She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition

by  Qui Nguyen

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

Revised 2016 edition

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, in a new edition created specially
for High School performing groups! She Kills Monsters tells the story of high schooler
Agnes Evans as she deals with the death of her younger sister, Tilly.

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She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition

by  Qui Nguyen

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She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 6f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adventure
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Monologues
    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, in a new edition created specially
for High School performing groups! She Kills Monsters tells the story of high schooler
Agnes Evans as she deals with the death of her younger sister, Tilly. When Agnes stumbles
upon Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she finds herself catapulted into a journey of
discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’s refuge.
In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and ’90s
pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the
geek and warrior within us all.
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Reviews

"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

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

"Positively slays the audience. Delightfully farcical."- Stage & Cinema

"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

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • Community Theatre
  • Outdoor
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

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

  • Features Teens
  • Flexible casting

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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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