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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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109: What does the Poetry Fox say? Deep connections thru performance writing with Chris Vitiello

Have you met the Poetry Fox? I have, and I’m a fan. In this episode I’m talking with the human behind the fox, Chris Vitiello. Chris Vitiello is a writer, performer, critic, and independent curator based in Durham, NC. His poetry books include Obedience (Ahsahta, 2012), Irresponsibility (Ahsahta, 2008), and Nouns Swarm A Verb (Xurban, …

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096: Writing audio fiction for young audiences with Dania Ramos & Michael Aquino of Timestorm

Writing audio fiction for young audiences with Dania Ramos and Michael Aquino, the producers and creators of Timestorm.  Timestorm is an audio fiction series for children in which the Ventura twins, Alexa and Benni, travel through time to preserve their culture’s true history. The twins visit three continents across the span of five centuries, meeting …

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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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Seeking writers for audio projects in development

Announcing applications for the Soapbox Audio Collective Writers’ Room. Soapbox Audio Collective is the nonprofit branch of Artist Soapbox. The goal of Soapbox Audio Collective is to develop original audio fiction using the skills and talents of Triangle-area artists and then distribute them to the wider world. In other words…local talent, global reach! Writers, apply …

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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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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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003: Writer John Jimerson takes on the Velveteen Rabbit

Are artist-parents like dragons in a cage? Why re-write a classic children’s book? What is it like to run a Kickstarter campaign? How do we become REAL? John Jimerson answers these questions and more while discussing his adaptation of the Velveteen Rabbit, a reboot of the classic book with modern text, magical illustrations and a …

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