I think the tragic feeling is invoked in us when we are in the presence of a character who is ready to lay down his life, if need be, to secure one thing -- his sense of personal dignity.

- ARTHUR MILLER, "Tragedy and the Common Man"

DIRECTING PROJECTS

PERFORMANCE PROJECTS

Song from the Uproar

THE REMOUNT OF
Song From the Uproar:
The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt

An Original, Multi-Media Opera
Composed & Conceived by: Missy Mazzoli
Directed & Choreographed by:
Gia Forakis

LA Opera / REDCAT Theater
Los Angeles, CA
October 2015

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Solo Allegro Cappuccino: A One Woman Show (With One Waiter)

An Original Work for Theater
Written & Performed by
Gia Forakis

Premiere: Access Theater New York, NY USA
December 1998

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O.Rex

O.REX

The Original Murder Mystery

A New Translation of Sophocles' "Oedipus Rex"
Co-Translated by
Mark Buchan & Gia Forakis
Directed by Gia Forakis

Premiere: The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory
New York, NY USA
November 2014

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Antigone Digs a Whole

An Original Multi-Media Solo Work for Theater
Written & Performed by
Gia Forakis

The DIA Center for Arts
New York, NY USA
April 1994

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Fatelessness

Fatelessness

A One Man Show based on the Novel by Nobel-Prize winner Imre Kertész

Co-Created & Adapted for the stage by Adam Boncz
and Gia Forakis

Premiere: HERE Arts Center

New York, NY USA
April 2014

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Nothing 2 Fear: Medusa's Dreamz

An Original Work for Theater
Written & Performed by
Gia Forakis

T.W.E.E.D.
New Works Festival
Ohio Theater
New York, NY USA
May 1993

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Song From the Uproar The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt

Song From the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt

Voted #3 of Best New Opera Events of 2012 by Time Out New York

Conceived & Composed by Missy Mazzoli

The Kitchen, New York City

February/March 2012

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Meditations, Part One: The Purpose of Existence Or Should I Keep the Dog?

Written & Performed by
Gia Forakis

Soho Rep:
Field Day Performance Series
New York, NY USA
March 1993

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The Seagull

The Seagull

A Comedy in 4 Acts
by Anton Chekhov

National Asian American Theatre Company
Theatre for the New City
New York, NY

September 2009

Personal Garbage

An Original Work for Theater with Original Music & Song
Written & Performed by
Gia Forakis

The Ethnic Folk Arts Center
New York, NY USA
April 1990

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Song From the Uproar Chamber Version

Song From the Uproar: Chamber Version

Conceived & Composed by Missy Mazzoli

Galapagos Art Space
Brooklyn

May 2009

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Gia, (at Dia) Solo Mia

An Evening of Two Original Solo Performance-Theater Works Native Territory and Meeces

Written & Performed by
Gia Forakis

The DIA Center for Arts
New York, NY USA
1989

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Blue Before Morning

Blue Before Morning

by Kate McGovern

terraNOVA Theater Collective
DR2 Theatre
New York, NY

October 2008

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My Mother and the Bride

Written & Performed by
Gia Forakis

The DIA Center for Arts
New York, NY USA
June 1989

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Love Person American Theater Magazine July/August Issue 2008

Love Person

by Aditi Brennan Kapil
 
Marin Theater Company
Mill Valley, CA

April 2008

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Native Territory

An Original Multi-Media
Solo Work for Theater
Written & Performed by
Gia Forakis

West Bank Cafe
New York, NY USA
March 1988

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I Want What You Have

I Want What You Have

by Saviana Stanescu

The Women's Project
Site-specific event at the World Financial Center
New York, NY

May 2007

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What's Missing?

Written & Performed by
Gia Forakis

Appeared with: Caffeine Free and Sleep Games
Meeting Hall
Putney, Vermont
1989

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Picnic

Picnic

by William Inge

The Bay Theater Company
Annapolis, MD

March 2007

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Obsessive Behavior

An Evening of Three Solo Performance Works:
Meeces, Sleep Games and Caffeine Free

Written & Performed by
Gia Forakis

Knitting Factory
New York, NY USA
September 1986

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The Rivals

The Rivals

by Richard Brinsely Sheridan

Hudson Valley Shakespeare
Cold Springs, NY

August 2006

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Acts of Mercy

Acts of Mercy

by Michael John Garcés

Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre
New York, NY

February 2006

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The Winters Tale

The Winter's Tale

by William Shakespeare

Milwaukee Shakespeare
Milwaukee, WI

October 2005

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Iron

Iron

by Rona Munro

The Kitchen Theatre Company
Ithaca, NY USA

April 2005

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`
Uncle Vanya directed by Gia Forakis

Uncle Vanya

by Anton Chekhov
translated by Paul Schmidt

Yale School of Drama
New Haven, CT

May 2004

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Frag

Frag

by Michael John Garcés

HERE
American Living Room Series
New York, NY

August 2004

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