Tamara Kissane

010: Playwright Ian Bowater reaches out for feedback on his MILLENNIUM BOY

Identity, heritage, legacy, and whether history will repeat itself…again. Dig into Ian Bowater’s newest play, “Millennium Boy” (see synopsis below) which will be featured in a reading for the public on Monday December 11 at 7pm at The Bar in Durham*. Ian’s collaborator on this project, Ulli Lommel, was himself a frequent collaborator with Rainer …

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009: Actor Jessica Flemming rides the waves of overlapping projects and deep reflection

How do we measure individual growth and advancement as theatre artists? Can we contribute to a local theatre scene? What life lessons are learned thru improvisation?  Enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Jessica Flemming, as we touch on those questions, explore the balance of overlapping projects, and get the scoop on LAKE PLACID, an improvised play …

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008: Dramaturg Marshall Botvinick delivers context, connections, and questions for civil society

I need a dramaturg STAT. Marshall Botvinick describes the roles and responsibilities of the mysterious dramaturg (you’ll want to hire one too!), teaching theatre online, unanticipated barriers to building audiences, and ‘theatre-making in the season of Trump’. What does it take to have a two-directional conversation, combat fear of judgment, and leverage art-making to form …

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Poll results

The results are in! Thanks to those of you who participated in the Artist Soapbox podcast poll in October. This was a four question anonymous poll designed to guide podcast-planning for 2018. The results were certainly helpful, and I included the them below for the curious. Question 4 (about funding via Patreon) elicited the most …

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007: Actor Thaddaeus Edwards reframes Vanya…and failure…and life

What is it like to play an iconic character in a “sort of” adaptation of a classic? How do we define failure? How do we punctuate our lives? Actor Thaddaeus Edwards wisely addresses loss, longing, and love as he describes inhabiting Vanya in LIFE SUCKS by Aaron Posner (an adaptation of Chekhov’s classic) at Manbites …

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006: Co-Artistic Director Susannah Hough gets honest about the business of theatre

Susannah Hough speaks candidly about her role as co-artistic director of a growing theatre company and her role as Lucinda in Honest Pint’s production of THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX. Soak up her wisdom about season planning, funding, working in partnership, maintaining harmony within a company, and every artistic director’s rite of passage….scrubbing the …

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Playwright Mara Thomas beats back Imposter Syndrome (ASBX blog post 001)

Greetings, Soapboxers! Wow — here we go. My first time guest-blogging for a friend and art-maker and I’m really sweatin’ the intro. Do I need to establish credibility? How self-depricating is too self-depricating? Do I completely negate myself right off the bat and hope you’ll stick with it? If you’re anything like me, self-applying the …

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