creative process

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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Upcoming event: Join us for Public Works on November 24!

Grateful for this preview in INDYWeek today! Join us this Sunday, Nov. 24 and again on December 8. Details below. “Tamara Kissane, the playwright and Artist Soapbox podcast host, is well-acquainted with the constraints that film and live theater place around the works their artists can make. But if those mediums make it cost-prohibitive to …

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084: How do you honor your story? Writer and educator Allison Kirkland on crafting memoir and creative nonfiction.

Thought about writing a memoir? Curious about creative non-fiction, writing in community, and how to get started when you are staring at the blank page? Listen in to this conversation with Allison Kirkland,  writer, instructor, editor, facilitator, writing coach and arts advocate. At the beginning and again at the very end of this conversation, you’ll hear …

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The Creative Vacuum (Mara Thomas, ASBX blog post 021)

Greetings, Soapboxers! Last month’s dispatch had us marking a milestone, celebrating the months of build-up and work that lead to the culmination of big creative and personal endeavors. This month, well… This month I’m coming to you live from The Vacuum. Who out there is familiar with the creative vacuum? You’ve been rehearsing for weeks …

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076: Putting horror on stage. YEAR OF THE MONKEY with playwright Mara Thomas.

YEAR OF THE MONKEY is part devised play, part surreal horror show centered on a squadron of warriors who use their feminine intuition, rage, rituals & nature power to wage war.  In this episode, playwright Mara Thomas examines the inspiration for YEAR OF THE MONKEY, horror as a genre for the stage, war in the …

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