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. 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 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 directed the recent premiere of Will Eno’s The Open House (Obie Award for Direction; Lortel Award, Best Play) at the Signature Theatre Company. Oliver is a founder and co-Artistic Director of The Debate Society. He has developed and directed the world premieres of all of the company’s plays. In New York, Oliver has also directed tick, tick… Boom! (Encores! Off-Center at New York City Center) the premieres of Goodbye New York Goodbye Heart by Lally Katz (The Australian-American Production Company) and Hostage Song, a new musical by Kyle Jarrow and Clay McLeod Chapman (Horse Trade Theater Group). In 2006, at The Ontological Incubator, he directed and developed the workshop performance of Nine Days Falling written by Lally Katz and Mac Wellman. He is a Sundance Institute Fellow, Ars Nova Artist-in-Residence and a Bill Foeller Fellow (Williamstown).