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Br'er Peach by Andrew Saito

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Inspired by Southern African-American and Japanese folktales and playwright Andrew Saito’s multicultural family, this radio play follows Momotaro, a magical Japanese boy born to an elderly Black couple after an encounter with a power-filled peach. While his mother Vonda resists the encroachment of a billionaire ogre's capitalist mega-corporation, Momo wanders the wilds of Georgia, meeting animal friends and foes along the way. Can they reunite and thrive together as a family, against all odds?

Br’er Peach is a rolling world premiere audio play originating at Alter Theater in San Francisco, CA and connecting BIPOC theatres across the country. The play is produced in collaboration with Alter Theater and The ParsnipShip, a media company based in Brooklyn, NY who have been producing live podcast plays since 2015.

 

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Bishop Arts Theatre Center (BATC) is an award-winning, multicultural, multidisciplinary arts institution with IRC 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status. Founded in September of 1993, our mission is to cultivate a diverse and vibrant arts community while creating sustainable opportunities for local and emerging artists through performances and education. We offer a full season of theater performances, jazz concerts, a speaker series, and year-round arts education programs. The theatre is a cultural oasis for the next generation of acclaimed writers, directors, performers, and arts administrators. Governed by ten board members, we impact over 30,000 artists, arts enthusiasts, and children each year via virtual and in-person seasonal performances and arts education programs. - Contact Bishop Arts at