110: Questions, structure, & digging deep. Diving into creative process with playwright, June Guralnick

For four decades, June Guralnick has created plays, performance projects, and multi-media installations, as well as directing new works, classic plays, and developing community cultural programs. June’s work has been beamed to the Space Station as well as performed at many earth venues across the country in NY, CA, DC, NC. Please read her very robust bio at her website juneguralnick.com

It was my great pleasure to converse with June as she described her playwriting process,  the development of the Piedmont Laureate program, and the importance of creative work. If you enjoy this conversation as half as much as I did, it will make your day. Grab a writing implement and get your notepad ready — here are some tips, tricks, inspiration, and wisdom from June Guralnick.

This interview was recorded virtually on March 23, 2020. We do discuss the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.

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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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