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Auditions for Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl | Twilight Theater Company | Friday, 05. January 2018

By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Matt Gibson

Friday, January 5 @ 7pm
Saturday, January 6 @ 3pm
Sunday, January 7 @ 6pm (This is also a possible callback day.)

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Resumes and headshots are appreciated, but not mandatory.

March 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25

January 28 - March 8
—Sundays 1:00 - 4:00
—Monday - Wednesday 7:00 - 10:00

Character Descriptions:

A WOMAN, SHE: A woman in her mid-forties. Plays the role of Ada Wilcox.

A MAN, HE: A man in his mid-forties. Plays the role of Johnny Lowell.

A DIRECTOR: Adrian Schwalbach

KEVIN: The reader, who also plays the understudy, the doctor and the butler.

THE HUSBAND/HARRISON: An actor in his forties or early fifties.

ANGELA/MILLIE/MAID: An actress in her early twenties who can believably play a teenager. She plays THE MAID in Act 1 and ANGELA in Act 2.

MILLICENT/LAURIE: An actress in her late twenties or early thirties. She plays MILLICENT in Act 1 and LAURIE in Act 2.

When appropriate, we will flexible in our casting choices with regards to age and gender identity.


Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. Stage Kiss captures Sarah Ruhl’s singular voice. It is a charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a real one.

"FOUR STARS. Sarah Ruhl delivers a brilliant comedy that aims for big laughs and hits its target. Funny: There’s nothing like it." — New York Post

"At once a knowing sendup of the hazy half-truths of stage naturalism and a goofy meditation on the nature of desire and sexual fantasy, [Stage Kiss] manages to be both wholly original and instantly recognizable to the audience. As a satire of theatre and theatricals, it’s right up there with Neil Simon’s 'The Sunshine Boys.''- The New Yorker

"There's not one but two plays-within-a-play in Sarah Ruhl's "Stage Kiss," a highly meta-theatrical, fundamentally enjoyable, slightly slight, not-so-romantic comedy pondering the complexity of onstage osculation." - Variety

"Stage Kiss is part parody, part inside-baseball valentine to theater, part falling-down silly physical comedy about love." - Newsday

"The gorgeously articulate author of The Clean House and Eurydice is in top form with this delightful piece" - Theatremania

Twilight Theater Company is nonprofit and regrets that there is no pay available for this production.
  • Do you by any chance have a copy of the script that I could peruse, in case I’m unable to find it?
  • Wish I could participate in this one. I'll be out of the country for most of February. Still looking forward to working with you someday Matt Gibson!
  • I was wondering what was needed for the audition as well, as I don’t think the script is available to read.
  • What do I need to prepare for an audition?