Theater Auditions: "Stop Kiss"
HCC Theater Dept. holding auditions for spring production Jan. 25-26.
The HCC Theater Department will hold auditions for its spring 2023 production of Stop Kiss on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 25-26, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Brought to New York by a teaching fellowship in the Bronx, Sara has a chance encounter with Callie who has agreed to take care of Sara's cat. A friendship quickly ensues. Just when that friendship is on the verge of becoming something more, a violent homophobic attack ends with Sara in a coma and Callie trying to figure out what her true feelings are.
Winner of the GLAAD Media Award for best New York Production in 1999, Stop Kiss opened off Broadway at the Public Theater in 1998 starring Sandra Oh and Jessica Hecht. The original run was extended three times and received rave reviews from The New York Times and others. Playwright Diana Son now works as a TV writer and producer on titles including "Blue Bloods," "American Crime," and "Dirty John."
2023 marks the 25th anniversary of the play, a moment to consider how far society has come with regards to LGBTQIA rights, and how far we still have to go.