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The New Colossus Audio Drama

Adaptation of an old chestnut, Chekhov’s The Seagull

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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

18mins

15 Apr 2020

Rank #1

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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. *** 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

21mins

15 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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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.” *** 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

23mins

15 Apr 2020

Rank #3

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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 *** 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

23mins

15 Apr 2020

Rank #4

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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 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

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15 Apr 2020

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