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    OTOA Performance Technique & Training (PTT) 

"With OTOA you cannot betray yourself."
-Tony Naumovski, Actor 


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 

                                                            Who Can Benefit from OTOA PTT?

Participants include performers, directors, singers, collaborators, theater makers, & public speakers. 



The OTOA Performance Technique & Training (PTT)™ offers: 

  • A clear approach towards a more specific, liberating, physically connected, moment-to-moment life on stage  
  • Tools for crafting a dynamic, visually engaging and detailed form of storytelling 
  • A method for a more detailed, engaging, confident and dynamic stage presence
OTOA PTT workshops address three major acting and performance obstacles: 
  • Generalization
  • Lack of variety
  • Physical detachment
In practice, OTOA PTT brings 
  • Specificity
  • Versatility 
  • A more dynamic physical vitality to the stage
Class participation includes individual and group exercises and observation. 

Exercises are followed by class discussion and exchange

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

PTT Workshops Include
  • Physical Study & Identification of Increments of Thought
  • Exploration of Space & Time Through Shape
  • Introduction to Shape as Physical Action
  • Introduction to Shape as a Component of Visual Storytelling
  • Identification of How Thought Informs Shape
  • Exploration of Form & Content
  • Engaging the Text
  • Physical Memorization Technique
Exercises Include
  • Walking the text
  • Locomotive tableau
  • Movement with Music
  • Compositions with Shape
  • Tableau Improvisations
  • Shape Scenarios

Other Workshop Topics Include

  • Craft vs. Style
  • Style vs. Technique
  • Discipline & Craftsmanship
  • Thought & Action

OTOA as a reliable method: As a Performance Technique OTOA can be used in its pure form or incorporated to work in tandem with other performance-based methods or public speaking systems.

In rehearsal and performance, OTOA addresses three major performance obstacles: generalization, lack of variety and physical detachment (e.g.: "What should I do with my hands?”).

OTOA liberates the participant through a very practical technique, that ultimately brings physical variety and vitality to the stage.

The OTOA Technique can also be applies as a guiding principle for clarifying goals, and bringing balance and focus into our multitasking life styles through OTOA Creative Life Practice (CLP) Workshops. Click here for further information on OTOA CLP Workshops.

OTTO PTT Workshop Formats Include: