Stop Kiss

Stop Kiss Poster

by Diana Son

"A random act of violence gives this extremely funny and poignant chronicle a painful seriousness. . . A thoroughly modern story that uses a gay romance to point out the unexpected places that love can take us." -Curtainup

"Manhattan growls like an underfed pit bull in Stop Kiss, a sweet, sad and enchantingly sincere play . . . Falling in love with New York or in New York is risky. Only the brave need apply."
-Ben Brantley New York Times

Stop Kiss by Diana Son is a serious, comic love story set in New York City. Callie, a jaded traffic reporter, and Sara, a newly arrived grade school teacher, meet over a cat, explore Greenwich Village, enjoy gourmet food and cautiously flirt. But New York sophistication can't protect them from a vicious hate crime. The story only begins there, with a plot that takes a surprising journey. Not your normal Rom-Com, Stop Kiss is deeper, darker and funnier.

About the Playwright: Diana Son is an Asian-American playwright whose plays have been produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville; Ensemble Studio Theatre; La Jolla Playhouse; The Public Theater; the Mark Taper Forum and the Soho Repertory Theatre. Son is also a television producer and writer, for shows such as Law and Order: Criminal Intent; Southland and Blue Bloods. She has been working in television since 2000, beginning as a story editor for The West Wing. She currently produces the television series NYC 22. Son is a graduate of NYU's dramatic literature program.

March 14, 15, & 16, 2013 at 8:00 PM & March 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM, in the Frederick Loewe Theatre

The production features UoR student actors. The production team consists of UoR faculty and students as well as professional designers.

Production Team:
Director: Victoria Lewis
Set Designer: Leah Ramillano
Costume Designer: Holly Poe Durbin
Lighting Designer: Trevor Norton
Sound Designer: Nate Rennick
Stage Manager: Melanie Luine
Assistant Stage Managers: Shannon Bengston, Elizabeth Bluth

 Mrs. Winzley/Nurse Eliza Craig 
 George Tyler Griffin
 Detective Cole Kyle Nettlebeck
 Peter Phil Olson
 Sara Lillie Reising
 Callie Sydney Roberts

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