The Parsnip Ship

The Parsnip Ship


The Parsnip Ship is a podcast play company that amplifies bold artists for audiences who crave accessible stories and storytellers. Our live events and audio podcasts are eclectic and transformative, creating communities in person and digitally. Through our work, we revolutionize the way you hear theater. Hosted by Iyvon Edebiri.



The Parsnip Ship

Everyone is an Astronaut by Corey Pajka

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 space shuttle ...
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Big Black Balloon by Eljon Wardally

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 L.A., the city of celebrity also serves as ...
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Tara by Brian Otaño

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 high school Science teacher. In an attempt ...
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The Veils by Hope Villanueva

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 of the war, she struggles to come ...
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Welcome Home by Andrea Lynn Green

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 their best behavior. However, when an estranged and deeply ...
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Columbus Play by Daniella de Jesus

Directed by Ry 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 together history, Taino folklore, and contemporary dialogues about racism, ...


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