This year we will be using our annual residency at The Putney School, in Putney, VT*

for a full immersion 3-Day OTOA Performance Technique & Training (PTT) Workshop

& GF&CO Residency

For GF&CO members this is a FREE residency & workshop

The 3-Day OTOA PT Workshop is also open to

NON- GF&CO Members for a donation of any size to GF&CO

Housing, Meals & Transportation are NOT included

We are open to discussing affordability on a case by case basis with the understanding that there is a required commitment to the entire 3-day workshop

NON- GF&CO Members CLICK HERE for information & application

FOR POST-WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT'S QUESTIONNAIRE (to be filled out after participating in this workshop) CLICK HERE

THE OTOA PTT WORKSHOP RESIDENCY INCLUDES:

3 full days of study and practice in the

One-Thought-One-Action (OTOA)™ Performance Technique & Training (PTT)

Veteran OTOA PTT participants will be given the time to strengthen their skills, develop a full monologue, and, if time allows, to work on a scene together

New students will have the rare opportunity to be introduced to the practice and principles of OTOA PTT along side of GF&CO Member-Actors.

New participants will receive the tools for practical application of OTOA PTT in developing audition material and skills for working on their own.

FOR GF&CO MEMBERS

The residency will also include:

Daily down time

Possible field trips to see local theater, music, hiking, swimming, bowling, berry picking

Evening play readings and/or research readings in consideration of 2020 applications for potential new projects.

This year Gia will be renting an entire house for us

with a fully equipt kitchen

(If you know someone who needs to sublet an apartment in Brooklyn for the month of August please contact her)

We provide GF&CO Members with:

· Complimentary room for GF&CO members in the shared house with a full kitchen (available on a first come-first RESERVED basis)

· Complimentary lunch on Putney campus Wednesday-Friday

· Complimentary OTOA PTT 3-Day Workshop

· A week-long getaway in Vermont!

GF&CO Members are responsible for:

· All costs associated with R/T transportation to VT (carpools are welcome as are contributions to driver for gas and tolls).

· If you take Amtrak or Greyhound, we will pick you up at the station. See Train & Bus Schedule below

· Your own towels

· Maintaining clean common areas, bed and bath rooms (washing dishes, etc.)

· Participating in house clean up (washing & re-making bedding) at the end of your stay (Aug.18)

· Your meals (outside of the lunches provided by The Putney School).

NOTES on AVAILABLE Beds & Housing as of MAY 24

    • Currently confirmed GF&CO:'s coming to VT: Stephanie Regina, Chris Tocco, Sturgis Warner, Randy C. Rand, Juju Stulbach, Erika Lee Sengstack, Darya Gauthier
    • THE HOUSE IS FULL
    • There is a room if you want to pitch a tent on the property
    • Kitchen Common Area and Bathrooms are Shared
    • There is one Full Bathroom and One 1/2 Bathroom

NOTEs on FOOD & MEALS:

We always schedule a food shop when we first arrive in VT to stock up for the week.

Although it is NOT required, in the past we have prepared some meals collectively

Because our housing will be 30 - 60 minutes away from markets and restaurants, participants w/o their own cars, should definitely be prepared to cook their own meals (in the fully equipt kitchen where we’ll be staying).

Occasional trips to town can be scheduled, but we ask you to please purchase the majority of what you think you'll need on the first day, and not to reply upon others to chauffer you back and forth on a daily basis.

NOTEs on TRANSPORTATION & SCHEDULE

WITH a CAR it's approximately a 5hr drive from NYC

WITHOUT a CAR there is only ONE TRAIN or ONE BUS per day-- and we will pick you up in Brattleboro.

NOTE: If you are coming by public transportation, we are happy to pick you up and take you food shopping before transporting you to the home where we will be staying

WORKSHOP, TRAIN & BUS SCHEDULES / FARES

SUN AUG 11: Arrival Day Option #1

AMTRAK TRAIN from NYC/Penn Station: Departs NYC 11:30am - Arrives Brattleboro, VT 4:53pm

· O/W Saver Fare $54 --Reservations necessary (non-refundable)*

· O/W Value Fare $67 --Reservations Necessary (refundable)*

Note: It's strongly advised to reserve Amtrak seats 6-8 weeks in advance

* https://tickets.amtrak.com/itd/amtrak

GREYHOUND BUS from NYC/Port Authority: Departs NYC 5:15am - Arrives Brattleboro, VT 11:25am

· O/W Economy $35 --Reservations necessary (non-refundable)*

· O/W Extra Econ $49 --Reservations Necessary (non-refundable)*

· O/W Flexible $62-Reservations Necessary (refundable)*

Note: Fares may increase closer to departure date

*https://www.greyhound.com/en/ecommerce/schedule


MON 12 & TUES 13:

Two free days in VT... explore, relax, refresh...


WED AUG 14: Arrival Day Option#2

WITH a CAR it's approximately a 5hr drive

WITHOUT a CAR there is only ONE TRAIN or ONE BUS per day-- we will pick you up in Brattleboro.

AMTRAK TRAIN from NYC/Penn Station: Departs NYC 11:33am - Arrives Brattleboro, VT 4:56pm

· O/W Saver Fare $54 --Reservations necessary (non-refundable)*

· O/W Value Fare $67 --Reservations Necessary (refundable)*

Note: It's strongly advised to reserve Amtrak seats 6-8 weeks in advance

* https://tickets.amtrak.com/itd/amtrak

GREYHOUND BUS from NYC/Port Authority: Departs NYC 5:15am - Arrives Brattleboro, VT 11:25am

· O/W Economy $30 --Reservations necessary (non-refundable)*

· O/W Extra Econ $67 --Reservations Necessary (non-refundable)*

· O/W Flexible $54 --Reservations Necessary (refundable)*

Note: Fares may increase closer to departure date

*https://www.greyhound.com/en/ecommerce/schedule

THURS, AUG 15

Day One OTOA PTT Workshop:

9:00 - 12:00: OTOA Performance Technique & Training (PTT)

12:00 - 1:00: Lunch

1:00- 1:30: Free Time

1:30 - 4:00: OTOA PTT

GF&CO Residency:

4:00 - 7:30: Free Time & Dinner Time

7:30 - 10:00: GF&CO Scheduled Activity: Table Play Reading: THE GOD OF PARIS -- Roles TBD

FRI, AUG 16

Day Two OTOA PTT Workshop:

9:00 - 12:00: OTOA Performance Technique & Training (PTT)

12:00 - 1:00: Lunch

1:00- 1:30: Free Time

1:30 - 4:00: OTOA PTT

GF&CO Residency:

4:00 - 7:30: Free Time & Dinner Time

7:30 - 10:00: GF&CO Scheduled Activity: TARTUFFE $15 per ticket at Next Stage Arts Project.

NOTE: Next Stage Arts Project is a beautiful performance venue in the center of the town of Putney. Last summer, 2018,, they hosted and publicized our staged reading of LOVE IN SPACE-TIME. Which was very well attended (with over 45 paying audience members on a Tuesday night in August) and very well received. Darya and Gia will be attending to maintain our relationship with this supportive venue which we hope will eventually produce the project in the future. If everyone feels like attending we will see if a group discount might be available.


SAT, AUG 17

Day Three OTOA PTT Workshop

9:00 - 12:00: OTOA Performance Technique & Training (PTT)

REVISED: 12:00 - 1:00: Lunch + Free Time

REVISED: 1:00 - 4:30: OTOA PTT

GF&CO Residency:

4:30- 7:30: Free Time & Dinner Time

7:30 - 10:00: FREE NIGHT -- Maybe we can convince Randy to DJ for us ?

SUN, AUG 18: Departure Day

GROUP HOUSE CLEANING

AMTRAK TRAIN: Departs Brattleboro, VT 1:02pm- Arrives NYC 6:25pm

· O/W Saver Fare $54 --Reservations necessary (non-refundable)*

· O/W Value Fare $67 --Reservations Necessary (refundable)*

Note: It's strongly advised to reserve Amtrak seats 6-8 weeks in advance

* https://tickets.amtrak.com/itd/amtrak

GREYHOUND BUS : Departs Brattleboro, VT 4:20am- Arrives NYC 11:25am

· O/W Economy $40 --Reservations necessary (non-refundable)*

· O/W Extra Econ $56 --Reservations Necessary (non-refundable)*

· O/W Flexible $71 --Reservations Necessary (refundable)*

Note: Fares may increase closer to departure date

*https://www.greyhound.com/en/ecommerce/schedule

To Reserve Your Space

Registration Instructions:

STEP ONE

To be certain that space is still available...

Please Email Darya: GF&COinfo@gmail.com

Please put "OTOA VT" in the Subject Header of your email

STEP TWO

In your email please include the following:

  • Whether you will be driving up in your own car
  • Which of the two arrival days do you plan to arrive, SUNDAY AUG 11 or WED AUG 15 ?
  • Whether you may have space in your car for 1-2 people (O/W or R/T) ?

STEP THREE

After you complete Steps ONE & TWO we will contact you with:

  • Whether workshop space is still available
  • Driving Directions or Carpool Options
  • Details for How to Prepare & What to Bring

REQUIREMENTS:

You must be available all 3 days/times of the entire workshop as posted.

SPACE IS LIMITED

Beds will be reserved on a first come first served basis.

NOTE: If you live locally, or have friends to stay with, or prefer to stay at a hotel or AirBnB on your own please let us know that you will not need a bed

CANCELLATION:

Please bare in mind that we offer this special opportunity to GF&CO members free of charge, of course we understand that emergencies happen, but if you cancel last minute you may have taken the space of someone who would have otherwise planned on participating.

Please be conscientious in making your commitment to join us.

Please email or call me if you’d like to discuss more details or have any questions.

We really hope you can join us!

Darya Gauthier, Assoc. Artistic Director:

GFandCOinfo@gmail.com

IMPORTANT NOTE:

This OTOA workshop at The Putney School

is being offered through GF&CO as part of our outreach initiative.

All questions concerning the Workshop & Residency

should be directed to GF&CO Associate Artistic Director, Darya Gauthier: GF&COinfo@gmail.com

Please do not contact The Putney School

THE PUTNEY SCHOOL: 418 Houghton Brook Rd, Putney, VT 05346

~Thank You~