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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.

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Directed by Matrex Kilgore, with musical guest Alwyn Robinson "16-year-old ‘A’ is at war, battling herself and the world around her. She takes comfort in her relationship with God, her patient and compassionate friend who offers ‘A’ stillness and a listening ear. But just as she thinks she’s finally come to understand her own existence, God goes missing leaving ‘A’ to confront an antagonistic Narrator whose true identity may lead her to the peace she so desperately hopes to find." Cast includes: Taji Senior and Kelcey Anyá  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
directed by Diane Chen, with musical guest Psyche Chimère "Mari is a closeted transgender woman from Japan, and the number one contender for a professional wrestling title; if she doesn’t pay a ransom her trans status will be revealed to the world. We watch Mari take on her long time adversary Alexa in a ladder match for the WEW Prima Donna’s Championship." Cast includes Lauren Elizabeth, Delong Le, Leanna Renee Hieber, John DeSilvestri, Mark Levy, and Samy Nour Younes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
directed by Rebecca Aparicio, with musical guest Xiomara Syngz "Genesis left her past behind long ago. But her mother’s release from prison forces them both to confront long-buried pain – and to wonder if they can ever become a family again. Morris Sonyando lovingly illuminates the blood ties that break and bind people." Cast includes Ortiz, Daniel Colón, Gabriela Sanchez and Diomargy Uribe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
directed by Dalia Ashurina, with musical guest Aya Aziz "Although Abraham is a Jew from Flushing, and he only has 1 daughter, Maxine, and her only daughter Racie is a lesbian, Abraham still believes he'll be the Father of Nations. He moves to Tel Aviv in search of his first love, Haajar. When he discovers Haajar's daughter has five Palestinian Muslim sons, he goes to Nablus in the midst of the first Intifada to claim them as his own. Abraham's Daughters is a mythic play about colonialism and identity." Cast includes Jacqueline Antaramian, Bob Ari, Esra Dayani, Grace Canahuati and Hannah Roze. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
directed by Cezar Williams, with musical guest Marie Gabrielle "Jaime McBride, an African-American woman college professor, studies and teaches genealogy. She has improperly used her resources to find out about her biological family. And without knowing that a blood tie exists, someone walks into Jaime's life, which causes Jaime to question her life choices, her concept of family, and to figure out if it's possible to re-plant an old family tree." Cast includes Sarita Covington, Daryl Lauren, Grant Machan, Malikha Mallette, and Jay Mazyck. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
directed by Cezar Williams, with musical guest Marie Gabrielle "Jaime McBride, an African-American woman college professor, studies and teaches genealogy. She has improperly used her resources to find out about her biological family. And without knowing that a blood tie exists, someone walks into Jaime's life, which causes Jaime to question her life choices, her concept of family, and to figure out if it's possible to re-plant an old family tree." Cast includes Sarita Covington, Daryl Lauren, Grant Machan, Malikha Mallette, and Jay Mazyck.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
directed by Blayze Teicher, with musical guest Diana DiCostanzo "Ginnie and Adele have been friends for decades, helping each other navigate through life’s twists and turns. But when an inescapable event arises, they’re forced to confront the dark secret of how they met, and deal with forces trying to separate them in a way they never thought possible. The Flora and Fauna is a modern, #MeToo-inflected drama about unconditional love, loss, and the lengths we’d go to for one another. In order to move forward, sometimes you’ve got to go back." Cast includes Caturah Brown, Sara Thigpen, and Lily Ali-Oshatz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
directed by Celestine Rae, with musical guest Afro Dominicano "Zoila has had her entire life planned and laid out for her by her family and society. She finds herself at a crossroads when she falls in love with a friend from the past. When tragedy hits, she decides to risk it all. Leaving everything behind, she meets two ancestral sheroes and together they embark on a journey that makes Zoila question everything she was taught." Cast includes Cindy De La Cruz, Andres Santiago Piña, Lynnette R. Freeman, Priscilla Flores, Jorge Cordova, Ysmael Reyes, Maribel Martinez, and Keith Johnston  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
directed by Celestine Rae, with musical guest Afro Dominicano "Zoila has had her entire life planned and laid out for her by her family and society. She finds herself at a crossroads when she falls in love with a friend from the past. When tragedy hits, she decides to risk it all. Leaving everything behind, she meets two ancestral sheroes and together they embark on a journey that makes Zoila question everything she was taught." Cast includes Cindy De La Cruz, Andres Santiago Piña, Lynnette R. Freeman, Priscilla Flores, Jorge Cordova, Ysmael Reyes, Maribel Martinez, and Keith Johnston Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
directed by Nilan, with musical guest Maya Sharpe "The sounds of war birth a young nation while three women prepare for an ancestral journey on revolutionary roads. But when the effects of outside calamity push painfully inside, the harsh realities of warfare signify much reasonable doubt as they struggle with their spiritual higher callings. Grasping with this discomfort leave them to either submit to the damage of man or venture out in the name of the mother." Cast includes Cherrye J. Davis, Daralyn Jay, Alisha Espinosa, Jasmine Saunise   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 asks the question, “can we ever escape the consequences of our acts of bad faith and if so…should we?” Cast includes June Ballinger, Darius de Haas, Tyrone M. Henderson, Camille Saviola, Mateo Moreno, and Dashiell Eaves Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 asks the question, “can we ever escape the consequences of our acts of bad faith and if so…should we?” Cast includes June Ballinger, Darius de Haas, Tyrone M. Henderson, Camille Saviola, Mateo Moreno, and Dashiell Eaves Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 brains. Because they can no longer afford this service, the company must repossess their improvements. REPOSSESSED explores questions of identity, morality, and authenticity amidst a world of rapidly changing technology and the ethics that come with it." Cast includes Tatiana Isabel Gil, Jaymes Sanchez, Jade Guerra, Timothy Hoover, Shana Jackson, Kerline Desir, and Maurice Palmer   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 brains. Because they can no longer afford this service, the company must repossess their improvements. REPOSSESSED explores questions of identity, morality, and authenticity amidst a world of rapidly changing technology and the ethics that come with it." Cast includes Tatiana Isabel Gil, Jaymes Sanchez, Jade Guerra, Timothy Hoover, Shana Jackson, Kerline Desir, and Maurice Palmer   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 her vision." Cast includes Denise Manning, Lily Narbonne, Ashley Marie Ortiz, Lindsay Rico, and Ricardo Vázquez     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. They don't come from feuding households or warring gangs, but what begins as lighthearted quickly becomes life-threatening. In this intersectional tragicomedy, we explore how love can be blind in a world where justice never is."  Cast includes Donnell E. Smith, Kendra Holloway, Eric Lockley, Kelly Bennett, Diana Henry, and Matthew Cohn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. They don't come from feuding households or warring gangs, but what begins as lighthearted quickly becomes life-threatening. In this intersectional tragicomedy, we explore how love can be blind in a world where justice never is."  Cast includes Donnell E. Smith, Kendra Holloway, Eric Lockley, Kelly Bennett, Diana Henry, and Matthew Cohn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Radical by Sergio Castillo

Radical by Sergio Castillo

2019-05-1201:29:47

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 generations of an immigrant family. Like “The Humans” or “August Osage County” before it, it all takes place during one night, but unlike them, this play focus on those that had to sacrifice their homeland and in the process, compromise their heritage.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 consume part of Manhattan." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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