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. 

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