Re-Envisioning The Creative Process

One Thought and One Action At A Time 

GIA FORAKIS & COMPANY (GF&CO) is a not-for-profit studio-lab dedicated to the experimentation, application and advancement of the One-Thought-One-Action (OTOA)™ technique through art, performance and ritual.
GF&CO’s Mission is built upon the premise that the arts are where we encounter our humanity, nurture our civility, and fortify our connection to one another.
We aim to do this through our commitment to putting One-Thought-One-Action into action by developing projects and creating events with like-minded artists and producing partners, that remind us to foster something larger than our quotidian sense of self.  CLICK HERE for GF&CO Events Schedule

OTOA is the study and practice of identifying smaller increments of thought as smaller moments of physical action, and was founded by Master Teacher, Gia Forakis. OTOA is taught in two applications: first as a practical performance and directing technique we refer to as Performance Technique & Training (PTT)™, designed for performers, directors, collaborators, theater makers, public speakers,, and second, as
a practical tool for personal and professional growth that we refer to as OTOA Creative Life Practice (CLP)™,  which is open to "creative thinkers" in any discipline and every field.

OTOA is the sister enterprise to GF&CO offering classes, workshops, seminars, private coaching, and studio labs that are open to the public, as well as GF&CO-member OTOA training sessions, residencies, project development, and devised collective collaborations. CLICK HERE for the OTOA Workshop Schedule 

GF&CO Artistic Director, Gia Forakis.
GF&CO Associate Artistic Director, Darya Gauthier

RE-ENVISIONING GF&CO: A letter from the Gia ....

Although the One-Thought-One-Action technique grew out of a performance aesthetic, after nearly 14 years of developing and working with OTOA as a stage director and teacher,  it’s become very clear that the same principles that bring clarity and enrichment to the staged event are just as meaningful when applied to the individual and collective activities that take place off of the stage. 

What began as a forum for engaging audiences with new avenues of theater-making through the exploratory lens and innovative technique of OTOA, we have re-envisioned as a platform for engagement of the public in a wider range of forums,
with a broader range of OTOA application.

We see this as an opportunity to serve a larger community by sharing the both the creative and the practical benefits of OTOA, through OTOA Performance Technique & Training (PTT)™ and OTOA Creative LIfe Practice (CLP)™


OTOA's practice of incremental thought and action is the preliminary step that manages all our goals, no matter what the project --big or small, quotidian or visionary.


OTOA has been the central operating principle behind GF&CO, artistically and administratively, since its inception, but in an age where multi-tasking challenges our depth of attention and range of engagement, we see OTOA as the most valuable commodity and creative tool that we have to offer to the public and to one another."

                                                                - Gia Forakis, Brooklyn, February, 2016