Adapted from the short story “When the World Rushes In,” this scene finds ex-best friends, Val and Bonnie, unexpectedly reconnecting on a walk home in the summer of 1987. These thirteen-year-old girls navigate their way through an emotional and confusing conversation about Bonnie losing her virginity. The dialogue is both a barrier and an olive branch for the two, who share the experience of growing up inside a gated residential community in the rural south.
CONTENT WARNING: sexual assault
by Edith Snow
Guess What Happened To Me Last Night is the second 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)
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ASBX shorts are an Artist Soapbox production, co-produced by Aurelia Belfield and Tamara Kissane, and sound designed by Jasmine Hunjan.
Guess What Happened To Me Last Night was written by Edith Snow.
Performed by: Aysia Slade (Bonnie) and Rosie Hou (Val)
Directed by Rachel Klem
Production Manager: Griffin James
Edith Snow (Playwright) (she/her) makes music, films, and theatre, and has been working in the Triangle for twenty years. As a young adult, she wrote a lot of fiction, but was ultimately drawn to other art forms. Recently, she tapped into the Red Bud Writing School’s courses and found her way back to the pen. Edith is a recipient of the 2021 North Carolina Arts Council’s Artists’ Support Grant in multidisciplinary forms: film and music.
Aysia Slade (Actor, BONNIE) is a recent Graduate of NCSU. She has participated in theatre for many years at NCSU and in the community.
Rosie Hou (Actor, VAL) (she/they) is a recent NC State grad who is super excited to be a part of this special project! Although she now works full-time, she still hopes to continue participating in theatre whenever she can. Doing a voice over was an amazing experience, but she also hopes to return to the physical stage soon!
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.
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