Archive for May, 2013

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Friends & Colleagues -

The OTOA 2-Day Intensive Workshop is only 5 weeks away!
Compared to previous 2-Day Workshops this workshop has many special features!

First: This workshop will take place at my Greenpoint Brooklyn Studio, Java Hauz.
Second: I must keep his workshop small– so sign up ASAP!
Third: Rates for this workshop are at a significant discount of only $175 per person
(compared with the $225. rate for Manhattan based 2-Day OTOA Workshops).
Finally: The Hackler Awards: Thanks to the remarkable generosity of one of my colleagues,
I am able to offer two partial scholarships* for the July Workshop -$125 each.

DETAILS OUTLINED BELOW

Please feel free to forward this email to your friends, colleagues and students.

With Joy & Inspiration,

Gia Forakis,
Founder and Master Teacher
www.OneThoughtOneAction.com


OTOA TWO DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP

FRIDAY JULY 6TH: 6pm – 9pm
SATURDAY JULY 5TH: 12pm – 6pm

JULY WORKSHOP = $175
RESERVE YOUR SPACE ASAP
There are currently no discount rates available for this workshop
~ 6 STUDENTS MAXIMUM ~

THE J.B. HACKLER AWARDS
Thanks to the generosity Theater Artist Jon Blake Hackler there are currently
TWO PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR THE JULY 2-DAY WORKSHOP
in the amount of $125 per person. Please email Gia Forakis ASAP at
GiaForakis@aol.com with your Headshot, Resume,
and a note expressing your interest and need to be considered for a Hackler Award

Returning students are welcome to attend any OTOA 2-DAY WORKSHOP on a
Pay-What-You-Can-Afford basis within two years of their first class.
After that time, please contact Gia directly.
This offer is contingent on making a commitment
to the entire 2-Day Workshop schedule.

LOCATION: Java Hauz – 169 Java Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY 11222
(G train to Greenpoint Ave Stop)

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL WORKSHOP DAYS/TIMES

WORKSHOP BENEFITS
The OTOA Workshop is designed for Performers, Directors, and Film Makers,
offering participants an intensive 2-Day OTOA training and exercises in a small group setting with Founder and Master Teacher Gia Forakis.
· Expansion of physical vocabulary
· How to bring clarity, versatility and physical vitality to all of their projects
· A new perspective on Content-Driven Physical Action (CDPA)
· Ability to put OTOA to use (in conjunction with other training or in its pure form)

GIA FORAKIS
Founder & Master Teacher

Gia Forakis is a theater artist, known primarily as a director for the stage, teacher and acting coach. She is also the Artistic Director of Gia Forakis & Company (GF&CO), an ensemble of professional theater artists committed to the application of One-Thought-One-Action™ (OTOA) in Action. Gia holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama in Directing and a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Graduate Acting Program. In 2006, Forakis officially founded OTOA, and continues to articulate and develop the theory, principles and technique via workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, teaching opportunities and guest directorships at various colleges and theater institutions. In 2011, Gia was nominated for the prestigious Zelda Fichandler Award.

“OTOA arose out of a personal and professional directorial imperative to get more detailed, specific and physically dynamic performances from the actors I was working with. This desire forced me to consider more deeply what it was I found the most satisfying and compelling when watching a theatrical event. It soon became clear that it is the physical expression of the actor’s thinking process that engages me the most, allowing me to invest more fully in the production, rather than in just the text. It is this detailed visualization that distinguishes the stage’s capacity for expression from that of radio or literature, thereby providing a more visceral event for the audience.”

WHAT IS ONE-THOUGHT-ONE-ACTION™ (OTOA)?
OTOA is a revolutionary rehearsal and performance technique
developed by New York theater director & acting coach, Gia Forakis.
OTOA is a method for identifying smaller increments of thought
as smaller moments of physical action.
OTOA functions from an intuitive premise that leads the performer to liberate their motivations for a more detailed, engaged and dynamic presence; ultimately connecting with and engaging audiences in a more visceral way.

To Sign Up for this Workshop, or Apply for a HACKLER AWARD partial scholarship for the July 2-Day Workshop:
GiaForakis@aol.com