The Debate Society

The Debate Society

Writing Company

The Debate Society is an Obie Award-winning, Brooklyn-based company that creates new plays through the collaboration of Hannah Bos (writer/performer), Paul Thureen (writer/performer), and Oliver Butler (director/developer). The Debate Society’s plays include Jacuzzi (Ars Nova; Time Out New York Top 10 of 2014; published by Samuel French), Blood Play (Bushwick Starr/Under The Radar/Williamstown Theater Festival; Samuel French), Buddy Cop 2 (Ontological-Hysteric Incubator; Samuel French), You're Welcome (The Brick; published by Playscripts), Cape Disappointment (PS122; Samuel French), The Eaten Heart, The Snow Hen, and A Thought About Raya

The Debate Society trio are recipients of a 2012 Obie Grant, 2013 Obie Award (Performance – Blood Play), NEFA National Theater Project Grant, and proud faculty members of The National Theater Institute. 

Photo by Zack DeZon

Appears in
The Light Years