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Interview with the podcast co-producers June Guralnick and Tamara Kissane.
THE WRITE TO HEAL: SOLDIERS DEEP DIVE INTO STORYTELLING
In this new, limited six-episode audio series, Artist Soapbox speaks with life-changers – people who champion creative writing as a catalyst for soldiers’ healing, as well as soldiers whose lives have been radically transformed through story. The interviews are conducted by Tamara Kissane, Artist Soapbox producer and 2020 Piedmont Laureate, with June Guralnick, 2022 Raleigh Medal of Arts recipient and creative writing teacher for veterans.
JUNE GURALNICK (Co-Producer) has created plays, performance projects, and large-scale community cultural projects for more than four decades. A native New Yorker, June’s plays have been performed at venues including the Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), Abrons Arts Centre/Henry Street Settlement (N.Y.), Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (N.C.), Equity Library Theatre (N.Y.), and the North Carolina Museum of Art. Awards include the Silver Medal-Pinter Drama Review Prize, North Carolina Arts Council Literature Fellowship, Southern Appalachian Repertory New Plays winner, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Writing Fellows, Hambidge Center for the Arts Writer-in-Residence, Sewanee Writers’ Conference Tennessee Williams Scholar (University of the South), Second Place winner for the Judith Royer Award in Playwriting Excellence, 2022 Raleigh Medal of Arts recipient, and most recently the 2023 United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County Artist Support Grant. Since 2020, June has taught creative writing to active duty soldiers, veterans and family members through The Joel Fund’s Operation Art Program, as well as with the Arts & Health Program at Walter Reed Hospital. For more info, visit www.juneguralnick.com.
TAMARA KISSANE (Co-Producer) is a playwright, parent, and podcaster based in Pittsboro, N.C. She was the 2020 Piedmont Laureate and received Outstanding Contribution to the Arts from Chatham Life & Style. Her plays and monologues have been presented throughout the Triangle and Triad areas of North Carolina. Through her podcast and production studio, Artist Soapbox, Tamara has produced, written, and directed a variety of audio dramas from anthologies to full-length series, most recently the nine episode audio series, JESUS PANCAKE.
Check out June’s digital story, What I Didn’t See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McF3GY1Xpeg
- THE WRITE TO HEAL: SOLDIERS DEEP DIVE INTO STORYTELLING is a production of Artist Soapbox in partnership with June Guralnick.
- This series is dedicated to the memory of David Brave Heart.
- The intro montage is sound engineered by Royce Froehlich, and music in both the intro and outro are by David Brave Heart, with additional music by Louis Wilkinson.
- Post-production is by Tamara Kissane and Jasmine Hunjan.
WHEN I WRITE I FEEL… CONTRIBUTORS
- Jenny Bailey
- Linda Belans
- Gail Ashby Bryant
- Kammie DeGheto
- Chuck Galle
- Linda Giles
- June Guralnick
- PJ Harper
- Kirsten Howard
- Tamara Kissane
- Allie McDonald
- Ray Owen
- Shirley Perry
- Sande Southworth
- Scott Charles Whittemore
- Norah & Susannah
For more information, see artistsoapbox.org and juneguralnick.com.