Opera + OTOA = Success!

Can’t make it to Los Angeles to see
Song From the Uproar?
Come see an Open Rehearsal
in Jamaica Queens, NYC!

Monday Sep 28th & Thursday Oct 1st

Dear Friends, Colleagues, Patrons and OTOA Participants

As rehearsals for the Los Angeles remount of SONG FROM THE UPROAR are now fully underway I’m reminded of how beautiful this opera, composed by Missy Mazzoli, truly is, and how versatile and dynamic OTOA can be.

I staged SFTU utilizing OTOA to form all of the opera singer’s gesture-based choreography throughout the entire piece.  And as we work to bring back the production –which premiered at The Kitchen, NYC in 2012 — it’s gratifying to recognize OTOA’s wide and varied application.

Although this remount of SFTU is opening in LA we are opening our doors to the public for two special rehearsals, at the lovely Jamaica Performing Arts Center, in Jamaica Queens. Open rehearsals are free to the public and will be held on Monday, September 28th at 4:30 PM and Thursday, October 1st at 4:30 PM. Click here to see the NY1 Broadcast about our open rehearsals.

Returning to SFTU right after an exceptional week spent in Vermont for our 3rd Annual Putney School Residency ‎and the VT OTOA Intensive carries a certain synchronicity to life events. Click here to see beautiful photos and read more about the OTOA VT Intensive on our blog.

I hope to see you in Jamaica Queens for a free open SFTU rehearsal (more details below) or in LA for the remount (ticket info below)! And keep an eye out for the 2016 OTOA schedule later this year.

With Joy & Inspiration,
Gia Forakis
Gia Forakis
Artistic Director Gia Forakis & Company (GF&CO)
Founder & Master Teacher One-Thought-One-Action (OTOA)™

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Two upcoming rehearsals for
Song From the Uproar
will be open for the community
to attend for free.

Jamaica Performing Arts Center
153-10 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432

September 28 @ 4:30 PM
Open Rehearsal with Q&A
(Gia will be in attendance)

October 1 @ 4:30 PM
Open Rehearsal: Music Only

Photo: Lead Singer, Abigail Fisher.
Photo by James Matthew Daniel ©.2012

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October 8th – October 11th
LA Opera’s Redcat Theater

Song From the Uproar
The Lives & Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt
(Beth Morrison Projects)

This original, multi-media opera, composed & conceived by Missy Mazzoli in collaboration with director Gia Forakis, filmmaker Stephen Taylor and librettist Royce Vavrek, was voted #3 Best New Opera Events of 2012 by Time Out New York. If you are in the Los Angeles “neighborhood” this remounting is a must-see- but get your tickets asap: it’s a short run and it is nearly SOLD OUT!

SFTU Tickets & Information Here
Watch the Promo Video Here

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