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Artist Soapbox features artists in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Durham-based theatre-maker, Tamara Kissane creates original audio fiction and chats with artists about their creative work, artistic process and their hopes for the future.

Artist Soapbox * Audio fiction + Creative Process Tamara Kissane

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Artist Soapbox features artists in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Durham-based theatre-maker, Tamara Kissane creates original audio fiction and chats with artists about their creative work, artistic process and their hopes for the future.

    Master Builder audio drama: Act One

    Master Builder audio drama: Act One

    MASTER BUILDER  is a two part audio drama for adults. It contains salty language, adult situations, and quirkiness suitable for grown-up ears. 















    Running a total of 94 minutes and divided in two acts, MASTER BUILDER tells the story of the rise and fall of Helen ‘Sully’ Sullivan, an intensely passionate and ambitious architect who designs outrageous homes for the very rich. 







    This audio drama was adapted from Tamara Kissane’s 2018 stage play produced by Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern and inspired by Henrick Ibsen’s classic, The Master Builder published in 1892. 























    The Master Builder Audio Drama was written, directed and produced by Tamara Kissane. 







    * Sound design: Edith Snow* Original music: Pennee Miles* Audio engineer: Alex Maness* Production assistants: Amanda Hahn and Kaley Morrison







    The audio was recorded at Shadowbox Studio, Durham, NC.







    Cast (in order of appearance): 







    * CLOCK VOICE: Edith Snow.* JOAN: Susannah Hough* SULLY: Dana Marks* AUDIENCE MEMBERS: Erin Bell, Amanda Hahn, Alex Maness and Kaley Morrison* KAYA: Maxine Eloi* BRENDAN: Dale Wolf* DOC: Rebecca Bossen* LIONEL: Thaddaeus Edwards* HILDY: Vincent Bland, Jr.







    Graphic design by Kaley Morrison and photos by Erin Bell of Bull City Photography. 







    The MASTER BUILDER audio drama is production of Artist Soapbox and Soapbox Audio Collective with support from the patrons of Artist Soapbox, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Timothy McMackin, and the Women’s Theatre Festival. 







    This production is dedicated to the memory of Julie Rhodes. Julie was a great lover and patron of music, art, and performance in the Triangle area and she loved spreading the word about her favorites.







    Connect and Follow!







    Twitter =@artist_soapbox







    Instagram = artistsoapbox







    Facebook =https://www.facebook.com/artistsoapboxpodcast/







    Artist Soapbox  is a listener supported podcast. If you listen, please support the podcast by sharing episodes with friends and contributing via our Patreon campaign. For more information and to become a patron, please visit artistsoapbox.org. For any questions or just to say hi, email us at artistsoapbox@gmail.com.

    • 50 min
    Master Builder audio drama: Act Two

    Master Builder audio drama: Act Two

    MASTER BUILDER  is a two part audio drama for adults. It contains salty language, adult situations, and quirkiness suitable for grown-up ears. [This is the final act, Act Two! Listen to Act One here.]















    Running a total of 94 minutes and divided in two acts, MASTER BUILDER tells the story of the rise and fall of Helen ‘Sully’ Sullivan, an intensely passionate and ambitious architect who designs outrageous homes for the very rich. 







    This audio drama was adapted from Tamara Kissane’s 2018 stage play produced by Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern and inspired by Henrick Ibsen’s classic, The Master Builder published in 1892. 















    The Master Builder Audio Drama was written, directed and produced by Tamara Kissane. 







    * Sound design: Edith Snow* Original music: Pennee Miles* Audio engineer: Alex Maness* Production assistants: Amanda Hahn and Kaley Morrison







    The audio was recorded at Shadowbox Studio, Durham, NC.







    Cast (in order of appearance): 







    * CLOCK VOICE: Edith Snow.* JOAN: Susannah Hough* SULLY: Dana Marks* AUDIENCE MEMBERS: Erin Bell, Amanda Hahn, Alex Maness and Kaley Morrison* KAYA: Maxine Eloi* BRENDAN: Dale Wolf* DOC: Rebecca Bossen* LIONEL: Thaddaeus Edwards* HILDY: Vincent Bland, Jr.







    Graphic design by Kaley Morrison and photos by Erin Bell of Bull City Photography. 







    The MASTER BUILDER audio drama is production of Artist Soapbox and Soapbox Audio Collective with support from the patrons of Artist Soapbox, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Timothy McMackin, and the Women’s Theatre Festival. 







    This production is dedicated to the memory of Julie Rhodes. Julie was a great lover and patron of music, art, and performance in the Triangle area and she loved spreading the word about her favorites.







    CONNECT AND FOLLOW!







    Twitter =@artist_soapbox







    Instagram = artistsoapbox







    Facebook =https://www.facebook.com/artistsoapboxpodcast/







    Artist Soapbox  is a listener supported podcast. If you listen, please support the podcast by sharing episodes with friends and contributing via our Patreon campaign. For more information and to become a patron, please visit artistsoapbox.org. For any questions or just to say hi, email us at artistsoapbox@gmail.com.

    • 43 min
    SHOW ME: ASBX Shorts Episode 6

    SHOW ME: ASBX Shorts Episode 6

    Rural West Texas, August of 1966. A skeptically hopeful fifteen-year-old returns home from church camp determined to uncover definitive proof of the existence of angels. The outcome of her act of faith yields lasting ramifications.







    by Amber Wood







    SHOW ME is the sixth of six short audio fiction pieces created and produced by North Carolina artists. Artist Soapbox Shorts were specifically contributed by the artists to aid in fundraising and to get everyone excited about Jesus Pancake, the new audio fiction series in development.







    Contribute to Jesus Pancake via our Indiegogo campaign! 







    Listen to this short podcast episode for more information: ASBX JP is a G-O! (A solo update by Tamara)







    Soapboxers are the official patrons of the Artist Soapbox podcast. Get on the Soapbox with us at Patreon or make a one-time donation via Ko-fi at https://ko-fi.com/artistsoapbox or via PayPal at PayPal.Me/artistsoapbox.







    If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please consider our non-profit Soapbox Audio Collective.















    ASBX shorts are an Artist Soapbox production, co-produced by Aurelia Belfield and Tamara Kissane, and sound designed by Jasmine Hunjan.







    SHOW ME was written by Amber Wood.







    Directed by Rachel Klem







    Production Manager: Griffin James







    Performed by: Marleigh Purgar-McDonald (The Girl), Page Purgar (Narrator)







    Transcript of SHOW ME







    Amber WoodMarleigh Purgar-McDonaldPage PurgarRachel KlemGriffin JamesJasmine Hunjan







    BIOS







    Amber Wood (Playwright):Theatre maker and storyteller Amber Wood (she/her/hers) celebrates empathy and lifelong play. After moving from Durham, NC to Hamilton, Ontario, she founded Lightbulb Heart, a storytime and collaborative theatre company committed to emotional wholeness and dismantling oppression through thoughtful story curation and compassionate engagement. Amber’s writing focuses primarily on community building and mental health advocacy: “Karaoke Visiting Hour” (2019 Mind Play Theatre Festival); “There’s an Easy Bake Oven Where My Heart Should Be.”







    Marleigh Purgar-McDonald (Actor, THE GIRL) is an actress in the triangle, and a rising freshman at UNC Chapel Hill. She has recently worked with Seed Art Share, Justice Theater Project, and Sonorous Road. She loves educating others through theater, and spending time with her family and cat.

    • 7 min
    The Protagora (Or, the First Gathering): ASBX Shorts Episode 5

    The Protagora (Or, the First Gathering): ASBX Shorts Episode 5

    At the end of an age, a tale as old as time gets some corrections. “In the name of the…..?”







    by JoRose







    The Protagora (Or, the First Gathering) is the fifth of six short audio fiction pieces created and produced by North Carolina artists. Artist Soapbox Shorts were specifically contributed by the artists to aid in fundraising and to get everyone excited about Jesus Pancake, the new audio fiction series in development.







    Contribute to Jesus Pancake via our Indiegogo campaign! 







    Listen to this short podcast episode for more information: ASBX JP is a G-O! (A solo update by Tamara)







    Soapboxers are the official patrons of the Artist Soapbox podcast. Get on the Soapbox with us at Patreon or make a one-time donation via Ko-fi at https://ko-fi.com/artistsoapbox or via PayPal at PayPal.Me/artistsoapbox.







    If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please consider our non-profit Soapbox Audio Collective.















    ASBX shorts are an Artist Soapbox production, co-produced by Aurelia Belfield and Tamara Kissane, and sound designed by Jasmine Hunjan.







    The Protagora (Or, The First Gathering) was written by JoRose.







    Directed by Rachel Klem







    Production Manager: Griffin James







    Performed by: Barbette Hunter (Creatrix), Adonis Nesbitt (Sapia), Lormarev Jones (Phronesis)







    Transcript of The Protagora (Or, the First Gathering)







    JoRoseBarbette HunterAdonis Nesbitt







    Lormarev JonesRachel KlemGriffin James







    Jasmine Hunjan







    BIOS







    JoRose (Playwright) Artist, Wanderess and Philosopher, JoRose aims to use her artistic talents to help usher in the new age. Welcome to the dawning of the Age Of Aquarius!







    Barbette Hunter (Actor, CREATRIX) has been performing since age 5. As a professional actress, she has performed with numerous theatre companies in the Triangle, including Seed Art Share, Theater of the American South (Wilson, NC), Justice Theater Project, Theatre Orange (Carrboro, NC), Raleigh Ensemble Players, Raleigh Little Theatre, StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance (Chapel Hill, NC), Actors Comedy Lab, Manbites Dog Theatre (Durham, NC), North Carolina Theatre, Theatre in the Park and Temple Theatre (Sanford, NC). Some of her favorite roles include Rose in Fences (Justice Theater Project); Venus Hottentot in Venus (Raleigh Ensemble Players); Esther in Intimate Apparel,

    • 9 min
    Gallery: ASBX Shorts Episode 4

    Gallery: ASBX Shorts Episode 4

    Two people on a first date contemplate “what is art?”







    By Brook Livingston North







    Gallery is the fourth of six short audio fiction pieces created and produced by North Carolina artists. Artist Soapbox Shorts were specifically contributed by the artists to aid in fundraising and to get everyone excited about Jesus Pancake, the new audio fiction series in development.







    Contribute to Jesus Pancake via our Indiegogo campaign! 







    Listen to this short podcast episode for more information: ASBX JP is a G-O! (A solo update by Tamara)







    Soapboxers are the official patrons of the Artist Soapbox podcast. Get on the Soapbox with us at Patreon or make a one-time donation via Ko-fi at https://ko-fi.com/artistsoapbox or via PayPal at PayPal.Me/artistsoapbox.







    If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please consider our non-profit Soapbox Audio Collective.















    ASBX shorts are an Artist Soapbox production, co-produced by Aurelia Belfield and Tamara Kissane, and sound designed by Jasmine Hunjan.







    Gallery was written by Brook Livingston North.







    Directed by Rachel Klem and Tamara Kissane







    Production Manager: Griffin James







    Performed by: Byron Jennings II (Cameron), Olivia Griego (Kerena), and Gus Allen (Matty)







    Transcript of Gallery







    Brook Livingston NorthByron Jennings IIGus AllenRachel KlemGriffin JamesJasmine Hunjan







    BIOS







    Brook North (Playwright) is an actor/writer/director/filmmaker, more or less in that order. As a writer, his short plays have been rejected by theatre festivals across the country. They have also, occasionally, been produced, including an evening of his short plays titled “This Doesn’t End Well” in January of 2019.







    Byron Jennings II (Actor, CAMERON) is thrilled to be working with Artist Soapbox! Previous credits include Coalhouse Walker, Jr. in NC State’s production of “Ragtime,” Henry Drummond in Justice Theatre Project’s production of “Inherit the Wind,” Othello in Bare Theatre’s production of “Othello” and a recent appearance in “Until the Flood,” a one-man show produced by Burning Coal Theatre. Thank you to all who support local theater!







    Gus Allen (Actor, MATTY) is a local actor and acting instructor at Back-to-One Acting Studios in Raleigh. His favorite role to date is Clown #1 in The 39 Steps at NCSU,

    • 7 min
    Jasmine: ASBX Shorts Episode 3

    Jasmine: ASBX Shorts Episode 3

    It only takes three minutes for a relationship to end. A suitcase. A cup of tea. Jasmine.







    Content Warning: Rated R for language







    by Ian Finley







    Jasmine is the third of six short audio fiction pieces created and produced by North Carolina artists. Artist Soapbox Shorts were specifically contributed by the artists to aid in fundraising and to get everyone excited about Jesus Pancake, the new audio fiction series in development.







    Contribute to Jesus Pancake via our Indiegogo campaign! 







    Listen to this short podcast episode for more information: ASBX JP is a G-O! (A solo update by Tamara)







    Soapboxers are the official patrons of the Artist Soapbox podcast. Get on the Soapbox with us at Patreon or make a one-time donation via Ko-fi at https://ko-fi.com/artistsoapbox or via PayPal at PayPal.Me/artistsoapbox.







    If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please consider our non-profit Soapbox Audio Collective.















    ASBX shorts are an Artist Soapbox production, co-produced by Aurelia Belfield and Tamara Kissane, and sound designed by Jasmine Hunjan.







    Jasmine was written by Ian Finley.







    Directed by Rachel Klem







    Production Manager: Griffin James







    Performed by: Ryan Vasconcellos (Andy) and  Roman Lawrence (Eddie)







    Transcript of Jasmine







    Ian FinelyRyan VasconcellosRachel KlemGriffin JamesJasmine Hunjan







    BIOS







    Ian Finley (Playwright) holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from the Tisch School at New York University.. He is the author of plays, including The Nature of the Nautilus (winner of the Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Award), And There Was War in Heaven (finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference), Native, The Greeks, & 1960. In 2012, he was named the Piedmont Laureate in the field of Playwriting and Screenwriting







    Ryan Vasconcellos (Actor, ANDY) is excited to have the experience of working with Artist Soapbox for the first time. Ryan has been a part of productions in the Raleigh area such as Meredith College’s Company, NC State’s Cabaret, and Bright Star. Ryan hopes you enjoy the piece “Jasmine” as much as he enjoyed working on it.







    Rachel Klem (Director) (she/her) has been a theatre artist in the Durham/ Chapel Hill/ Raleigh area since 2001.

    • 8 min

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