There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The play is well-written; the pacing is good, with nice character development and a bit of mystery. And that one innocent kiss sets off a savage gay-bashing.

Beautiful and tragic. I'm cheating, since I haven't read a word of the play. It was okay, I guess. callie and sara felt so real to me- the way they fall for each other, the way they navigate their sexualities, the way they CONFRONT what's right in front of them- just absolutely brilliant (sorry for using the word twice, i am still a little shook by what i read). Diana Son’s “Stop Kiss” plays like an absorbing public-service announcement. Son's story is deceptively simple: two young women in New York meet, talk about their boyfriends, feel a growing, unspoken attraction for each other, and finally kiss. I also considered it in the context of an epidemic of trans* women of color murdered in D.C. in recent years).

Not a simple story, to be sure, and rife with tragedy like the best of 'em. It's about time. Back and forth in time with a climax that focuses not on the awful crime that takes place late one night in NY, but on the burgeoning relationship between two people. Finally, reading a play that came in this particular format brought me back to my days doing theater in middle and high school. Callie from Stop Kiss by Diana Son. By clicking “I agree” below, you consent to the use by us and our third-party partners of cookies and data gathered from your use of our platforms.

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An absolutely great piece centered around modern violence against the LGBTQ+ community. Son's story is deceptively simple: two young women in New York meet, talk about their boyfriends, feel a g. Ben Brantley of the New York Times summed up the critical reaction to Diana Son's play Stop Kiss when he stated that it "generated the warmest advance word of mouth of any downtown production this season" and heralded it as a Barefoot in the Park for a new generation. this is so not that!! We use cookies and other technologies to customize your experience, perform analytics and deliver personalized advertising on our sites, apps and newsletters and across the Internet based on your interests. The non linear play shows us how the friendship blossoms and morphs into more while juxtaposed against a terrifying incident.

can't wait for more GOOD lesbians in literature, and more importantly, i am looking forward to reading other works by the playwright, and that is something i don't say very often tbh. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. View more posts.

The flashback scenes show the growing relationship between Callie and Sara, and what led to the attack. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! November 1st 1999

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Follow The Monologue Blog on i feel like i have a lot more to say about this, but for now, this will have to suffice- MAKE THIS COMPULSORY READING FOR EVERY PERSON IN THE WORLD. I read this one for my book club, whose members are fellow theater enthusiasts. ( Log Out /  Will they be able to recover?

But even as Stop Kiss confronts the reality of physical violence, Son's imaginative, moving, and surprising comedy brings audiences -- and her principal characters -- to unexpected places.Callie is holding down a job as a radio traffic reporter when she meets Sara, a midwesterner who, against her parents' wishes, has moved to the city to teach third-grade students in the Bronx. A play the American cannon absolutely needed. Finally, reading a play that came in. But, I did just watch the preview performance at the City Lights Theater in San Jose. Son delicately balances the harsh realities of anti-LGBTQ violence with the innocence of a budding romance.

After reading this, all I could think of were the possibilities of it when performed live, which hopefully I'll get the chance to see some point. oh my god.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. i am sure it translates well onto the stage (duh) but even as a literary piece, it's as heart-wrenching. Theatre lover and actor. Make sure to leave suggestions for other plays you’d like to see on the blog and I’ll see you at the next post! [What happens to Sara by the end of the play? I've been meaning to read this play for a while now and I'm glad I finally did.

It's also interesting to consider it in the context of the year it premiered (1998, the same year Matthew Shepard was killed). The new European data protection law requires us to inform you of the following before you use our website: We use cookies and other technologies to customize your experience, perform analytics and deliver personalized advertising on our sites, apps and newsletters and across the Internet based on your interests. THIS IS NOT ACTUALLY THAT GOOD and i would know because im gay and i played sara! I wasn't sure how I felt about this play for a while.

Callie and Sara meet through another friend when Sara needs a place to keep her cat.

An unexpected love blossoms between Sara and Callie. This content is currently not available in your region. This play was captivating, and moving. To see what your friends thought of this book. ( Log Out / 

No matter now many times I come back to Stop Kiss, it always moves me. what a brilliant play.

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