creative process

The Food for Thought Project Part Two: Writer Ashley-Ruth Bernier

Katy Koop interviews Ashley-Ruth Bernier, one of the writers in The Food for Thought Project, a year-long lab for aspiring audio dramatists. This is Part Two in a four part series. Read Part One with the producers here, including more about the guest speakers mentioned in this interview. What can cake teach you about life? …

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151: Writing your first audio drama: Aspiring audio dramatists discuss the Food for Thought Project

Regardless of your medium or genre, you’ll find this conversation to be a delight. Three aspiring audio dramatists share numerous writing tips, vulnerabilities, and encouragement to tell your story as they write their first scripted audio fiction series. In 2021, Artist Soapbox has been conducting a 12 month pilot program for aspiring audio dramatists graciously …

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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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146: You are here. Navigating your creative journey thru the pandemic with Mara Thomas

It’s the first of TWO solo episodes by Mara Thomas.  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 listeners with 2 solo episodes. And they are amazing. You’ll hear Mara speak with her trademark honesty, …

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143: Another avenue to healing. Poetry and process with Naima Yetunde Ince

We cover some ground in this one! Writing plays and poetry, vulnerability and transformation, strength and gentleness, mental health and healing, and process, process, creative process — my favorite topics! In this episode, you’ll hear the wisdom of poet and playwright Naima Yetunde Ince. Our starting place is Pure, Naima’s her most recent poetic memoir …

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135: When it’s messy and we must: creative process with the poet Hokis

Artist Soapbox begins the year with Hokis, poet and deep thinker. Listen in and find encouragement and support, practical tips to guide your creative process, great vulnerability, and a generous sprinkling of inspiration. This is a grownup and roving conversation that touches on grief, the death of a parent, adoption, sexual trauma, identity, creative evolution …

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125: Time to write. Podcasting during a pandemic (with kids).

In this solo episode, Tamara expresses gratitude for the guests and listeners of Artist Soapbox, and updates folx on the status of the podcast. Short version: After releasing 31 episodes in 7 weeks (8-9 months of content on the pre-pandemic schedule), Artist Soapbox is going on hiatus for a bit, so Tamara can write, complete …

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110: Questions, structure, & digging deep. Diving into creative process with playwright, June Guralnick

For four decades, June Guralnick has created plays, performance projects, and multi-media installations, as well as directing new works, classic plays, and developing community cultural programs. June’s work has been beamed to the Space Station as well as performed at many earth venues across the country in NY, CA, DC, NC. Please read her very …

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104: Autobiographical writing, providing opportunities for Black playwrights, and creative process with theatre artist, Monét Noelle Marshall

Monét Noelle Marshall is an artist, director, playwright, curator, producer & cultural organizer. A 2018 Independent Weekly Arts Award winner, she serves as the Founding Artistic Director of MOJOAA Performing Arts Company. Recent projects include the “Buy It Call It” performance installations, which earned her the 2018 Mary B. Regan Community Artist Fellowship from the …

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Adventures in downtime (Mara Thomas, ASBX blog post 025)

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. ~Socrates Greetings, Soapboxers! When was the last time you stared into space? Not the thousand-yard stare that comes with your inner circuitry being overloaded, but rather a time when you made the choice to simply be. No electronic devices, just you and your breath and whatever enters your …

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