Ianthe Demos is a founding member and the Co-Artistic Director of One Year Lease. Ianthe’s directing work has been described as “dynamic” (Charles Isherwood, The New York Times, Critic’s Pick) “theatrical witchcraft” (Scott Brown, New York Magazine), “riveting theater” (Ed Siegel, Boston’s NPR), “playfully poisonous” (Terry Byrne, Boston Globe), “a gleaming portrait of our collective contemporary existence” (Andy Propst, American Theater Web) and “a celebration of theatrical energy” (Gerald Berkowitz, The Stage). Interested in the intersection of theater and education, Ianthe has served as a guest director and teacher at Vassar College, Harvard University and PACE as well as working on OYL’s annual Apprentice Program. Ianthe is also Vice President of Selby Artists Mgmt. Ianthe divides her time between Greece and New York City.
Nick is a theater and film director, actor, writer and the Co-Artistic Director of One Year Lease Theater Company. He has been developing new plays with playwrights and ensembles for over twenty years, as well as leading and designing workshops, readings and extended development processes. With OYL Nick’s work has been described as “fiery and fantastical” (Eric Sundermann, The Village Voice), “vividly acted” (Charles Isherwood, The New York Times, Critic’s Pick) and “humorous and touching” (Andy Propst, American Theater Web). NYC Directing credits include “Eat The Devil” by Nadja Leonard-Hooper & Dan Nuxoll at The Tank; “BALLS” co-directed with Ianthe Demos at Stages Rep Theater Houston TX and Off-Broadway at 59E59; “Stockholm” by Bryony Lavery at 59E59; “The Killing Room” by Daniel Keene at Teatro Circulo; “Manmade Mistakes” by Danny Mitarotondo at Teatro Circulo; “Ride” by Jane Bodie at 59E59. He wrote and directed the short feature film Bridge; co-wrote and directed the TV comedy pilot Ensemble and directed the short film “Upstanding”. As an actor, he has also performed with the major Australian state theatre companies including Sydney Theatre Company in The Shape of Things and Melbourne Theatre Company in The Recruit. Screen credits include ongoing roles on the Australian TV dramas Home & Away, All Saints, Love Bytes; the feature films Ned, The Tumbler, Regretting Fish, as well as numerous shorts. He has performed as one of The Flying Karamazov Brothers and has trained extensively with the SITI Company.
Natalie began dancing in the womb. After studying in the BFA program at Marymount Manhattan College, she toured extensively with MOMIX, Pilobolus, and Parsons Dance. She danced with Liza Minelli in Sex and the City 2 and is an original cast member of Spider-Man on Broadway, where she currently serves as Associate Choreographer. This will be her second year teaching movement in the Musical Theater Summer Workshop at Fordam University. In the past year, Natalie has choreographed Skin Tight and pool (no water) with OYL and El amor en los tiempos del cólera with Repertorio Español.