She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms
by Qui Nguyen
About the Show:
First performed in 2011, She Kills Monsters earned high acclaim as a love letter to the nerds, the geeks, and the queer community. Qui Nguyen’s script follows Agnes Evans on her journey to connect with her deceased sister, Tilly Evans. As she packs away Tilly’s room, Agnes discovers that her sister lives on in the whimsical world of Dungeons and Dragons, a fantastical role playing game. Agnes befriends and battles demons, elves, and fairies in her quest to meet the most authentic version of her sister.
Directed by Rory Willats
Stage Management by Lucia Davila
Production Management by Marc Tschida
12 actors - 7 feminine presenting, 4 masculine presenting
Mature Content Notice
Stages Bloomington strives to create an inclusive and safe environment for the children and teens in its programs. She Kills Monsters is an exciting opportunity to stray from past productions; however, it is important to be transparent about the themes included in the script.
She Kills Monsters includes the following:
gender and sexuality, LGBTQ relationships
grief and loss
minor references to teenage sexual activity
Auditions and Tuition:
Actors between 8th and 12th grades are invited to submit a self-tape of one of the two monologues linked below. Audition tapes can be shared via Google Drive with firstname.lastname@example.org OR texted to (503)781-7571. Please submit your name, grade, and contact information along with your audition tape. The deadline to submit your audition is Monday, March 8th.
Participation in the production will be based on audition. If offered a role, students will be able to register. Each cast member will pay a tuition fee of $175 to participate in the production.
All rehearsals and performances will be virtual. The first rehearsal is on Monday, March 22nd. All rehearsals will take place between 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Monday - Thursday. Not all actors will be called for all rehearsal days or time blocks. Actors will receive a rehearsal schedule and a Zoom link each week via email.
There will be two live, public virtual performances of She Kills Monsters. The show will open on Friday, April 16th, and will close on Saturday, April 17th.