Atelier Guest Artists

Oliver Butler

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Oliver Butler is a founder and co-Artistic Director of The Debate Society where he has developed and directed 9 world premieres including their most recent, The Light Years, at Playwrights Horizons. He directed the West Coast Premiere of Will Eno's THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) starring Rainn Wilson at The Geffen Playhouse. He also directed Christopher Shinn's AN OPENING IN TIME at Hartford Stage and Daniel Goldfarb's LEGACY at Williamstown Theatre Festival. In Australia he directed the premiere of TIMESHARE by Lally Katz at The Malthouse in Melbourne. He also directed the premiere of Will Eno’s THE OPEN HOUSE (OBIE Award for Direction; Lortel Award, Best Play) at the Signature Theatre Company. He is a Sundance Institute Fellow and a Bill Foeller Fellow (Williamstown).