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 voices.
||CleanDelicacy Of A Puffin Heart, by Stefani Kuo||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. In the same apartment two||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKevin Lamb, by Matthew-Lee Erlbach||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 professor and a young black||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe New Galileos, by Amy Berryman||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 the price of their freedom."||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mermaids' Parade, by Gina Femia||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 one another and themselves during||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat We Look Like, by Bruce Jones and Jonathan Mello||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 is seen by the world he lives in||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Wanna F**k Like Romeo & Juliet, by Andrew Rincón||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 bring her spirits back up; and||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOR OR OR &&&, by Daniel K. Isaac||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 Dragon and missionaries in||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPOLICARPA, by Diana Burbano||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 the allure of becoming a crea||12/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnnie Jump, by Reina Hardy||with musical guest Benjamin Weiner "A play for all ages about finding your place in the universe, and intelligent life in your neighborhood."||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn The Room, Waiting, by Thaddeus McCants||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 compassion, IN THE ROOM, WAITING||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBroken, by David Meyers||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, Kevin decides to meet with him -||5/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlie's Waiting, by Melisa Annis||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, Louise discovers how quickly plans c||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEveryone is an Astronaut, by Corey Pajka||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 space shuttle in Florida explodes ju||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBig Black Balloon, by Eljon Wardally||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 L.A., the city of celebri||2/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTara, by Brian Otaño||featuring 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 high school Science teache||1/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Veils, by Hope Villanueva||featuring 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 of the war, she strug||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome Home, by Andrea Lynn Green||featuring 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 their best behavior.||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanColumbus Play, by Daniella de Jesus||featuring 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 together history, Tai||10/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUntitled Radio Play, by Keelay Gipson||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 workplace politics. Will Be||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Aventines, by Teague Mitchell||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, and Ry Szelong.||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMissives, 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 letters until the two are separated b||7/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeshert, by Chana Porter||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, BESHERT remembers a fatal love by||4/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe String's the Thing, 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 of being in-between. F||2/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpit the Pit, 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 own sister who has been searching||2/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSchool of the Americas, 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 Narciso, Marisol Miranda,||2/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
The Parsnip Ship gives exposure to POC and underserved playwrights.
This is a wonderful project, that gives literal voice to the unheard. So many great plays by POC have a hard time getting productions, or even being heard by the wider public. By recording these shows for podcast The Parsnip Ship gives new plays a wide reaching audience. The quality of the plays is superb, and the best thing is, it's not the same old narrative we've heard over and over again in the theatre.