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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.

Reclaiming creative identity after a loss (Mara Thomas, ASBX blog post 014)

Greetings, Soapboxers! I’m a nerd about dates. Birthdays, anniversaries. I generally love acknowledging these annual markers. A recent anniversary has me thinking about creative identity, loss and Ronnie James Dio. ...

You are still an artist (Cheryl Chamblee, ASBX blog post 013)

You are (still) an artist. If you haven't thrown a pot in two years, you are still an artist. If you haven't shown up to rehearsal since you can remember, ...

200+ responses to Respect the Work (5 pages!)

Did you enjoy the Repect the Word podcast episode on Monday, and the infographic on Tuesday? Are you looking for more? Get inspired by 200+ responses from the July 8th gathering! Download the complete ...

10 ways to RESPECT THE WORK

Ooooh, an infographic based on the RESPECT THE WORK gathering! Download the pdf to use as a touchstone in your practice. Have you listened to the RTW podcast episode? RESPECT ...

It’s time for a POLL!

Soapboxers! Do you have five minutes for a few quick questions? It's time for a POLL! (I love taking these, do you?) Periodically, we send out polls to request anonymous feedback ...

Writing the perfect MONKEY (Mara Thomas, ASBX blog post 012)

Greetings, Soapboxers! Earlier this month, several friends and collaborators gathered to read and hear the latest draft of my upcoming play, YEAR OF THE MONKEY. If you’ve ever put your ...

Numbers that increase. Numbers that are measures.

Twenty four hours until the unicorn birthday party.  My oldest child turns 10 this week. Together with my unicorn for a decade. It's marvelous. It's sweet. Reaching double digits feels ...

Feel the real big love coming at you from this gratitude blast

Throwing big thanks your way today. September 1st will mark the one YEAR anniversary of the Artist Soapbox podcast. It's coming up! By then, we'll have released almost 50 podcast ...

RESPECT THE WORK on July 8. An event!

Respect the Work: ASBX community input event! For artists and artist-supporters, this is an opportunity to come together in conversation about what it means to RESPECT THE WORK that we ...

Ask WHY to create opportunities for compassion (Mara Thomas, ASBX blog post 011)

(Join our next Creative Accountability Group, beginning July 31st.) Greetings, Soapboxers! Please raise your hand if someone has ever told you, “Don’t be so hard on yourself.” Y’all. So many times. ...