Talking audio drama on RDU on Stage!

So grateful to be featured on the RDU on Stage podcast this week!

It’s my first time as a guest on someone else’s podcast, and wow, what a great learning experience to be on the ‘other side of the mic.’ Big gratitude to Lauren Van Hemert for making the whole process so easy and comfortable. Please click on the link below to listen, and don’t forget to subscribe to RDU on Stage while you’re there!

Ep. 25: The Comeback of the Audio Drama with Tamara Kissane

“The 1930s and 1940s were the Golden Age of Radio. Today’s watch parties were yesterday’s listening parties, as families would gather round the radio to hear their favorite serial, variety show, or drama. In fact, at the time BBC was producing twice as many plays for the radio as London’s West End, and the notable radio playwrights of the time included Caryl Churchill, Tom Stoppard, and Harold Pinter. But with the advent of television, shows like these lost their audience. That is until now. Streaming media presents new opportunities for artists to share their stories. And that is what my guest Tamara Kissane and I are talking about today. Tamara is a theater-maker and host of the Artist Soapbox podcast. She is working on her first audio drama, Master Builder, which will premiere at the Women’s Theater Festival next month. Hear what she has to say about challenging the way traditional theater is made and the comeback of the audio play.”

Because I’m a total newbie as a guest, I neglected to shout-out by name the wonderful team of artists working on MASTER BUILDER.

Big enormous gratitude to:

  • Edith Snow, sound designer
  • Pennee Miles, composers of original music
  • Alex Maness, audio engineer at Shadowbox Studio
  • Amanda Hahn, production assistant
  • Kaley Morrison, graphic design and production assistance
  • Erin Bell, photography
  • The Cast: Erin Bell, Vincent Bland, Jr., Rebecca Bossen, Thaddaeus Edwards, Maxine Eloi, Amanda Hahn, Susannah Hough, Alex Maness, Dana Marks, Kaley Morrison, Edith Snow, Dale Wolf

A little slideshow below. A few of the many photos from our recording days at Shadowbox Studio. Courtesy of Erin Bell at Bull City Photography.

Artist Soapbox

Artist Soapbox is a platform for original scripted audio fiction and an opportunity for artists to discuss their creative work in their own voices. We do this through our interview podcast, our blog, live events, and original audio dramas.

Artist Soapbox is an anti-racist organization. We believe Black Lives Matter. In addition, as a podcast production company, ASBX has signed the Equality in Audio Pact on Broccoli Content.

Artist Soapbox is more than just a podcast.

We lead writers groups, accountability support, workshops, and events. We produce and create audio dramas too! Listen to the Master BuilderThe New Colossus Audio Drama, Jesus Pancake, Declaration of Love, Food for Thought, and ASBX Shorts. Stay tuned to hear about more projects written by the Soapbox Audio Collective Writers’ Group.

Audio Dramas

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Jesus Pancake

Jesus Pancake is the newest scripted audio fiction series from Artist Soapbox. Nine episodes of zany dark comedy.


The New Colossus

The New Colossus Audio Drama is a totally unhinged dark comedy reboot of Anton Chekhov’s classic play, THE SEAGULL.


Master Builder

This audio drama was adapted from Tamara’s 2018 stage play produced by Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern and inspired by Henrick Ibsen’s classic, The Master Builder published in 1892.


Declaration of Love

Co-producers Aurelia Belfield and Tamara Kissane of Artist Soapbox commissioned eleven NC playwrights to craft short audio scenes based on the prompt “Declaration of Love.”


Food for Thought

Three pilot episodes of new scripted audio fiction series inspired by the prompt Food for Thought.


ASBX Shorts

ASBX Shorts are six short audio fiction pieces created and produced by North Carolina artists. Artist Soapbox Shorts were specifically contributed by the artists to aid in fundraising and to get everyone excited about Jesus Pancake, our new audio fiction series in development.

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