A new play by Stephen Fife

Directed by Yuval Shrem


Matt O’Neill  &  Lovlee Carroll


An SAT tutoring session takes a shocking turn when the teacher realizes that his new student is not who she claimed to be, in this intense nerve-racking drama.

(running time: 80 min)

Performance dates:

Saturday, June 8 @ 10:00 PM

Sturday, June 15 @ 8:00 PM

Thursday, June 20 @ 10:00 PM

Saturday, June 22 @ 5:00 PM

Sunday, June 23 @ 3:00 PM

Saturday, June 29 @ 10 PM

2nd Stage (The Blank Theater)

6500 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038


“Strong writing, able direction, and solid acting, particularly from Matt O’Neill, makes “Blue Kiss” a compelling psychological thriller.”

– Peter Foldy –

Stephen Fife – Playwright

In the professional theater for over 40 years as an actor, playwright, features writer, director, producer, literary manager/dramaturge. Have had 10 plays produced Off-Broadway in NYC and in Los Angeles. An Amazon best-selling author. Have written for the New York Times, Village Voice, New Republic. Was literary manager for Primary Stages Company in NYC for its first four years. My theater memoir BEST REVENGE: How the Theater Saved My Life and Has Been Killing Me Ever Since was published by Cune Press in 2004. The last LA production of his play SAVAGE WORLD at the Met Theater was named one of the best plays of 2008 by Backstage West. He has been an Ovation Voter for 9 of the last 10 years. A member of the EST-LA Playwrights Unit.

Yuval Shrem – Director

Award-winning director, Yuval Shrem, began his professional career in Israel in 1995. Since then Yuval has been creatively involved in numerous television shows, directed critically acclaimed plays, and award-winning film projects.

Following the recent success of his short film THE BABIES on the film festival circuit, with 42 awards and 7 nominations, Yuval has recently wrapped a new film project – INVISIBLE LINES – which is currently in post-production.

In 2009 Yuval became a member of The Actor’s Studio West as a director in the Playwright/Director’s Unit, where playwright Stephen Fife and director Yuval Shrem began their decade long collaboration. Yuval directed the critically acclaimed 2013 Hollywood Fringe production of BLUE KISS by Stephen Fife, and now, in 2019, Yuval is coming back to direct BLUE KISS again with a newly revised version of the script. Additionally, Yuval Shrem is directing FEELING LUCKY, also written by Stephen Fife, and produced as part of the 2019 Hollywood Fringe.

Matt O’Neill – TODD

Matt O’Neill is an Actor, Producer & Filmmaker known for fearlessly immersing himself into his work. A truly commanding presence on stage and screen, he possesses the soul, depth and blue collar work ethic instilled in him from growing up in the city of Pittsburgh, PA. Raised by a single mother, Matt learned at a young age how to take care of himself, work hard, respect and appreciate everything in life.

Matt is truly an artist that is dedicated to his craft. He looks to build a legacy in the entertainment world built on a foundation of bold, daring work as well as honesty and integrity.

Lovlee Carroll – SUSAN

LOVLEE CARROLL is grateful to be back on the LA boards in Blue Kiss. August through November of 2018, she was seen as Emile Bernard in Starry, A New Musical based on the van Gogh brothers, at The Rockwell Table & Stage. This past February/March 2019, she reprised her role as Aouda (and other multiple roles) in Around The World In 80 Days at The Human Race Theatre Co. (Dayton, OH). Upon closing that show, she jumped right into filming the comedy feature The Last Conception based on Gabriel Constans’ novel. Throughout April, she shot the horror feature Await The Dawn. Lovlee is a two-time LA Scenie Awardwinner (Kira in Xanadu; Carla in Nine). Select TV credits: Scorpion, Grey’s Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder, Solve). Classically trained, Lovlee holds double degrees in Theatre and Psychology from Indiana University. She would like to dedicate tonight’s performance to every child in the world who has ever suffered from PTSD.

“We taste and feel and see the truth. We do not reason ourselves into it.” —William Butler Yeats

Also, check out our other show participating in the 2019 Hollywood Fringe:


A comedy about men and women straddling the elusive line between true love and a broken heart who discover that in the game of love what you see is not always what you get.

Written by Stephen Fife
Directed by Yuval Shrem
Starring: Courtney ScheuermanSpencer WeitzelTarah Pollock, and Eddie Navarro.