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THIS IS WHERE WE GO
A SIX-PART RADIO PLAY PODCAST

 

In association with THE PARSNIP SHIP and BUSINESS LUNCH PRODUCTIONS
inspired by the OCTAVIA BUTLER quote from PARABLE OF THE SOWER:
“All that you touch/You Change. All that you Change/Changes you.
The only lasting truth/Is Change./God is Change.”

BY THE RADIO ROOTS WRITERS GROUP
AMARA BRADY, JESSIE RIVERA DEBRUIN, GINA FEMIA, AND NINA KI

DIRECTED BY
TAMILLA WOODARD

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FEATURING

AMARA J. BRADY

AMARA J. BRADY

Amara (She/Her/Hers) is a generative artist & cultural dramaturg from Chicago. At the crux of her artistry is uplifting Black women and connecting underserved communities to theatrical experiences. Acting: Bernarda’s Daughters (The Lark), Annie Golden: Broadway Bounty Hunter (Barrington Stage Co.), NYTW, 54 Below, Joe’s Pub & others. She’s a member of Iconis & family. Playwriting: Last Ones First (Crux VR in association with Blair Russell Productions); When We Were gods (Blackboard collective + Kervigo Ensemble); Radio Roots Writers Group (The Parsnip Ship); inaugural member of the Showdogs playwriting collective, and a member of SHECreates NYC’s Myths and Legends program. Her work has been staged at The Drama League, The Dramatists Guild, Joe’s Pub, and The Wow Cafe Theatre. Producing: Theatre Communications Groups National Conference (2019). NYT’s Critic Pick, Jillian Walker’s SKiNFoLK (Associate Producer). YouTube Series, ‘Skinny & White’ Aren’t Character Traits. In This Paper I’ll Explain. Resist, check your privilege, & then give some space to Women of Color & Trans Folx. Ashé to the ancestors. All Power to all people. Website:https://linktr.ee/ajbrady Instagram: @bradynotthebunch

GARCIA

GARCIA

TERESA AVIA LIM

TERESA AVIA LIM

BUNNY MICHAEL

BUNNY MICHAEL

LINDSAY RICO

LINDSAY RICO

DANNY WOLOHAN

DANNY WOLOHAN

CREATIVE TEAM

AMARA J. BRADY

Playwright

AMARA J. BRADY

Playwright

Amara (She/Her/Hers) is a generative artist & cultural dramaturg from Chicago. At the crux of her artistry is uplifting Black women and connecting underserved communities to theatrical experiences. Acting: Bernarda’s Daughters (The Lark), Annie Golden: Broadway Bounty Hunter (Barrington Stage Co.), NYTW, 54 Below, Joe’s Pub & others. She’s a member of Iconis & family. Playwriting: Last Ones First (Crux VR in association with Blair Russell Productions); When We Were gods (Blackboard collective + Kervigo Ensemble); Radio Roots Writers Group (The Parsnip Ship); inaugural member of the Showdogs playwriting collective, and a member of SHECreates NYC’s Myths and Legends program. Her work has been staged at The Drama League, The Dramatists Guild, Joe’s Pub, and The Wow Cafe Theatre. Producing: Theatre Communications Groups National Conference (2019). NYT’s Critic Pick, Jillian Walker’s SKiNFoLK (Associate Producer). YouTube Series, ‘Skinny & White’ Aren’t Character Traits. In This Paper I’ll Explain. Resist, check your privilege, & then give some space to Women of Color & Trans Folx. Ashé to the ancestors. All Power to all people. Website:https://linktr.ee/ajbrady Instagram: @bradynotthebunch

JESSIE RIVERA DEBRUIN

Playwright

JESSIE RIVERA DEBRUIN

Playwright

Jessie Rivera DeBruin (they/them) is a queer, non-binary, native New Yorker, Latinx playwright, documentary impact producer, and audience engagement strategist. Their work explores themes of queerness, identity, gender, race, diaspora, and family. Their play LUCIÉRNAGAS was a semi-finalist for the 2019 New Dramatists Princess Grace Award. It was selected to be recorded as part of The Parsnip Ship’s fifth season of radio dramas and is currently in development with National Queer Theatre. They are also a member of The Parsnip Ship’s inaugural Radio Roots Writers’ Group, where their play HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGEL DEAREST will soon be available to stream. As an Impact Producer they have worked with acclaimed documentaries including DISCLOSURE (Netflix), TRANS IN TRUMPLAND (Amazon), BEDLAM (PBS), and ROLL RED ROLL (Netflix). They hold a BA from Smith College.

GINA FEMIA

Playwright

GINA FEMIA

Playwright

Gina Femia’s work has been seen/developed at MCC Theater, Playwrights Horizons, EST, The Flea, Page 73, CTG, Theater of NOTE, Panndora Productions, among others. Plays include ALLOND(R)A (2019 Kilroys List, Winner: Leah Ryan Prize, Runner-up, Yale Drama Prize), THIS HAPPENED ONCE AT THE ROMANCE DEPOT OFF THE I-87 IN WESTCHESTER (2019 Kilroys List Honorable Mention), We Are a Masterpiece (Winner: The Doric Wilson Award, Stage Rights publishing), The Mermaids’ Parade (Finalist, American Blue Ink Award, Semifinalist, The Relentless Award, Finalist, Princess Grace Award), For The Love Of (Original Works Publishing), and The Violet Sisters (Great Plains Theatre Conference).

Gina is the 2020 Otis Guernsey New Voices award winner, a 2019-2022 Core Writer with the Playwrights Center, the 2019 Parity Commission Winner and a 2019-2020 member of Ingram New Plays Lab & Parsnip Ship’s Radio Roots writer’s group. She is an Alum of EST Youngblood, Page73’s Interstate 73, Pipeline Theatre’s PlayLab, New Georges’ Audrey Residency and Project Y’s Writer’s Group. Gina’s a New Georges Affiliated Artist and has received residencies with Page73, Powerhouse, NTI at the O’Neill, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and Fresh Ground Pepper. MFA, Sarah Lawrence College (Lipkin Prize in Playwriting).

NINA KI

Playwright

NINA KI

Playwright

Nina Ki is a Queerean (Queer + Korean) American playwright who was
born and raised in Los Angeles, but currently lives in Brooklyn. She graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2008 with a BFA in Dramatic Writing, and her plays have been read and presented nationwide, including with Queens Theatre,
Brave New World Repertory, The Classical Theater of Harlem, The Living Room Theater, the HBMG Foundation, InspiraTO, and Another Country Productions. Her play “Taemong (Birth Dream)” was a finalist for the Van Lier Fellowship, and recently her play “Moon Bear”
was given special consideration for the Relentless Award. Her work has been published in LGBT Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny, the In Full Color anthology, and YouthPLAYS.To contact her or learn more about her work, please visit her website at www.nina-ki.com

TAMILLA WOODARD

Director

TAMILLA WOODARD

Director

Tamilla Woodard (she/her). Recently named one of 50 Women to Watch on Broadway, Tamilla is the co-Artistic Director of Working Theater in New York; the founder of the site specific international partnership, PopUP Theatrics; and the Associate Director of Tony Award-winning Hadestown on Broadway. Prior to joining Working Theater, Tamilla served as the BOLD Associate Artistic Director at WP Theater. Tamilla has directed at theaters nationally and internationally, including at WP Theater, Baltimore Center Stage, American Conservatory Theater, Classical Theater of Harlem, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts with TheaterWorksUSA, and The Cleveland Public Theatre, among others. Recent highlights include the world premiere of Donetta Lavinia Grays’ award-winning Where We Stand at WP Theatre, Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls at A.C.T.’s Geary Theater, and the critically acclaimed immersive off-Broadway production of 3/Fifths, by James Scruggs. Currently, Tamilla is represented online with the visionary, interactive digital tour of American Dreams, which she directs and developed with Leila Buck. Her work has been recognized with an Off Broadway Alliance Award and Lucille Lortel Nomination. Tamilla is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, where she also teaches. www.Tamilla.com.

ABOUT THE PARSNIP SHIP is a podcast play company that amplifies bold artists for audiences who crave accessible stories and storytellers. The Parsnip Ship’s live events and audio podcasts are eclectic and transformative, creating communities in person and digitally. The Parsnip Ship re-imagines the experience of the radio play by pairing underproduced playwrights and independent musicians for live episodes that are released as a free podcast. Through their work, they have revolutionized the way you hear theater.

ABOUT BUSINESS LUNCH PRODUCTIONS is a Brooklyn based digital media marketing agency. They specialize in organizational branding, narrative/documentary films, live events, and more. BLP brings a team of relentless, award-winning creatives to the table for giants of industry including Snapchat, MLB, Scholastic, ESPN and many more. As consultants they have helped numerous non-profit and for-profit clients launch and re-imagine the way they do business. From ideation to execution, BLP approaches every project with a profound focus on delivering boundary-pushing work and creating meaningful relationships.

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