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147: Overcoming creative inertia. Solo episode #2 with Mara Thomas.

It’s the second of TWO solo episodes by Mara Thomas.  If you haven’t listened to the first one yet, then scoot on back and listen to episode 146. Mara Thomas is the MVP or VIP of ASBX. She has contributed 26 blog posts, participated in six podcast episodes thus far, and now is gifting Artist Soapbox …

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097: Empowering Parent Artists with Nashville PAAL rep Erica Lee Haines

If you aren’t already familiar with PAAL, I’d like to bring that organization to your attention, particularly if you are a parent-artist. The acronym PAAL stands for PARENT ARTIST ADVOCACY LEAGUE (PAAL) for PERFORMING ARTS + MEDIA PAAL is a national community, resource hub, and solutions generator for individuals with caregiver responsibilities and institutions who …

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080: The Women’s Theatre Festival and building community with Raleigh theatre artist Alika Vail.

Alika Vail considers herself to be “a Creative”.  Some of her talents include dancing, writing, directing, acting and producing. She currently serves on the Board of the Women’s Theatre Festival in NC as their Head of Diversity and Co-Chair.  She is the co-creator of CREW, a Facebook Group that focuses on encouraging artistic works for …

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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 regular action in your creative work. Set achievable goals, participate in a private Facebook group, and meet once weekly for 5 weeks. Consider the creative …

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050: What’s the context? Dramaturg Alex Ripp unpacks public performance, translation, and arts criticism

What’s more important than context? This candid conversation with dramaturg Alex Ripp ranges far and wide — from making art in the Triangle to art making in Chile, interdisciplinary work, artists and the academy, and most especially, new ways to engage with audience members, arts writers and arts practitioners. Alex Ripp is the Andrew W. Mellon …

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048: How do we do the impossible? Choreographer ShaLeigh Comerford explores collaboration and sustainability

Creating a sustainable revenue stream for artists often seems impossible – how do we do the impossible? ShaLeigh Comerford, dancer, choreographer, and the Artistic  Director of ShaLeigh Dance Works based in Durham, NC discusses how she and her dancers create original work through collaborative questioning, her quest to attain financial sustainability, and arts activism. We …

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046: What are the benefits of a residency? Dasan Ahanu speaks on Black Poetry Theatre’s decade of connection.

“So much is possible.” Dasan Ahanu is a Poet, Emcee, Writer, Playwright, Performance Artist, Lecturer, and Educator in Durham, North Carolina. He is managing director and co-founder of Black Poetry Theatre (BPT), an African American theatre company started in 2008 that creates original productions featuring artists from the community. Dasan performs two of his original poems in …

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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 set of Respect the Work responses.   Here are just a few examples: As an audience member, I respect the work by: Sending good vibes Giving notes …

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