GF&Company

Gia Forakis

GF&CO Artistic Director

Founder & Master Teacher, One-Thought-One-Action (OTOA)™

GIA FORAKIS is recognized as an avant garde theater-maker, creating vividly engaging, physically dynamic works for the stage.

SELECTED DIRECTING CREDITS INCLUDE: Opera: SONG FROM THE UPROAR: Premiere, The Kitchen, NYC; Remount, RED CAT Theatre, LA Opera, Beth Morrison Projects (Composer M. Mazzolli); O.REX: a “Greek-Noir” vision of Sophocles ’Oedipus Rex, GF&CO Production, NYC (Trans. M. Buchan & G. Forakis); FATELESSNESS, an Original Adaptation of Imre Kertesz, Nobel Prize winning novel HERE Arts Center, NYC (Co Production: SceneHouse & GF&CO); THE SEAGULL, Theatre For a New City, NAATCO, NYC. Other selected directing credits include: THE SEAGULL: A COMEDY IN FOUR ACTS by Anton Chekhov (The National Asian American Theatre Company, Theatre For a New City, NYC); LOVE PERSON by Aditi Brennan Kapil (National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere, 2009 Pulitzer Prize nomination, Marin Theatre Company); BLUE BEFORE MORNING by Kate McGovern (World Premiere, terraNOVA Collective, NYC (Nominated for seven New York Innovative Theater Awards, including Outstanding Director); I WANT WHAT YOU HAVE by Saviana Stanescu (Women’s Theatre Project, The World Financial Center, NYC); PICNIC by William Inge (Bay Theatre Company, Annapolis, MD); THE RIVALS by Richard B. Sheridan (Hudson Valley Shakespeare, Cold Spring, NY); ACTS OF MERCY: PASSION-PLAY by Michael John Garcés (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, NYC); Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE (Milwaukee Shakespeare); PORT AUTHORITY THROW DOWN by Mike Batistik (Cape Cod Theatre Project); IRON by Rona Munro (The Kitchen Theatre Company, Ithaca, NY); FRAG by Michael John Garcés (HERE Arts Center, NYC; adapted, directed, & produced short film based on this play); COATHANGER by Mac Wellman (WOW-PAC, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT). S

ELECTED PLAYWRITING CREDITS INCLUDE: SOLO ALLEGRO CAPPUCCINO, Epic Proportions Productions: Access Theater, NYC, Pulse Theater, OPAL Project, NYC, and Phantom Theatre, Warren, VT; 200 CHAPTER OF MADNESS, commissioned by Susan Hefner & Dancers, HERE Arts Center, NYC ; ANTIGONE DIGS A WHOLE, DIA Center For The Arts, NYC, and Dixon Place, NYC; NOTHING 2 FEAR, T.W.E.E.D. New Works Festival, Ohio Theater, NYC: THE PURPOSE OF EXISTENCE OR SHOULD I KEEP THE DOG, 8th Annual Int’l Theatre Festival, Athens, Greece; Soho Rep Field Day Performance Series, NYC; NATIVE TERRITORY, Castillo Culture Center, NYC. Gia holds an MFA Yale School of Drama (Directing), BFA, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts (Graduate Acting). Nominated for: The Zelda Fichandler Award; Two New York Innovative Theater Awards in Outstanding Theater Direction for BLUE BEFORE MORNING and director of Outstanding Solo Performance nomination for FATELESSNESS.

OTHER: Gia is the founder and Master Teacher of One-Thought-One-Action (OTOA)™ She received her B.F.A. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts’ Graduate Acting, and an M.F.A. in Directing from Yale School of Drama. She is a member of SDC (Stage Directors & Choreographers Society). For additional info: www.GiaForakis.com

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Darya Gauthier

GF&CO Associate Artistic Director

Darya has been with GF&CO since January 2013. She is a director and set designer who has taken on the role of administrator for this unique and inspiring theatre company. Darya received her B.A. in Dramatic Literature, Theatre and the Cinema from New York University.

Selected Directing and Design Credits Include: original one-man-show adaptation of THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (United Solo Theatre Festival, NYC); THE UNDERSIDE OF JACKFRUIT AND PAPAYA (Working Theater's Director's Salon, NYC); SNOWY NIGHT (Variations Theatre Group, NYC); WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES, (WOW Cafe Theatre, NYC); THE MAIDS (WOW Cafe Theatre, NYC), EDWARD II (WOW Cafe Theatre), HAPPY DAYS (Intentional Theatre Company, NYC); NO MAN CAN SERVE TWO MASTERS, (Third Eye Theatre Company, NYC); HERE. THIS .NOW, (Fringe Festival, NYC); O.REX (assistant director, GF&CO, NYC); LA RUTA (assist. Director, Working Theater, NYC)

She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from Post University, CT.

Core Company Members

in alphabetical order

Adam Boncz

Managing Producer & Founding Company Member - Actor

Originally from Hungary, Adam, training includes Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Former company member Szeged National Theatre, Hungary, where he performed as Arthur Rimbaud in TOTAL ECLIPSE, Georgie in A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, Alyoshka in THE LOWER DEPTH, and Fyedka in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. New York credits: RECONSTRUCTION (International WOW, dir. Oscar Nominee, Josh Fox). AUTO DA FE (International WOW); NEITHER HEAVEN NOR EARTH (Poliglot Theater), HYPNOTIK (Theater for the New City/NSTC) and JOLLIFICATION/MORTIFICATION (LaMama ETC/New Stage Theater Company) Staged reading FATELESSNESS (Dir. Gia Forakis). GF&CO’s Salon Series: 2011, the role of He, in Shaw’s, HOW HE LIED TO HER HUSBAND, 2012, The Guard in Anouilh’s ANTIGONE, and Creon in OEDIPUS REX. www.adamboncz.com

Sharahn LaRue

Core Company Member - Actor

Sharahn arrived in New York from New Mexico by way of Carnegie Mellon where she earned her BFA in Acting. New play premieres include: MELT! By James Scruggs directed by Tamilla Woodard, WAR STORY by Bo Wilson directed by Daniella Topol, FOUR by Christopher Shinn, LINKED by Frank Basloe, and since its inception VALIANT, a docudrama by Lanna Joffrey. Dance and Theatre: Denver Center Theatre, Mill Mountain Theatre, Epiphany Theater Company, Unofficial New York Yale Cabaret, The FringeNYC, the Culture Project, Southwest Ballet (corps de ballet) and New Mexico Dance Umbrella (soloist).

Readings & Workshops include: EXQUISITE CORPSE by Mia Chung, directed by Ken Prestininzi at New Dramatists & New York Theatre Workshop; also Barefoot Theatre Co., The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Lark Theatre Company, New Georges, Urban Stages, Emerging Artists Theatre, THAW, and for the NGO Commission on the Status of Women.

Sharahn enjoys working on the other side of the table as a writer and collaborator. She co-created HERE.THIS.NOW with Tamilla Woodard for Youth Communication (Symphony Space & the FringeNYC). Sharahn is currently a writer with Dorset Theatre Festival's Women Artists Writing Group where she is working on her first solo piece HONOR STUDENT.

Sharahn is thrilled to be an associate member for GF&CO.

Kerry Milliron

Core Company Member - Actor

As a dancer, Kerry has studied with Anne-René Petrarca, Isabel Gotzkowsky, and Nikolai Lewis company; and danced with companies including Neo Labos Dancetheater, Jennifer Salk, and Eva Dean Dance. Stage acting credits include Creon in GF&CO’s O. REX; the villain, Fiore, in COLOR (Theater for the New City); Wesley and Shooter in Sam Shepard’s CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS and ACTION (with the brilliant Ted Levine); Jerry in Edward Nahhat’s LIE HERE WITH ME (Mason & Miller Theatrics); and a number of original works by and with Gia Forakis. On film, he played the role of Fish Head in Fax Bahr’s NUCLEAR BEACH PARTY; and appears in the upcoming features, IMPOSSIBLE MONSTERS, and THE INDEPENDENTS. Kerry has directed the stage play MOTION FIXTURES at the Corner Loft, Manhattan, and HELLO AND FINE at Performance Network, Ann Arbor. (Photo by Alex Ward, © 2013)

Tony Naumovski

Core Company Member - Actor

Tony Naumovski is a classically trained actor. Over the years he has appeared in over 150 Theater, Film and TV projects internationally. As a core member of GF&CO he was seen in the salon series as Jason in MEDEA, and as O.Rex in O.REX. Other theater credits include: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (Ike Galovitch, Ogunquit Playhouse). Off-Broadway: FINAL ANALYSIS (Stalin, Signature Theatre), THE BIRDS (Nat, 59E59 Theatres), WIDE AWAKE HEARTS, (C, 59E59 Theatres), RETZACH (The Father, 59E59 Theatres). Film: LENA AND VLADIMIR (Filming/coming 2020) RUN ALL NIGHT, CHICKEN KILLER (Best Actor Award); THIS IS NOT AN AMERICAN MOVIE (The Boxer). TV: MADAM SECRETARY, BIG DOGS (coming 2019), THE ENEMY WITHIN (coming 2019), IN TREATMENT (HBO-Europe), DAREDEVIL, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK . Indie Theater: THE DIAMOND EATER (NY Innovative Theater Awards Nominee for Outstanding Featured Actor 2014, Dietz), KENTUCKY CANTATA (NY Innovative Theater Awards Nominee for Outstanding Featured Actor 2015, Kareem), THE BACCHAE (NY Innovative Theater Awards Nominee for Outstanding Original Score 2016, Tiresias). Tony is fluent in five languages and has working proficiency in seven. www.tonynaumovskirotino.com

Stephanie Regina

Core Company Member - Actor

Stephanie Regina is a performer and creative collaborator in film, theatre, and comedy. She is the co-creator of HECK NO TECHNO, a monthly musical sketch comedy show at The PIT in NYC, and the Managing Director of Source Material Collective-- an internationally acclaimed art collective that produces live performance, installation, film, and music that seeks to excavate the deep truths and stories of our communities. Stephanie's favorite acting credits include THE WHITE ALBUM at Brooklyn Academy of Music, August Wilson Center, and Wexner Center for Arts (Dir. Lars Jan); THE RETURN at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Dir. Reid Farrington); CASABLANCABOX at HERE Arts (Drama Desk Nom for Unique Theatrical Experience); Lucy in LEISURE, LABOR, LUST at The Tank; Oedipus in OEDIPUS REX XX/YY at LaMama E.T.C; DANCING BEHIND MY EYELIDS at American Repertory Theatre's Club Oberon; Abigail Adams in 1776 at NJPAC. Film: MOLEHILL (Amazon Prime), RENT-A-FRIEND (Vimeo), RESIDUAL IMPRINT (Dir. Harris Baig), Honk Honk (Dir. Fernando Belo). Stephanie is a core company member of Gia Forakis & Co. www.stephanieregina.com

Associate Company Members

in alphabetical order

Athos Cakiades

Associate Company Member - Actor

Athos Cakiades (SAG/AFTRA) is an actor, writer and comedian. He has studied acting at T. Schreiber and Ted Bardy Studies and improv and sketch comedy at The Magnet, The PIT and UCB. He co-founded QSIC, The Queens Secret Improv Club. His original one man show, COCK OF TEH WALK, featuring nine character monologues was a critic's pick in Time Out New York. Gia, GF&CO and OTOA are gifts for which he is truly grateful.

Ümit Celebi

Associate & Founding Company Member-Actor

GF&CO: THE HARMFULNESS OF TOBACCO and SWAN SONG (Salon Series); LOVE IN SPACE-TIME (staged reading, Dance New Amsterdam). Off Bway: A FEW STOUT INDIVIDUALS (Signature); CHAUCER IN ROME (Lincoln Center); THE ALCHEMIST and THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE (CSC); A DYBBUK (Public); THE GOLEM (Delacorte). Regional: HYSTERIA (Pittsburgh Public); ROMEO AND JULIET (Alliance); DARK RAPTURE (ACT). Other NY credits include: Tony Kushner's HYDRIOTAPHIA (HOME); Irondale Ensemble's HAPPY END (House Of Candles); Chicago Neofuturists' THE COLLECTED LOST WORKS OF SAMUEL BECKETT (Theatorium revival of 2000 Fringe Festival Best Comedy); Tamar Rogoff's SLEEPING BEAUTIES (Danspace). TV: MARVEL'S THE DEFENDERS; LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN; LAW AND ORDER; L&O SVU; L&O TBJ. Director: Paul Zimmerman's PIGS AND BUGS (Phantom Theatre, VT); Scott Willingham's THE DICK TALKS (Surf Reality); Vicky Virgin's SALT LAKE, THE BALLET (Baryshnikov Arts Center).

Rob Donaldson

Associate Company Member - Actor

New York: O-REX (GF&CO); THE ROVER (Holderness); BLACK MASK; RICHARD III, OLD SCRATCH (Ontological-Hysteric Theater); VOLPONE; HEDDA GABLER (West Side Rep); CYMBELINE, THE WINTER'S TALE (Culture Project/Holderness); THE AMAZING SPEAR OF DESTINY (The Kitchen); WHEN LUTHUANIA RULED THE WORLD (La Mama ETC); TITUS ANDRONICUS, THE JULIE LONDON STORY (The Pyramid); HOPE SPRINGS RIDICULOUS; WOLVES AT THE DOOR, METHOD OF PASSING (Reeves/Jones Performing Group); TRIP HOP POLKA (Here); IN THE JUNGLE OF CITIES (The Ohio); THIN AIR (Theater for the New City) Vermont: THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER (ECP); GOD OF CARNAGE, OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME, APPROACHING ZANZIBAR (Moxie Productions); WHO'S AFRAID OF EDWARD ALBEE (Off Center); DEATH OF A SALESMAN (Waterfront Theater); JAWS; PURE GOLD; AIR BRAINS; ON THE VERGE (Phantom Theater) MFA – Tisch School of the Arts, Graduate Acting Program.

Jose Febus

Associate Company Member - Actor

Jose is very happy to be working with Gia Forakis again. Theater credits include, ARTS OF MERCY by Michael John Garces, directed by Gia Forakis at the Rattlestick Theater. Jose has worked at PPRT, INTAR, New Dramatist, Cherry Lane Theater, 78th Street Lab, Playwrights Horizon, HERE and LA MAMA E.T.C. Regional Credits include Williamstown Theater Festival, Hartford Stage Company and a production of ANNA IN THE TROPICS at Portland Center Stage. Film Credits include, ATTEMPTED BURGLARY (short) for which he won the Best Actor award at the NY Final Shot Production Festival for the lead, PLURALITY, CHICAGO BORICUA, ERNESTO AND BADGE 373 . TV credits include, LAW & ORDER, LAW & ORDER CRIMINAL INTENT, and soap operas. Jose can be seen in the web series EASTWILLYB, and the national commercial NEW YORK LOTTERY BODEGA CAT. Jose is a member of the HERO Theater company. Jose is represented by The TPG Agency - 212 - 725 - 1980.

Katrina Foy

Founding Company Member - Actor

GF&CO Founding Managing Director

Former Producing & Managing Director GF&CO. Now a proud Founding GF&CO Acting Member. Selected Credits: Off-Off Broadway World Premiere of STOMP AND SHOUT (nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role, New York Innovative Theater Awards 2009, Babel Theater Project, NYC); THE SALON SERIES 2011-‘12: Selected Scenes from A HATFUL OF RAIN, THE STRONGER, and ANTIGONE (GF&CO); UNNECESSARY FARCE and TARTUFFE (Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples, FL); TWELFTH NIGHT, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, and LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST (Connecticut Free Shakespeare); IRON (Dir, Gia Forakis, Kitchen Theater, Ithaca, NY). National Tours: EL BARBERO DE SEVILLA (Actor), EL SI DE LAS NIÑAS (Actor/Director/Choreographer), THE STORY OF ANNA FRANK (Director), and MAÑANAS DE ABRIL Y MAYO (Musical Director/Choreographer). 2009, created & directed Professional Performing Arts Scholarship Program, a 5-week long theater intensive,summer program at Connecticut Free Shakespeare. Summer acting teacher at the NYC-in-MA Musical Theater training programs in Massachusetts. Alum of Ithaca College. AEA. www.katrinafoy.com

Jennifer Lim

Founding Company Member - Actor

BWAY: CHINGLISH (Theater World Award, IASNY Trophy for Excellence & Drama Desk Nom). NYC: USUAL GIRLS (Roundabout), CAUGHT (PlayCo), TUMACHO (Clubbed Thumb), THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS (MTC), THE URBAN RETREAT (Public), The MOST DESERVING (Women’s Project), GOLDEN CHILD (Signature), and YJLee’s SONGS OF DRAGONS FLYING TO HEAVEN (HERE Arts). INT’L: TROILUS & CRESSIDA (Wooster Group/RSC, London & Stratford-Upon-Avon), THIS ISN’T ROMANCE (Soho Theatre, London), SONGS OF THE DRAGONS European tour, THE MEDEA (Turkey) and a Chinese production of HAMLET (Shanghai Experimental Theatre Festival & Grotowski Int’l Theatre Festival, Wroclaw). TV/FILM: JESSICA JONES, INSTINCT, HIGH MAITENANCE, HELL ON WHEELS, POI, ELEMENTARY, GOOD WIFE, BLUE BLOODS, ROYAL PAINS, LAW & ORDER (all three), THE SAVAGES, and 27 DRESSES. J MFA: Yale Jenniferlimonline.com

Jens Rasmussen

Associate Company Member - Actor

Mr. Rasmussen is an award winning actor, fight choreographer, and theatre maker.

He’s created over 200 roles and appeared on stages in New York City and across the country. He is especially proud of his work in world premiers and ensemble devised productions at theatres such as 59 East 59, La Mama, HERE, Know Theatre of Cincinnati, Studio Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, and Cleveland Public where their 2018 premiere of AMERICAN DREAMS, was recognized as a highlight of the year by both the Society of Directors and Choreographers and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

He is a co-founder and Director of Education at Bechdel Project, a company dedicated to changing culture by changing the stories we tell. Through Bechdel Project, he travels to universities across the country leading workshops and residencies that focus on representation, inclusion, and his training and devising technique Magnetics.

As an activist, he has built theatrical, headline capturing actions for both national and local campaigns. His work with Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park changed the map of New York City, by saving 28 acres of prime Brooklyn waterfront real estate from developers which will now be turned into parkland.

His love of the outdoors and environmental advocacy also led him to help found the North Brooklyn Boat Club, where he teaches paddling, camp craft, and survival skills. His class was featured in the New York Times, and led to his casting in National Geographic’s survival series MYGRATIONS, where he walked across the Serengeti with little more than the clothes on his back.

Learn more at www.jensrasmussen.info.

Randolph Curtis Rand

Affiliated Member Artist - Actor

Randolph Curtis Rand is a theatre artist, whose work includes design, directing, teaching, and performance. He has worked with many institutions and artists throughout the country, and abroad, including: Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Adelaide Festival, Bedlam, Burning Coal Theatre (NC), Carnegie Hall, Joseph Chaikin, The Cleveland Public Theater, The Cockpit (UK), Compagnia de' Colombari, The Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Elevator Repair Service, Richard Foreman, The Foundry, The Joseph Papp Public Theatre, The Kitchen, La Mama, Lincoln Center, The Meltdown Festival (UK), Meredith Monk, Naropa University, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Not Man Apart (CA), On the Boards, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, P.S. 122, Pig Iron Theatre, The Pittsburgh Public Theatre, The Rude Mechs, The Talking Band, Target- Margin, UCLA, University of the Arts, The Walker Arts Center, The Wexner Center for the Arts, and The Wooster Group to name a few.

Ninon Rogers

Affiliated Artist & Founding Company Member - Actor

Former Managing Director

Ninon Rogers first worked with Gia Forakis in 1998 playing a young Ophelia/Janis Joplin in Jennifer Rudin’s EATING SKELETONS. She joined GF&CO as a founding member and later came on as Managing Director. Ninon opened the company’s second Salon Season with fellow Company Members Kerry Milliron and Tony Naumovski in the “Greek Noir” interpretation of Euripides’ MEDEA. In the premier Salon Season she was seen as Mrs. X in Strindberg’s THE STRONGER. Ninon has performed with Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York Stage and Film, and Hourglass Group. She was seen with John Tutturo in John Guare's WOMAN AT A THRESHOLD, BECKONING, for the Brave New World American Theatre Remembers 9/11 Festival on Broadway. Film and television credits include: LAW & ORDER; LIPSTIC JUNGLE; VIRGIN with Robin Wright Penn; READING RAINBOW; and the short comedy, GAME DAY, which she wrote. She is a graduate of Yale University. www.NinonRogers.com


Affiliated Member Artists

in alphabetical order

Monica Callan

Affiliated Member Artist- Actor

MONICA CALLAN (AEA/SAG)-- Associate member of GF & CO. Performances include: Theatre—THE STICK WIFE, UNCLE VANYA, NOTHING STAYS, HUMBLE BOY, JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK, A SUNDAY DRIVE, WHO'S AFRAID OF EDWARD ALBEE, DREAMTIME, TWIST IN THE RISING, CANDIDA, THE STRONGER, MOUSETRAP, MIDSUMMERS. . ., WINTER'S TALE, GUYS & DOLLS. Film--ALL ABOUT BARBARA, THE CONFESSION ROOM, PUNK DRUNK LOVE, SUNDAYS, PRESSURE POINT, DIAMOND RUN, THE SPITFIRE GRILL. Monica is a performer, theater maker, and Artistic Director of Grange Hall Cultural Center, Producing Artistic Director of MOXIE Productions, and President of Across Roads Center for the Arts.

Contact her at: moxie.productions.1@gmail.com or www.grangehallcc.com

James Chen

Affiliated Artist & Founding Company Member- Actor

NY Theater: THE NEW TESTAMENT (59E59); THE NANJING RACE (Abingdon Theater); CHINGCHONG CHINAMAN (Pan Asian Rep); JOAN OF ARC (Gorilla Rep Theater Co.); SHE PLUNDERED HIM (INTAR); FIVE KINDS OF SILENCE (Boundless Theater). Regional: POSTCARDS FROM EARTH (Guthrie); TWELFTH NIGHT (Chautauqua Theater Co.); THE CHERRY ORCHARD (Yale Rep); TAKE ME OUT (Philadelphia Theater Co.). Film: THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN; LABOR DAY; MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS; ARCHEOLOGY OF A WOMAN; 5 MINARETS IN NY; WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN; WATCHING TV WITH THE RED CHINESE; BOY WONDER. TV: LAW & ORDER: SVU(recurring); NCIS:LA; RUNNING WILDE; BLUE BLOODS ; MERCY (pilot for Comedy Central). Education: BA UPENN, MFA Yale School of Drama. www.jamesCchen.com

Danielle Delgado

Affiliated Artist & Founding Company Member- Actor

Danielle has worked for many years Off-B’way, off-off-B’way, way-off regionally, as well as in television, short film, and voiceover. Training: A.R.T. Institute, Yale. AEA, SAG-AFTRA. www.danielledelgado.com


Carrie Heitman

Affiliated Member Artist - Actor

Carrie Heitman is originally from Michigan, she attended Kalamazoo College, receiving the Nelda K. Balch Scholarship for theater. She received her MFA from UNC-Chapel Hill earning the Louise Lamont Award for Excellence and awarded Honors in all areas of performance. She has appeared Off-Broadway, regionally, and traveled extensively performing in the UK, Poland, Russia, and Malaysia. Selected favorites: EMMA IN PHALLACY (w/Simon Jones), THE MYSTERY SPOT (dr. Holly Hughes), and many others. TV/Film: LIPSTICK JUNGLE, 10 DAYS TO PARADISE, A PIECE OF CAKE, THE PATRIOT, EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE PINK (Roni Ezra, Oscar Nominee), WHAT ABOUT US? (w/Jasmine Guy) Carrie is currently a teaching artist with the Roundabout Theatre Company and Co-Artistic Director of Hook & Eye Theater; www.hookandeyetheater.com

Marcus Ho

Affiliated Artist & Founding Company Member - Actor

MARCUS HO - Off-Broadway: BOBBY CLEARLY- Roundabout Theatre, THREE TREE’S, THE SHANGHAI GESTURE, SHOGUN MACBETH, RASHOMON AND POET OF COLUMBUS AVE with Pan Asian Rep. TV/film: 2DAYS IN NEW YORK, LOVE REPEAT, IRON FIST, SUCCESSION, INSTINCT, BRAINDEAD, BULL, MADAM SECRETARY, DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, ELEMENTARY, PERSON OF INTEREST, ROYAL PAINS and GOODWIFE. Marcus is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts; Atlantic Acting/P.A.W.


Lily Jandreska

Affiliated Member & Former Production Assistant


Marlee Faye Koenigsberg

Affiliated Member Artist

Former Assoc. Artistic Director & Former Producing Director

Marlee Koenigsberg is a director, storyteller, devisor and theatre artist whose work focuses on inclusivity with a strong visual aesthetic. Marlee is drawn to work that thematically examines otherness and celebrates difference. As the daughter of a deaf adult, Marlee passionately strives to create innovative and accessible theatre for all. Marlee first assisted Gia Forakis in 2012 on a production of Miss Mazzoli’s opera SONG FROM THE UPROAR . Shortly after, Marlee became a GF&CO member as she Stage Managed the GF&CO “Greek-Noir” Salon Season (MEDEA, ANTIGONE, & OEDIPUS REX). She also designed the "Greek Noir" Salon poster artwork. She has taken 3 One-Thought-One-Action (OTOA) workshops and 2 Creative Life Practice (CLP) classes with Gia. Marlee's selected Directing credits include: SILENT SKY (Adelphi University, Guest Director), O'NEILL AND WILLIAMS' SHORTS(Adelphi University, Guest Director), THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE in American Sign Language (New York Deaf Theatre), Alessandra Drapos’ TEA WITH VIVIEN (Estrogenius Sola Voce & United Solo), THE SIGNAL SEASON OF DUMMY HOY (New York Deaf Theatre) and BRATTON LATE NIGHT CABERET (Chautauqua Theater Company). Marlee has earned Directing Fellowships from Westport Country Playhouse and Chautauqua Theater Company. Directors she has assisted include Vivienne Benesch, Andrew Borba, David Kennedy, Mark Lamos, Penny Metropulos, Lisa Rothe and Kim Weild. Administratively, Marlee has worked for GF&CO (Former Associate Artistic Director), Chautauqua Theater Company (Artistic Associate) and New York Deaf Theatre (Artistic Associate). Marlee has interned with Lark Play Development Center, trained as a Directing Apprentice with Powerhouse New York Stage and Film, and received her B.F.A in Acting from Adelphi University.

Tom Ligon

Affiliated Artist & Founding Company Member - Actor

Tom has performed professionally in theater, film, and television for fifty years. He has worked on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in many regional theaters across the country. For Transport Group, in New York City, he has appeared in OUR TOWN: REQUIEM FOR WILLIMA, THE AUDIENCE, and ALL THE WAY HOME. He was features as Alvin Yood in the last three seasons of HBO’s OX. His youth is preserved in the Paramount film PAINT YOUR WAGON, and in BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY. A veteran of several daytime serials, he played Lucas Prentiss on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. He is a graduate of Yale University. AEA


Clara Francesca

Affiliated Member Artist - Actor

Clara Francesca is an award-winning actress with her solo show MANIFESTING MRS. MARX and lead role in Cannes-Market feature film JOHNNY-GHOST. Clara recently played MACBETH'S Lady Macbeth, THREE SISTER'S Irina, HAMLET'S Ophelia, & UNCLE VANYA'S Yelena. Clara is an inaugural Anne Bogart SITI Company Conservatory Alumni, lead vocalist in The Venus Orbit, Associate Member of GF&CO, & Artistic Associate of Phoenix Theater Ensemble. Clara has directed and performed around the globe; currently appears in TV shows WE ARE NYC, POKÉMON and upcoming PS4 video games. Performances in NYC Venues include The Tank, The Brick, Judson Church, New York Theater Workshop, Workshop Theater, Dixon Place, The Kraine Theater, Howl Gallery, The Barrow Group Theater, New York Public Library, Silent Barn, ITP NYU, Medicine Show Theater. Clara's 2019 projects include Yuko Hamada's Japan Performing Arts Production, to be filming in Texan Polaris Banks’ feature film REKLAW, and Australian Lord Byron feature film as August Leigh in HEART OF FURY. Clara is co-producer of internationally-awarded film-production company ‘Nexus Productions’ and is proud to announce that their latest internationally-filmed feature INCORPORE is set to release soon. Instagram: clar_esca

Michael Patchen

Affiliated Member Artist - Actor

Michael Patchen was born in Champlin MN, where he grew up doing dance competitions for 14 years. He then moved to NYC to pursue acting, at the American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA). After graduating, Michael preformed at the New York Renaissance Faire as a stage combatant. In 2014, Michael debuted with GF&CO in their production of O.REX. Currently, Michael is an M.C. for Starquest Dance Competition, and is eager to be working with GF&CO again.

Aaron M. Schroeder

Affiliated Member Artist - Actor

Aaron Schroeder is a Canadian-born, Brooklyn-based, actor and writer. Performance credits include FUTURITY directed by Sarah Benson (A.R.T/Walker Center), EL GATO CON BOTAS directed by Moisès Kaufman (New Victory Theatre), DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION directed by Alex Timbers (The Ohio Theatre), WAXING WEST (Dramalabbat, Stockholm) and HATFUL OF RAIN (Teatre Studio, Warsaw). Aaron has two solo shows BOX THEORY (Ars Nova, Under the Bridge Festival), and DOWN THE TOILET (Dixon Place) for which he was awarded a mentorship with the New York Foundation for the Arts. He is also a recurring character on the hit Ben Stiller comedy NEXT TIME ON LONNY, a frequent collaborator with many influential film artists, and a producer and writer of his own film work. BFA: NYU/Tisch. www.aaron-schroeder.com

Bronwyn Sims

Affiliated Member Artist - Actor

Bronwyn Sims is a creator, actor, choreographer, and educator. She has appeared in film and on television including a role in the Emmy award winning first season of The Sopranos. Her NYC stage credits include New York City Opera at Lincoln Center, National Black Theatre of Harlem, BAAD ( Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance) Dixon Place.

Regional stage credits include: Opera Philadelphia, American Repertory Theatre, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Fringe Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, GF&CO, Great River Theater Festival, Speakeasy Stage Company, Berkshire Fringe Festival, Rochester Fringe Festival, The Celebration Barn, Apron Theater Company, Raven Theatrical.

Bronwyn is currently on the faculty at The Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training in Philadelphia, PA and a teaching artist with the Weston Playhouse in Weston, VT. Bronwyn was a Lecturer in Acting at Yale School of Drama, and was on the faculty at New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA). She also was a Lecturer in Stage Management at Yale School of Drama and has conducted guest master classes, throughout New England, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Her choreography and production credits include work with Yale Repertory Theatre, Yale School of Drama, and American Repertory Theatre. Bronwyn has trained in a wide range of physical and theatrical disciplines. Her teaching specialties include aerial and acrobatic choreography, improvisation and character development, yoga, inversions, and physical work for the actor. Bronwyn was awarded grants from The Vermont Community Foundation and The Vermont Arts Council. She is Co-Founder and Producing Director of Strong Coffee Stage. Bronwyn recently graduated with her MFA in Devised Physical Theatre Performance through Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training and The University of The Arts in Philadelphia, PA. www.bronwynsims.com www.strongcoffeestage.com

Juju Stulbach

Affiliated Artist & Founding Company Member - Actor

Juju is a native of Brazil, where the nuts come from, and has been a performance artist her whole life. A professional classical ballet dancer in Rio de Janeiro, she then moved to NYC in 95 to study at Martha Graham and later got a scholarship to study theater at NY Performance Works. She acted and directed for a few years until music took center stage with her band Mosquitos, which has toured the US extensively and has shared the stage with the French band Air, the B52’s, The Wailers, The Doobie Brothers and others. She is currently living in Mexico for a while with her husband Chris Root working on a future Mosquitos album. Juju is extremely grateful and happy to have met Gia and is very excited to be a part of GF&CO and to be working with such a generous and extremely talented group of artists in developing OTOA. OM Shanti!


Riley Teahan

Affiliated Member Artist & Founding Member-Production Assistant

Riley was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and currently lives and works in NYC. She is a director, graphic & scenic designer, and theatre developer, with a passion for the ambitious and relevant new-work of this generation. RECENT DIRECTING CREDITS INCLUDE: #SERIALS@the flea, AMERICAN NIGHTCAP at INTAR, THE 24 HOUR PLAYS- NATIONALS, 23 YEAR OLD MYTH by Leslie Gauthier (Dream Up Festival, Theater for the New City), THE GLASS MENAGERIE (White Box, Fordham University), THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE (AD to Tamilla Woodard, Fordham Mainstage), EULOGY TO A HELL OF A DAME: A NEW PLAY BASED ON THE WORDS OF CHARLES BUKOWSKI (developed and directed by Riley Teahan; Kehoe Theatre, Fordham University). Riley is a graduate of the Fordham University Theatre Program and an Affiliated Member Artist with Gia Forakis and Company. www.rileyteahan.com


Megan Pinto

GF&CO Affiliated Artist

Former Operations Manager

Megan is new to GF&CO and to OTOA, and brings both her theatre and administrative experience to the task of Operations Manager. She is a Poet, Playwright, and Director. Recent credits include WINTER IN EDEN at Dixon Place, and DOG GIRL at The Hudson Guild Theatre. She is currently an Artist in Residence at The Tank, a Playmakers Playwright, and Resident Artist at the Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, MI. She received her MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson's MFA Program for Writers, and her BA in Theatre and English from Ohio Wesleyan University.

GUEST ARTISTS

Alok Tewari

GUEST ARTIST: O.REX

Theatre credits include A FABLE, THROUGH THE YELLOW HOUR, WAR (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); BUNTY BERMAN PRESENTS, RAFTA, RAFTA. . ., MARIE AND BRUCE (The New Group); NIGHT OVER ERZINGA, BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO (Lark); AWAKE AND SING! (NAATCO); THE STRANGEST (HERE CultureMart); ALTERNATIVE METHODS (NY/DC Frige); MASKED (Buenos Aires); INANA (Denver Center); THERE OR HERE (Hypothetical); THE POWER OF DARKNESS (Mint); BETROTHED (Ripe Time); ON THE ORIGIN OF DARWIN (Inverse); THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival); and MARCO POLO (The Group, Argentina). Television: THE BLACKLIST, DEADBEAT, BLUE BLOODS, 30 ROCK, HOMELAND, FRINGE, LAW & ORDER, L&O: CI, L&O: SVU, GUIDING LIGHT. FILM: BROOKLYN'S FINEST.


INTERNS

Flore Rebiere

Ryan Schaefer

Anastasia Iliadi Alexiou

Michelle Bassan

Alexandra Pavlidis