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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.

The New Colossus: Bits of the bird

Maybe you heard that we released an edgy contemporary adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull earlier this year? Have you listened to THE NEW COLOSSUS audio drama? It's six episodes ...

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

Soapboxers, 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, ...

Treats for your ears this Saturday! Listen to The Triangle Bake-Off!

Imagine you have just 2 days to write a 10 minute play using the following ingredients: What would you write?  Might you find freedom and focus by having those restrictions? ...

Podcasting with a purpose. ASBX episodes: April 13-28

Friends, If you listed to yesterday's episode, you'll know that the podcast is going on hiatus for a bit. Over the last seven weeks, I've been working to bring the ...

Podcasting with a purpose. ASBX episodes: March 30-April 10.

Friends, I am working to bring the voices of our creative community to your ears as quickly as possible.  For you, I hope these voices and conversations might be:  comforting ...

Virtual Talk Back with RDU on Stage

Hello friends, Lauren Van Hemert of RDU on Stage was so generous to invite me to have a Facebook Live interview with her about being Piedmont Laureate, writing during a pandemic, writing ...

This weekend: Triangle Bake-Off & FB live interview with RDU on Stage

#1: Wanna write a play this weekend? The Triangle Bake-Off has begun. This is a quick and (hopefully stress-relieving) short playwriting competition. There's a youth category if your kids are ...

Calling All NC Playwrights! Announcing the Triangle Bake-Off!

ANNOUNCEMENT: In collaboration with Tamara Kissane, the 2020 Piedmont Laureate, and local theatre artist Hayden Tyler Moses, Women’s Theatre Festival (WTF) proudly announces the Triangle Bake-Off Competition.  This spirited playwrighting competition is open ...

Podcasting with a purpose. ASBX episodes: March 13-27.

Friends, I am working to bring the voices of our creative community to your ears as quickly as possible. For you, I hope these voices and conversations might be: comforting ...

CANCELLED: Piedmont Laureate Workshop: Devised theatre with Lormarev Jones

You can find all upcoming Piedmont Laureate events on the Events page. I will continue to add more in the spring, so check those out and join us! FRIENDS, THIS ...
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