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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, 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.

Tonight we begin! Soapbox Audio Collective digs into Jesus Pancake (Mara Thomas, ASBX blog post 024)

Greetings, Soapboxers! It’s an exciting day over here in ASBX-land! Tonight, the Soapbox Audio Collective Writers' Room will assemble for our first meeting. For the next several months, we will ...

Announcing the cast and team for THE NEW COLOSSUS AUDIO DRAMA!

In August, nearly 100 auditions were submitted for the THE NEW COLOSSUS audio drama! It was a great privilege to listen to all of those voices, and it's my hope ...

Go with the flow (Mara Thomas, ASBX blog post 023)

Greetings, Soapboxers! Brass tacks, y’all: I am FIRED UP. Motivated. Here to work. Ready to roll up my sleeves and get into it. Can you feel it? This electric pulse ...

Constructing THE NEW COLOSSUS

THE NEW COLOSSUS AUDIO PROJECT IS A NEW ASBX AUDIO DRAMA actively in development!  The development process is underway! We have a cast. We have a team. We have a ...

The gifts of loneliness (Mara Thomas, ASBX blog post 022)

Can you understand being alone so long you would go out in the middle of the night and put a bucket into the well so you could feel something down ...

This week is amazing! Funding, publicity, and a reading, oh my! (And a reminder)

There's so much to be excited about this week, I hardly have words to express the size of my gratitude Please celebrate with me, and lift a glass to the ...

Audition Announcement: Seeking voice actors

SEEKING VOICE ACTORS FOR THE NEW COLOSSUS The New Colossus written by Tamara Kissane is a new audio drama inspired by Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. Originally staged in 2016 at ...

Seeking writers for audio projects in development

Announcing applications for the Soapbox Audio Collective Writers’ Room. Soapbox Audio Collective is the nonprofit branch of Artist Soapbox. The goal of Soapbox Audio Collective is to develop original audio ...

Responses to The Creative Vacuum

It's always exciting to hear from ASBX readers and listeners! Mara Thomas's most recent blog post about the Creative Vacuum (that yucky time after a creative finish line) sparked some ...

Our sound team for the Master Builder Audio Drama

It was a team effort to record, refine, and polish the Master Builder Audio Drama. Today we're raising our glasses and our headphones to the crucially important SOUND TEAM for ...