Hosted by Iyvon Edebiri, the series fosters community by exploring diverse perspectives and bringing awareness to inspiring voices. We program plays that challenge our listeners with innovative form and powerful content in new and unexpected ways. Recorded live the first Thursday of every month and available on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music.
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THE PARSNIP SHIP Season 3 is recorded live every first Thursday of the month.
*This date is not the first Thursday of the month
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Submissions for Season Three are now closed. We will begin accepting scripts for our Season Four around mid-March 2018. Please check back in then for more information.
IYVON EDEBIRI (co-founder, host) is a writer, producer and arts administrator. Born in Nigeria, Iyvon grew up in Brooklyn and went on to attend LaGuardia High School for the Arts, where she studied classical vocal music. She graduated from Brandeis University in 2013, where she earned a degree in International & Global Studies and Italian Studies. Shortly after receiving her degree, Iyvon was awarded a Fulbright Graduate Scholarship to conduct research in Italy, where she was able to combine her academic background and interests. During her time in Italy she conducted ethnographic research with Italian natives and African immigrants to Italy and later assistant directed and dramaturged two American musicals in the city of Bologna, including the Italian National Premiere of Ragtime and Sweeney Todd: Il Barbiere di Fleet Street. During her free time, Iyvon is writing for the upcoming Youtube webseries African, American, a comedic mockumentary that explores the relationship between two African cousins and their misadventures as they explore their identity in New York City. Currently, Iyvon is a master's degree candidate in the Arts Administration program at Baruch College of the City of New York (CUNY) and was formerly the Producing Coordinator of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program.
KATY DONNELLY (producing director)
TODD KIRKLAND (managing director)
RY SZELONG (artistic associate)
MEL ESCUDERO (marketing associate)
JESSE MANNING (producing consultant)