The Parsnip Ship is an intimate series of plays performed before live audiences and then made accessible as a monthly podcast. Hosted by Iyvon Edebiri and Eric Borlaug, the series aims to build community by exploring diverse perspectives and by bringing awareness to inspiring voices. We strive to program plays that are new and unexpected, that challenge our listeners with innovative form and powerful content. Climb aboard and listen along, or join us the first Thursday every month for a live broadcast from Cloud City!
Thursday, January 5, at 7pm:
TARA by Brian Otaño
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 to clear his teacher's name, Ricky unearths decades-old secrets that threaten to shatter his relationships with his mother Awilda and his only child. TARA is an exploration of trauma disguised as growing pains, the tension between progress and conservatives in Latino culture and the binding, sometimes lethal, power of love.