Stop Kiss

by Diana Son

directed by Andrea Humez

presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

The play is set in New York City in the late 1990s. Sara is starting a new life; Callie is stuck in a rut. Their friendship leads them both to explore new possibilities, and ultimately to romance. But when their first date is interrupted by tragedy, Callie must decide whether she is finally ready to make a true commitment.

About the Director: Andrea Humez has directed a variety of full-length and shorter plays for Theatre@First, including Arms & the Man (2007), The Rimers of Eldritch (2008), Bare Bones: Two For the Seesaw (2011), and FirstWorks: That Night in the Field (2015). Other directing credits include The Importance of Being Earnest (Arlington Friends of the Drama, 2013) and Spike Heels (The Occasional Players, 2009). She has appeared onstage with Theatre@First in roles including Margaret Fuller in the 2006 and 2010 productions of The Margaret Ghost.


Friday, September 23, 2016 at 8pm

Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8pm

Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 8pm

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 8pm

Friday, September 30, 2016 at 8pm

Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 4pm

Special Performances

There will be a special session after the performance on Saturday, Sept 24, led by Dr. Kareem Khubchandani, Mellon Bridge Assistant Professor in Drama and Dance and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Tufts University.


Stop Kiss was presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville.

The performance space is not wheelchair-accessible.

Parking on William St is by permit only. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.






Detective Cole

Mrs. Winsley


Anna Rizzo

Jenny Guth

Dominic Berger

Michael Lin

Seydi Sy

Merrilyn Jones Taylor

Joni Miller

Production Team


Assistant Producer


Technical Director/Lighting Designer

House Manager

Stage Manager

Set Designer

Sound Designer

Props Designer

Costume Designer

Costume Assistant

Makeup Designer

Light Board Operator

Publicity Manager

Graphic Designer


Christian Krenek

Bishop C. Knight

Andrea Humez

Shelley MacAskill

Chris DeKalb

Ruth Hollinger

Delphine Kaiser

Brad Smith


Renée Johnson Walsh

Elizabeth Keith

Jeanné Callinan

Hannah Cross

Stephanie Haddad

Gilly Rosenthol

Leah Bateman