The Parsnip Ship presents NANAY By Molly Olis Krost

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The Parsnip Ship presents NANAY By Molly Olis Krost

Join us for a live reading of Nanay, with an interview with the playwright and a musical guest.

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The Mark O'Donnell Theater at The Actors Fund Arts Center 160 Schermerhorn St Brooklyn, NY 11201

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The Parsnip Ship presents NANAY by MOLLY OLIS KROST

This live episode recording is for a podcast and will feature LIVE music and an interview with the playwright!

Directed by: Gaven Trinidad

Musical Guest: Cindy Latin


Angela has arrived to congratulate her twin sister on her new baby but instead finds Eve “cohabitating” with a Filipino vampire with an infamous hunger for all things fetus. Does Angela believe Eve’s claims that all is well with her new relationship? Nanay, a new play by Molly Olis Krost, incorporates Filipino mythology and tradition to compare eastern and western approaches to sisterhood, trauma and healing.

Cast includes: Vanessa Rappa, Kristian Espiritu, Sergio Mauritz Ang, and Claro de los Reyes

About MOLLY OLIS KROST(they/she)

Molly Olis Krost is a Filipina Jewish playwright splitting their time between the Bay Area and Seattle. Their plays explore the constant collisions of the human experience: collisions with others, with our society, and within ourselves. They incorporate ritual and faith, in a variety of forms, to manifest the emotions that often exist beyond words. They love to blur the line between reality and the fantastical and all the creative possibilities that can create for the artists they collaborate with. Their play NANAY was a semi-finalist for the National Playwrights Conference and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. Their play WHAT WE FOUND was a finalist for the National Jewish Play Contest and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival.

Their plays have been performed or are forthcoming at Magic Theatre, Z Space, San Francisco Playhouse, PlayGround, The Parsnip Ship, Awesome Theatre, Clutch Productions, MaArte Theatre Collective, Ain’t I A Woman Playfest, and SOMArts Cultural Center. They were awarded the Gita Specker First Place Award for Best Dramatic Monologue by the San Francisco Browning Society. Their writing has been published in {m}aganda magazine. They hold an MFA in Playwriting from San Francisco State University and BA's in Classical Civilizations and Theater and Performance Studies from UC Berkeley. When not writing, Molly enjoys painting, baking, crafting, and misquoting song lyrics.