Stop Kiss

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, and 16, 2013 at 8 p.m. and March 17, 2013 at 2 p.m., in the Frederick Loewe Theatre

The production features U of R student actors. The production team consists of U of R 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