This is the Registration Page for
The OTOA Studio-Lab Sessions
OTOA Studio-Labs are a forum for the study and application of 
OTOA Performance Technique & Training (PTT)™ 


Who should register for Studio-Labs?

Participants include: performers, directors, collaborators, 

theater makers, film makers & public speakers.


What is OTOA Performance Technique & Training (PTT)?

OTOA PTT is a method for creating a vivid, engaged and dynamic life on stage or screen.

OTOA PTT identifies incremental components of thought as specific moments of physical action.

OTOA PTT brings specificity, versatility and dynamic physical vitality to the stage

For Further Information on OTOA PTT Click Here


What are the OTOA PTT Studio-Lab Sessions? 

OTOA PTT Studio Labs are one-day practicums that combine an introduction to OTOA PTT with the added benefit 

   of exploring and experimenting with your own project or material, at any stage of development. 

Participants are given an opportunity to work within a small studio group of no more than 3 people, or 3 teams, 

with OTOA Founder, Master Teacher, and Stage Director, Gia Forakis, 

as she offers a hands-on investigation of your project within a safe and shared learning environment.


What is the goal of the OTOA Studio-Lab Sessions?

Our goal is to create a unique experimental and educational forum for valuable inquiry 

outside of the constrictions and limitations of most production and/or rehearsal schedules.

And to offer an introduction to how OTOA PTT technique 

can be applied in the rehearsal and development process.


What kind of material should I bring to an OTOA PTT Studio-Lab?

Participants propose the material that they are excited and eager to investigate or develop. 

Material should be between 3 -7 minutes in length. Material may include, but is not limited to

new scripts, monologues, projects in development, 2 - 3 person scenes, audition material, solo work, 

performance, songs, screen plays, etc.


How can OTOA Studio-Lab Sessions benefit me?

Studio Labs present participants with a deeper understanding of the 

One-Thought-One-Action PTT technique through application and observation within a supportive lab atmosphere, 

and an expanded realm of creativity and camaraderie through exposure 

to other performing artists across different disciplines. OTOA PTT Studio-Labs benefit the craft of the artist, 

the development of the material, and the advancement of creative inquiry. 

What is the size of an OTOA Studio-Lab Session?

To support individualized OTOA-based guidance and instruction

Studio-Lab Sessions are restricted to 3 people or 3 collaborative teams 

Collaborative teams, are restricted to 3 people, and are counted as one project.*

However, if your project has 4 people, we may make an exception, pending the number of other teams 

that are registered for the lab on the same day


May I apply as a solo artist? Or must I bring my creative team?

Both solo artists and creative teams may apply.

 To determine which is right for you, consider what is best for your proposed material.

Examples of a solo project might include, but are not limited to:

1.) Actors who is developing audition material

2.) Stand-up comics preparing new material, or developing their stage-craft

3.) Performer developing material for a solo show

4.) Public speaker preparing for a lecture or presentation

Examples of a creative teams might include, but are not limited to:

1.) Playwrights, film-makers, or directors, who want to work on one scene from a script/project, would apply as a creative team and be responsible to bring a team of actors to covers all roles

2.) Singer-song writers with a new duet in development for performance, would apply as a creative team, and be responsible to bring singing partner (plus guitar, keyboard or recorded instrumentation).

3.) A collaboratively created, devised project, would apply as a creative team.



$50 per Session, Per Person

$25 per person for creative teams of 2 

$25 per person for creative teams of 3

*These prices do not include costs stipends paid to collaborative members (e.g. actors for a director's project)

Stipends are the responsibility of the lead artist who is submitting the Studio-Lab application.



Brooklyn Location/South-West Park Slope

Ocean Parkway between Church & Beverly

Brooklyn, NY 11218

Near F, G, & Q Trains


Studio-Lab Schedule:


All Studio-Labs take place on weekends from 12:30 - 6:00pm

If you don't want to wait until next fall, 

we recommend that you consider  

A Custom Designed Workshop



Registration & Pre-Payment Are Required

Registration Instructions Below

* If your team is larger than 3 people please contact us to discuss possibilities

How to Register


To be certain that space is still available...

Please Contact: Darya Gauthier, 

OTOA Managing Director 


In your email please include the following:

  • Your Full Name
  • Your Phone Number
  • Your Snail-Mail Address (optional)
  • Which Session Date(s)You'd Like to Attend
  • How You Heard About OTOA
  • A Few Words About Yourself, and/or Creative Team: (include how many are in your team)
  • Your interest in the OTOA PTT Studio-Lab:
    • Your Project/Material
  • Please include "OTOA" in Subject of your email


After we receive your email with registration information  (as outlined above) we will let you know if space is available, and include instructions for payment by PayPal or Personal Check.


Some Details To Be Aware Of:

  • The workshop is designed for your full availability through the entire schedule as posted.
  • Please respect the nature of the group environment by making every effort to arrive on time and turn off all mobile devices.
  • Please bring a hard copy of any text you are working with, to the session, OR send a digital copy 3-4-days prior to the date of the session, for Gia to work from.
  • Please include "OTOA" in Subject of any email

Does My Material Fit This Format?
If you have something you would like to work on, 
but you're not sure if it fits into this forum, 
feel free to contact us to discuss possibilities.

Out Of Town Participants

Are you coming to NYC from out of town. If so, you may want to consider taking advantage of the special discount offer with our friend & Airbnb Host, whose lovely home & private bedrooms are conveniently located to our Brooklyn studio.

Contact us for further Airbnb details:

I look forward to introducing you to OTOA PTT 
and working together to enrich a project or material that you are passionate about. 
 ~Gia Forakis
 OTOA Founder & Master Teacher
& Theater Artist


For further information on the the
One-Thought-One-Action(OTOA)™ Technique

Studio-Lab Cancellation Policy

Please bear in mind that this event has limited space. Therefore we ask that if you must cancel, after you have already registered that you kindly observe our Cancellation Policy outlined below.

A FULL REFUND* will be given to cancellations made 3 full weeks before the first day of the intended lab session (21 days before: if the workshop you have registered for begins on a Saturday, then the last day to cancel and receive a FULL refund will be the Friday 3 weeks prior).

We will not be able to offer any refunds other than those outlined above. Please understand that we may not be able to make exceptions in this policy, but you are welcome to send us a letter to discuss your circumstances.

~We thank you very much for your cooperation.

*Please Note that refunds do not include any fees associated with payments made through PayPal.