March 15, 2019 - April 6, 2019

CoHo Theater - 2257 NW Raleigh St, Portland, OR 97210

“I kissed someone. A kiss…”

In the midst of a Syrian city stricken by war, two couples meet for a quiet evening at home. In an intimate theatre in America, four actors attempt to make sense of an intriguing international work of art. Guillermo Calderón’s riveting play-within-a-play blazes a trail through the twists and turns of cross-cultural understanding, challenging us to reframe our notions of life, love, and what’s lost in translation.


  • Writer Guillermo Calderón
  • Director Philip Cuomo
  • Stage Manager Kristina Mast
  • Assistant Director Eve Johnstone
  • Assistant Director Hannah Hogan
  • Sound Designer Mark Valadez
  • Costume Designer Jenny Ampersand
  • Scenic Designer Peter Ksander
  • Lighting Designer Jennifer LIn
  • Props Master Rosie Lambert
  • Cultural Consultant Dana Ghazi
  • Dramaturg Brian Myers
  • Dramaturg Ellen Walkley


  • Ahmed/Martin Rolland Walsh
  • Bana/Laura Maureen Porter
  • Youssif/Daniel Darius Pierce
  • Hadeel/Andrea Cristi Miles
  • Woman/Ameera’s Sister Myriam Hamieh
  • Interpreter Dana Ghazi