CANCELLED: Piedmont Laureate + Audio Fiction Event: Jesus Pancake Episodes 1-3


Join us for on March 28 for a reading of scripted audio fiction in progress!

Jesus Pancake is an audio fiction series being collaboratively written by the Soapbox Audio Collective, a team of local writers.

Microwaves, family secrets, spiders, friendship, and the Power of the Pancake converge in this dark comedy about a middle-aged woman reckoning with her power for the first time. Aimee is intrigued when a pancake she makes looks just like Jesus, until she realizes something truly profound and dangerous is at work.

  • Episodes 1-3 will be read on March 28. (See below for details.)
  • Episodes 4-6 will be read on April 13.
  • Episode 7-9 will be read when they are finished!

Each reading will be followed by a conversation with the writers about collaborative writing and writing for audio. These are first draft episodes that need an audience to take them to the next level in their development.

Soapbox Audio Collective Writers: Juliana Finch, Tamara Kissane (2020 Piedmont Laureate), Katy Koop, Mara Thomas

Jesus Pancake was developed with the support of a 2019 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Award through the Durham Arts Council. Piedmont Laureate programs receive support from the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission and United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County.

Jesus Pancake is rated R for language.

Saturday, March 28: A reading of episodes 1-3 of the serial audio drama Jesus Pancake + a panel discussion with the Soapbox Audio Collective on collaborative writing
Event time: 7-9pm
Location: Shadowbox Studio, 2200-D Dominion Street, Durham, NC 27704 (Inside Ample Storage complex)
Actors 1-3: Thaddaeus Edwards, Katy Koop, Sarah Koop, John Jimerson, Tamara Kissane

Let us know you’ll be there! Here’s the Facebook Event!

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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