Jasmine: ASBX Shorts Episode 3

It only takes three minutes for a relationship to end. A suitcase. A cup of tea. Jasmine.

Content Warning: Rated R for language

by Ian Finley

Jasmine is the third of 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, the new audio fiction series in development.

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Listen to this short podcast episode for more information: ASBX JP is a G-O! (A solo update by Tamara)

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ASBX shorts are an Artist Soapbox production, co-produced by Aurelia Belfield and Tamara Kissane, and sound designed by Jasmine Hunjan.

Jasmine was written by Ian Finley.

Directed by Rachel Klem

Production Manager: Griffin James

Performed by: Ryan Vasconcellos (Andy) and Roman Lawrence (Eddie)

Transcript of Jasmine

  • Ian Finely
  • Ryan Vasconcellos
  • Rachel Klem
  • Griffin James
  • Jasmine Hunjan


Ian Finley (Playwright) holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from the Tisch School at New York University.. He is the author of plays, including The Nature of the Nautilus (winner of the Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Award), And There Was War in Heaven (finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference), Native, The Greeks, & 1960. In 2012, he was named the Piedmont Laureate in the field of Playwriting and Screenwriting

Ryan Vasconcellos (Actor, ANDY) is excited to have the experience of working with Artist Soapbox for the first time. Ryan has been a part of productions in the Raleigh area such as Meredith College’s Company, NC State’s Cabaret, and Bright Star. Ryan hopes you enjoy the piece “Jasmine” as much as he enjoyed working on it.

Rachel Klem (Director) (she/her) has been a theatre artist in the Durham/ Chapel Hill/ Raleigh area since 2001. She ran Common Ground Theatre for 10 years and taught and directed at NC State’s University Theatre for 15. Rachel has only recently started learning about the wonderfulness of audio drama and really enjoys the collaborative process that it allows.

Griffin James (Production Manager) (they/he) is a writer, theatre maker, and a graduate from NC State University. Griffin was involved with NCSU Theatre as an actor, stage manager, director, and playwright. They are incredibly excited to have had the opportunity to work with Artist Soapbox as well as the many talented artists involved with this project. When not bouncing between projects, Griffin can be found drinking coffee or doting over a cat.

Jasmine Hunjan (Sound Designer) is a freelance sound designer working remotely around North Carolina. She is passionate and enthusiastic about working in audio and enjoys collaborating with others whenever possible. A self-proclaimed “daydreamer,” Jasmine enjoys writing, reading and has even put out her own music. Jasmine is completing her last year at Appalachian State University as a Music Industry Studies major with a concentration in both recording & production and marketing & promotion and looks forward to pursuing a career in audio engineering and post production. Link to listen on spotify: https://artists.spotify.com/c/artist/5qwh8lQTzBcd87h8lUtG3M/profile/overview


If you’re eager for more audio fiction pieces by Artist Soapbox, be sure to listen to all 6 episodes of the ASBX shorts and check out our full length audio dramas THE NEW COLOSSUS and MASTER BUILDER, and the audio anthology DECLARATION OF LOVE available everywhere you get your podcasts.

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