Upcoming event: Join us for Public Works on November 24!

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Join us this Sunday, Nov. 24 and again on December 8. Details below.


“Tamara Kissane, the playwright and Artist Soapbox podcast host, is well-acquainted with the constraints that film and live theater place around the works their artists can make. But if those mediums make it cost-prohibitive to locate a story in an underwater submarine or on top of a mountain, Kissane— who has recently branched out into audio drama—says that “in audio drama, you can do both in the same story.” Public Works, her new series co-produced by Mettlesome, gives regional writers a lab and a forum in which to do the same. In this first edition, local theatricals Dustin Britt, Elisabeth Lewis Corley, Sylvia Freeman, Chuck Keith and Katy Koop develop three-to-five-minute stories based on a prompt (this week: “fire”) that are designed to be heard, not read. Your job? Show up, chill with your beverage of preference, close your eyes, and listen. “There’s a freedom with this artform,” Kissane notes. “We can take our listeners anywhere and still maintain the incredible intimacy when a human voice is just beyond your ears.” —Byron Woods” 

Experience audio micro-fiction on November 24 (and December 8)!

Enjoy a beverage! 

Close your eyes, and be transported by a group of local writers performing their short works in progress (5 mins or less) based on the writing prompt: FIRE. 

Performances will be followed by a conversation with the writers about their creative process and writing for audio. This is a chill and casual event to support local artists as they develop material for a new medium. [The next Public Works event is scheduled for December 8 with the writing prompt: ICE]

November 24 writers are Elisabeth Lewis Corley, Katy Koop, Dustin Britt, Chuck Keith, and Sylvia Freeman.

Sponsored by Artist Soapbox and Mettlesome
Sunday, November 24 from 2-3pm
OKAY ALRIGHT 401 W Geer St, Suite A

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/396642551029258/
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This event is free. You’ll have an opportunity to tip the artists involved. Drinks will be provided for a suggested donation.

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, 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, 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.

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The New Colossus

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

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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.

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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.”

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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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