Auditions for
Stop Kiss
by Diana Son

Directed by M. Shane Grant

Friday, June 21st – 7:00pm to 10:00pm Saturday, June 22nd – 11:00am to 2:00pm Callbacks: Saturday, June 22nd – 6:00pm to 9:00pm (If you have conflicts with the audition dates, please email the director at [email protected].)

**Alternate Location** Theatre Company of Lafayette at The Arapaho Center (Formerly the Mary Miller Theater) 300 East Simpson Street Lafayette, CO 80026 If using GPS for directions, search for Mary Miller Theater.

Stop Kiss tells the story of an unexpected love. Callie works as a New York City traffic reporter, who has an on-again/off-again relationship with her college friend, George. Sara has left behind a cushy private school teaching job in St. Louis for a challenging position teaching 3rd grade in the Bronx. She also recently left her fiancé, George. The spark between Callie and Sara is immediate…and confusing. The more time they spend together the stronger their feelings grow, but a brutal assault then interrupts their budding romance. How do you navigate day-to-day life when your world has turned upside down? Equal parts romance and drama, this play tugs at the heartstrings while employing a lot of humor along the way.

There will be 3 to 4 cast meetings between August 1st and September 14th. Full rehearsals begin September 15th, 4 to 5 days per week in the evenings and on some weekends. Most actors will only have a couple of rehearsals each week. The actors playing Callie and Sara will be called for almost all rehearsals.

November 1st through November 16th. (Thanksgiving is Nov. 28th)

All roles are available – none have been pre-cast. No roles are paid, we are all volunteers.
The playwright states: “The cast should reflect the ethnic diversity of New York City.” The director takes this very seriously.
Additionally, roles are available for actors of all races, genders, ages, and abilities.
Coal Creek theatre does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, or physical ability.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script – no need to prepare anything. Please come to the audition knowing all your conflicts between August 1st and November 17th. Headshots and resumes are welcome, but not required.

Character Descriptions:

Callie: Avoids conflict. She’s kind of coasting through life on auto-pilot. She’s a foodie, but not snobby about it. Moved to NYC for college and stayed. Female presenting.

Sara: Brave. She’s decided to make major changes in her life, and is actually making them happen. But big changes are still a little scary. Female presenting.

George: Callie’s friend from college. A bartender, and also a bit of a foodie. His feelings for Callie might be stronger than he lets on. Male presenting.

Peter: Sara’s former fiancé. He’s rocked by Sara’s choice to leave him and St. Louis, but believes he can get her back. Protective. Male presenting.

Detective Cole: Good at their job. Antagonistic/gruff when needed, but not unkind. Non-binary, male, or female presenting.

Mrs. Winsley: A mid-west transplant who’s lived in NYC for 20 years. Classy. Urbane. Distrusting of the police. Married but a bit lonely. Female presenting

Nurse: Sara’s nurse. Kind and encouraging. Might be doubled with Mrs. Winsley.

Have questions? Email the director at [email protected].

Please follow the link below to sign up for one of the two general audition sessions. If the slots are full, please email the director. 

"Stop Kiss” is presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. 

No Stipend. We are all volunteers.

Coal Creek Theater of Louisville is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization based in Louisville, CO. It is an all-volunteer company that will be starting its 35th Season. CCTL is sponsored, in part, by the City of Louisville.