Virtual doings this week (including a workshop on July 29)


I hope this post finds you holding steady amidst the chaos. In case you are looking for a distraction or another way to fill your time and feel connected, here are three things I’m working on that you can access now and later this week:

Available NOW:

#1: I was on the radio on July 24 to have a quick chat with Dr. B on WHUP (a local radio channel). We talked about Piedmont Laureate-ing, audio dramas, writing, and the pandemic. (Listen here starting at the 25 min mark.)

Performed by Gwendolyn Schwinke

#2: A short monologue of mine was featured on PlayMakers Repertory Company‘s page as part of THE STUCK MONOLOGUES

My piece, Leveraging Mr. Bumble, is live and ready for an audience. (There are 10 pieces total, so be sure to watch mine (#4) and the other 9. So good!!)

I’m grateful for this opportunity and astonished to be included in such a talented group. 

Here’s the premise of THE STUCK MONOLOGUES from the PlayMakers’ site:

“As early quarantine days had us feeling “stuck,” we called upon some of our favorite local playwrights to turn that feeling into art. Then members of your favorite acting company, past and present, worked their magic in bringing those monologues to life. We gave our playwright friends a “recipe” to turn our common moment of being stuck into something creative:

  • It must have at least one local reference
  • It must contain at least one joke.
  • It must fit well under the title of “stuck.””

July 29 (Tix available now):

#3: I’m thrilled to be talking about Audio Drama (writing + producing) with the incredible Aurelia Belfield on Weds, July 29 at 11am as part of  Women’s Theatre Festival. Please join us!

Grab a ticket at:
(If you want to be there, but $$ is tight right now, then contact me.) 

Here’s the description:

The Art of Writing and Producing Audio Drama

Scripted audio fiction (also known as audio dramas, narrative audio, or radio plays) has long captured listeners’ imaginations. In this time of increased isolation, theatre-practitioners can continue offering compelling stories to their audiences via immersive and intimate podcast dramas.

Join producer Aurelia Belfield and writer/director Tamara Kissane for an informal conversation about adapting theatre scripts into audio dramas, with special focus on their most recent project: THE NEW COLOSSUS.

Topics include: collaboration, producing and writing for this new format, adaptation of classic works, directing audio-only works, advantages of working with audio dramas, and avoiding common pitfalls.

Sending you love and good vibes, sincerely,


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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