STOP KISS Cast Spotlight: Melanie Ann Wiliford

Melanie Ann Wiliford

Proud Mary Theatre Company follows up the smash musical Falsettos with the modern classic lesbian drama Stop Kiss by Law and Order: Criminal Intent producer and playwright Diana Son.

Performed during International Women’s Month, Stop Kiss is a masterful play about the relationship of two women and their first kiss which provokes a violent attack. This production will feature an intimate avant-garde setting and visuals.

Directed by theatre artist Melanie Ann Wiliford (also founder of Thespis in the Green Room podcast), Stop Kiss stars Kelly Davis (Best Actor Winner for The Pink Unicorn; Fun Home; The Laramie Project), Hope Phillips (A Straightforward Scenario), and Audrey Zongrone Waldrop (The Laramie Project; The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever), in addition to surprise male guests.

Melanie is a producer, director, writer, and actor. Past Upstate directing credits include Irena’s Vow (CS), Hands on a Hardbody (CS), Sister of Mine (Converse), The Midlife Crisis of Dionysus (Converse). Melanie is the producer and co-host of Thespis in the Green Room, a podcast covering topics in theatre and the performing arts. Training: Williamstown Theatre Festival (Massachusetts), American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NYC), The Peoples Improv Theater (NYC), HB Studio (NYC), Moscow Art Theatre School – Summer Intensive (Massachusetts), Shakespeare’s Globe (London), Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland (Glasgow). Graduated: Converse College – BA Theatre (Spartanburg), Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – MA Classical and Contemporary Text for Actors (Glasgow), Royal Central School of Speech and Drama – MFA Creative Producing (London).

FRIDAY/SATURDAY MARCH 11-12 & 18-19 @ 8 PM
SUNDAY MARCH 13 & 20 @ 3 PM

578 West Main St.
Spartanburg, SC 29301

For tickets, visit proudmarytheatre.com or call (864) 202-6555

$20 General/$15 Senior/Student

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