You’ve heard us talk about it, now we’re bringing it! ASBX will be dropping all six episodes of THE NEW COLOSSUS in the Artist Soapbox feed over the next couple weeks. And here’s the first!
Episode 1 of 6 of the audio drama THE NEW COLOSSUS.
Semi-famous actor, Irina Arkin, returns to her hometown to experience THE NEW COLOSSUS, her son’s original performance piece. Irina’s tart review: “It needs a colossal amount of work.”
*This episode features original music written by Skylar Gudasz (Masha) and performed by the cast.
The New Colossus is an unhinged dark comedy reboot of Anton Chekhov’s classic play, THE SEAGULL.
A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists flocks to the seashore. One of them has a gun…what could possibly go wrong? A darkly comic reboot of Chekhov’s classic THE SEAGULL, this rollicking tale examines the pitfalls of making art and making love in modern day America.
Would you like to read along? Here’s the transcript of the entire piece Episodes 1-6.
The New Colossus Audio drama is rated R for content.
Episodes contain: explicit language, lust and sexual situations, gunfire, death, dysfunctional conversations, illness, bad theatre, anti-patriotism, drinking, and arm-wrestling. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. We hope you enjoy….The New Colossus.
THE NEW COLOSSUS CAST AND CREW:
IRINA: Edith Snow*
TRIG: John Jimerson
NINA: Carly P. Jones
KONRAD: Ron McGill
MASHA: Skylar Gudasz*
MEDDIE: Ryan Ladue
PAULINA: Susannah Hough
SORIN: Michael Foley
ANONYMOUS INTERVIEWEE: Kyma Lassiter
*Skylar and Edith also composed and performed original music as part of their roles!!!
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Aurelia Belfield
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Kyma Lassiter
PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: Barbette Hunter and Kaley Morrison
WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Tamara Kissane
SOUND DESIGNER: Sam Elia
AUDIO ENGINEER: Cameron Fitzpatrick
ADDITIONAL RECORDING SUPPORT: James Phillips
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Kaley Morrison
RECORDED at: Trailblazer Studios in Raleigh, NC
This is a production of Artist Soapbox and Soapbox Audio Collective with support from the Manbites Dog Theater Fund, the patrons of Artist Soapbox, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Timothy McMackin, and Trailblazer Studios.