ASBX Blog

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.

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.

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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.

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 ...

CANCELLED: Piedmont Laureate + Audio Fiction Event: Jesus Pancake Episodes 1-3

FRIENDS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. STAY SAFE AND BE WELL. THANKS. Join us for on March 28 for a reading of scripted audio fiction in progress! Jesus Pancake is ...

Piedmont Laureate alert! Seeking your input + a big announcement.

Friends, I have a new job in 2020! Last week, it was announced that I was selected to be the 2020 Piedmont Laureate. As the Laureate, I develop programming, conduct ...

Mara’s picks from 2019 (Mara Thomas, ASBX blog post 026)

Greetings, Soapboxers! Thank you for being part of the Artist Soapbox community this year. Lots of firsts in 2019! With your support, the podcast reached the 10,000 download milestone and ...

Announcing Public Works dates and prompts for Jan-April 2020!

CANCELLED: Sunday, Mar 22 at 2pm Please email artistsoapbox@gmail.com to be on the waitlist or to tell me that you'd like to participate later in the year! Thanks! The experiment ...

Upcoming Event: Join us for Public Works on December 8!

Did you miss the first one? Come on and join us for our second Public Works event featuring these wonderful writers: Dasan Ahanu, Natalie Sherwood, Michael J Ivory, Jack Reitz, Jessica Flemming !! It's happening this ...

Adventures in downtime (Mara Thomas, ASBX blog post 025)

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. ~Socrates Greetings, Soapboxers! When was the last time you stared into space? Not the thousand-yard stare that comes with your inner circuitry being ...

Thank you 10,000 times! Milestone achieved!

Earlier this week, Artist Soapbox hit a major milestone. After a little over 2 years, we have achieved 10,000 downloads. This feels monumental for a local indie podcast and has ...

Upcoming event: Join us for Public Works on November 24!

Grateful for this preview in INDYWeek today! Join us this Sunday, Nov. 24 and again on December 8. Details below. "Tamara Kissane, the playwright and Artist Soapbox podcast host, is ...