Tuesday, 4 July at 20.00
Youth Theatre Novi Sad
  • AFTER OTHELLO: The Moor The Merrier
    Tuesday, 4 July at 20.00
    Youth Theatre Novi Sad


AFTER OTHELLO: The Moor The Merrier

Gia Forakis & Company (SAD)

Written & Directed by Gia Forakis

Performed by GF&CO Members:
Adam Boncz (Hungary)
Juju Stulbach (Brazil/Mexico/Germany)

Assist. Director & Assist. Dramaturg GF&CO Member: Darya Gauthier
Music & Sound Design: Ádám Munkácsi
Original concept by Gia Forakis & Adam Boncz
Produced by GF&CO (NYC) with support from SceneHouse Productions (HUNGARY)
This project is being made possible with generous support from The Yampolsky Foundation
Duration: 90 min.
Language: English / without Serbian subtitle

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 othering.
AFTER OTHELLO is being produced by GF&CO (NYC) with support from SceneHouse Productions (HUNGARY)

GF&CO Artistic Director
Founder & Master Teacher, One-Thought-One-Action (OTOA)™
GIA FORAKIS is recognized as an avant garde theater artist, creating vividly engaging, physically dynamic works for the stage, and art events

WITH GF&CO Gia has directed and produced 11 staged productions, co-directed one industrial film, produced and curated two art events, conceive directed, and produced one GF&CO 3C-Zoom Video, and is developing the original movement-based performance project, LOVE IN SPACE-TIME (on pause during the pandemic). See GF&CO's PRODUCTION PORTFOLIO for details.

SELECTED FREELANCE DIRECTING CREDITS INCLUDES: 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).

SELECTED PLAYWRITING CREDITS INCLUDE: LOVE IN SPACE-TIME, currently in development with GF&CO; Co-Translation of O.REX, (based on Sophocles' Oedipus Rex), GF&CO, Alchemical Studio Theater, NYC,; 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.

EDUCATION: Gia holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama (Directing), BFA, from New YorkUniversity's Tisch School of the Arts (Graduate Acting).

AWARD NOMINATIONS: 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 is a member of SDC (Stage Directors & Choreographers Society).