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She Kills Monsters

  • Qui Nguyen
  • Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy, Present Day, Contemporary
  • 3M, 6F
  • ISBN: 9780573700569

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

  • Full Length Play
  • Dramatic Comedy

  • Time Period: Present Day, Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult
  • Set Requirements: Bare Stage/Simple Set, Opportunity for Spectacle
  • Cautions: Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

  • Performance Group:
  • Large Stage, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Outdoor, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, College Theatre / Student

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! 2013 AATE Distinguished Play Award
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.

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
Premiere Production: She Kills Monsters premiered at the Flea Theater on November 4, 2011 under the direction of Robert Ross Parker.
  • Casting: 3M, 6F
  • Casting Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

  • 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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    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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