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The Parsnip Ship

The Parsnip Ship

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The Parsnip Ship, hosted by Iyvon Edebiri, is an intimate series of plays performed before live audiences and made accessible as a monthly podcast. The series fosters community by exploring diverse perspectives and bringing awareness to inspiring vo...Show More
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1:15:39 | Aug 13th

directed by Pascale Florestal, with musical guest Big Fuzzy (Anneke Reich + Max Kennedy) "Rich and Gretchen seem to have the ideal marriage, until they learn that it was manufactured by a mysterious biotech company which installed it into their brain...Show More

2:11:19 | Jul 1st

directed by David Mendizábal, with musical guest Go Home "A successful, acclaimed pop-up book artist travels to Ireland on a mission with her best friend -- per his late grandfather's final request -- as she secretly, silently grapples with losing he...Show More

1:02:16 | Aug 31st

directed by Tonya Pinkins, with musical guest Julie Brown "If Sartre’s No Exit and Hansberry’s Raisin in the Sun had a black baby, it would be Blaine Teamer‘s Dead Wait. In this black comedy, Dead Wait takes you on an Afro-existential journey that as...Show More

1:26:09 | Aug 31st

directed by Tonya Pinkins, with musical guest Julie Brown "If Sartre’s No Exit and Hansberry’s Raisin in the Sun had a black baby, it would be Blaine Teamer‘s Dead Wait. In this black comedy, Dead Wait takes you on an Afro-existential journey that as...Show More

54:32 | Aug 13th

directed by Pascale Florestal, with musical guest Big Fuzzy (Anneke Reich + Max Kennedy) "Rich and Gretchen seem to have the ideal marriage, until they learn that it was manufactured by a mysterious biotech company which installed it into their brain...Show More

1:18:44 | Jun 16th

directed by Katherine M. Carter, with musical guest Olivia K "Set in Atlanta, this story tracks Lola, a girl with a unique upbringing as she tries to find some sort of companionship in Damian, who isn’t quite her parents idea of the boy-next-door. Th...Show More

1:07:09 | Jun 9th

directed by Katherine M. Carter, with musical guest Olivia K "Set in Atlanta, this story tracks Lola, a girl with a unique upbringing as she tries to find some sort of companionship in Damian, who isn’t quite her parents idea of the boy-next-door. Th...Show More

1:29:47 | May 12th

directed by Chelsea B. Lockie, with musical guest Miss Olithea "American Fascism has become the law of the land.  Which side are you on?" Cast: Nicole Stoica, Brandon Johnson, Sergio Castillo, Sean Michael Welch, and Dana Kreitz

1:50:10 | Apr 29th

directed by Rebecca Aparicio, with musical guest Jay.R ("World Classic” is what happens when you take the quintessential American domestic drama away from white suburbia. It explores the identity issues created by assimilation through the eyes of two...Show More

57:31 | Apr 8th

directed by Blayze Teicher, with musical guest Dominique Brillon "After Alec, the adopted Indian son of power couple Rene and Thomas Kraut, questions his mother's politics, family hurts tumble out, un-stoppable, like the tsunami that's about to consu...Show More

1:19:50 | Apr 8th

directed by Blayze Teicher, with musical guest Dominique Brillon "After Alec, the adopted Indian son of power couple Rene and Thomas Kraut, questions his mother's politics, family hurts tumble out, un-stoppable, like the tsunami that's about to consu...Show More

1:23:49 | Mar 13th

directed by Kevin Hourigan, featuring performances by The Bushwick Book Club "FARMED is a concert and interview series inspired by George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Conducting interviews with leaders of grassroots movements in cities around the US, FARMED...Show More

1:25:00 | Jan 13th

directed by Anthony Miñino, with musical guest Jennifer Cintron and Micah Burgess "A Latinx couple in the Bronx kidnaps a twelve-year old girl in a misguided attempt at creating a family. The girl claims to be clairvoyant and can communicate with the...Show More

1:07:12 | Dec 26th, 2018

directed by Anthony Miñino, with musical guest Jennifer Cintron and Micah Burgess "A Latinx couple in the Bronx kidnaps a twelve-year old girl in a misguided attempt at creating a family. The girl claims to be clairvoyant and can communicate with the...Show More

1:53:04 | Oct 29th, 2018

directed by Theo Maltz, with musical guest May Cheung "In a small San Francisco apartment in the 1990’s, Meryl and Ana Sofia, a lesbian couple, attempt to conceive a child through in-vitro fertilization while navigating Meryl's bipolar disorder II. I...Show More

2:02:28 | Sep 2nd, 2018

directed by Michelle Bossy, with musical guest Ashni "A story set in Chicago's South Side on Christmas Eve, where racial tensions and personal demons are awakened as two families struggle to deal with a murder between a white University of Chicago pr...Show More

2:07:38 | Aug 24th, 2018

directed by Becca Baumwoll, with musical guest Gabi The Artist "Three female scientists find themselves held hostage by the government for their stance on climate change. Time bends as the women explore how much they can trust each other and question...Show More

2:16:57 | Aug 1st, 2018

directed by Blayze Teicher, with musical guest Jackie Gage "Biron has been deployed to Iraq and Islande is stuck in Coney Island. A fable of a mermaid connects them both as they are forced to confront their personal horrors in order to try to find on...Show More

1:41:49 | May 18th, 2018

directed by Samantha Saltzman, with musical guests NOWA "The story of Jesse and Adam, two people who fall in love. But it's not only about Jesse and Adam. It's also the story of Jesse: of how a person deemed "fat" by their community lives, works, and...Show More

2:11:59 | Mar 27th, 2018

directed by Blayze Teicher, with musical guests Keren Abreu and Chris Peters "Snow in July, comets falling from the sky. The world is thrown into chaos as Cupid rips off her wings and gives up on Love. But her old flame Saint Valentine has a plan to ...Show More

1:52:28 | Feb 2nd, 2018

directed by Carlos Armesto, with musical guest Diana Oh "Daniel tries to write his first full-length play and it’s not going to be about his mom. He’s already written a web series about her so this play will Not. Be. About. Esther. Instead, there’s D...Show More

1:54:27 | Dec 31st, 2017

directed by Melinda Hall, with musical guest Marie Gabrielle "In a future Colombia controlled by the very wealthy, the brilliant, mad Ingrid Bolivar collects young women and turns them into weapons. Policarpa, a girl with magical gifts, must resist t...Show More

1:58:47 | Oct 28th, 2017

directed by Rudy Ramirez, with musical guest Benjamin Weiner "A play for all ages about finding your place in the universe, and intelligent life in your neighborhood."

1:55:21 | Sep 12th, 2017

directed by Tyler Gardella, with musical guest Revi Rosa. "At lights up we meet Malcolm and Aisha, a young on-again, off again couple in a hospital waiting room. Malcolm and Aisha might be pregnant. A moving and very funny look at fate, choice and co...Show More

1:42:31 | May 13th, 2017

directed by Dina Epshteyn, with musical guests Andrew Lynch and Katie Hartman "Kevin McFadden hasn't spoken to anyone since he killed 17 people at a shopping mall three weeks ago. But when a prison doctor takes an unexpected interest in his case, Kev...Show More

1:23:08 | Apr 20th, 2017

directed by Blayze Teicher, with musical guests Eric Powell Holm and Chana Porter. "On the eve of a very pregnant Louise's wedding to her younger fiance Kelly, a stranger knocks on their door. Forced to confront questions of trust and intimacy, Louis...Show More

2:36:27 | Mar 4th, 2017

directed by Charles Quittner, with musical guest Abby Ahmad. "In 1986, a young man obsessed with space sets his sights on Earth. What he sees is his life in ruins, and his family in fragments. He sets about trying to make things right, but when a spa...Show More

1:26:50 | Feb 13th, 2017

directed by Kel Haney, with musical guest The Values. "Big Black Balloon explores the relationship between Henry and Cleo, two people whose insecurities trigger their imaginary friends to return and take over their lives. Set in a studio apartment in...Show More

2:26:33 | Jan 8th, 2017

directed by Melissa Crespo, with musical guest Marrick Smith. "In the days leading up to the Christmas holiday, 30-year-old sanitation worker Ricky Paloma receives word that he has been identified as a victim in a child sexual abuse case against his ...Show More

1:48:30 | Dec 2nd, 2016

directed by Megan Behm, with musical guest Allison Strong. "Splitting time between the present and past, THE VEILS explores the experiences of Mel, a marine home on leave from Afghanistan. As she plans her upcoming wedding, and is haunted by memories...Show More

2:31:57 | Nov 4th, 2016

directed by Chelsea Drumel, with musical guest Kristin Stokes. "On Thanksgiving week, three generations of O’Connor women converge at the family’s dilapidated upstate New York farmhouse. With a new guest to entertain, the three O 'Connor women are on...Show More

2:08:23 | Oct 7th, 2016

directed byRy Szelong, with musical guest Tabatha Lopez. "The Columbus Play is a darkly comedic re-imagining of Christopher Columbus' initial arrival in the Caribbean from the point of view of the Taino/Lukku Cairi people (or "The Natives"), weaving ...Show More

1:05:03 | Sep 29th, 2016

directed byTJ Weaver, with musical guests Starr Busby and SHACAR. "Benji Benedict is a radio talk show host in the age of the dying medium. After a late night encounter on a dating app, his following day is tinged with regret, systemic racism, and wo...Show More

40:43 | Aug 17th, 2016

directed byTeague Mitchelle with musical guest Anneke Reiche. "Two guys walk into a bar. They found an art movement. It fails. They burn down the bar. Cue Latin drinking songs..." featuring Adriana Bohmier, Eri Nox, Teague Mitchell, Anneke Reiche, an...Show More

1:37:22 | Jul 12th, 2016

directed by Garret Jon Groenveld, with musical guest Jordain Wallace. "Ben is a little lost, and he reaches out to Lia, his neighbor across the hall (whose a little lost herself). How? By slipping letters under her door. A friendship unfurls through ...Show More

2:25:38 | Apr 12th, 2016

directed by Scott Rodrigue, with musical guest Lila Blue. Ruth contains multitudes that Samuel cannot comprehend. Samuel seeks absolution from Eli's dybbuk. Eli is Ruth's angel from heaven. Drawing on Jewish mysticism and blurring gender barriers, BE...Show More

1:26:45 | Feb 25th, 2016

directed by Veronica Tjioe with musical guest Bobey. Juxtaposing the Minotaur myth with the reality of living a liminal existence, what it feels like to be neither “one” nor “the other”, Tjioe explores from a mixed-race perspective the tenuous state ...Show More

1:49:17 | Feb 25th, 2016

directed by Christine J. Schmidt, with musical guest Phil Hamilton and Christine J. Schmidt "Francine is changing her name to 'Peaches; so that Rob, who has a fetish for human taxidermy, might find her one day despite the difficulty it may cause her ...Show More

1:57:57 | Feb 25th, 2016

directed by José Rivera with musical guests Rafael Rosa and Melanie Lozano. The final days of Che Guevara’s life spent imprisoned in a school house in Boliva and the school teacher, Julia Cortez, who visited him there. Featuring Felix Soliz, Alfredo ...Show More