By Diana Son
Directed by Illana Stein
Stop Kiss is a play that asks the difficult questions about self-identity, imposed identity, falling in love, and the hazards and joy of living in New York City – indeed, simply of living.
“Who can predict what will happen the moment after a first kiss? Those tender, uncertain seconds can reveal worlds about the heart you’ve just touched. But they can also reveal the secret heart of the world around you — an unnerving notion at the core of Diana Son’s gentle, drama.”
BEES AND LIONS
By Sarah M. Duncan
Directed by Jillian Robertson
WINNER OF PROJECT
When Sean crashes an employee party at one of his father’s hotels, he meets Julie, a low income hotel employee. Shortly thereafter, she agrees to go home with him, but they don’t get very far—on the way down, the elevator stops. Their flirtatious, digging questions and taunts, not to mention mounting sexual tension, culminate in two startling confessions, prompting Julie to make a bold, controversial decision. Inspired by Strindberg’s Miss Julie, Bees and Lions is also about the fall of a woman—but this time when said woman falls, she takes everyone with her—some willingly–in the name of her cause.