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Olivia Chant Buss (she/her) is a Chicago based actor, director, writer, and early childhood educator.


Recent stage credits include: Juliet (Romeo & Juliet), Mrs. Erlynne (Lady Windermere’s Fan), #7 (The Wolves), Annie (Misery), and Ensemble (Yeast Nation, CCM Musical Theatre).

In 2019, Olivia made her directing debut with Revolt. She said. Revolt again. at the Falcon Theatre in Newport, KY; she continues to direct projects on stage and screen.

Olivia loves devised theatre and has performed original works at Edinburgh Fringe and Cincinnati Fringe. She is also certified in the Meisner Technique with Larry Silverberg at the True Acting Institute.


Olivia values collaboration, empathy, and presence as creative superpowers. She believes in experimentation, innovation, and the profound power of storytelling to question/expose/expand humanity. 


Olivia is a member of the Equity Membership Candidacy Program (EMC) and recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music's BFA Acting program.


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