Founder and co-Artistic Director of The Debate Society. The Debate Society: Jacuzzi (Ars Nova), Blood Play(Bushwick Starr, The Public, Williamstown), Buddy Cop 2 (The Ontological Theater), You’re Welcome (The Brick), Cape Disappointment (PS122), The Eaten Heart (The Ontological Theater), The Snow Hen, A Thought Out Raya. Off-Broadway: The Open House (Signature, Obie and Lortel Awards); Hostage Song (Horse Trade Theater Group). Regional: Thom Pain (Geffen Playhouse), Legacy (Williamstown), An Opening in Time (Hartford Stage), Bad Jews (Long Wharf). International: Timeshare (Malthouse). Oliver is a Sundance Fellow, Bill Foeller Fellow, and faculty member at The National Theater Institute. (As of 1/12/17)
★★★★ Critic’s Pick.
A theatrical cabinet of wonders!
A wistful, cockeyed play that celebrates American dreamers.
—David Cote, Time Out New York
Let there be light.
A hymn to the glories and perils of creative minds.
The Debate Society’s collaboratively devised plays frequently recreate vivid slices of Americana, but they generally evoke periods from more recent memory, fashioning a vibe that is in equal parts cheeky, nerdily hip, and spooky.