13 days, 13 backers, 5% funded — JP would love your support!

Soapboxers!

We have 13 days left in our Indiegogo fundraising campaign, and we are 5% funded. If you’ve been delaying your support, please act now.

Once we have a sense of our true budget, we can extend offers to actors and the production team. We are excited to get this party started!


Contribute to our Jesus Pancake Indiegogo Campaign!


More Info

Jesus Pancake is a nine episode audio fiction series collaboratively written by the Soapbox Audio Collective, a team of writers based in North Carolina.
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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.
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The first season of Jesus Pancake includes 32 characters, almost 4 hours of content, original music, and lots of quirkiness. Forty two artists will be involved in this production (including production staff, designers, writers, and actors). Like all of our audio content, Jesus Pancake will be available for free via all podcast platforms.
If you like audio fiction and like to pay the artists who make it, please contribute. In return, we will make awesome and compelling audio content for you to enjoy!

Thanks to a generous grant from Manbites Dog Theater Fund, we are 1/3 of the way toward our funding goal. We need your assistance to make it the rest of the way! We’d be grateful if you support our campaign with dollars, sharing this page, and spreading the good word far and wide about Artist Soapbox and the work we do. 

Jesus Pancake is the fourth audio fiction project produced by Artist Soapbox. We released Master Builder in 2019, The New Colossus in 2020, and the Declaration of Love audio anthology in 2020. Due to its length and complexity, Jesus Pancake would be our most ambitious project yet!

Season One of Jesus Pancake, our newest original audio drama serial was written by the Soapbox Audio Collective Team One (Tamara Kissane, Mara Thomas, Katy Koop, Juliana Finch).  The co-producers and co-directors for this project are Aurelia Belfield and Tamara Kissane.

Episodes 1-3 of Jesus Pancake were workshopped at University Theatre at NC State in September 2019. The writers conducted a Zoom reading in summer 2020 and have completed the second round of edits. 

We have begun the pre-production work (casting, scheduling, rehearsing) with a plan to record in person in the studio in late fall 2021.

We estimate we will need 4-5 rehearsals and about 20 hours of studio time.  Jesus Pancake will be released to the public when all nine episodes are completely sound designed. 

WHAT IS THE MONEY FOR?

Paying the people! Only about $2000 of this campaign will go to non-people (hosting and website, marketing, catering, etc). The rest of the funds raised will go to pay artists in our community. The more we raise, the more we can pay them for their awesome hard work. 

CONNECT AND FOLLOW!

If you’re eager for more audio fiction pieces by Artist Soapbox, be sure to listen to all 6 episodes of the ASBX shorts and check out our full length audio dramas THE NEW COLOSSUS and MASTER BUILDER, and the audio anthology DECLARATION OF LOVE available everywhere you get your podcasts.

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Instagram: @artistsoapbox

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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.

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, 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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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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