Founding Artistic Director, Akia has selected the work of 3 up and coming playwrights as part of their Aspire to Inspire Series, one of RSP’s many programs created to support the work of emerging and established NYC theatre artists. Two of the plays are making their stage debut, and the other scripts have been paired with new directors to allow a fresh perspective on the work.
Written & Directed by Kitt Lavoie
Associate Director Jenny Kirlin
Suspicious of the friendship that has developed between his two roommates – his fiancé and his best friend – a young man levels an accusation that unleashes secrets and long-hidden resentments that threaten to tear all of their relationships apart.

In the Meantime
Written by Sharon Cooper
Directed by Jenna Dempesy
When Paul and Amber break up after their three month relationship, Amber, surrounded by their receipts, explore the nature of love and time running out.

The Fur Coat
Written By Candice Jarrett
Directed by Matthew Kreiner An intimate story that tells the journey of two young sisters who live with their jaded mother in the heart of southern Louisiana. In a world where reality is cold, harsh, and unforgiving, the wild imaginations of the two girls thrive as they struggle to maintain their innocence while coming of age.

The Cooking King
Written By Sharon Cooper
Directed by Jason Tyne
A lonely mom seeks companionship with her television. When her husband arrives home on an anniversary of sorts, secrets are revealed and the couple must cope with the past

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