ASBX Podcast

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 an audio production company, ASBX has signed the Equality in Audio Pact on Broccoli Content.

Artist Soapbox is more than just an interview podcast.

We lead writers groups, accountability support, events, and workshops. We create and produce 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.

Artist Soapbox is about Empowerment & Connection.

Artist Soapbox was founded on the belief that if we (humans/artists) talk with each other, and if we LISTEN to each other, then we’ll make better art. We’ll form a stronger community. We’ll feel more empowered and less alone.

Artist Soapbox goes deep into the creative process.

On Artist Soapbox podcast, artists in the Triangle are invited to put words around their creative journeys and processes.

Artist Soapbox explores all artistic mediums.

We believe we can learn from all artists. Artist Soapbox is open to the full spectrum of art-makers and has interviewed creatives in theatre, dance, visual, literary, craft, administration, film making, photography, music, design and more.

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161: Creative Collaboration and Connection with Rachel Klem, director and educator

Creating collaboratively! Making original work in new ways! It’s all in this conversation between Griffin James and Rachel Klem. They discuss several of Rachel’s original shows, her creative process, working with collaborators, and more in this episode. Rachel’s Website: https://www.rachelklemtheatre.com/ Argo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPjfmXdLM4E BIO: Rachel Klem (she/her) has been a theatre artist in the Durham/ Chapel Hill/ Raleigh area …

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160: Care and Intention for Your Interdisciplinary Artistic Life with Yolanda Rabun

Get your vitamin cocktail and motivational shot in the arm from this conversation between Lormarev Jones and the incredible Yolanda Rabun! We consider her a Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill celebrity, so we are start struck!! As a wife, mother, corporate executive, lawyer, singer-songwriter and publisher, motivational speaker, political scientist, community activist for youth, touring performance artist, and …

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159: Fertile Fear with Luan Joy Sherman, artist and educator

It’s Mara Thomas in conversation with artist and educator Luan Joy Sherman! Mara connected with Luan through the School of the Alternative (SotA) an immersive, non-hierarchical learning environment that seeks to “create conditions necessary for a present-day community of pioneering artists and critical thinkers.” During this year’s SotA session, Luan facilitated a class titled, “Fertile …

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158: Playful, Vulnerable Process with Tori Grace Nichols, writer and performer

Friends and accountability buddies! Juliana Finch and Tori Grace Nichols get beautifully deep about writers block, self-care, and being open to the full range of the creative cycle. The conversation is full of tips for gentle process, progress, and productivity. Bio: Tori Grace Nichols (they/them/theirs) describes themself as a prismatic performance artist. They can be …

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157: Creating New and Accessible Theatre with Teal Lepley, performer and playwright

A thoughtful and fun conversation between Griffin James and Teal Lepley about writing and performing new works, and accessibility practices for theatre-makers and audience members. Teal Lepley is a writer, playwright, and performer based in Raleigh, NC. An alumna of NC State University, she won the Creative Artist Award in 2016 as a student for …

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156: Caring for your career with Nichole M. Palmer, dramatic writer, and Dramatists Guild rep

A deep, informative, and delightful conversation between Lormarev Jones and Nichole Palmer covering craft, community, and career. Nichole M. Palmer is a trained journalist, dramatic writer, and published author with more than 25 years of experience writing and editing for multicultural, mainstream, and faith-based audiences.   She is an Alum of the Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive, as …

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155: Introducing new hosts: Juliana Finch and Mara Thomas

Hey friends, It’s Tamara here. I hope you enjoyed the previous episode introducing 2 of our new guest hosts: Lormarev Jones and Griffin James. I’m back once more before I had the mic over, to introduce two more guest hosts this season: Juliana Finch and Mara Thomas. Yes, if you’ve been a long time listener …

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154: Introducing new hosts: Lormarev Jones and Griffin James

Hey friends, It’s Tamara here. I hope you enjoyed the previous 3 audio fiction episodes from the Food for Thought project. As you know, Artist Soapbox produces original scripted audio fiction such as the three FFT projects, as well as interviews with artists about their creative process.  We’re back to the interview/conversational format with this …

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And Eat It, Too by Ashley-Ruth Bernier (new scripted audio fiction)

Listen to the third of three excerpts developed by the Food for Thought Project, a year-long writing lab for aspiring audio dramatists. And Eat It, Too was written by Ashley-Ruth Bernier. SUMMARY: Jolie, an optimistic and talented baker in an impoverished island community, finds herself at a crossroads when a high-stakes, hugely popular cake decorating …

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I’m Not Here Right Now by Shea Stanley (new scripted audio fiction)

Listen to the second of three excerpts developed by the Food for Thought Project, a year-long writing lab for aspiring audio dramatists. I’m Not Here Right Now was written by Shea Stanley. SUMMARY: Ella graduated college 6 months ago and is still living in her college town after her mom’s death kept her from moving …

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