Kiss, Then Tell

by  Greg Cummings

Collection / Anthology, Comedy  /  10m, 9f

A series of nine very short romantic comedies written specifically for high school casts and audiences.

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Kiss, Then Tell

by  Greg Cummings

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    10m, 9f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Kiss, Then Tell is a series of nine very short romantic comedies written specifically for high school casts and audiences. A series of variations on a theme: each of these bittersweet, poignant one act plays begins by discovering a young couple immediately AFTER their first kiss.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • Community Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $75 with other plays in collection

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: Can be produced on a bare stage with two chairs or a bench to suggest multiple settings: a lunchroom, a school bus stop, a park bench, sidelines of a football field, a church parking lot, a math classroom, a department store cosmetics counter, a bedroom, and the throne area at prom.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

10m, 9f
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Cast Attributes

  • Features Teens

Casting Notes

Can be performed with a minimum cast of 1m, 1 female, and 1 m/f

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Authors

Greg Cummings

Greg Cummings is a veteran playwright, teacher, director, and arts administrator. He is a member of Dramatists Guild. Mr. Cummings has been the recipient of a number of playwriting awards, including a five-year playwriting fellowship from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in which he travelled the east coast helpin ...

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Kiss, Then Tell premiered at the La Jolla Country Day School in La Jolla, California on Friday, February 5, 1999. The production was directed by Greg Cummings, who wrote the play as a result of a year-long playwriting residency funded by The Panta Rhea Foundation.

Kiss, Then Tell is a series of nine very short romantic comedies written specifically for high school casts and audiences. A series of variations on a theme: each of these bittersweet, poignant one act plays begins by discovering a young couple immediately AFTER their first kiss.

1999     Keith B. Jones Black Box Theatre    La Jolla Country Day HS 

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