The scene that my partner and I will be performing is from the play Stop Kiss, written by Diana Son. This play is about two women in New York City who become extremely close, share a public kiss, and are attacked by a man in the park. The character that I will portray is Callie. The script does not give much insight to the physical characteristics of Callie. On page 5 it says that, “the cast should reflect the ethnic diversity of New York City,” so there is a chance that Callie may be ethnically diverse. Unfortunately, this is about the only piece of information given referring to Callie’s appearance. Callie’s age is late 20’s to early 30’s (pg. 5), she is a traffic reporter (pg. 9), and lives in New York City (pg. 5). On page 5, the time indicated is, “now,” and on page 4, it says that the play was produced in 1998. So I’m not entirely sure if that means that years later, the time period is still 1998, or the time period is meant to be portrayed as whenever, “now,” is. Information about the back story is given, we are told that Sara is a friend of a friend of a friend of Callie’s who needs someone to take care of her cat when she moves to New York City, and the two women quickly become very close (pg. 8). The others in Stop Kiss are Sara, George, Peter, Mrs. Winsley, and Detective Cole. The most influential other is, of course, Sara. Callie and Sara’s relationship is complicated, to say the least. Initially, Callie is just someone who is helping Sara out by taking care of her cat. As they become close friends, they begin to realize that they have feelings for each other, deeper than just friendship. By the end of the play, Callie will become Sara’s caregiver until she has healed from her attack. George also has a complicated relationship with Callie. They are friends from college, but they have been intimate many times before, making for a confusing, jealousy-filled friendship. Peter is Sara’s ex-boyfriend. Callie and Peter are sort of rivals
Acting 1 Portfolio
December 12, 2011
By Diana Son
Stop Kiss by Diana Son is a play about two strangers who become friends who become lovers. This play is really intriguing to me because it is very simple and yet it is very powerful. It explores the two main character’s relationship and how it develops and how horribly people in the gay community are treated. This story upset me because it is something that could actually happen (and has happened….
In the play, Stop Kiss by Diana Son, the story is about friends turned lovers, Sara and Callie, who are assaulted for kissing. The play was produced off-Broadway in 1998 at The Public Theater in New York City. In the story, the main characters are Sara and Callie. Sara who moved to New York City from St. Louis to participate in a fellowship at an elementary school, Callie who works at traffic reporter in New York City. The story takes place in New York City’ West Village in the late night….
Gustav Klimt is an Austrian Erotic Symbolist and his subject was usually female body. Gustav Klimt painted “the Kiss” or “Der Kuss” during 1907-1908. Klimt was one the founding members of Vienna Secession. Some people say behind the respectable facade Klemt was a man with a ferocious sexual appetite; he fathered at least three known illegitimate children. His work considered being very modern during that time. Klimt believed that no one had the right of censorship over his work. His work methods….
There are several different works called The Kiss, created by different artists. Auguste Rodin, Constatin Brancusi, and Gustav Klimt all have their own version of the work. While Rodin and Brancusi created a sculpture, Klimt created a painting. These artists conveyed many different emotions for their viewers to perceive. These works of art also have several things in common. It is important to learn about each artist in order to learn the ideas and thoughts that come from their works.
Eisenstaedt’s snapshot of the kissing couple in “V-J Day in Times Square” (also known as “The Kiss”), depicts the face of the United States in the mid-1940’s: the national mood of elation, the spirit of American culture, and the beacon of hope for better days to come.….
Both the Kiss of Deception and Everything Everything center around the theme of choices, but both handle it in very different ways. In the Kiss of Deception, Lia struggles with the plethera of choices she has to make. She has to choose between duty to her kingdom and her own freedom. She has so many choices in front of her, she doesn't know what to do. And when she finally makes the one she thinks is right, she is plauged by doubt, going back and forth the entire time. On the other hand, Maddy in….
Klimt’s The Kiss features two figures in the centre of the composition – one male and one female. The two lovers are embracing each other, their figures intertwined, the female having one of her arm wrapped across the male’s neck while the male holds her face and leans in for a kiss on the cheek. Only the female’s face is fully visible, the male’s face being blocked by the angle of how he leans in to kiss. They kneel on the edge of a flower field, with a gold/green background. The canvas itself is….
Whether it’s a painting, architecture, music, literature, or a sculpture, art can interpret emotions in extraordinary means. The Kiss sculpture by Auguste Rodin and The LOVE sculpture by Robert Indiana both convey love, but The Kiss imparts an intimate and personal connection, while LOVE is more modern and illustrates a lighter form of the emotion through pop art.
The Kiss sculpture features two affectionate people embracing. The sculpture proclaims passion and adoration though the intimacy the two….
her Janie with a kiss.’ Through the choice of the word ‘lacerating’, Hurston connects the act of kissing, to whipping. To lacerate, means to tear or make deep cuts; this definition starkly contrasts the soft and vulnerable nature of a kiss. The delineation resonates with Nanny recounting the time where the slave master’s wife was whipping her, ‘but dem last lick burnt me lak fire’ . The only difference between the way Nanny explained her beatings and the brutality of Janie’s kiss, are simply a matter….
In the story “The Kiss” by Julia Alvarez, we see a family with four daughters, a father and mother. The father, who is old-fashioned and strict, has his own ideas of what he wants from his daughters. The daughters except for Sofia, the youngest one, have always done what he has asked for. Sofia does not agree with her sisters and she does what she wants. She runs away with a man, a decision her father cannot forgive. Although Sofia tries to reconcile with her father with no luck, she lets….