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She Kills Monsters


She Kills Monsters

By Qui Nguyen
Directed by Darryn Woods

Auditions: 4-5 April 2020
Callbacks: 5-6 April 2020 (evening)

Performances: 1-11 July 2020


About the Play

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, with more 90s references than you can shake a D20 at! SHE KILLS MONSTERS – set in 1995 Athens, Ohio - tells the story of high-school teacher Agnes Evans as she deals with the death of her younger and weirder, sister, Tilly. When Agnes stumbles upon Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she decides to try out what kept her sister so occupied and falls into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure. As she delves deeper into her quest, the fantasy world and reality begin to collide and mix as Agnes searches to connect with Tilly and realises how much of her sister she never knew. Featuring numerous geeks, Orcus the Demon Lord of the Underworld, an insecure boyfriend, cheerleader succubi, the great Mage Steve, bugbears, and the five-headed dragon-goddess Tiamat herself!

SHE KILLS MONSTERS received its world premiere Off Off Broadway at The Flea Theater in New York City on November 4, 2011. It won the 2014 American Alliance for Theatre & Education Distinguished Play Award, and was nominated for a 2012 Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Award.

“Clever, funny, moving, lively and delightfully geeky” - Chicago Tribune

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

“It will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart.” - The New York Times

About the Auditions

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to audition for any role regardless of previous experience. There is also no restriction on gender or ethnicity for auditioning for any role. Most of the actors will be playing high school seniors but there are also three "adult" roles. Details of character descriptions are below.

When

Initial auditions will be held on 4th and 5th April (daytime) and call backs on 5th and 6th April (evening).

Rehearsals begin mid-April.

Performance dates: 1 – 11 July 2020.

Please email auditions@stagecraft.co.nz to request an audition or to ask any questions.

Characters

  • AGNES (20s-30s) - The protagonist. A 24 year-old woman, very average in every way, who wishes her life were less boring. A high-school English teacher.
  • TILLY (Teens-20s) - Agnes’ sixteen year-old sister. About as different to Agnes as possible. A total badass, she’s into magic, dragons and the vanquishing of evil.
  • CHUCK (Teens-20s) - A nerdy, grungy teen. A bit awkward and big for his age. Works at an RPG gaming store. Also known as DM Biggs, Dungeon Master.
  • LILITH/LILLY (Teens-20s) - A Demon Queen fighter character. Crazy hot. Think Underworld’s Kate Beckinsale but with more skin showing. Played by a seventeen year-old high-schooler questioning her sexuality.
  • KALIOPE/KELLY (Teens-20s) - A Dark Elf rogue character. Tall and lean, she looks like a supermodel. Played by a high-schooler with cerebral palsy.
  • ORCUS/RONNIE (Teens-20s) - The Demon Overlord of the Underworld. Truly evil and quite large in stature, he likes his 90s TV shows. Also plays a high-school student.
  • VERA, THE BEHOLDER (20s-30s) - Agnes’ best friend. Works as a student counsellor at the same high school. Also doubles as an evil cheerleader succubi, and a monstrous Beholder.
  • STEVE (Teens-20s) - The Mighty Mage Steve! A level one character full of confidence but no ability. Also plays a high-school student.
  • MILES (20s-30s) - Agnes’ boyfriend of two years and 18 months. Like Agnes he’s pretty average. Also plays a cube of gelatin and a barbarian warrior.
  • EVIL GABBI / NARRATOR (Teens-20s) - mysterious woman in a cloak who sounds like Cate Blanchett in LOTR.
  • EVIL TINA / FARRAH THE FAERIE (Teens-20s) - A short, kickass fairy fight-dancer and a Also doubles as an evil cheerleader succubi.
  • 2-4 MONSTER EXTRAS (Any age) - To play a variety of monstrous roles. Fight choreography experience preferred.