Benefiting Performers, Directors, Playwrights, Public Speakers 

OTOA Performance Technique & Training
The Studio-Lab Sessions

~ Fall 2017 Registration Page ~


The OTOA Performance Technique & Training (PTT)™ Studio-Lab Sessions

are designed as OTOA practicums benefiting

performers, directors, singers, collaborators, theater makers, & public speakers,

led by OTOA Founder, Master Teacher and Theater Artist, Gia Forakis.

Studio-Labs offer an environment for experimentation and shared learning where

participants bring in their own material, at any stage of development.

Material may include, but is not limited to: new scripts, monologues, projects in development, scenes, choreography, audition material, solo work, performance art, songs, etc.

Material should not be between 3-7 minutes in length.

Studio Labs present participants with

a deeper understanding of the One-Thought-One-Action technique,

through application and observation within a safe and supportive lab atmosphere

and the camaraderie of other artists.

To support individualized OTOA-based guidance and instruction

Lab Sessions are restricted to 3 people or collaborative teams.

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.

OTOA PTT Studio-Labs benefit the artist, the material, and the development process

creating a win, win, win combination!


The 2017 Fall Season

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 12:00 - 5:00pm*

SATURDAY OCTOBER 28, 12:00 – 5:00pm*

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18, 12:00 - 5:00pm*

Look for more offerings Spring 2018


Brooklyn Location/South-West Park Slope
Ocean Parkway between Church & Beverly
Brooklyn, NY 11218
Near F, G, & Q Trains


Important Note
Because of the nature of these lab sessions, only 3 participants
(or 3 collaborative teams) will be accepted per session



$40 Per Session, Per Person

$20 per person for teams of 2 

$15 per person for teams of 3 *


Registration & Prepayment 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

OTOA Managing Director

Darya Gauthier 


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 (or your team)
  • Your interest in the OTOA Studio-Lab:
    • Your Project/Material
    • Your Goals for the Lab Session
  • 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 session, for Gia to work from.
  • Please include "OTOA" in Subject of any email

Cancellation Policy

Please bear in mind that this event has


we ask that if you must cancel,

after you have already registered that you kindly observe our Cancellation Policy.

A FULL REFUND* will be given to cancellations made 2 full weeks before the first day of the intended workshop (14 days before: if the Studio-Lab you have registered for begins on a Saturday, then the last day that a FULL refund will be made will be through Friday two weeks prior).

We will not be able to offer refunds if cancellations are made less than 14 days prior to the first day of the intended Studio-Lab. Please understand that we may be unable to make any exceptions in this policy.

~We thank you very much for your cooperation.

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

Brooklyn Location/South-West Park Slope
between Church & Beverly
Brooklyn, NY 11218
Near F, G, & Q Trains


Class Size
We will be Limiting Class Size to 3 participants (or 3 collaborative teams) to create an environment that supports personal attention.


If you have something you would like to work on,
but you're not sure if it fits into this forum,
please feel free to contact us to discuss possibilities.

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

All questions should be directed to
Darya Gautier, OTOA Managing Director
PLEASE INCLUDE "OTOA" in the Subject of your email


Out Of Town Participants

Are you coming to NYC from out of town

for one of our OTOA Offerings? 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:

For further information on the the
One-Thought-One-Action PTT Technique