OYL’s LeaseLab is the new play development arm of One Year Lease.
Through a development process we have been honing and sharpening for almost 10 years, LeaseLab invites playwrights to work collaboratively with the OYL Artistic ensemble in the creation of new work.
Collectively we explore broad, timely concepts of what could make a powerful theater event and work up from a blank page to a production-ready draft, and ultimately a world premiere production.
LeaseLab is a a phased process over about twelve months, comprised of a series of workshops and usually involving three script drafts.
The primary goal of LeaseLab is to give playwrights the opportunity to develop work collaboratively alongside the OYL ensemble, and to develop work that continues to explore the company’s guiding aesthetic principles of movement & strong physicality, collective story-telling and challenging of traditional form & structure.
LeaseLab is a professional development program and selected playwrights receive a commission fee and workshop stipend.