Who we are

OYL is an ensemble theater company.

The artists of OYL have been working together for many years on multiple projects, and some of us have been collaborating for over a decade. Our acting ensemble come from international backgrounds including the USA, Greece, Australia, France and New Zealand.

Trained in diverse performance methodologies, OYL’s actors have worked extensively in the professional arena, in both theater and film.

Our members of the acting and design ensemble have worked with: New York Theater Workshop, The Delaware Theater Company, The Virginia Stage Company, The National Theater of Greece, The Sydney Theater Company, The Melbourne Theater Company, SITI Company, The Public, Capital Repertory Theater, The Cherry Lane Theater, The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Company, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and more.

One Year Lease Theater Company was founded in 2001 by Ariane Barbanell, Ianthe Demos and Jacqueline Kristel.

OYL’s current ensemble-based, international structure was formed in 2008.