The Forest Roberts Theatre Presents

She Kills Monsters

By Qui Nguyen
April 16-19
Directed by Shelley Russell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Agnes Evans leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her sister, Tilly. However, when Agnes finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she is catapulted into a journey to save Tilly's soul. With homicidal fairies, cranky ogres, demons and '90s pop culture, She Kills Monsters offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

About the Author:

Qui Nguyen is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director of the OBIE Award winning Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company of New York City.  His plays include She Kills Monsters (published by Samuel French); Soul Samurai; The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G; Alice in Slasherland; Fight Girl Battle World; Men of Steel; Living Dead in Denmark; Krunk Fu Battle Battle; Trial By Water; Bike Wreck; and Aliens Versus Cheerleaders. Honors include 2012 & 2009 GLAAD Media Award nominations (She Kills Monsters and Soul Samurai); 2008 & 2006 NY Innovative Theatre Award noms for Best Production (Fight Girl Battle World and Living Dead in Denmark); 2012 ITBA Patrick Lee Award for Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Show & 2010 nom in the same category (She Kills Monsters and Alice In Slasherland); named a 2012 TCG Young Leader of Color; 2007 Comiccritique.com citation for Best Adaptation of Comics into other Media (Men of Steel); 2004 NYTheatre.com's People of the Year; and cited as a “Downtown Playwright to Watch” by TIME OUT NEW YORK. He is a proud resident artist at New Dramatists, a core member of The Playwrights’ Center, an alumnus of Youngblood, and a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, and The Ma-Yi Writers Lab. His company, Vampire Cowboys, is the only theatre organization to be officially sponsored by NY Comic Con.

Source: Samuel French

 

Cast:

Narrator -- Alexandra Marks
Agnes -- Cecelia Holt
Tilly -- Laura Thompson
Kaliope -- Jill Vermulen
Lillith -- Amanda Woods
Farrah -- Abby Schneck
Evil Tina -- Breanna Harvell
Evil Gabby -- Sophie Shahbazi
Vera -- Saylor Elrod
Chuck -- Shane Vincent
Miles -- John Scheibe
Orcus -- Donavon Chambers
Steve -- Brady L. Skewis
Monster Chorus -- Sam Arsenault, Noah Bauer, Wes Beyer, Kasey Hall, Alison Hyttinen, Alexandra Marks, Jesse Morrow, Mallory Olson, James Porras II, Dakota Vogel, Ryan White

 

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