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134: Goodbye 2020. (Onwards to 2021!)

It’s the last podcast episode of the year for Artist Soapbox! As I record this, I have an over-abundance of feelings and not all of them are getting along. Some are in down-right conflict. What a year. What a productive, frustrating, hopeful, disappointing, infuriating, tender, tragic, hilarious, inspiring, bittersweet sh!tshow of a year…personally and professionally. …

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117: The goal is collaboration. Improv & sketch comedy with Jack Reitz of Mettlesome

In this episode with Jack Reitz, we cover a lot of ground. A list of topics to whet your appetite: Improv comedy. Sketch comedy. Using the tenets of improv to create something that lasts. Spontaneous collaboration. The history of improv. Improv in the time of COVID-19. The structure of making comedic choices. Amplifing the signal …

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114: Serving the arts as a business segment with Beth Yerxa of Triangle ArtWorks

Do you think of your art as a business? More broadly, do you think of the arts community as a business sector? In this episode, I’m speaking with Beth Yerxa, the Executive Director of Triangle ArtWorks. In this episode, Beth talks about the origin, purpose and programming of Triangle ArtWorks, in particular their newest professional …

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089: More theater! The past, present, and future of Manbites Dog Theater with co-founders Ed Hunt and Jeff Storer. [Durham 150 Artist Spotlight]

“If a dog bites a man, who cares, but if a man bites a dog…that’s news!” This episode features Ed Hunt and Jeff Storer, the co-founders of Manbites Dog Theater, a professional company founded in 1987, dedicated to world and regional premieres of contemporary work. Ed and Jeff discuss the past, present and the future …

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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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044: What I learned from 40 years of not being famous: PART TWO. Respect the Work.

The second installment of a multi-part series in which Tamara considers how we might love the artists we are and support the artists we love. A solo episode! What habits and practices can we cultivate to promote a culture of respect in the arts community? On July 8th, earlier this year, Tamara invited a group …

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