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 Disappointment, Goodbye New York Goodbye Heart, The Eaten Heart, The Snow Hen, Red-Haired Thomas, Hostage Song, A Thought About Raya, You’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.