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, live events, 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, Food for Thought, 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.


The New Colossus

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


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.


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.”


Food for Thought

Three pilot episodes of new scripted audio fiction series inspired by the prompt Food for Thought.


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.

Preparing for a creative residency (Mara Thomas, ASBX blog post 019)

Greetings, Soapboxers! Spring is springing in our neck of the woods. New growth and new opportunities are on the way and, in keeping with my January intention, I am leaning ...

“You be you.” Encouraging authenticity in episode 069.

Have you listened yet to yesterday's episode 069 with Thea Fotiu Howell, The Artist's Concierge? Thea covers branding, archetypes, marketing, authenticity, and more. She even digs into Artist Statements around ...

ASBX received a grant! Happy 150 Durham!

We are thrilled to announce that Artist Soapbox is a grant recipient! Big thanks and deep gratitude to the Durham 150 convening committee, the A.J. Fletcher Foundation, and to our ...

Laying the foundation for MASTER BUILDER

The MASTER BUILDER AUDIO PROJECT is a new ASBX audio drama written by Tamara Kissane scheduled for release in summer 2019.  The development process is underway! We have a cast. ...

Community building (Mara Thomas, ASBX blog post 018)

Greetings, Soapboxers! Last night I experienced musical time-travel. Two bands that were hugely important to me as a young, aspiring rock ‘n roller, reunited after many years for a one-off ...

Running toward creativity (Mara Thomas, ASBX blog post 017)

Greetings, Soapboxers! This morning I ran a 14-mile trail race at Little River Regional Park in Durham. Running is one of the primary ways I connect with my body and ...

New workshop announcement! Functional Feedback for Artists!

Announcing the first Artist Soapbox Functional Feedback Workshop! Artists, have you experienced “constructive criticism” that ultimately held your creative work back rather than moving it forward?   There’s another way ...

Mara’s picks from 2018 (Mara Thomas, ASBX blog post 016)

Greetings, Soapboxers! What a year! Through the 46 (forty-six!!) Artist Soapbox podcast interviews released this year, I have learned so much about our creative community. Out of these informative, humorous ...

Map your dreams (Mara Thomas, ASBX blog post 015)

Greetings, Soapboxers! We’ve got a few more tricks up our sleeves before we close out this year, but I’d like to take a minute to look toward 2019 and what ...

Creative Accountability Group registration open for 2019

Join us for the next Artist Soapbox Creative Accountability Group! Facilitated by Mara Thomas and Tamara Kissane Join a small group of highly-motivated artists in a supportive environment and take ...
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