Public Domain Photo by Harris & Ewing, circa 1909

International ITaKA Shakespeare Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia


has been invited to premiere

our BRAND NEW original production of... 


The MOOR The Merrier

JULY 1st , 2023

​at the

Kövér Béla Bászínház Theater 


SzEged, Hungary

and on

JULY 4, 2023

​at the

10th Annual

International ITAKA ShakespeAre Festival 



To make this extraordinary opportunity a reality

we need a little bit of extra help...

** The $25 Drive **

To cover last minute unexpected 

airfare costs and artists fees 

we are seeking

100 people

from our loving network of 

friends, colleagues, and family 

to donate a minimum of 

$25 each = $2500 

in 25 Days

End Date is June 6

(Larger contributions are also welcome ;-)) 


From Public Domain Photo: Sasha Stone, circa 1931. Source  Villa Grisebach Auktionen

We Have 3 Easy Options for How to Make Your $25 -or More- Contribution 

 Public Domain Photo of Funny Fred Hall Photo by Taney & Co. Norwich, England, 1885

1.)  If you have a PAY-PAL account, use this email:

2.) If you have a VENMO account, use this handle 


3.) If your bank has ZELLE use 716-208-6583


If you prefer to make a

 Tax-Deductible contribution of $250 or more

Please keep reading... 

If You'd Prefer to Make a Tax-Deductible Contribution of $250 or More

From Public Domain Photo of Funny Fred Hall Photo by Taney & Co. Norwich, UK 1885

To Make a Tax-Deductible 



of $250 or MORE

Please CLICK HERE to be directed to 

the donation page of

 our Fiscal Sponsor, THE FIELD 

and follow their prompts



AFTER OTHELLO is an original dark-comedy featuring the often-forgotten role of The Clown from Shakespeare's play,

The Tragedy of Othello,The Moor of Venice.


Currently unemployed and having seen far better days, The Clown takes us on a comical, absurd, and sometimes searing search to uncover the truth behind the motives and the murders in this famous, brutal, and controversial tragedy, while questioning our notions of honesty, jealousy, complicity, evil, and accountability.   


Written & Directed by Gia Forakis

Performed by GF&CO Founding Member Actors

Adam Boncz (Hungary)

Juju Stulbach (Brazil/Mexico)


Original Concept by Gia Forakis & Adam Boncz

Assistant Director & Assistant Dramaturg, GF&CO Member

Darya Gauthier

$25 Drive Contributors

$25- $75 Katrina Foy, Alexander Thomas (x2), Katie Malnati, Jeff Mills, Walker West , Cesar Alonso (x1), Jullie Chung, Amanda Salchow, Mark Lyons, Paul Alan Smith, Rachel Trumper Debasitis, Robby Henson, Rob Yampolsky, Peter Stewart, Raphaele Shirley, Lily Filippi,  Michael Morrison, Amy Young Harlow,  Sara Lampert-Hoover, Ninon Rogers , Katy Goldizen, Jonah Maidoff., Theodora Loukas, John Wender, Phyllis Johnson, Sturgis Warner , lIdiko Nemeth & The New Stage Theatre Company, Susan Prather Ginnever, Erol Tamerman, Madison Williams, Gillian Alexander, Mary Paige Snell , Savonia Guy, Jenny Maguire , Dorian B. Yates, Peter Kim, Jane Mac Rae, Oliver Müller, Mahmood Mokhtari, Arthur Coates

$76 and Above: Jozeph Forakis, Cesar Alonso,(x1) Stephanie Shayne, Carrie Heitman, Randolph Curtis Rand, Susan Bruce -Hedges, Jill Cornell, Alice Moore, Ronnie Ginnever, and Judith Yampolsky in Loving Memory of Gia's Cherished Uncle, Jack Yampolsky 

The ITAKA Shakespeare Festival

is a member of the European Shakespeare Festivals Network 


 5Blindmen/Donald Campbell, ABR Builders LLC/Boleslav Ryzinski, Accolade Inc/Charles Chang, Margaret Agnew, Koren Alexander, Judith Anderson, Eugene Andrews, Evelyn Badia, Richard Ball, Susan Bernfield, Martha Brown, Megan E. Carter, Sally Lee Christian,  Evelyn Cohen, Jill Cornell, Marcia Debonis, Rob Donaldson, T. Charles Erickson, G.Forakis, Jozeph Forakis, Patricia & Thomas D. Foy, Jr. Foy, Susan Ginnever, Kate Goldizen, Julie Grunberger, Irene Ham, Linda Henderson, Sara Lampert Hoover, Phyllis Johnson, Kevin Jones, Jennifer Just, Young Kim, Raymond Kwok, William J. Lattanzi, Soo Jeong Lee, Tom Ligon, Jennifer Lim, Margaret Chang Lim, Anthony A. Manheim, Randolph Miles, Kerry & Julie Milliron, The Mellon Foundation Matching Program, Alice Moore, Beth Morrison, Franz Paasche, Susan Patchen, Penguin Random House Matching Gift Program, Faith L. Pepe, Neil Pepe, Edward Porter,  Stefani Rose, Bernard Roth, Nina Sallinen, Stephanie Shayne, Raphael Shirley, Jennifer Silpe, Theresa Simpson, Lila Smith, Jim Sterne, Jacqueline Sutton, Anitha Thacher, Darrel Toong, Dale Truman, Joy Truman, Katy Tucker, Kara-Lynn Vaeni, Rebecca Waugh, Glen Wilmes, Thomas Wolk, Phyllis Yampolsky, Jack & Judith Yampolsky/Yampolsky Foundation, and Toby Young

GF&CO Advisory Board:

Susan Bernfield, Kristin Marting, and Beth Morrison


GIA FORAKIS & COMPANY is a Sponsored Artist with The Field, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization serving the New York City performing arts community. Contributions to The Field and earmarked for GIA FORAKIS & COMPANY are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information about The Field contact: The Field, 225 West 34th St.9th Flr. New York, NY 10122 (212) 691-6969, fax: (212 255-2053, A copy of The Field's latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from The Field or from the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.