n June 2015, playwright Greg Cummings reached out to HMS music, drama, and choir teacher Steve Tabisz regarding his new series of short plays, "Kiss, Then Tell, Volume 2." Tabisz had led the HMS students in performing Volume 1 plays two years prior. Cummings invited Tabisz to review the new script and be the first to perform the show, and also offered to visit the students during the school year. "I was surprised and delighted to receive his message," Tabisz notes, "and we happily agreed. I knew it would be a great opportunity for the students." Over the next four months, Tabisz and Cummings worked together to talk through the production and make it work for middle school performers.