Kissing on stage is both real and not real. Like urinating on stage, you sort of have to do it, there is a physical reality to the act, but the context renders the action fake. The actor’s body, one presumes, is flooded with all sorts of hormones while kissing on stage, but some attachment to reality keeps actors from falling in love with each other. (Except for when they do fall in love.)
Most plays I’ve written have some kissing in them. And when I come to work, sit behind a table, and watch people kiss for a job, knowing that the actors have also come to work, and are now kissing for a job… well, over the years, I’ve thought: how strange. And so I wanted to write a play about the phenomenon of kissing on stage."
So excited for Sarah Ruhl’s new play Stage Kiss. (via in-my-blood-my-holy-wine)
(Source: nataliezutter, via journeyers-scrapbook)