZI. She starred in the premiere of Will Eno’s THE OPEN HOUSE at the Signature Theatre Company (Drama Desk Award, Ensemble; Lortel Nomination, Featured Actress). 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” and is a co-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 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.
Paul Thureen (Writer/Performer)
Paul Thureen is a founder and co-Artistic Director of The Debate Society, co-writing and starring in all of the company’s plays, including BLOOD PLAY (Obie Award, Acting) and JACUZZI. Other recent NYC performances include Annie Baker’s UNCLE VANYA (Soho Rep), Jenny Schwartz’s 41-DERFUL (Clubbed Thumb) and Steven Levenson’s CORE VALUES (Ars Nova). 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 (recurring), The Revolution (History Channel). Paul is a Sundance Institute Fellow. B.A. Vassar College.
Oliver Butler (Director/Developer)
Oliver Butler is a founder and co-Artistic Director of The Debate Society with whom he has co-created and directed 8 full-length plays since 2004, most recently JACUZZI at Ars Nova. Oliver directed the recent premiere of Will Eno’s THE OPEN HOUSE (OBIE Award for Direction; Lortel Award, Best Play) at the Signature Theatre Company. Other recent projects include directing the City Center Encores! Off-Center production of Jonathan Larson’s TICK, TICK, BOOM starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom and Karen Olivo and BAD JEWS (Long Wharf). Oliver is directing the upcoming world premieres of Daniel Goldfarb’s LEGACY at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, AN OPENING IN TIME by Christopher Shinn, and TIMESHARE by Lally Katz in Melbourne (The Malthouse). He is a Sundance Institute Fellow and a Bill Foeller Fellow (Williamstown).