World renowned writer’s haven The Orchard Project has announced RSO as one of its 2017 writers-in-residence..

RSO will work in its brand new Cabaret and Musical Theatre Program, which launched last year in partnership with Putnam Den. This year, the Orchard Project has made annual favorite Julian Fleisher Director of Cabaret and Musical Theatre and will host new work by a slew of the most exciting artists around, including RSO.

While at the Orchard Project, RSO will begin work on THREE POINTS OF CONTACT, the conclusion of the Dogs Trilogy (begun by WE FOXES and continued by ROPE).  ‘3PC’ tells the story of newlyweds Pooch and Amy Harvey, and is a contemporary piece about love, sex, and marriage.

Find out more about the Orchard Project’s 2017 season here.





Without any fanfare, RSO’s written a brand new musical now available for you.

OTHERBODY is a brief musical allegory on otherness and survival in the new nation, written by Nessie Nankivell (book) and Ryan Scott Oliver (music and lyrics). It is suggested by the Gothic short story “The Outsider” by H. P. Lovecraft.

In the eerie, allegorical world of OTHERBODY, a nameless TELLER lives apart, never having seen his own face, heard his own voice, or even experienced daylight. He escapes into the world to find the truth, and discovers a raucous party — and the horrifying reality of his world.

Ours is a time when people and places are divided; when our families seem more than ever like strangers; and to find a community of allies is a desperate, essential quest. The world of OTHERBODY is our sordid past and our sudden, tragic present — and maybe hope for our future.

It was recorded on December 12, 2012, starring Nicholas Christopher and directed by Jen Bender.

Discover OTHERBODY, A BRIEF MUSICAL ALLEGORY anywhere music is streamed and sold, and find out more here.

(Photographs by Matthew Murphy.)





On Friday, January 26, BroadwayCon will open at the Javits Center with a brand-new forty-five minute musical by RSO, featuring Alice Ripley, Carolee Carmello, Anthony Rapp, James Monroe Iglehart, LESLI MARGHERITA and more.


RSO wrote the script and an original song for the piece — which tells the story of Carl (Sam Tanabe) who must stop the hateful, corrupt politician @Mayoress (Lesli Margherita) from banning Broadway! Additional material is by Tessa Netting, David Alpert and Andrew Briedis.

Thousands of Broadway fans are expected to attend the second-ever BroadwayCon.  From celebrity talkbacks, to first-look performances and workshops, BroadwayCon 2017 will be packed with unforgettable experiences. BroadwayCon brings you through the stage door to be part of the excitement that happens onstage and behind-the-scenes. It is a place where Broadway fans come together to celebrate the shows they love with people who bring them to life. It’s co-presented by Playbill, Mischief Management, and Anthony Rapp.