Design an OTOA Workshop to fit your needs, budget, and schedule.

Workshops can be tailored for various disciplines and are excellent for a variety of groups, including: 

• Your Theater or Dance Company
• Performing Arts Classes
• Alternative Wellness Center
• Stage & Film Directors
• Playwrights & Screenwriters
• Your Current Cast / Performers
• Active Projects in Development
• Public Speakers / Office Managers
• Community Center / Continuing Ed.
 OR Your group of Collegues, Collaborators or Close Friends

Workshops can be designed to fit any size group, and accommodate your format & budget. A minimum of 6 participants is required.

Custom Workshops need to be scheduled 4 - 6 weeks in advance.
To start creating your custom OTOA workshop, Contact

"OTOA is such a tangible intuitive technique that frees [performers] to experience more
than they could have dreamed of. It is a daring refreshing challenge
                 for the actor to be in the present. It is, in fact, an [performer’s] life jacket"
       - Paige Schnell, Actor/Author


OTOA Custom Designed Workshops can be designed as an introduction to the
OTOA Performance Technique & Training (OTOA PT&T)
OR to the OTOA Creative Life Practice Technique (OTOA CLP).

OTOA Custom Designed Workshops offer participants intensive training and exercises in small group settings with OTOA Founder & Master Teacher Gia Forakis.

Workshop participants investigate the following
OTOA Principles & Techniques:


• How to expand your physical vocabulary
• Clarity, versatility, physical vitality and dynamics
• Specific tools for the performer preparing for a role/public speaking
• Specific tools for the director for achieving clarity on stage & screen
• Content-Driven Physical Action (CDPA)

• 6 Point System of Creative Influence & Transformation
• Clarifying Goals
• Identifying Obstacles
• Reinvigorating Potential
• Synchronizing a holistic sense of self

“It is magical when the shape leads into the next thought.” 
- Jordan Schachter, Writer/Director

Custom workshops are designed to fit your needs, including:

• Area of Study/Focus
• Size of Your Group (6 minimum)
• Time Duration
• Location
• Goals & Expectations

To get started creating your custom designed workshop, Contact

"I do not teach acting. I teach One-Thought-One-Action (OTOA) Performance Technique,
a formalization and exploration of the intuitive mind-body connection,
a method and theory of performance, a tool for directing and collaboration, and a creative practice." 

- Gia Forakis, OTOA Founder & Master Teacher

To Learn More About the OTOA Technique Click Here to Watch the OTOA Video 

Custom workshops are currently held at your location, office, etc. Smaller groups of 6 - 10 may be accommodated at our Brooklyn studio, or at rented locations at additional cost determined on on a case-by-case basis.

Cost varies based on the size of the workshop, time duration, and location (we are able to offer a lower rate if the workshop is at our Brooklyn studio). A minimum of 6 participants is required. Payment is accepted by cash, check or Pay Pal.