She Kills Monsters

She Kills Monsters

by  Qui Nguyen

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m, 6f

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“Deceptively breezy and rather ingenious. The whole enterprise is kind of dopey and kind of invigorating and kind of remarkable. It will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart.” - The New York Times

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She Kills Monsters

She Kills Monsters

by  Qui Nguyen

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 6f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adventure
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
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Accolades

  • WINNER - 2013 AATE Distinguished Play Award

Reviews

It will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart." - The New York Times<br />

REVIEWS

"Packed with action, wit, and a sizable nerd-quotient, the production is a delight from start to finish" - Theatremania, Read More

"Deceptively breezy and rather ingenious. The whole enterprise is kind of dopey and kind of invigorating and kind of remarkable. It will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart." - The New York Times, Read More

"Nguyen is a refreshing, break-the-rules writer — he has a ready embrace of pop culture, high-school speak and 'High Fidelity' cool, and he also has a mission to redeem gaming geeks everywhere...She Kills Monsters, delivers exactly what it promises, is generally a blast" - Chicago Tribune, Read More

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Videos

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Outdoor
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Additional Features: Stage Combat, Special Effects
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes

Casting

3m, 6f
NARRATOR
TILLY EVANS
AGNES EVANS
CHUCK
MILES
LILITH
KALIOPE
ORCUS
STEVE
BUGBEAR
FARRAH
EVIL GABBI
EVIL TINA
SUCCUBUS
GELATINOUS CUBE
TIAMAT
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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

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Authors

Qui Nguyen

Qui Nguyen is a playwright, screenwriter, and co-founder of the OBIE Award-winning Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company of NYC. His plays include Vietgone (2016 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, 2016 LADCC Tim Schmitt Award, 2016 Edward M. Kennedy Prize finalist); War is F**king Awesome (Frederick Loewe Awar ...

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She Kills Monsters premiered at the Flea Theater on November 4, 2011 under the direction of Robert Ross Parker.

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