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.
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)
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, and he hopes someday to plug in a USB cord the right way on the first try. Thank you to YOU for supporting arts of all kinds.
Rachel Klem (Director) (she/her) has been a theatre artist in the Durham/ Chapel Hill/ Raleigh area since 2001. She ran Common Ground Theatre for 10 years and taught and directed at NC State’s University Theatre for 15. Rachel has only recently started learning about the wonderfulness of audio drama and really enjoys the collaborative process that it allows.
Griffin James (Production Manager) (they/he) is a writer, theatre maker, and a graduate from NC State University. Griffin was involved with NCSU Theatre as an actor, stage manager, director, and playwright. They are incredibly excited to have had the opportunity to work with Artist Soapbox as well as the many talented artists involved with this project. When not bouncing between projects, Griffin can be found drinking coffee or doting over a cat.
Jasmine Hunjan (Sound Designer) is a freelance sound designer working remotely around North Carolina. She is passionate and enthusiastic about working in audio and enjoys collaborating with others whenever possible. A self-proclaimed “daydreamer,” Jasmine enjoys writing, reading and has even put out her own music. Jasmine is completing her last year at Appalachian State University as a Music Industry Studies major with a concentration in both recording & production and marketing & promotion and looks forward to pursuing a career in audio engineering and post production. Link to listen on spotify: https://artists.spotify.com/c/artist/5qwh8lQTzBcd87h8lUtG3M/profile/overview
If you’re eager for more audio fiction pieces by Artist Soapbox, be sure to listen to all 6 episodes of the ASBX shorts and check out our full length audio dramas THE NEW COLOSSUS and MASTER BUILDER, and the audio anthology DECLARATION OF LOVE available everywhere you get your podcasts.
Artist Soapbox on social media: