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128: THE NEW COLOSSUS actor interviews: Part one

In April 2020, Artist Soapbox released our second full length scripted audio drama THE NEW COLOSSUS. This is the first of two episodes that feature short interviews with the cast of THE NEW COLOSSUS audio drama (released in April 2020). This episode features half of the cast, all of whom play the younger generation of characters. …

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073: Devising and inspiring NORWAY with actors Victoria Bender, Maxine Eloi, and Kaley Morrison

A conversation with three ensemble members of  Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern about developing characters, inspiration, and their experience devising Little Green Pig’s upcoming original piece, NORWAY. NORWAY was developed over the course of a year and based on the contributions of 17 actors. Actors Victoria Bender, Maxine Eloi, and Kaley Morrison share tips and …

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068: Lost and found with the cast of IN A WORD

“When a couple’s child goes missing, words fail and sustain them through their search.” A conversation with a delightful trio of actors about acting, character development, and working with a script. The entire cast of the Bulldog Ensemble Theatre’s production of IN A WORD — Amber Wood, Matthew Hager, and Thaddaeus Edwards speak honestly about …

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058: Prepare and connect. Actor Lakeisha Coffey shares her theatre wisdom and her gratitude.

Want acting tips from one of the Triangle’s most well-known actors? Actor Lakeisha Coffey reveals her process, how to audition, and how she finds her character. (Guess what? She played Durham civil rights activist Ann Atwater twice — have you seen the movie trailer for Best of Enemies, the upcoming film with Taraji Henson? That’s …

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047: Theatre education programming with Burning Coal’s Director of Education, Kaley Morrison

Kaley Morrison, actor and Director of Education at Burning Coal Theatre in Raleigh talks about Burning Coal’s educational programming for kids and adults, what she’s learned from teaching acting, and the power of relationships in an educational context. Also, Tamara answers the 1st ASK THE SOAPBOX question submitted by a listener. Kaley Morrison is an …

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034: Actor and filmmaker Maxine Eloi takes control of her career and her stories

Actor, director, and filmmaker, Maxine Eloi wrapped 9 short films and 1 feature film in 2017. Wow! Listen to Maxine talk about ramping up her career in film and theatre in North Carolina, the differences between film and theatre acting, some of her many film projects, mixed martial arts, and much more. Maxine Eloi is an actor, …

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032: Improviser Dan Sipp says yes to THIRD DATE and the Medical Improv Initiative

“Once I found improv, I knew I wanted to do that with my life…” So many applicable takeaways and specific examples! In the first half of this episode we discuss Dan Sipp’s decades of experience in improv and his improv company Third Date. In the second half, we delve into Dan’s work with the medical improv …

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024: Actor, educator, and choreographer Lormarev Jones opens up about the artist hustle, MFAs, and self-care for artists.

Lormarev Jones, actor, choreographer, and teaching artist opens up about the artist hustle, MFAs, and self-care for artists. What’s it like financially and emotionally to work as a freelance multi-hyphenate in two cities? Was her MFA worth it? How did she weather her first solo show and MFA thesis, THE VIRGIN COOKBOOK? And why is …

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022: Composer and improviser Julie Kaplan sparks kids’ imaginations

Julie Kaplan has written music inspired by pollinators, icebergs, and astronauts! She teaches improvisational games to kids and writes super singable songs just for them. Julie is cool! In this episode, you’ll hear her discuss her entree into music, improvisation, and a new ensemble, the Curious Theatre Collective. Julie Kaplan, music composer and actor, has written …

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021: Actors Faye Goodwin and Nick Popio embody the Moor-hen and the Mastiff on THE MOORS

The first duo to be featured on ASBX! Faye Goodwin and Nick Popio discuss their roles in the upcoming production of THE MOORS at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham, NC. Faye and Nick dig into MOOR-themes of desire, desperation, visibility and distance, as well as the actors’ processes of character development, and the power of …

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