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.). Hannah 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 Hostage Song (The Kraine), The Pumpkin Pie Show: Ringside Seats (The Belt), Cardiac Shadow (P.S. 122), and Junta High (P.S. 122). 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 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 the creator of the web series “Timeless Seasons” which recently played at the LA Comedy Shorts Festival and Rooftop Films. Upcoming 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.

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.