Ianthe Demos

International Performance Ensemble

Lecturer - BA Acting and Directing 
Ianthe Demos is a founding member and the Co-Artistic Director of One Year Lease Theater Company (OYL).  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). Under Ianthe's Artistic Direction OYL has received two Drama Desk nominations in NYC and a Stage Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 
Interested in the intersection of theater and education, Ianthe has served as a guest director and teacher at Vassar College, Harvard University, and PACE.  Ianthe is also the Director of One Year Lease's unique Apprentice Program in Northern Greece which is guided by members of the National Theater of Greece, members of SITI Company, and professors from Vassar College, Columbia University, Harvard University, and NYU.  Over 150 students from institutions across the United States have participated in the program since 2007.
Ianthe is Vice President of Selby Artists Mgmt., touring dancers and companies throughout the world since 2001.  Ianthe divides her time between Greece and New York City. ​