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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.thenewcolossuspodcast.com www.artistsoapbox.org

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.thenewcolossuspodcast.com www.artistsoapbox.org

Location:

United States

Description:

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.thenewcolossuspodcast.com www.artistsoapbox.org

Language:

English


Episodes

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

5/13/2022
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...

Duration:00:29:01

I’m Not Here Right Now by Shea Stanley (new scripted audio fiction) - Artist Soapbox * Audio fiction + Creative Process

5/11/2022
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...

Duration:00:17:03

Crocodile Twins by Tori Grace Nichols (new scripted audio fiction) - Artist Soapbox * Audio fiction + Creative Process

5/9/2022
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...

Duration:00:15:32

THE NEW COLOSSUS actor interviews: Part Two

8/31/2020
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...

Duration:00:14:39

THE NEW COLOSSUS actor interviews: Part one

8/31/2020
In April 2020, Artist Soapbox released our second full length scripted audio drama https://www.thenewcolossuspodcast.com/ (THE NEW COLOSSUS). This is the first of two episodes that feature short interviews with the cast of THE NEW COLOSSUS audio drama (released in April 2020). This episode features half of the cast, all of whom play the younger generation of characters. 😊💕 You’ll hear from Ron Lee McGill, Carly Prentis Jones, Ryan Ladue, and Skylar Gudasz, interviewed by Kaley Morrison...

Duration:00:21:07

There goes my love.

4/15/2020
Episode 6 of 6: A continuation of episode 5. Full of fractures and farewells, this is the final episode of The New Colossus. *Featuring a musical number written and performed by Skylar Gudasz. (Masha) *Excerpt of The Waste Land a poem by T.S. Elliot *** The New Colossus is an unhinged dark comedy reboot of Anton Chekhov’s classic play, THE SEAGULL. 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...

Duration:00:23:39

The K-Rad Chronicles

4/15/2020
Episode 5 of 6: Three years have passed. Much has changed, and unfortunately much has remained the same. New arrivals and impending departures, and always….’art.’ This is the beginning of Act Two. *Featuring original music written and performed by Skylar Gudasz (Masha). *** The New Colossus is an unhinged dark comedy reboot of Anton Chekhov’s classic play, THE SEAGULL. A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists flocks to the seashore. One of them has a gun…what could possibly go...

Duration:00:19:50

Fun, Fun, Fun Day!

4/15/2020
Episode 4 of 6: Welcome to Fun, Fun, Fun Day! Irina’s the MC of this backyard blow out that includes arm-wrestling, jockeying for position, public performances, and passion. This is the end of Act One. *Featuring a musical number written and performed by Edith Snow (Irina). *** The New Colossus is an unhinged dark comedy reboot of Anton Chekhov’s classic play, THE SEAGULL. A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists flocks to the seashore. One of them has a gun…what could possibly go...

Duration:00:33:58

What did you think of my play?

4/15/2020
Episode 2 of 6: Konrad solicits feedback from friends and family about THE NEW COLOSSUS. “The New Colossus Feedback Sessions with Konrad Arkin. We’re rolling.” *** The New Colossus is an unhinged dark comedy reboot of Anton Chekhov’s classic play, THE SEAGULL. 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...

Duration:00:23:19

Try to like it, Mother, ok?

4/15/2020
Episode 1 of 6: Semi-famous actor, Irina Arkin, returns to her hometown to experience THE NEW COLOSSUS, her son’s original performance piece. Irina’s tart review: “It needs a colossal amount of work.” *Featuring original music written by Skylar Gudasz (Masha) and performed by the cast. *** The New Colossus is an unhinged dark comedy reboot of Anton Chekhov’s classic play, THE SEAGULL. A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists flocks to the seashore. One of them has a gun…what could...

Duration:00:18:34

Tell me something that you didn’t plan.

4/15/2020
Episode 3 of 6: Clothes come off and feelings surface. Paulie and Irina come undone. Trig unleashes the dragon. Konrad roves with his camera. Trig and Nina go fishing. *** The New Colossus is an unhinged dark comedy reboot of Anton Chekhov’s classic play, THE SEAGULL. 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...

Duration:00:21:00

Trailer

4/8/2020
The New Colossus is an unhinged dark comedy reboot of Anton Chekhov’s classic play, THE SEAGULL. CONTENT WARNING: The New Colossus Audio drama is rated R for content. Episodes contain: explicit language, lust and sexual situations, gunfire, death, dysfunctional conversations, illness, bad theatre, anti-patriotism, drinking, and arm-wrestling. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. We hope you enjoy….The New Colossus. *** This is a production of Artist Soapbox and Soapbox Audio Collective with support...

Duration:00:00:46