Fun, Fun, Fun Day! Episode 4 of The New Colossus

Three times the FUN in this fourth episode! ASBX is dropping all six episodes of THE NEW COLOSSUS via the Artist Soapbox feed. Here’s #4!

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Episode 4 of 6 of the audio drama THE NEW COLOSSUS.

Welcome to Fun, Fun, Fun Day!!! Irina’s the MC of this backyard blow out that includes arm-wrestling, jockeying for position, public performances, and passion.

This is the end of Act One.

*Featuring a musical number written and performed by Edith Snow (Irina).

Graphic by Aurelia Belfield

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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.

Website: www.thenewcolossuspodcast.com

Would you like to read along? Here’s the transcript of the entire piece Episodes 1-6.

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CONTENT WARNING:

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:

Cast:

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!!!

Team:

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

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Graphic by Kaley Morrison

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.

Written by Tamara Kissane. Produced by Artist Soapbox + Soapbox Audio Collective.
http://www.thenewcolossuspodcast.com
http://artistsoapbox.org

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.

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

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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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