2014 CALENDAR




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JANUARY - JUNE 2014

Monthly Workshop of O.REX and an Open Door Invitation
GF&CO members will be meeting the 3rd weekend of each month to advance our development process
of our first main stage production, O.REX, and begin creating the original underscore for this Greek-Noir production. These monthly workshops include an Open Door Invitation to actors interested in
becoming GF&CO Associate Artists
(CLICK HERE for more information).
 

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JANUARY 2014

OTOA in Wyoming
GF&CO's, Artistic Director, Gia Forakis, Founder & Master Teacher of One-Thought-One-Action (OTOA)™, has been invited to lead workshops with the Off-Square Theater community in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


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MARCH 11, 2014

Noir Beer Night

DRINKS & DISCUSSION

Classics Scholar and Author, Mark Buchan, Co-translator of GF&CO's O.REX* and Olympia Dukakis will share their perspectives on Film Noir and Greek-Noir

[Greek-Noir = GF&CO's mash up of Greek-Tragedy + Film Noir]

 PUZZLES & PRIZES

Test your Film Noir knowledge and powers of observation by competing for excellent ‎prizes.

 FUN, FILM & FUNDRAISING**

When was the last time you enjoyed a classic film and a beverage while simultaneously contributing to a ground breaking theater project..?‎ Well, here's your chance! Join us in watching the film noir classic "The Maltese Falcon" 

LOCATION: Double Wide Bar 
505 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009
TIME: 6pm - 9pm

TICKETS INCLUDE ONE WELL DRINK 

HAPPY HOUR DRINK PRICES until 8:00 pm and 20% off the food menu!

$25 Until March 1st 
$30 After March 1st / Cash at the Door
LIMITED CAPACITY: 30 People 


‎**All proceeds will go to
GF&CO's Premiere of 
*O.REX- Fall 2014



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APRIL 2014

GF&CO CO-PRO*
of
Fatelessness
A one-man show featuring GF&CO Founding Member, Adam Boncz, of an original adaptation of the novel by Hungarian author and Nobel Prize Winner Imre Kertész. Directed by Gia Forakis.

PLACE: HERE Arts Center, NYC
DATES: APRIL 9-13
TIME: WED- SAT @ 7pm, SUN @ 2pm
FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION: http://www.fatelessness.com

*CO-PRO: A Collaborative Production between GIA FORAKIS & COMPANY and SCENE HOUSE



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MAY 10, 2014

O.REX SNEAK PEEK BRUNCH
An EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY to see what we are cooking up: 
One Scene + One Song from O.REX
Further details to come...



Noir Beer Night
Our Special Guest, TBA*, will be selecting our February screening of a film noir classic followed by a Talk Back with our guest and & Mark Buchan (Author and Classics Scholar and Co-Translator 
of GF&CO's Greek-Noir Translation of O.REX
).
 
TBA: Title of Film + Short Synopsis*
TICKETS: $10 in advance, $13 (cash) at the door** 
Ticket Price Includes: One Beer/Wine/Soda, Screening and more...
LOCATION: TBA*
TO PURCHASE TICKETS: TBA*

*Check back soon for more information
**Proceeds go to the production of O.REX fall of 2014


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JUNE 2014

OTOA in Serbia
Details TBA


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AUGUST 2014

O.REX Song & Dance Residency

GF&CO has the honor of returning to The Putney School, 
in Putney VT for a second Residency Period: August 16-23. 

This time we will be creating the nightclub numbers for O.REX, 
creating the choreography to go with the songs we created at Putney last summer.

FALL 2014

GF&CO's First Main Stage Production
O.REX
~ The ultimate murder mystery ~

O.REX is a brand new translation of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex,
re-envisioned by Gia Forakis as a Greek-Noir Classic* 

This site-specific production will take place in an actual NYC nightclub,
--designed as a full-immersion experience!

The audience order drinks while seated at nightclub tables as this legendary, tragic drama unfolds around them and as the entire nightclub is transformed into the black & white world of 1940-50’s film noir. In our production Oedipus is the king-pin owner of a nightclub in the plague-ridden city of Thebes, the Choral Odes become the acts on the nightclub stage, the audience is invited to dress in black and white, and where the original with cinematic underscore and video projections come together to reframe this ancient gripping drama into
the ultimate murder mystery!

[*Greek-Noir: a hybrid of Greek Tragedy + American Film Noir.]

OUR GROWING CREATIVE TEAM:
Director- Gia Forakis**
Co-Authors- Mark Buchan & Gia Forakis
Creative Strategist - Greg Taubman
Lyricist - Mark Buchan
Video & Projection Design - S. Katy Tucker
Dramaturgy by - Megan Carter
Assistant Director (Jan-June O.REX Development) - Sarah Hartmann
Lighting - Allen Hahn

~and~

GF&CO's Ensemble Members:
Adam Boncz, Danielle Delgado*, Katrina Foy*, Jennifer Lim*,Tom Ligon*, Kerry Milliron, 
Tony Naumovski*, Randolph Curtis Rand*, Monica Callan*, Robert Donaldson, 
Jose Febus*, Stephanie Regina

[Members: *
AEA, **SDC]



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