The Parsnip Ship Will Stream Daniel K. Isaac’s OR OR OR &&& Featuring Jon Norman Schneider, Jiehae Park, Keelay Gipson, Julian Leong, Diana Oh, David Shih and Teal Wicks on May 2

The Parsnip Ship is streaming the live radio play broadcast of OR OR OR &&& by Daniel K. Isaac, directed by Carlos Armesto with musical guest Diana Oh on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 8pm via Facebook Live.

Keelay Gipson, David Shih, Teal Wicks, Jon Norman Schneider, Jihae Park, Julian Leong and Diana Oh. Photo by Lia Chang

The Parsnip Ship & The Actors Fund presented the reading of Daniel K. Isaac’s first full length play, OR OR OR &&& at The Mark O’Donnell Theater at The Actors Fund Arts Center in Brooklyn on January 11th, 2018.

Keelay Gipson, Teal Wicks, David Shih, Diana Oh, Julian Leong, Jon Norman Schneider, Daniel K. Isaac, Carlos Armesto and Jihae Park. Photo by Lia Chang

Helmed by Carlos Armesto, the cast features Jon Norman Schneider, Jiehae Park, Keelay Gipson, Julian Leong, Diana Oh, David Shih and Teal Wicks.

“Daniel tries to write his first full-length play and it’s not going to be about his mom. He’s already written a web series about her so this play will Not. Be. About. Esther. Instead, there’s Dragon and missionaries in North Korea and oh crap his mom is calling… A genre-fucking play about unapologetic storytelling, family both born and chosen, and the messiness of intersectional identities, Daniel & Esther & Dragon journey through autobiography, imagination, & maybe the Korean War.”

Daniel K. Isaac. Photo by Lia Chang
Daniel K. Isaac. Photo by Lia Chang

Daniel K. Isaac was born and raised in sunny Southern California. When he was in fifth grade, his mother heard a mortifying story about a preacher who went numb with stage fright and had to be escorted off the stage. Isaac was promptly signed up for Grace Korean Church’s theatre troupe and he’s been an actor ever since. After receiving his Bachelor’s in Theatre from the University of California – San Diego (UCSD), Isaac moved to not-always-sunny New York City where he’s been seen on large and small screens and stages. Some Film/TV Credits include: “Foshay” on The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV LAND), MONEY MONSTER (dir. Jodie Foster, with George Clooney and Julia Roberts), “Virgil” on Person of Interest (CBS, recurring), The Following (FOX), Believe (NBC, pilot), TOO BIG TO FAIL (HBO) and  “Ben Kim” on SHOWTIME’s Billions (with Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis). Some upcoming projects include: Search Party (TBS), Crashing (HBO), Shades of Blue (NBC) and Drew (CBS, pilot).

David Shih, Keelay Gipson, Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, Julian Leong and Carlos Armesto. Photo by Lia Chang

THE PARSNIP SHIP – an intimate series of plays performed before live audiences and made accessible as a monthly podcast.

The Parsnip Ship host Iyvon Edebiri, playwright Daniel K. Isaac and The Actors Fund’s Ashley Theagene. Photo by Lia Chang

Hosted by Iyvon Edebiri, the series fosters community by exploring diverse perspectives and bringing awareness to inspiring voices. They program plays that challenge their 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.

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.

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