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THE NEW COLOSSUS actor interviews: Part Two

THE NEW COLOSSUS actor interviews: Part Two

This is the second 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 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 actor had only a few minutes between their calls to pop over and answer a few of Kaley and Barbette’s questions.

L-R: Michael Foley, Susannah Hough, John Jimerson, Edith Snow

If you’ve already listened to THE NEW COLOSSUS audio drama, then you know how talented these actors are. As you’ll hear in this episode, they are lovely, thoughtful and generous people as well.

The cast covers a variety of topics including: their individual characters in TNC, what it’s like to record an audio drama, the difference between acting for audio and acting on stage, why people should listen to TNC, their favorite moments and more. (Warning, there are a few spoilers here if you haven’t finished all 6 episodes.)

Listen to the previous episode: 128: THE NEW COLOSSUS actor interviews: Part One

WONDERFUL BONUS: This episode includes music written, performed and recorded by Edith Snowfor Episodes 4 of THE NEW COLOSSUS. The multi-talented Edith was also the sound designer for our first audio drama MASTER BUILDER (which featured Susannah Hough too!).

As of this release, TNC has been listened to in 20 countries and 30 US states. You can also listen to the six 20 minute episodes via the website www.thenewcolossuspodcast.com and via Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all the usual podcasts platforms.

If you’d like to hear more about THE NEW COLOSSUS and audio drama in general, our wonderful executive producer, Aurelia Belfield, and I will be co-leading an online session as part of the Women’s Theatre Festival on July 29 at 11am. Purchase tickets here for our individual session or for the entire month-long online conference and new play festival..

Big special thanks to our incredible TNC production team, to Trailblazer Studios where we recorded TNC, to the patrons of ASBX on Patreon, and to Manbites Dog Theatre Foundation and the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation for their support.

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Michael Foley (SORIN) appeared in the staged version of The New Colossus with Little Green Pig as Sorin.  He recently appeared in Norway and Heads Will Roll with LPG and with ShaLeigh Dance Works/Ariail Productions in Bamboo Wind.  Other past favorite roles include those inThree Sisters and Faith Healer for LPG, Life Sucks, The Open House, The Nether, and At the Vanishing Point for Manbites Dog, Julius Caesar for Shakespeare and Originals, A Doll’s House for Burning Coal, and Bent for Raleigh Ensemble Players.  Michael has also directed for LPG, Manbites, and the Carrboro Arts Center, and appeared in independent films, commercials, industrials, and voice-overs.

Susannah Hough (PAULINA)  is an actor, director, producer, voice-over artist, teacher, and Co-Artistic Director of Honest Pint Theatre Co. She hails from Los Angeles but has called the Triangle home for more than 20 years. She is a veteran of numerous stage and film companies here with over 75 productions under her belt. A sampling of her local stage work includes: ANNAPURNA (Emma), THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX (Lucinda), THE HERD (Carol), THE NIGHT ALIVE, THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE, THE METROMANIACS (Director) for Honest Pint hmlt (HAMLET), RICHIE, THE NEW COLOSSUS (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern); BODY AWARENESS, SUPERIOR DONUTS (Deep Dish Theater Co.); ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE (REP); OUR TOWN, THE GRAPES OF WRATH (Justice Theater Project); LOST IN YONKERS (Raleigh Little Theatre); DEARLY BELOVED (Theatre in the Park); DADDY’S DYIN’, THERE GOES THE BRIDE (Theatrefest).

She has appeared in the local short films Righteous (Bombshell Studios), Endings (Turnip Films), and Katie’s Dog (Carbon Footprint), as well as numerous national commercials and industrial videos. Susannah voiced the nutty talk-show host Joan in ASBX’s audio drama, MASTER BUILDER, and is excited and honored to resprise her role of Paulina in THE NEW COLOSSUS. She coaches actors for auditions, self-taping, and scene study. Training: BFA in Drama from the University of California, The American Conservatory Theater. For a complete resume go to: www.susannahhough.com

John Jimmerson (TRIG) spends most of his creative time these days making visual art and is the proud father of a 10-year-old clarinet-playing wonder.  An actor by training, he went to Circle in the Square Theater School in New York, and has worked as an actor and collaborator in New York, regionally, on tour, and locally in the triangle area. Favorite projects include Glass (Tom) and The Wooster Group’s Diary of Anne Frank (Willem Defoe), both produced by Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern; Amadeus (Salieri), produced by Leviathan; the Grapes of Wrath (Al Joad), produced by Arkansas Repertory Theater Company; and Vogue Men’s Fashions (John), produced by Urban Garden Performing Arts. Recent voiceover work includes projects for companies such as IBM, Affordable Dentures, and various North Carolina healthcare organizations. He’s currently developing a new acting technique based on the enneagram with Aric Rohner, has a YouTube channel where he reads books to kids, and is the author of “Get Real”, a picture book adaptation of The Velveteen Rabbit.  Finally, the idea of working on this project makes him want to do cartwheels.

Edith Snow (IRINA) is an actor/filmmaker/musician. She has performed in the Triangle area for the last two decades, most recently seen in Theatre Raleigh’s JUNK. Last year, she toured with Hidden Voices’ production of To Buy the Sun: The Challenge of Pauli Murray playing over 30 characters in the 2-hour show. She has toured with the Nat’l Theater of the Deaf performing in both spoken English and ASL. Television credits include: Homeland, Turn Washington’s Spies, One Tree Hill. Edith is a freelance audio/video editor who recently completed sound design for Tamara Kissane’s Master Builder audio drama which premiered at The Women’s Theatre Festival in Raleigh. She sings and writes in the lounge-noir band, The Drowning Lovers. edithsnow.com

Barbette Hunter (PRODUCTION ASSISTANT) is thrilled to be working with Artist Soapbox. This past summer, she served as the stage manager for NRACT’s second highest grossing production, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.  She is currently stage managing The Fall of the House of Usherproduced by Cary Applause! Youth Theatre, opening November 1st.  Barbette is also a professional actress. Her stage credits include Born YesterdayWalking Across EgyptThe Sunshine Boys (NC State TheatreFest;) MetamorphosesThyestesThe Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Raleigh Ensemble Players); 10×10 Annual Play Festival (ArtsCenter); As Bees in Honey DrownStonewall Jackson’s House(Actors Comedy Lab); Little Shop of Horrors (Raleigh Little Theatre;) Hair (Theatre in the Park), and Jesus Christ Superstar (North Carolina Theatre).  Some of her favorite roles include Rose in Fences(The Justice Theater Project), Venus Hottentot in Venus (Raleigh Ensemble Players), Magnolia Ellis in The Dance on Widow’s Row (Raleigh Little Theatre), Quilly McGrath in The Old Settler (Raleigh Little Theatre), and Esther in Intimate Apparel (Raleigh Little Theatre).  Her film credits include Union Bound(2016), Dance for One (2011), The Foundations of the Earth (2009), Trouble in the Water (2006) and Southern Belles (2005).  Barbette holds a BA in Speech Communications from NC State University and did graduate work in Acting at UNC Greensboro.  She is a teaching artist for Raleigh Little Theatre and Cary Applause! Youth Theatre. In addition, she serves as a rehearsal assistant and stage manager for Cary Applause! Youth Theatre.  Thanks to Artist Soapbox for this wonderful opportunity. Much love to the production team and the cast! Break a leg!!!

THE NEW COLOSSUS actor interviews: Part one

THE NEW COLOSSUS actor interviews: Part one

In April 2020, Artist Soapbox released our second full length scripted audio drama 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 during our recording days in November of 2019.  These are short snippets — each actor had only a few minutes between their calls to pop over and answer a few of Kaley’s questions.

(L-R: Ron Lee McGill, Carly Prentis Jones, Ryan Ladue, Skylar Gudasz)

If you’ve already listened to THE NEW COLOSSUS audio drama, then you know how talented these actors are. As you’ll hear in this episode, they are lovely, thoughtful and generous people as well.

The cast covers a variety of topics including: their individual characters in TNC, what it’s like to record an audio drama, the difference between acting for audio and acting on stage, why people should listen to TNC, their favorite moments and more. (Warning, there are a few spoiler alerts here if you haven’t finished all 6 episodes.)

WONDERFUL BONUS: This episode includes music written and performed by Sklyar Gudasz and recorded by James Phillips for Episodes 5 & 6 of THE NEW COLOSSUS. Enjoy it, and then go immediately to purchase Skylar’s newest album CINEMA (which has received incredible reviews!).

As of this release, TNC has been listened to in 20 countries and 30 US states. You can also listen to the six 20 minute episodes via the website www.thenewcolossuspodcast.com and via Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all the usual podcasts platforms.

If you’d like to hear more about THE NEW COLOSSUS and audio drama in general, our wonderful executive producer, Aurelia Belfield, and I will be co-leading an online session as part of the Women’s Theatre Festival on July 29 at 11am. Purchase tickets here for our individual session or for the entire month-long online conference and new play festival..

Big special thanks to our incredible TNC production team, to Trailblazer Studios where we recorded TNC, to the patrons of ASBX on Patreon, and to Manbites Dog Theatre Foundation and the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation for their support.

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Ron Lee McGill (KONRAD) is grateful to be apart of this production. Born & raised in Durham, NC, Ron received his BA in Media Studies from the University of North Carolina and now resides in Charlotte, NC where he is an Actor, Writer, and Graphic Illustrator. Ron’s film credits include appearances on TVOne’s Fatal Attraction and the national advertisement for Meals on Wheels. Ron could last be seen on stage for the Children’s Theater of Charlotte in such productions as Judy Moody and Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt and Last Stop on Market Street. Ron is humbled by the opportunity to be among such great and dedicated talent.

Carly Prentis Jones (NINA), Raleigh native is a theatre artist and vocalist performing on stages throughout the Triangle. She is a versatile performer – spanning opera, musical theatre, classic and contemporary theatre. Some of her most favorite performance credits include: Rachel in The How & The Why (Triangle Women’s Theatre Festival); Camila in In The Heights (North Carolina Theatre); Justice in Rock of Ages and Nettie in Carousel (Theatre Raleigh); Lady In Green in For Colored Girls…, and Dorothy in The Wiz (Burning Coal Theatre); Colleen/Marge in Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play and Baba Yaga in The Fairytale Live of Russian Girls (Manbites Dog Theatre); Nettie in The Color Purple, Sarah in Ragtime, and Lily in The Secret Garden (Justice Theatre Project).  As a classically trained singer, Carly enjoys performing as an active recitalist and has performed with the North Carolina Opera Company. She attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, a Bachelor of Arts in Black Music History, and a minor in Arts Management. Carly is excited to join this incredible group of performing artists on this exciting new project! www.carlyprentisjones.com

Ryan Ladue (MEDDIE) has been in local productions with NRACT, Raleigh Little Theatre, Seed Art Share, and others.  Some of his favorite roles have been Boo in “The Marriage of Bette and Boo,” Eddie in “Fool For Love,” Caleb in “The Whipping Man,” and Jim, the gentleman caller, in “The Glass Menagerie.” Ryan currently works in TV/Film and commercials as much as possible and has appeared in a Harris Teeter commercial, an episode of AMC’s Turn: Washington’s Spies, and local feature film Oh Crappy Day. Ryan’s acting training was primarily in Chicago at Columbia College and improv Olympic, but he started working in theatre at a young age in Vermont. Ryan is looking forward to honing his voice and bringing the character of Meddie to life.

Skylar Gudasz (MASHA)  is excited to be a part of the distinguished ensemble of The New Colossus.  In the past few years, the Durham, North Carolina-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist has shared stages with the likes of Ray Davies, Cat Power and Sharon Van Etten as part of the Big Star’s Third tribute concerts, opened for Television and toured from the US with Teenage Fanclub to Europe with the Mountain Goats, and appeared as a background vocalist on albums by Superchunk and Hiss Golden Messenger, making her TV debut with the latter on Late Night with Seth Meyers. In 2020, Gudasz is set to release a new album, Cinema, recorded at the famed April Base in Eau Claire, WI, to follow-up her full-length debut Oleander (a 2016 release, produced by Chris Stamey, that prompted The Bitter Southerner to praise her as “the Joni Mitchell the South never had”). Recent acting credits include Macbeth in Macbeth, Sasha in Orlando, Love & Information; Premieres include Sylvia Valentine in the radio drama Occasional Shivers (WNYC)Principal Singer in Lion & the Lamb (Duke Performances), Joan in What Every Girl Should Know (Little Green Pig)

There goes my love.

There goes my love.

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

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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 art and making love in modern day America.

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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.

THE NEW COLOSSUS CAST AND CREW:

Cast:

IRINA: Edith Snow*

TRIG: John Jimerson

NINA: Carly P. Jones

KONRAD: Ron McGill

MASHA: Skylar Gudasz*

MEDDIE: Ryan Ladue

PAULINA: Susannah Hough

SORIN: Michael Foley

ANONYMOUS INTERVIEWEE: Kyma Lassiter

*Skylar and Edith also composed and performed original music as part of their roles!!!

Team:

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Aurelia Belfield

PRODUCTION MANAGER: Kyma Lassiter

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: Barbette Hunter and Kaley Morrison

WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Tamara Kissane

SOUND DESIGNER: Sam Elia

AUDIO ENGINEER: Cameron Fitzpatrick

ADDITIONAL RECORDING SUPPORT: James Phillips

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Kaley Morrison

RECORDED at: Trailblazer Studios in Raleigh, NC

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This is a production of Artist Soapbox and Soapbox Audio Collective with support from the Manbites Dog Theater Fund, the patrons of Artist Soapbox, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Timothy McMackin, and Trailblazer Studios.

Written by Tamara Kissane. Produced by Artist Soapbox + Soapbox Audio Collective.

www.thenewcolossuspodcast.com

www.artistsoapbox.org

 

The K-Rad Chronicles

The K-Rad Chronicles

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).

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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 art and making love in modern day America.

***

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.

THE NEW COLOSSUS CAST AND CREW:

Cast:

IRINA: Edith Snow*

TRIG: John Jimerson

NINA: Carly P. Jones

KONRAD: Ron McGill

MASHA: Skylar Gudasz*

MEDDIE: Ryan Ladue

PAULINA: Susannah Hough

SORIN: Michael Foley

ANONYMOUS INTERVIEWEE: Kyma Lassiter

*Skylar and Edith also composed and performed original music as part of their roles!!!

Team:

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Aurelia Belfield

PRODUCTION MANAGER: Kyma Lassiter

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: Barbette Hunter and Kaley Morrison

WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Tamara Kissane

SOUND DESIGNER: Sam Elia

AUDIO ENGINEER: Cameron Fitzpatrick

ADDITIONAL RECORDING SUPPORT: James Phillips

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Kaley Morrison

RECORDED at: Trailblazer Studios in Raleigh, NC

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This is a production of Artist Soapbox and Soapbox Audio Collective with support from the Manbites Dog Theater Fund, the patrons of Artist Soapbox, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Timothy McMackin, and Trailblazer Studios.

Written by Tamara Kissane. Produced by Artist Soapbox + Soapbox Audio Collective.

www.thenewcolossuspodcast.com

www.artistsoapbox.org

 

Fun, Fun, Fun Day!

Fun, Fun, Fun Day!

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 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.

***

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.

THE NEW COLOSSUS CAST AND CREW:

Cast:

IRINA: Edith Snow*

TRIG: John Jimerson

NINA: Carly P. Jones

KONRAD: Ron McGill

MASHA: Skylar Gudasz*

MEDDIE: Ryan Ladue

PAULINA: Susannah Hough

SORIN: Michael Foley

ANONYMOUS INTERVIEWEE: Kyma Lassiter

*Skylar and Edith also composed and performed original music as part of their roles!!!

Team:

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Aurelia Belfield

PRODUCTION MANAGER: Kyma Lassiter

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: Barbette Hunter and Kaley Morrison

WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Tamara Kissane

SOUND DESIGNER: Sam Elia

AUDIO ENGINEER: Cameron Fitzpatrick

ADDITIONAL RECORDING SUPPORT: James Phillips

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Kaley Morrison

RECORDED at: Trailblazer Studios in Raleigh, NC

***

This is a production of Artist Soapbox and Soapbox Audio Collective with support from the Manbites Dog Theater Fund, the patrons of Artist Soapbox, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Timothy McMackin, and Trailblazer Studios.

Written by Tamara Kissane. Produced by Artist Soapbox + Soapbox Audio Collective.
www.thenewcolossuspodcast.com
www.artistsoapbox.org

Tell me something that you didn’t plan.

Tell me something that you didn’t plan.

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.

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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 art and making love in modern day America.

***

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.

THE NEW COLOSSUS CAST AND CREW:

Cast:

IRINA: Edith Snow*

TRIG: John Jimerson

NINA: Carly P. Jones

KONRAD: Ron McGill

MASHA: Skylar Gudasz*

MEDDIE: Ryan Ladue

PAULINA: Susannah Hough

SORIN: Michael Foley

ANONYMOUS INTERVIEWEE: Kyma Lassiter

*Skylar and Edith also composed and performed original music as part of their roles!!!

Team:

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Aurelia Belfield

PRODUCTION MANAGER: Kyma Lassiter

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: Barbette Hunter and Kaley Morrison

WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Tamara Kissane

SOUND DESIGNER: Sam Elia

AUDIO ENGINEER: Cameron Fitzpatrick

ADDITIONAL RECORDING SUPPORT: James Phillips

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Kaley Morrison

RECORDED at: Trailblazer Studios in Raleigh, NC

***

This is a production of Artist Soapbox and Soapbox Audio Collective with support from the Manbites Dog Theater Fund, the patrons of Artist Soapbox, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Timothy McMackin, and Trailblazer Studios.

Written by Tamara Kissane. Produced by Artist Soapbox + Soapbox Audio Collective.
www.thenewcolossuspodcast.com
www.artistsoapbox.org

What did you think of my play?

What did you think of my play?

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.”

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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 art and making love in modern day America.

***

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.

THE NEW COLOSSUS CAST AND CREW:

Cast:

IRINA: Edith Snow*

TRIG: John Jimerson

NINA: Carly P. Jones

KONRAD: Ron McGill

MASHA: Skylar Gudasz*

MEDDIE: Ryan Ladue

PAULINA: Susannah Hough

SORIN: Michael Foley

ANONYMOUS INTERVIEWEE: Kyma Lassiter

*Skylar and Edith also composed and performed original music as part of their roles!!!

Team:

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Aurelia Belfield

PRODUCTION MANAGER: Kyma Lassiter

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: Barbette Hunter and Kaley Morrison

WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Tamara Kissane

SOUND DESIGNER: Sam Elia

AUDIO ENGINEER: Cameron Fitzpatrick

ADDITIONAL RECORDING SUPPORT: James Phillips

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Kaley Morrison

RECORDED at: Trailblazer Studios in Raleigh, NC

***

This is a production of Artist Soapbox and Soapbox Audio Collective with support from the Manbites Dog Theater Fund, the patrons of Artist Soapbox, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Timothy McMackin, and Trailblazer Studios.

Written by Tamara Kissane. Produced by Artist Soapbox + Soapbox Audio Collective.
www.thenewcolossuspodcast.com
www.artistsoapbox.org

Try to like it, Mother, ok?

Try to like it, Mother, ok?

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 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.

***

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.

THE NEW COLOSSUS CAST AND CREW:

Cast:

IRINA: Edith Snow*

TRIG: John Jimerson

NINA: Carly P. Jones

KONRAD: Ron McGill

MASHA: Skylar Gudasz*

MEDDIE: Ryan Ladue

PAULINA: Susannah Hough

SORIN: Michael Foley

ANONYMOUS INTERVIEWEE: Kyma Lassiter

*Skylar and Edith also composed and performed original music as part of their roles!!!

Team:

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Aurelia Belfield

PRODUCTION MANAGER: Kyma Lassiter

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: Barbette Hunter and Kaley Morrison

WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Tamara Kissane

SOUND DESIGNER: Sam Elia

AUDIO ENGINEER: Cameron Fitzpatrick

ADDITIONAL RECORDING SUPPORT: James Phillips

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Kaley Morrison

RECORDED at: Trailblazer Studios in Raleigh, NC

***

This is a production of Artist Soapbox and Soapbox Audio Collective with support from the Manbites Dog Theater Fund, the patrons of Artist Soapbox, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Timothy McMackin, and Trailblazer Studios.

Written by Tamara Kissane. Produced by Artist Soapbox + Soapbox Audio Collective.
www.thenewcolossuspodcast.com
www.artistsoapbox.org

Trailer

Trailer

The New Colossus is an unhinged dark comedy reboot of Anton Chekhov’s classic play, THE SEAGULL. 

Coming soon in SIX episodes!

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 from the Manbites Dog Theater Fund, the patrons of Artist Soapbox, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Timothy McMackin, and Trailblazer Studios.