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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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039: What is a band? Musician and composer Louis Landry embraces classic albums and contemporary realities

What exactly is ‘a band’ in 2018? How does a code of conduct figure in? Why is an performing residency so valuable? Listen to musician and composer Louis Landry… and his music! At the end of our interview conversation, you’ll hear two of Louis’ original songs, one from his album JJ vs. the Digital Whale …

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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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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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019: Photographer Erin Bell embraces life as an art-maker

Erin Bell talks with openness and honesty about her journey from a life constructed around corporate consulting to a life constructed around making art, theatre, and her new business, Bull City Photography. Erin generously shares valuable marketing tips that she picked up from her work in market research and strategic branding that can be used …

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017: Playwright Tamara Kissane remodels MASTER BUILDER (interviewed by Mara Thomas!)

That’s right, Soapboxers. We’ve turned the tables! Mara Thomas interviews Tamara Kissane about the upcoming world premiere of Tamara’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s THE MASTER BUILDER, ambition, aspirations, and loving unlikeable characters. Tamara Kissane is a Durham-based playwright, actor, creative coach, and  mom, and she is the host of the Artist Soapbox podcast. Tamara’s upcoming adaptation of THE …

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016: Actor/singer/director Dana Marks answers 30 questions in 60 minutes [ASK ME ANYTHING]

Bodies, money, voice, authenticity, musical inspiration, the actor’s job, and a Free Season of Theatre. All of that and more in 60 minutes with Dana Marks! Dana Marks has generously agreed to be the first participant (or guinea pig!) in the Artist Soapbox ASK ME ANYTHING series. She covers a variety of questions in this …

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009: Actor Jessica Flemming rides the waves of overlapping projects and deep reflection

How do we measure individual growth and advancement as theatre artists? Can we contribute to a local theatre scene? What life lessons are learned thru improvisation?  Enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Jessica Flemming, as we touch on those questions, explore the balance of overlapping projects, and get the scoop on LAKE PLACID, an improvised play …

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001: Playwright Mara Thomas says Yes to Nothing

Mara Thomas talks about her process as a playwright, collaborating with other artists, Elton John and how to be punk in 2017.** Mara Thomas is a Durham-based playwright, actor, musician and teaching artist. Her newest original theatre piece, YES TO NOTHING, was commissioned by Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern and will be playing at music …

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