TEENS 13-17

The Kissing Game

By Rhiannon Collett


An urban fantasy that explores love, betrayal, friendship, and identity.

Kate and Sam are best friends, but there’s a tension building in their relationship. When Kate’s sister falls victim to an act of violence, they are determined to bring the perpetrator to justice. On a summer evening, their actions tear a hole in reality as the assailant’s heart falls out of his chest and onto the pavement, just as it begins to snow. Their relationship crumbles in the aftermath and the girls are left to question whether any of us are truly worthy of forgiveness.

The Kissing Game was developed as part of Toronto’s Young People’s Theatre 2017-18 Leaps and Bounds National TYA Play Creation Initiative. As part of the development process, YPT and Youtheatre partnered with the Banff Centre Playwrights Lab to bring The Kissing Game to the 2018 Lab.


2019 META winner – Outstanding New Text
(The Kissing Game – Rhiannon Collett)


2019 META nominee – Outstanding Emerging Artist
(The Kissing Game – Rhiannon Collett)



“Rhiannon was amazing. They are such a genuine person and their expression and conviction during their performance was captivating. Overall, (the students) were just as enchanted as I was... All that to say I look forward to your next production.'' 
English Teacher at Centennial Regional High School

"I just wanted to thank you for the great performance. I was very pleasantly surprised that a LGBTQ+ perspective was being presented. It's great to have some of our more invisible students access stories that speak directly to them." 

Educator at École Secondaire Jeanne-Mance

Production History

November 27 ― 30, 2018
Théâtre Rouge du Conservatoire
Featuring Rhiannon Collett

December 03 ― 14, 2018
Montreal School tour
Featuring Rhiannon Collett


Text & Performance

Rhiannon Collett

Stage Manager

Frédérique Folly

Direction & Dramaturgy

Michel Lefebvre

Ass. Stage Manager

Tori Morrison

Lightning & Set Design

Martin Sirois

Photos by

Laurence Philomene


Sara Magnan



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