GF&CO | OTOA
Internships

FALL 2017

INTERNSHIPS ANNOUNCED


GIA FORAKIS & COMPANY (GF&CO) and our sister company ONE-THOUGHT-ONE-ACTION (OTOA)™ have openings for 3 Internships in the areas of: Company & General Management, Associate Production, Production & Event Management, Brand Management, Development, Stage Management, Administrative Support, Graphic Design, and Operations Management


Internship commitments are approximately 3-6 months depending on the time of year, and are are offered three times a year:  January – June, June – August, September – December


Remuneration: A small cash stipend is offered for each internship period and includes free participation in all OTOA classes, workshops, seminars, studio-labs and company training during the internship commitment period and extending up to one year after the end the internship. All internships are open to advancement.

 

ABOUT GF&CO & OTOA

GF&CO is dedicated to the application of One-Thought-One-Action (OTOA) through art, ritual and performance, under the Artistic Direction of Theater/Visual Artist and OTOA Founder & Master Teacher, Gia Forakis, and the Associate Artistic Direction of Theater/Visual Artist/Teacher and OTOA Managing Director, Darya Gauthier.


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 though our commitment to putting One-Thought-One-Action into action by creating projects that remind us to foster something larger than our quotidian sense of self.


One-Thought-One-Action (OTOA) is the study and practice of identifying smaller increments of thought as smaller moments of physical action. OTOA is taught as a Performance Technique & Training (PTT)™ designed for performers, directors, collaborators, theater makers and public speakers, and as OTOA Creative Life Practice (CLP)™ open to creative thinkers in any field.


OTOA is the sister enterprise to GF&CO offering classes, workshops, seminars, salons, studio-labs, and performance-labs that are open to the public, as well as GF&CO member training, project development, productions and residencies.


CLICK HERE for Offerings & Schedules

 

THE GF&CO / OTOA INTERNSHIP

GF&CO / OTOA internships are a rare opportunity to work and study with an experimental, Brooklyn-based company that is built upon the principles of the singular performance technique and creative arts philosophy of One-Thought-One-Action.

 

What we are looking for are rigorous minds & team players who are dedicated to the process as much as to the product and eager to contribute to the advancement and development of a new original work for the stage as a member of an ongoing creative process (with a PHASE ONE PRODUCTION in 2018).


We welcome interns to join us in an ongoing and dynamic dialogue through participation in our production meetings, identifying, implementing, and supporting onsite and offsite office protocol and systems for organization that support GF&CO's operations, action items, and aesthetic for high quality, detail oriented, unconventional, theatrical projects founded on the unifying principles of OTOA.


We mentor our interns based on their interests and skills, while also expanding their knowledge, experience, and range of production activities from all sides of the stage, rehearsal room, workshop studio, and administrative team view.

 

AREAS OF ACTIVITY 2018

Responsibilities include -but are not limited to- assisting in the following range of activities:


GF&CO PHASE ONE production of an original work for the stage activities include:

·  Operations Management, Production & Company Management, Cataloguing,

·  Rehearsals, Stage Management, Script Supervision/revision, Design Support (sound, music, set, costume)

·  Development, Fundraising, Exclusive Events, Community Events


OTOA Seminars & Studio Labs

·  Transcribing, Organizing, Creating Systems For Organizing, Building & Managing Spread Sheets, Communication with Colleagues, Associates & Participants, Troubleshooting, Proof Reading, Formatting, Data Organization, In-Class Support & Documentation.

 

SKILLS NECESSARY

An intern, by definition, is someone who is eager and willing to learn something new, to gain work experience, or satisfy requirements for a qualification. 


To this end, we are looking for a hard worker ready to make a short-term commitment of their time, energy, and creativity, and to put their particular and unique set of “smarts” to work with the understanding that their range of experience will be expanded.

  

The ideal candidate will be someone who: takes pride in their work, is a team player, has a positive and professional attitude, is highly organized, self-motivated, dependable, responsible, dedicated, respects deadlines, is comfortable with multitasking across a diverse range of activities (from creative, to production-based, to administrative-based tasks), is not afraid to ask questions and has a willingness to learn.


Candidates must own or have access to a computer and be 18 years or older.


Candidates are welcome at any stage in their career path or life journey. You may be: starting a new chapter in your life; interested in making a difference in the arts; seeking to build or expand your community; have a desire to be a part of something creative; looking to make a short-term or long-term investment in a project or in an institution where you feel you can grow; exploring new options; eager to build your experience in Production or Management; fascinated by the study and application of One-Thought-One-Action (OTOA)™  Performance Technique & Training (PTT)™or Creative Life Practice (CLP)™; eager to offer administrative support in exchange for OTOA coaching or classes. ---What ever your motivation we are an equal opportunity employer for all applicants over 18 years of age. 

 

HOURLY/WEEKLY COMMITMENT

Internship commitments are approximately 3-6 months depending on the time of year and are offered three times a year:  January – June,  June – August,  and September – DecemberThe average number of hours per week will vary between 8 – 10 hours, some weekends may apply. (Note that hours can increase up to 21 hours per week during the production or an event.)  The majority of the work can be done from the candidate’s home with in-person production meetings twice a month, and Skype meetings 2-3 times a month. Events (such as classes, rehearsals, social events, fundraisers, etc. usually happen during weekend hours).

 

POSSIBILITIES FOR THE FUTURE

GF&CO / OTOA internships are the first step towards building membership within the GF&CO community. We see membership as the most valuable commodity that GF&CO has to offer.  As an intern we welcome you into our artistic home with the potential to develop a longer relationship within your area(s) of interest, and/or to carry forward what you have gained into your own independent career goals, as a member of our network.

 

HOW TO APPLY

If you are a team player who is abe to make a short-term commitment and are interested an opportunity to work behind the scenes as a supporting member in a unique company environment please send:

  • Cover letter and resume to Darya Gauthier, Associate Artistic Director at:

GiaForakisandCO@gmail.com

 

  • In your cover letter please tell us: 
                    What interests you about this internship?

                    What your current employment circumstances are?

                    What you see as your strengths?

  • Please list at least 2 references with contact information.

  • Please be certain you have reviewed both our websites before you apply   www.GiaForakisandCo.com

   www.OneThoughtOneAction.com


  • In the Subject Header of your email write INTERNSHIP

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

And Thank You for your interest.


Gia Forakis

Artistic Director, GF&CO | Founder & Master Teacher, OTOA

 

Darya Gauthier

Associate Artistic Director, GF&CO | Managing Director, OTOA