Always: Declaration of Love Episode 11

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 11, written by Thaddaeus Edwards is titled Always.

How do we encompass the ocean of love we feel for our child? Always is an ode to a parent-child relationship seen through a looking glass and reflected through a pane of love. 

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

Always was written by Thaddaeus Edwards

Directed by Aurelia Belfield

Performed by: Trevor Johnson (Dad)

Transcript of Always

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.


Thaddaeus Edwards (Playwright, Always): 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.

Trevor Johnson (Actor, Always):  Trevor is a long time resident of Durham, NC and a native of New Bern, NC.  He was in Everybody, Jump and Leaving Eden with PlayMakers Repertory Company, and has acted in various other regional performances.  Trevor has degrees from UNC-CH and NCCU.  He is a family man and home inspector who enjoys the outdoors and gardening.  Trevor plays Dad in Always.


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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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