creative process

Writing the perfect MONKEY (Mara Thomas, ASBX blog post 012)

Greetings, Soapboxers! Earlier this month, several friends and collaborators gathered to read and hear the latest draft of my upcoming play, YEAR OF THE MONKEY. If you’ve ever put your work-in-progress up for critique, you know it is a singularly excruciating, insecurity-stoking and necessary experience. I clawed my way to that draft and now, armed …

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033: Dance, play, and dream in 54 STRANGE WORDS with Stacy Wolfson and Curtis Eller of the Bipeds

One of the rare ASBX episodes that features two artists at once! In this episode, I had the pleasure of talking with the artistic directors of the Bipeds, a dance-theater company. Choreographer and dancer Stacy Wolfson and banjo-player and songwriter Curtis Eller have devised a unique compositional approach combining movement, music and lyrics to create …

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015: Choreographer and performer Nicola Bullock travels the distance for IMAGO

IMAGO is “A phatasmagorical sci-fi dance theatre experience” that “reckons with the distance between what we are and what we believe ourselves to be.” Choreographer and performer Nicola Bullock describes the creative and practical development of her solo-piece IMAGO, the impact of living abroad on her identity as an ‘American’ artist’ and tips for creators …

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