Happy Anniversary: Declaration of Love Episode 8

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 8, written by Lakeisha Coffey is titled Happy Anniversary.

Sometimes the love is so deep it’s hard to find the right words to say, even on the most special occasions. Happy Anniversary is a love story about expressing the inexpressible.

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

Happy Anniversary was written by Lakeisha Coffey

Directed by Aurelia Belfield

Performed by: Thaddaeus Edwards (Calvin) and Hazel Edmond (Melissa)

Transcript of Happy Anniversary

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.


Lakeisha Coffey (Playwright, Happy Anniversary): Lakeisha began her artistic expression on stage acting in the Raleigh-Durham theater community.  Having shared in the backstage fun as a stage manager and costume designer, she now shares her talent of creative storytelling as a writer.

Thaddaeus Edwards (Actor, Happy Anniversary): Thaddaeus declares his love for Durham, NC, where he lives, daily. He has performed with Bulldog Ensemble Theater, Hidden Voices, Manbites Dog, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, among many others. Sharp-eared listeners have previously heard him as Lionel in Artist Soapbox’s Audio Drama production of Master Builder. Thaddaeus plays Calvin in Happy Anniversary.

Hazel Edmond (Actor, Happy Anniversary): Hazel has performed throughout the regions. As a voice-over talent, she has had the opportunity to lend her voice to many training videos and commercials. Her best skill though, might be her positive attitude and excitement to bring the work of talented playwrights to life. Hazel plays Melissa in Happy Anniversary.


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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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