Do you ever take stock of all plastic you use? Do you think about all the plastic that surrounds you every day? Artist Robin Frohardt does–a lot.… Read more "027: Mellon DisTIL fellow Robin Frohardt transforms plastic into thought-provoking art"
Ely Urbanski, printmaker, is an incredibly resourceful artist who moves her work forward with a spirit of collaboration and generosity. Ely was kind to come and chat… Read more "026: Printmaker Ely Urbanski makes the invisible visible"
Why are transitions so difficult and so important to pay attention to? How can artists and arts organizations manage transitions with grace and confidence? Artist and nonprofit… Read more "025: Artist and nonprofit leader Cheryl Chamblee coaches creatives in times of transition"
Lormarev Jones, actor, choreographer, and teaching artist opens up about the artist hustle, MFAs, and self-care for artists. What’s it like financially and emotionally to work as… Read more "024: Actor, educator, and choreographer Lormarev Jones opens up about the artist hustle, MFAs, and self-care for artists."
JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell gives us the scoop on The Bull City Black Theater Festival, a vital, NEW, and upcoming event in Durham, NC. Why a festival rather than… Read more "023: Lead Curator and Strategist JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell launches the first BULL CITY BLACK THEATER FESTIVAL"
Julie Kaplan has written music inspired by pollinators, icebergs, and astronauts! She teaches improvisational games to kids and writes super singable songs just for them. Julie is… Read more "022: Composer and improviser Julie Kaplan sparks kids’ imaginations"
The first duo to be featured on ASBX! Faye Goodwin and Nick Popio discuss their roles in the upcoming production of THE MOORS at Manbites Dog Theater… Read more "021: Actors Faye Goodwin and Nick Popio embody the Moor-hen and the Mastiff on THE MOORS"
Oil painting, storytelling, art & business, entrepreneurship and more with Geraud Staton, executive director of the Helius Foundation in Durham, NC. Geraud Staton is a Durham-based actor, portrait… Read more "020: Artist and Executive Director Geraud Staton equips budding entrepreneurs"
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… Read more "019: Photographer Erin Bell embraces life as an art-maker"
“Art ain’t innocent. And it’s always political.” ** Inquiry, value, choice, and revolutionary connections. ** The relationship between Black performance and mainstream arts space. ** Monèt Noelle… Read more "018: Artist & Leader Monèt Noelle Marshall speaks thru BUY MY SOUL AND CALL IT ART"
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… Read more "017: Playwright Tamara Kissane remodels MASTER BUILDER (interviewed by Mara Thomas!)"
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… Read more "016: Actor/singer/director Dana Marks answers 30 questions in 60 minutes [ASK ME ANYTHING]"
IMAGO is “A phatasmagorical sci-fi dance theatre experience” that “reckons with the distance between what we are and what we believe ourselves to be.” Choreographer and performer… Read more "015: Choreographer and performer Nicola Bullock travels the distance for IMAGO"
Mettlesome, “a Durham based performance and production collective,” was a winner of the 2017 Indies Arts Awards awarded by Indyweek. Rose Werth, one of the founding partners and… Read more "014: Rose Werth, founding partner of Mettlesome, advocates for clarity, safe space, and the collective"
Kicking off 2018! Here’s Aurelia Belfield, Music and Casting Supervisor and Sound Coordinator, with Trailblazer Studios in Raleigh. Learn about Aurelia’s super cool work in the entertainment… Read more "013: Music Supervisor and Voice Over Casting Director Aurelia Belfield breaks down A&E and aspirational art"
Last podcast episode of 2017! What’s the incident that sparked the Artist Soapbox podcast? Listen to this quickie. Eight minutes and you’ll know. Tamara Kissane is a… Read more "012: [Quickie] Host Tamara Kissane tells the story of the genesis of Artist Soapbox"
“There’s amazing art going on in the Triangle. And there’s no doubt about that. But I felt like there’s a need for more political, interactive, community based… Read more "011: Artistic Director Amy Sawyers-Williams applies theatre for social justice, education, and healing"
Identity, heritage, legacy, and whether history will repeat itself…again. Dig into Ian Bowater’s newest play, “Millennium Boy” (see synopsis below) which will be featured in a reading… Read more "010: Playwright Ian Bowater reaches out for feedback on his MILLENNIUM BOY"
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… Read more "009: Actor Jessica Flemming rides the waves of overlapping projects and deep reflection"
I need a dramaturg STAT. Marshall Botvinick describes the roles and responsibilities of the mysterious dramaturg (you’ll want to hire one too!), teaching theatre online, unanticipated barriers… Read more "008: Dramaturg Marshall Botvinick delivers context, connections, and questions for civil society"