VOWS World Premiere Screening in DC!

March 02, 2019

VOWS: The Series pilot episode is an official selection at the DC Independent Film Festival! This is DCIFF's 20th Anniversary Season and it's an honor to be a part of it. 

Series Pilot/Episode: Comic Drama category will be screening:


Sunday March 3rd, 2019 at 3 PM

The Miracle Theatre 

535 8th St SE
Washington , DC

World Premiere of HEARTLAND

January 07, 2019

Catch Heartland written by Gabriel Jason Dean this March and April at Philadelphia's leading new works theatre InterAct Theater. 

Dr. Harold Banks, an aging professor of Afghan studies in Nebraska, is reeling after his adopted daughter Getee is killed by the Taliban while delivering foreign aid. When Afghan refugee Nazrullah arrives at his door with an incredible story and carrying Getee's prized books, the two men form and unlikely bond. Each is searching for his own brand of forgiveness, but as their friendship develops, Naz accidentally exposes an unexpected source of Dr. Banks' guilt. How might a CIA propaganda operation over 30 years ago have contributed to Getee's death? Inspired by true events, Heartland is a story of healing, connection, and the devastating unintentional consequences of our actions.

Performances March 29th - April 21st

Field, Awakening at Corkscrew Festival

July 02, 2018

A timely new play by Turkish playwright Melis Aker...

After ten years of self-imposed estrangement from her country, Rana reunites with three old friends on a soccer field in Istanbul on July 15th, 2016 -- the eve of the attempted coup d’etat in Turkey. As the night progresses, the foursome realizes how brutal nostalgia can feel when the distance between them widens, when life in the present implicates them in political turmoil and places them under surveillance. Spanning across the surreal events of one evening, Field, Awakening is not a homecoming: it’s the tale of a stranger in a strange land, searching in vain for home amidst a landscape of fleeting familiarity.

Our last performance will be on July 15th, exactly 2 years after the attempted coup, and it is a piece you don't want to miss.

World Premiere of BROKEN STONES at InterAct Theatre Company in Philly!

October 18, 2017

InterAct Theatre Company in Philadelphia, PA is celebrating their 30th Season! The opening play of the season will be BROKEN STONES By  British playwright Fin Kennedy directed by Seth Rozin. 

You can catch the show October 27 - November 19

BROKEN STONES is based on a true story.

Fact: priceless artifacts were looted from The Baghdad Museum in 2003 during the Iraq War.

Fact: A U.S. marine went in to investigate who was responsible.

Everything else is open for interpretation.

When a well-meaning veteran meets his ghostwriter, mythologies mix, truth is refashioned into click bait, and reality itself begins to shift.

Kennedy’s world premiere is an intense, cinematic thriller that examines the appropriation of narrative and just what it means to print the legend.

Angry Young Man moves to Guild Hall of East Hampton

June 01, 2017

The Off-Broadway hit is opening their run at the John Drew Theatre at Guild Hall of East Hampton on June 3, 2017.


The reviews are in!!!

"'Angry Young Man' Is Simply Madcap Genius" - East Hampton Press

"Angry Young Man is smart, timely, expertly well-constructed and out-of-the ordinary. In short, a unique, not to-be-missed theater experience. What else could you want in a piece of art?" - Brian Cudzillo

"A superb cast meticulously helmed by Stephen Hamilton keeps the fast-paced farce moving at a deliciously brisk pace..." - Theatre Life

"It’s nonstop, wall-to-wall (so to speak) hilarious action in which the actors all play multiple characters, all switching seamlessly back and forth between each one. It’s hard enough for most of us to remember a co-workers coffee order, but this cast does it all without skipping a beat." - Dan's Papers

Angry Young Man Hits the Off-Broadway Scene

March 23, 2017

The American Premiere of this hilariously fast paced comedy hit the ground running at Urban Stages!

Yusuf is a man with a life so large, he has to be played by four actors!

In this fast-paced comedy, a surgeon from the Middle East arrives in London in search of work and a new life. Instead, through a series of hilarious mistakes and hapless missteps, he runs afoul of both white nationalists and liberal hypocrites discovering some surprising truths about the way we view the immigrants among us.

"Skip this review and go buy a ticket to Angry Young Man!" -NY Theatre Guide

Cosmopolitan Turkey Feature

December 06, 2019

First major magazine feature is in the books before 2016 ends!

December 2016 issue of Cosmopolitan Turkey had a lovely feature on my acting career, current projects, and future goals. I'm incredibly humbled by the article :)

Debriefing at the FringeNYC

December 01, 2019

Great run of Debriefing at the FringeNYC in August where I played Aliya, a young Pakistani-American activist who was recruited to infiltrate a militant group in the Middle East.

"Sarpkaya was especially compelling in recounting, in anguish, treating a fatally wounded teenage male combatant at the hospital while she was in the IC. Sarpkaya swift changing from in the now to flashback was done with the grace of a well-trained acrobat. Wonderful range of emotion and control Sarpkaya used was well-placed and necessary for her characters portrayal."   Outer-Stage

Performing at The Players Theatre & La Mama this week!

February 24, 2016

I'm so lucky to be performing in two great projects this week. Both are written by very talented, and unapologetic female playwrights and I have such respect for both. The tickets are free but it's always good to make reservations.



The Players Theatre in the village is having their 5th Annual February Short Play Festival. I will be in Ellen Cheney's Play Sammy and Esther are Breaking Up Feb 25-28.


5th Annual February Short Play Festival


The Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre

at the Players Theatre

115 MacDougal Street (3rd Fl) NYC


Feb 25, 26, 27 @ 7 PM

Feb 28 @ 3 PM






Then on Saturday I will be playing with another set of fierce artists at La Mama's Umbria Play Reading Series. Written by Maude Bond, the play Like Fish deals with family and race issues, and a must see!


La Mama Umbria Play Reading Series

Ellen Stewart Theatre

66 East 4th Street (btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)


Feb 27 @ 8:30 PM



Naked Influence in Capital Repertory Theatre

January 18, 2016

2016 started off with a bang! Oh, believe me...


I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the World Premiere of Suzanne Bradbeer's new play Naked Influence in Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany.



Capital Repertory Theatre


Naked Influence


Written By Suzanne Bradbeer

Directed By Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill


Tuesday, January 26, 2016 to Sunday, February 14, 2016

Previews start on: Friday, January 22, 2016


The seductive and lucrative world of strip clubs sets the stage for this spellbinding tale about a charismatic exotic dancer who finds herself engulfed in a doomed relationship with a congressman. Things sour when our heroine wants to better herself and leave the club life behind, but instead finds herself teetering into a spiral of corruption and dirty politics.


You can find the link below to get your tickets!



How I booked this job is a crazy, amazing story that proves once again how much flexibility an actor needs to have. Literally and figuratively. I sent an audition tape on a Wednesday, got the call the same night, and had to pack and catch the train to Albany on that Friday morning. I'm one of the strippers in the play named Bijoux. Rehearsals on the pole have been incredibly fun and really hard on my triceps. I'm telling you, pole dancers are insanely strong!



Tiger Tiger at Dixon Place

October 24, 2015

I'm currently in rehearsal for Jessica Almasy's next play Tiger Tiger (On The Nature of Violence) that opens on November 6th at Dixon Place! 


You can come watch me play Rosa, the main character that takes us through the grief of going through one of the most violent acts a mother can witness.


You can buy your tickets from this link:





  • this is a play about women and grief and children

  • this is a play about police / citizen assault

  • this is a play about our capacities to be violent


Dixon Place

161A Chrystie St


Tiger Tiger (On The Nature of Violence)

Written & Directed by Jessica Almasy


Friday, November 6 @ 7:30 PM

Saturday, November 7 @ 7:30 PM

Friday, November 13 @ 7:30 PM

Saturday, November 14 @ 7:30 PM

Friday, November 20 @ 7:30 PM

Saturday, November 21 @ 7:30

Reading at Urban Stages Theatre

September 08, 2015

I'm very excited to be a part of the Fall Reading Series at Urban Stages Theater this month!


Urban Stages Theater

259 W 30th St


Tuesday, September 22 @ 7 PM


Johnny 10 Beers' Daughter

by Dana Lynn Formby

Director Tara Lee Downs


A father and daughter both fight in the Iraq war. Their enlistment is separated by 15 years. The two struggle with the silence war creates as they fish on both the Poudre River in Fort Collins Colorado and the Euphrates River in Baghdad in the Baghdad Providence. This play captures the silence and the explosions of anger created by PTSD.

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