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A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists flocks to the seashore. One of them has a gun...what could possibly go wrong? A darkly comic reboot of Chekhov’s classic THE SEAGULL, this rollicking tale examines the pitfalls of making art and making love in modern day America.



THE NEW COLOSSUS, A new audio drama inspired by Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull.

Written by Tamara Kissane. Produced by Artist Soapbox + Soapbox Audio Collective.

www.artistsoapbox.org

The New Colossus Audio Drama Artist Soapbox

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    • 4.3 • 9 Ratings

A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists flocks to the seashore. One of them has a gun...what could possibly go wrong? A darkly comic reboot of Chekhov’s classic THE SEAGULL, this rollicking tale examines the pitfalls of making art and making love in modern day America.



THE NEW COLOSSUS, A new audio drama inspired by Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull.

Written by Tamara Kissane. Produced by Artist Soapbox + Soapbox Audio Collective.

www.artistsoapbox.org

    Jesus Pancake Trailer

    Jesus Pancake Trailer

    Microwaves, family secrets, and the Potential of a Pancake converge in this zany dark comedy about a middle-aged woman reckoning with her power for the first time. 
    Jesus Pancake is a new scripted audio fiction series from Artist Soapbox and the Soapbox Audio Collective.
    Nine episodes of Season One will be released FALL 2022.
    Subscribe via your favorite podcast app. For more information, see www.artistsoapbox.org.

    • 1 min
    Chinese Girl Wants Vote: Trailblazer Mabel Lee: an audio play for young audiences

    Chinese Girl Wants Vote: Trailblazer Mabel Lee: an audio play for young audiences

    How about a special summer treat? This episode is a short audio play for middle-school kids created by the Curious Theatre Collective.
    ***
    Founded in 2016, Curious Theatre Collective creates original, interdisciplinary educational theater programming that inspires audiences to follow their curiosity, persevere through challenges, and believe in the power of their imagination.
    Curious Theatre Collective is excited to share the next installment of audio plays for young audiences: Chinese Girl Wants Vote.
    Written by Jinna Kim, Chinese Girl Wants Vote presents the life and work of Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee. Dr. Lee’s work for women’s rights and the Chinese American community are gifts we are thrilled to share with our audience (specifically grades 4-8).
    Chinese Girl Wants Vote: Trailblazer Mabel Lee features Rachel Kanakanui and Pimpila Violette. This audio play was funded thanks to grant support from the Orange County Arts Commission.
    Curious Theatre Collective is Emma Nadeau, Jessica Flemming, Tamara Kissane, and Julie Kaplan.
    Read along with the script
    Watch on YouTube
    For more info, cast bios, and resources: CTC Audio Plays
    ASBX Interview with Jinna Kim
    ASBX 145: Creekside with Winona: an audio play for young audiences
    ***
    LISTEN TO ASBX AUDIO DRAMAS:Master Builder
    The New Colossus
    Declaration of Love audio anthology
    ASBX Shorts
    CONNECT AND FOLLOW:
    Artist Soapbox on social media:
    Twitter: @artist_soapbox
    Instagram: @artistsoapbox
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artistsoapboxpodcast/
    CONTRIBUTE:
    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.

    • 10 min
    And Eat It, Too by Ashley-Ruth Bernier (new scripted audio fiction) - Artist Soapbox * Audio fiction + Creative Process

    And Eat It, Too by Ashley-Ruth Bernier (new scripted audio fiction) - Artist Soapbox * Audio fiction + Creative Process

    Listen to the third of three excerpts developed by the Food for Thought Project, a year-long writing lab for aspiring audio dramatists.
    And Eat It, Too was written by Ashley-Ruth Bernier.
    SUMMARY:
    Jolie, an optimistic and talented baker in an impoverished island community, finds herself at a crossroads when a high-stakes, hugely popular cake decorating show (think “Cake Wars”, etc.) decides to film its next season on island. As an intern on the show, Jolie inadvertently publicizes the question of what happens to the cakes once the filming is finished--and finds herself in the middle of the show’s mission to showcase the fine art of outlandish cake decoration, and her community’s real problem with food insecurity. 
    BIO:
    Ashley-Ruth M. Bernier (she/her) is a writer of mysteries and contemporary Caribbean fiction. Originally from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Ashley and her family now live in Apex, North Carolina, where she teaches first grade. Through distance learning, she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University (2013) and has had work published in various issues of The Caribbean Writer.
    ***
    Food for Thought is an Artist Soapbox and Soapbox Audio Collective project, co-produced by Aurelia Belfield and Tamara Kissane, and sound designed by Sam Elia. 
    These excerpts and the year long writing lab were made possible by the generous support of the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. 
    And Eat It, Too was written by Ashley-Ruth Bernier.
    Directed by Barbette Hunter
    Production Manager: Griffin James
    AND EAT IT TOO CAST:
    Jolie - Ashley-Ruth Bernier
    Cyrus - Christon Andell
    Alana - Soleih Nibbs
    Mrs. Foy - Shaundra Norwood
    Male Customer - Bayley Garbutt
    Link to Script
    MORE:
    ASBX Episode 151: Writers for the Food for Thought Project
    The Food for Thought Project: Ashley-Ruth Bernier
    LISTEN TO ASBX AUDIO DRAMAS:Master Builder
    The New Colossus
    Declaration of Love audio anthology
    ASBX Shorts
    CONNECT AND FOLLOW:
    Artist Soapbox on social media:
    Twitter: @artist_soapbox
    Instagram: @artistsoapbox
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artistsoapboxpodcast/
    CONTRIBUTE:
    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 a href="https://ko-fi.com/artistsoapbox" rel="noopener noreferrer"...

    • 29 min
    I’m Not Here Right Now by Shea Stanley (new scripted audio fiction)

    I’m Not Here Right Now by Shea Stanley (new scripted audio fiction)

    Listen to the second of three excerpts developed by the Food for Thought Project, a year-long writing lab for aspiring audio dramatists.
    I'm Not Here Right Now was written by Shea Stanley.
    SUMMARY:
    Ella graduated college 6 months ago and is still living in her college town after her mom’s death kept her from moving away for a super cool journalism internship. Unemployed and friendless, she spends every day applying for jobs on her laptop at Doggy Style, a kinda bad hot dog joint known by drunk college kids for its tater tots. It’s at Doggy Style she meets MJ, a college senior who is anything but stuck.
    BIO:
    Shea Stanley is an actor, writer, and comedian based in Durham, NC. She has written satire for publications such as IndyWeek and Reductress, and recently premiered her first full length play for Women’s Theatre Festival. She is interested in telling serious stories in a funny way that also make you go “aww” but are also kind of stupid, if that makes sense (don’t tell her if it doesn’t).
    ***
    Food for Thought is an Artist Soapbox and Soapbox Audio Collective project, co-produced by Aurelia Belfield and Tamara Kissane, and sound designed by Sam Elia. 
    These excerpts and the year long writing lab were made possible by the generous support of the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. 
    I’m Not Here Right Now was written by Shea Stanley.
    Directed by Rachel Klem
    Production Manager: Griffin James.
    I’M NOT HERE RIGHT NOW CAST:
    Ella - Shea Stanley 
    Sonja - Arlie Kidd 
    MJ - Rochelle Mendoza 
    Kristen - Julie Oliver 
    Regular Carl - David Klionsky 
    Michael - Ryan Vasconcellos
    Drunk College Student - Griffin James
    Special Thanks to Hot Dog Consultant - Sara Pequeño
    Link to Script
    MORE:
    ASBX Episode 151: Writers for the Food for Thought Project
    Food for Thought: Shea Stanley
    LISTEN TO ASBX AUDIO DRAMAS:Master Builder
    The New Colossus
    Declaration of Love audio anthology
    ASBX Shorts
    CONNECT AND FOLLOW:
    Artist Soapbox on social media:
    Twitter: @artist_soapbox
    Instagram: @artistsoapbox
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artistsoapboxpodcast/
    CONTRIBUTE:
    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 a href="https://ko-fi.com/artistsoapbox" rel="noopener noreferrer"...

    • 17 min
    Crocodile Twins by Tori Grace Nichols (new scripted audio fiction)

    Crocodile Twins by Tori Grace Nichols (new scripted audio fiction)

    Listen to the first of three excerpts developed by the Food for Thought Project, a year-long writing lab for aspiring audio dramatists.
    Crocodile Twins was written by Tori Grace Nichols.
    SUMMARY:
    LaLa is a rambunctious adoptee from the Philippines living overseas on an American military base. Rey is quiet and obedient, and likes to help at his family's Filipino food restaurant, Miraflor Bistro. They meet one summer in Virginia Beach and become close friends. LaLa struggles with feeling like she doesn't belong anywhere, and Rey, inspired by mythological tales from the Philippines told by his Lola, dreams of bringing his vibrant inner world to life. As they grow older, friendship, food, and perhaps a spirit guide or two help them figure out who they are and how to stay connected.
    BIO:
    Tori Grace Nichols (they/them/theirs) describes themself as a prismatic performance artist. They can be seen performing drag as G-Clef with the House of Coxx and causing good trouble around Durham, NC as a cultural organizer and stand up comedian. Most folks call them Grace out of drag. 
    Recent writing credits include sketch comedy with Kahoots Comedy and two audio dramas, Stretchy Shorts and Crocodile Twins, for the podcast platform Artist Soapbox. 
    Through the Center for Documentary Summer Studies Intensive, they co-created a short documentary called Call Me Harriet Tubman about their friend Muffin, who founded the North Carolina Community Bail Fund of Durham. 
    Recent acting credits include Dreaming (assistant puppeteer) with Duke Performances and Freakshow (Mr. Flip) with The Women's Theatre Festival. They also host and produce a podcast called Go With Grace in which they discuss the impact of white Christian supremacy on our daily lives for the organization Soulforce.
    Tori Grace began their cultural organizing work as the Arts and Culture Fellow for Southerners on New Ground, a Southern queer liberation organization. They are adopted from the Philippines and identify as queer, genderqueer, trans, and disabled.
    ***
    Food for Thought is an Artist Soapbox and Soapbox Audio Collective project, co-produced by Aurelia Belfield and Tamara Kissane, and sound designed by Sam Elia. 
    These excerpts and the year long writing lab were made possible by the generous support of the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. 
    Crocodile Twins was written and directed by Tori Grace Nichols.
    Production Manager: Griffin James
    CROCODILE TWINS CAST
    LaLa - Giara di Costanzi 
    Rey Rey - Jaelon Thorp 
    Lola - Imee Dalton 
    Hiya - Rochelle Mendoza 
    Sal - Lukayo Estrella 
    Betty - Juliana Finch 
    Link to Script
    MORE:
    ASBX Episode 151: Writers for the Food for Thought Project
    Food for Thought: Tori Grace Nichols
    Stretchy Shorts: Episode 9 of the Declaration of Love
    LISTEN TO ASBX AUDIO DRAMAS:Master Builder
    a href="https://www.thenewcolossuspodcast.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer"...

    • 15 min
    THE NEW COLOSSUS actor interviews: Part Two

    THE NEW COLOSSUS actor interviews: Part Two

    This is the second of two episodes that feature short interviews with the cast of https://www.thenewcolossuspodcast.com/ (THE NEW COLOSSUS )audio drama (released in April 2020). This episode features half of the cast, all of whom play the more experienced generation of characters.

    You’ll hear from Michael Foley, Susannah Hough, John Jimerson and Edith Snow, interviewed by Kaley Morrison and Barbette Hunter during our recording days in November of 2019. These are short snippets — each actor had only a few minutes between their calls to pop over and answer a few of Kaley and Barbette’s questions.

    L-R: Michael Foley, Susannah Hough, John Jimerson, Edith Snow

    If you’ve already listened to https://www.thenewcolossuspodcast.com/ (THE NEW COLOSSUS )audio drama, then you know how talented these actors are. As you’ll hear in this episode, they are lovely, thoughtful and generous people as well.

    The cast covers a variety of topics including: their individual characters in TNC, what it’s like to record an audio drama, the difference between acting for audio and acting on stage, why people should listen to TNC, their favorite moments and more. (Warning, there are a few spoilers here if you haven’t finished all 6 episodes.)

    Listen to the previous episode: https://artistsoapbox.org/2020/07/09/128-the-new-colossus-actor-interviews-part-one/ (128: THE NEW COLOSSUS actor interviews: Part One)



    WONDERFUL BONUS: This episode includes music written, performed and recorded by https://www.edithsnow.com/ (Edith Snow)for Episodes 4 of THE NEW COLOSSUS. The multi-talented Edith was also the sound designer for our first audio drama https://artistsoapbox.org/masterbuilder/ (MASTER BUILDER) (which featured Susannah Hough too!).



    As of this release, TNC has been listened to in 20 countries and 30 US states. You can also listen to the six 20 minute episodes via the website http://www.thenewcolossuspodcast.com/ (www.thenewcolossuspodcast.com) and via Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all the usual podcasts platforms.

    If you’d like to hear more about THE NEW COLOSSUS and audio drama in general, our wonderful executive producer, Aurelia Belfield, and I will be co-leading an online session as part of the https://www.womenstheatrefestival.com/ (Women’s Theatre Festival) on July 29 at 11am. Purchase tickets https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-theatre-festival-2020-tickets-109899662850 (here) for our individual session or for the entire month-long online conference and new play festival..

    Big special thanks to our incredible https://www.thenewcolossuspodcast.com/cast-crew-team/ (TNC production team), to https://trailblazerstudios.com/ (Trailblazer Studios) where we recorded TNC, to the http://www.patreon.com/artistsoapbox (patrons of ASBX )on Patreon, and to Manbites Dog Theatre Foundation and the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation for their support.
    BIOS
    Michael Foley (SORIN) appeared in the staged version of The New Colossus with Little Green Pig as Sorin. He recently appeared in Norway and Heads Will Roll with LPG and with ShaLeigh Dance Works/Ariail Productions in Bamboo Wind. Other past favorite roles include those inThree Sisters and Faith Healer for LPG,

    • 14 min

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