Dangerous: Declaration of Love Episode 7

The Declaration of Love Project is an anthology of 11 short audio pieces written by North Carolina playwrights all inspired by the same writing prompt — “declaration of love.”

Episode 7, written by Katy Koop is titled Dangerous.

Dangerous is a queer love story told in letters and fairytales, inspired by the letters of Hans Christian Andersen and Edvard Collin, as well as Andersen’s original ‘The Little Mermaid’. 

Content Warning: violence, death, murder ~ general dark themes

Declaration of Love is an Artist Soapbox production, co-produced by Aurelia Belfield and Tamara Kissane, and sound designed by David Hill.

Dangerous was written by Katy Koop

Directed by Tamara Kissane

Performed by: Emily Levinstone (E) and Natalie Sherwood (H).

Transcript of Dangerous

If you’re eager for more audio fiction pieces by Artist Soapbox, be sure to listen to all 11 episodes of the Declaration of Love anthology and check out our full length audio dramas THE NEW COLOSSUS and MASTER BUILDER, available everywhere you get your podcasts.


Katy Koop (Playwright, Dangerous): Katy  is a writer and theatre artist based in Raleigh, NC. Her plays have been produced in part and in whole in New York City, Minneapolis, and Raleigh. Her cultural criticism and personal essays have been published in Indy Week, Electric Literature, Hello Giggles, Femsplain, and more. She most recently worked as a writer on Artist’s Soapbox’s Jesus Pancake. You can find her on twitter at @katykooped and more information at katykoop.com.

Emily Levinstone (Actor, Dangerous): Emily is a Durham-based actor and musician. She graduated from Duke in 2017 with a degree in Music (classical vocal performance) and Theater Studies. Favorite credits include Parallel Lives with the Women’s Theatre Festival, Serial with Sonorous Road, and Mr. Burns, a post-electric play with Manbites Dog. Emily plays E in Dangerous.

Natalie Sherwood (They/She, Actor, Dangerous):  Natalie is a 2019 graduate of Atlantic Acting School’s Summer Intensive in NYC, as well as NC State University, where they earned a theatre minor and frequented University Theatre’s stages. Their most notable University Theatre roles include Sunny in The Exonerated, Meg in Leading Ladies, Yente in Fiddler on the Roof, and Antigone in The Burial at Thebes.  Most recently, they co-starred in BARE Theater’s Marat/Sade as Jean-Paul Marat–stay tuned for the show’s relaunch in 2021!  Natalie plays H in Dangerous.


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LISTEN to our newest audio drama THE NEW COLOSSUS. The New Colossus Audio Drama is a totally unhinged dark comedy reboot of Anton Chekhov’s classic play, THE SEAGULL.

LISTEN to our 2019 audio drama MASTER BUILDER. MASTER BUILDER tells the story of the rise and fall of Helen ‘Sully’ Sullivan, an intensely passionate and ambitious architect who designs outrageous homes for the very rich. It was inspired by Henrick Ibsen’s classic, The Master Builder published in 1892. 

Artist Soapbox

Artist Soapbox is a platform for original scripted audio fiction and an opportunity for artists to discuss their creative work in their own voices. We do this through our interview podcast, our blog, live events, and original audio dramas.

Artist Soapbox is an anti-racist organization. We believe Black Lives Matter. In addition, as a podcast production company, ASBX has signed the Equality in Audio Pact on Broccoli Content.

Artist Soapbox is more than just a podcast.

We lead writers groups, accountability support, workshops, and events. We produce and create audio dramas too! Listen to the Master BuilderThe New Colossus Audio Drama, Jesus Pancake, Declaration of Love, Food for Thought, and ASBX Shorts. Stay tuned to hear about more projects written by the Soapbox Audio Collective Writers’ Group.

Audio Dramas

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Jesus Pancake

Jesus Pancake is the newest scripted audio fiction series from Artist Soapbox. Nine episodes of zany dark comedy.


The New Colossus

The New Colossus Audio Drama is a totally unhinged dark comedy reboot of Anton Chekhov’s classic play, THE SEAGULL.


Master Builder

This audio drama was adapted from Tamara’s 2018 stage play produced by Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern and inspired by Henrick Ibsen’s classic, The Master Builder published in 1892.


Declaration of Love

Co-producers Aurelia Belfield and Tamara Kissane of Artist Soapbox commissioned eleven NC playwrights to craft short audio scenes based on the prompt “Declaration of Love.”


Food for Thought

Three pilot episodes of new scripted audio fiction series inspired by the prompt Food for Thought.


ASBX Shorts

ASBX Shorts are 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, our new audio fiction series in development.

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