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170: ASBX End of Season Wrap UP
Episode 1706th September 2022 • Artist Soapbox * Audio fiction + Creative Process • Tamara Kissane
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It’s Tamara here with a season 2022 wrap-up. In this short little episode, you'll hear a hodgepodge of season-related thoughts and recap, some numbers, what’s next for Artist Soapbox, recommendations, etc. It’s a little formless jumble of gratitude in audio form!

Mentioned in this episode:

ASBX Live

Madame Magenta: Sonos Mystica

Midnight Burger

Allison Kirkland Writing Workshops

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Master Builder

The New Colossus

Declaration of Love audio anthology

ASBX Shorts

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Tamara Kissane:

This is Artist Soapbox.

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Through interviews and original scripted audio fiction.

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We deliver stories that speak to your hearts and your minds.

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Hey Soapboxers.

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It's Tamara here with a quick season 2022 wrap up in this short little episode,

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I'm gonna include a hodgepodge of season related thoughts, some numbers,

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what's next recommendations, cetera.

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It's a little formless jumble of gratitude in audio form.

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Yep.

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This year we started a season model here at Artist Soapbox,

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starting at the beginning of May and ending at the end of August.

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I'm really happy with that rhythm.

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It gives us an opportunity to work on other projects

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and to plan the next season.

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And it gives you the opportunity to catch up on any episodes that

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you missed during your busy summer.

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As I mentioned at the beginning of this season, artist soapbox

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is continuing to grow and evolve.

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We still have an interview podcast and we still produce scripted audio fiction, but

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we continue to tweak the knobs on the who, what, when, where, and how of all of that.

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We continue to love our new dynamic logo and branding

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materials and our fancy website.

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If you haven't seen those, then hop over to artist soapbox.org and enjoy everything

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is so pretty while you are there.

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Please subscribe to our newsletter, which I send out about once a.

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Sadly, our old email list did not transfer when we transitioned

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to our new website host.

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So we are slowly building it back.

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And of course, please subscribe to this podcast via your favorite

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podcast platform, because we will be back for another season

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that you won't want to miss.

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If you have been listening, you'll know that this season we featured

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four incredible guest hosts who really knocked it out of the park.

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Big thanks to Lormarev Jones, Griffin James, Juliana Finch, and Mara

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Thomas for their professionalism, thoughtfulness and general awesomeness.

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I'd be really curious to hear what you think, but I feel like this season's

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interviews were so encouraging, positive affirming, and very importantly, practical

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the conversations included so many tools and tips that you can put to use.

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One of our catch phrases for Artist Soapbox is "practical

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tools for the creative process".

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And I feel like we really delivered on that this season with lots of humor

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and lovely conversation as bonuses.

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If an episode sparked something for you, please share it

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with your friends and family.

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The most meaningful kind of publicity is a simple recommendation

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from one person to another.

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That is how we find our audience and spread the.

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If you would like to send your feedback, then it is feedback gathering time.

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I will be meeting with our four awesome guest hosts in the next

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week or so to debrief on this season and plan for the next one.

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And we'd love to have your feedback to help guide that conversation.

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Artist Soapbox is on all the socials of course, and you'll see

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those links in the show notes.

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You can also reach me at artist soapbox at Gmail.

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Dot com.

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Alrighty.

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Here's a little season recap.

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If you like some numbers in season 2022, Artist Soapbox featured four scripted

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audio fiction episodes, which include three from the food for thought project.

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And one from curious theater collective ,four amazing guest hosts, which I

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already mentioned, two guest blog posts.

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That's right.

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We're still blogging.

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17 interview episodes episodes 1 53 to 1 69 from May 2nd to August 29th.

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See, I didn't even include this one.

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So I guess it will be kind of 18 episodes.

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People listened in from 31 countries, 38 US states.

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Very cool.

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I'm sure you've been waiting for an update about the first season

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of Jesus pancake, our original scripted audio fiction series.

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Yes.

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As always, we are in post-production for Jesus pancake.

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We have a trailer completed, which is amazing.

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All the intro and outros done, and a first round of edits for all

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nine episodes at this very moment.

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I'm actually working on episode six, I'm pulling together a second round of notes

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to give to our awesome sound designer.

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And then we'll do another listen after that, there is so much listening . As

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a reminder, Jesus pancake was made possible by the generous support

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of our Indiegogo campaign support.

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Andy grant from the man bites dog theater fund.

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I'm sending massive gratitude to them every day.

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And in all the ways another project on the horizon is ASB X live.

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This will be a live audio drama event on March 4th, 2023.

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Co-produced by artist soapbox and capital arts theater Guild.

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ASB X live will be an evening of theatrical fun.

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Featuring live presentations of two original audio dramas

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written by North Carolina writers.

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These live performances will be recorded and released to the public

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in podcast form later in 2023.

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So hopefully you can be there if you're local and if not, you

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can still join in on the fun.

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We released the podcasts.

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Currently, we are reviewing scripts for the ASB X live event.

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Once the two scripts are selected, we'll ramp up casting, build a

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team and start rehearsals to stay in the loop about this event and

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others subscribe to the newsletter.

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As I mentioned, follow us on the socials, etcetera.

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Alrighty.

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Just a couple of personal items to catch you up on.

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If you are curious.

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Oh, and.

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Two podcast recommendations.

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So let's do the podcasts first.

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If you like fiction podcasts and you are looking for something very

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fun, clever snarky, and from the UK, then I recommend Madam magenta,

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Sonos Mystica here's the description.

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"Madam magenta, psychic medium and inventor of the drink along audio book

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reads her best selling books with support from her adoringhusband, Bernard."

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In one of the reviews, someone described Madam magenta as "beautifully chaotic".

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And I concur.

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It's super fun.

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If you like fiction podcasts and you are looking for something smart,

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heartfelt, deep, and sciencey, then I recommend midnight burger.

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Here's the description.

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"When Gloria took a waitressing job at a diner outside Phoenix,

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she didn't realize she was now an employee of midnight burger, a time

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traveling dimension, spanning diner."

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One reviewer describes midnight burger this way "the general narrative

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addresses the fundamental issues of existence with no pretension".

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Yep.

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I would describe it that way too.

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So make sure you start from the beginning of each of these episode

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one season one, um, because they are cumulative experiences.

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So start from the beginning and carry on.

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They both have several seasons.

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I also wanna recommend a series of workshops being led by my friend,

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Allison Kirkland the workshops are called writing the body, a creative

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writing workshop for women writers.

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It's gonna happen on Thursday evenings from six 30 to 8:30 PM.

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Eastern standard on zoom.

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So you don't have to be local beginning October 13th.

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There's an application and it closes on October 5th.

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I'm gonna read the description because I think it's really beautiful.

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And it'll give you a sense of allison and of what you will

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get from experiencing her class.

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Okay.

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"Writing the body.

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What does it mean to have a body in the world?

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How can we find language for the experiences of our bodies?

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How can we reclaim the stories of our bodies from whoever

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else might be telling them?

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Sometimes we don't think of all the different bodies that exist in the world.

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Pregnant bodies, postpartum bodies, disabled bodies, bodies with

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needs that feel like too much.

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Radicalized bodies, trans bodies, immigrant bodies, bodies at rest

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bodies in motion bodies also have different ways of existing in the world.

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Bodies change over time.

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Bodies have histories.

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In this generative class, we will use writing exercises, prompts, and

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selected readings to process and communicate the experience of having a

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body, whatever that might mean to you.

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Additionally, this class will offer a way to practice a more embodied.

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Writing and reading experience.

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This class is suitable for beginners and more experienced students

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come prepared to read and write.

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It is open to adult means 18 years.

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Plus women writers, 12 students maximum.

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"I will include the links in the show notes.

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I know that you will enjoy Alison Kirkland.

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We're in a writing group together, and she has been featured on the

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podcast and she is totally cool.

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Oh, okay.

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For me, we are still settling into our new house.

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We moved in April.

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We're very happy.

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My children just started school last week, and that is quite good for all of us.

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I still have those two kids and a spouse, but since we've moved, we added

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a cat, which brings us to three cats.

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Six chickens and two quail.

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I don't know.

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What am I even doing out here in this semi rural location?

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I dunno, I am still working on the new musical commissioned

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by honest pint theater.

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We had a great workshop of a way home at NC state theater Fest over the summer.

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And now the fabulous composer, Matthew Hager, and I are continuing to

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revise and create in preparation for another showing of some kind in 2023.

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Ooh, boy, writing a musical is a long process friends.

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It is awesome.

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It is amazing, but you definitely need to wear your patience pants to walk

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down the musical theater writing path.

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Oh my Ooh, that metaphor.

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That's that's a good one.

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Okay.

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And with that very poor metaphor, I will wrap up friends.

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Thank you so much for sticking with.

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This season, if you are a fan of artist soapbox, please

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become a patron on Patreon.

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Please see the link in the show notes.

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There is work being done and monthly costs that never go away even

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when we aren't releasing episodes.

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So we would sure appreciate your support to keep us going.

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And as I did at the beginning of the season, I'm including

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our highlight reel at the end of this episode, because I love it.

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And I think it's a great way to close out.

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Thank you so much.

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Be in touch and enjoy.

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Artist soapbox creates original scripted audio fiction with immersive

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sound design from limited series to serials, anthologies, and shorts.

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We produce stories that speak to your heart and your brain through your ears.

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Listen up.

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We didn't have a whole lot of anything, but we had love, he loved

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me ever since you left, I'm dying.

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E E even with all the stupid attention, I never stopped thinking about you.

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No one else can make that.

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Who around here has the, the, the, the, the vision, the talent, the

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imagination to make masterpiece.

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Trust me for those of you just joining us.

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It's late night and we are live.

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We're here with Sully, the hottest one name wonder in town.

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Love how peaceful it sounds out here.

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I know no city sounds just nature here.

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Let me fill you up.

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Soon.

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After the faded destruction of the earth was projected.

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Let's zoom in to see how the earthlings do when the faded moment arrives.

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What's happening, do not be afraid.

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Human.

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I am GU where am I?

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Who, what are you

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right here?

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What, today's our day LD and Sully two peas and a.

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How did you get in here?

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Good morning, beef.

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Turkey.

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That's not what I meant.

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You're making fun of it.

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I'm so tired of it.

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I'm so tired of it.

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My mother resents my existence.

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When did you think of my plane?

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I could eat you up.

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You are my star.

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We're still rolling.

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What did you like?

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For example, anything else?

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You liked it all part of my process.

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Tell me what you thought here.

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Look.

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Look at you.

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Look at you.

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Artist soapbox is a podcast production studio based in North Carolina.

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