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Akia Squitieri
Green Charities Director
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Akia is an award-winning Producer, Director & Arts Administrator.  She is the Founding Artistic Director of Rising Sun Performance Company and Company Manager for the Innovative Theatre Foundation. She served as the Company Manager for the international sensation, Blue Man Group at the Astor Place Theater for over 10 years.   Akia has received critical praise for her direction of multiple productions including “Hellcab”, “Goodnight Lovin’ Trail”, “The Last Supper”, “Crapshoot”, “Bug” & “The Glory of Living”. Past notable credits include working on staff at Horse Trade Theatre Group, serving as General Manager for FRIGID New York’s inaugural year, and returning in multiple positions for each subsequent year; as Production Coordinator for nationally acclaimed Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, overseeing the playwrights unit and INSIGHT 13 production series and on the Advisory board of the Paul Butterfield Fund & Society. She is a recipient of the New York Innovative Theatre Awards “Founders Award” for her contributions to the organization and Off Off Broadway Community and  Two Time “Congeniality” Award Winner from the Planet Connections Theatre Festival for her community involvement. When not absorbed in theatre, she is an avid traveler and scuba diver. She is delighted to join the PCTF Staff after 4 years as a Festival Artist. Most recently she founded “Creating Safe Spaces” a training program to dismantle & Prevent Sexual Harassment in Theatre. You can learn more about her work here at www.akiasquitieri.com and www.risingsunnyc.com


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