Stage Kiss (Kramer)

by  Michael R. Kramer

Short Play, Comedy  /  1m, 2f

"A story about a cute, romantic tryst" - City Edition, Milwaukee.

Kevin and Jill meet during auditions for a community theatre play.

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Stage Kiss (Kramer)

by  Michael R. Kramer

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Kevin and Jill meet during auditions for a community theatre play. Kevin immediately expresses his dismay about the director's decision to have the actors read a kiss scene, with real kissing required. What starts as a debate between two strangers about the wisdom of the director's demands evolves into a funny and fragile connection as two lonely individuals confront their insecurities about romance, sex, and, of course, kissing.
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Reviews

"A story about a cute, romantic tryst" - City Edition, Milwaukee.

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: A small room down the hall from an auditorium where play auditions are being held.
  • Additional Features: No intermission, Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

1m, 2f
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting

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Authors

Michael R. Kramer

Michael R. Kramer is Chair of the Department of Communication Studies, Dance, & Theatre at Saint Mary's College, a women's college in northern Indiana, where he also teaches courses in Persuasion, Rhetorical Criticism, and Political Communication.  His first play, the award-winning

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Stage Kiss premiered in 1997 at the Village Playhouse of Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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