IN DEVELOPMENT

2017-2019  LOVE IN SPACEtime: A RE-MEMORY IN 12 SCENES, by G. Forakis.
2018 Production, Phantom Theater, Warren VT. 2019 NYC, Produced by GF&CO, NYC.      


SELECTED DIRECTING CREDITS

2015    Remount: SONG FROM THE UPROAR: THE LIVES AND DEATHS OF ISABELLE EBERHARDT
A Multi-media Opera, Conceived and Composed by Missy Mazzolli
Created in Collaboration with: Gia Forakis, Stephen Taylor, Royce Vavrek
REMOUNT: RED CAT Theater, L.A. Opera, Beth Morrison Projects

2014     O.REX: A “Greek-Noir” rendering of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex
-a new translation by Mark Buchan & Gia Forakis, GF&CO Production, NYC

2014     FATELESSNESS: An original adaptation of Imre Kertész, Nobel Prize winning novel
Co-adapted for the stage & Directed by Gia Forakis
(Nominated for NYIT Award: Oustanding Solo Performance)
HERE Arts Center, NYC: A Co-Production between SceneHouse & GF&CO, NYC

*2012     Premiere: SONG FROM THE UPROAR: THE LIVES AND DEATHS OF ISABELLE EBERHARDT
Premiere of Original, Multi-media Opera, Conceived and Composed by Missy Mazzolli
Created in Collaboration with: Gia Forakis, Stephen Taylor, Royce Vavrek
Premiere: The Kitchen, NYC, Beth Morrison Projects

2012     THE SALON SERIES -GIA FORAKIS & COMPANY, Java Hauz, Brooklyn, NY
A Monthly Showing of Selected Short Works-In-Progress, April-June 2012, with the GF&CO Member Actors featuring OTOA in Action, Works by:
April: A Greek-Noir* staging of Selected Scenes from Euripides’s Medea
May:  A Greek-Noir* staging of Selected Scenes from Anouilh’s Antigone
June: A Greek-Noir* staging of Selected Scenes from Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex
*Greek-Noir: a mash-up of Greek Tragedy and Film Noir circa 1940’s American cinema

2011     THE SALON SERIES - GIA FORAKIS & COMPANY, Java Hauz, Brooklyn, NY
A Monthly Showing of Selected Short Works-In-Progress, March-June 2011, with the GF&CO Member Actors featuring OTOA in Action, Works by:
March: Shaw: How He Lied To Her Husband
April: Strindberg: The Stronger (…Stronger and Stronger)
-an Original Adaptation of Strindberg’s “The Stronger”
May: Chekhov: The Dangers Of Tobacco; A Reluctant Tragic Hero; Swan Song,
June: Gazzo: Scenes from A Hatful Of Rain    
                                        
2011      GATES OF EQUALITY (Remounted Seasonally Since 2008)           
-Urban Stages, NYC

2010 /11 LOVE IN SPACE-TIME: A RE-MEMORY IN 12 SCENES
By Gia Forakis   
-Public Staged Reading, Toganon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
-Roundtable Reading, The Lark, NYC
-Public Staged Reading: GF&CO Fall Event, NYC           

*2009     THE SEAGULL: A COMEDY IN 4 ACTS (Trns Paul Schmidt) 
by Anton Chekhov   
-NAATCO, Theatre For a New City, NYC

2009      SONG FROM THE UPROAR
Opera, Chamber Performance of a Work-In-Progress   
By Missy Mazzoli   
-Galapagos Art Space, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY

2008       LOVE PERSON (NNPN World Premiere)           
By Aditi B. Kapil,        
-Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley, CA.

2008     BLUE BEFORE MORNING (World Premiere)*           
By Kate McGovern   
-terraNOVA Collective, DR2 Theatre, NYC,                            
*Nominated for Seven NYTI Awards, including: Outstanding Director

2008       I WANT WHAT YOU HAVE (Remounting)         
By Saviana Stanescu    
-Women’s Project Theatre, NYC, Gala Event

2007       LENIN’S SHOE                            
By Saviana Stanescu     
-New York Theatre Workshop, NYC (Staged Reading)

2007       HEART’S DESIRE                         
By Caryl Churchill     
-The Atlantic Theater Company Acting Program, NYC

2007       I WANT WHAT YOU HAVE (Remounting)            
By Saviana Stanescu     
-Make Mine A Million, Pace University, NYC (Remounting)

2007       THE JEWISH WIFE                         
By Bertolt Brecht               
-Stone Soup Theatre Arts, NYC (Workshop-Performance)

2007      HOT DAMN                                    
By Casey Wimpee               
-Binge Festival & Working Man’s Clothes, NYC.

2007      THE STREETCAR PROJECT                    
Student Collaboration      
-Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, NYU, NYC

2007       I WANT WHAT YOU HAVE                   
By Saviana Stanescu         
-Women’s Project, World Financial Center, NYC

2007       PICNIC                                                  
By William Inge                    
-Bay Theatre, Annapolis, MD.

2006       THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND                 
By Tom Stoppard         
-Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, NYU, NYC

2006       THE RIVALS                                         
By Richard B. Sheridan      
-Hudson Valley Shakespeare, Garrison, NY

2006       ACTS OF MERCY: PASSION PLAY               
By Michael J. Garcés     
-Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, NYC 

2005       THE WINTER’S TALE                                 
By William Shakespeare    
-Milwaukee Shakespeare, Milwaukee, IL.

2005       PORT AUTHORITY THROW DOWN             
By Mike Batistick        
-Cape Cod Theatre Project, Falmouth, MA (Staged Reading)

2005       UNSTICK THE WOMAN                             
By A. Rey Pamatmat          
-Playwright’s Horizons, NYC (Staged Reading)

2005       IRON                                                         
By Rita Munro             
-The Kitchen Theatre Co., Ithaca, NY  

2004       DANCING AT LUGHNASA                          
By Brian Friel              
-NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, NYC 

2004       FRAG                                                         
By Michael J. Garcés    
-HERE Arts Center, TALR Festival, NYC

2003       COAT HANGER                                          
By Mac Wellman         
-WOW-PAC, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT

2002       WABE-SIDE STORY -OF THE JABBERWOCKY             
Student Adaptation       
-Berkeley Repertory Theater School, Berkeley, CA

2002       DIVINATION                                               
Student Created        
-Berkeley Repertory Theater School, Berkeley, CA
*Nominated for Seven New York Innovative Theater Awards, Including Outstanding Director


ADD'L DIRECTING CREDITS

YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA, NEW HAVEN, CT 


2004     UNCLE VANYA (Trns Paul Schmidt)                   
By Anton Chekhov      
-Yale School of Drama

2004     LAST OF THE CHATTERBOX WOLVES                      
By Rolin Jones          
-Yale School of Drama

2003     THE WINTER’S TALE
By William Shakespeare    
-Yale School of Drama

2002     A BOOK OF TWO
By Kathryn Walat      
-Yale School of Drama

2002     LADIES VOICES
By Gertrude Stein      
-Yale School of Drama

2002     CANCER THANKSGIVING
By Jami O’Brien      
-Yale School of Drama

2002     BLOSSOMING ANDROMACHE
By Marcus Gardley      
-The Yale Cabaret 

2001     KENNEDY’S CHILDREN
By Robert Patrick      
-The Yale Cabaret


ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: GIA FORAKIS & COMPANY (GF&CO)

Founded 2011: is dedicated to the application of One-Thought-One-Action in ACTION™ (OTOA in ACTION) via the staging and re-imagining of both old and modern classical texts in pursuit of their contemporary relevance, as well a¬s to the creation of original adaptations and company-generated new work while exploring form and style in the creation of a vivid, highly detailed, physically engaging approach to storytelling. www.GiaForakisandCompany.com


FOUNDER & MASTER TEACHER: One-Thought-One-Action (OTOA)

Offering Workshops, Master Classes & Seminars in One-Thought-One-Action™ a detailed, physical, performing technique for actors & directors, developed by Forakis as a method for identifying smaller increments of thought as smaller moments of physical action.  She also offers workshops private coaching for performers including: actors, singers and public speakers, as well as discreet rehearsal room visits for directors. www.OneThoughtOneAction.com


FOUNDER: EPIC PROPORTIONS PRODUCTIONS

1985-97 Founded producing organization, which mounted 17 original works, written for the stage by Gia Forakis, over a period of 12 years.


SELECTED ORIGINAL WORKS

WRITTEN, DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY GIA FORAKIS

1998-99     SOLO ALLEGRO CAPPUCCINO
-Epic Proportions Productions, Access Theater, NYC
-Pulse Theater, OPAL Project, NYC
-Phantom Theatre, Warren, VT

1996*   200 CHAPTER OF MADNESS
-Susan Hefner & Dancers, HERE Arts Center, TALR Festival, NYC 

1994     ANTIGONE DIGS A WHOLE
-DIA Center For The Arts, NYC
-Dixon place, NYC (reading, work-in progress)

1993     NOTHING 2 FEAR: OR MEDUSA DREAMZ
-T.W.E.E.D. New Works Festival, Ohio Theater, NYC               

1992    THE PURPOSE OF EXISTENCE OR SHOULD I KEEP THE DOG
-Soho Rep., The Field, Field Day Performance Series, NYC 

1991    PERSONAL GARBAGE
-Epic Proportions Productions, Ethnic Folk Arts, NYC

1990    NATIVE TERRITORY
-DIA Center For The Arts, NYC 
-Castillo Culture Center, Event Of A(ids) R(elated) T(reassures),NYC

1989    MY MOTHER AND THE BRIDE
-DIA Center For The Arts, NYC 

1988    MEECES
-West Bank Downstairs Theatre Bar, NYC

1987    WHAT’S MISSING? / SLEEP GAMES
-American Jewish Theatre, Signature Series, NYC
*COMMISSIONED AS PLAYWRIGHT: Produced by Susan Hefner & Dancers


FILM

Produced, Adapted, Directed: frag
– a short film based on the stage play of the same name by Michael John Garcés


AWARDS / RESIDENCIES / SCHOLARSHIPS/ NOMINATIONS

013/14/15 Resident Artist THE PUTNEY SCHOOL           
-A One Week GF&CO Residency awarded over 3 consecutive years to GF&CO, Putney VT.

2011-2012  MAP FUND: Creative Capital               
-Collaborating Artist & Director Multi-Media Opera Composed and Conceived  by  Missy Mazzoli:
SONG FROM THE UPROAR: THE LIVES & DEATHS OF ISABELLE EBERHARDT


2011       Nominee ZELDA FICHANDLER AWARD            
-SDC, (Stage Directors and Choreographers Society) New York, NYC.

2011       RESIDENCY For: Song From The Uproar           
-The Kitchen, New York, NY.

2009       VOICE & VISION RESIDENCY               
-Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

2009       Nominee INNOVATIVE THEATRE AWARD        
-Outstanding Director (BLUE BEFORE MORNING, 7 Nominations)

2009/11    Finalist DENHAM FELLOWSHIP               
-SDC (Stage Directors and Choreographers Society) New York, NYC.

2009       RESIDENCY: Director Devised Project Grant       
-New Georges Theatre Co. New York, NY   

2006       Finalist PHIL KILLIAN FELLOWSHIP             
-Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR

2002       MARY JEAN PARSON SCHOLARSHIP                
-Yale School of Drama, Yale University, New Haven , CT.

1999       ART-WARD BOUND, ARTIST RESIDENCY           
-Sponsored by The Field Inc., NYC.

1983       PAULETTE GODDARD AWARD                 
-Tisch School of The Arts, New York University, NYC


EDUCATION

BFA Acting, Tisch School of the Arts, Graduate Acting Program, New York University, NYC
MFA Directing, Yale School of Drama, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
SITI Theatre Co. Intensive Study Viewpoints & Suzuki Columbia University, NYC


MEMBERSHIP/AFFILIATIONS

SDC Stage Directors and Choreographers Society              
Member

The Field, NYC                                 
Member

Women’s Project Theater Co., NYC                        
Director’s Lab Alumna

New Georges Theater Co., NYC    
                        
Affiliated Artist


PLAYWRIGHTING

LOVE IN SPACE-TIME: A RE-MEMORY IN 12 SCENES by Gia Forakis
Roundtable Reading: The Lark Play Development Center, NYC, November 2010
Public Staged Reading: Toganon Gallery, San Francisco, CA, December 2010
Public Staged Reading: GF&CO Fall Event, NYC, November 2011

FOR ADDITIONAL CREDITS IN THIS CATEGORY SEE ABOVE:
SELECTED ORIGINAL WORKS WRITTEN, DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY GIA FORAKIS.



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