She Kills Monsters
by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Randy Baker
October 18, 2019 – November 10, 2019 at Rorschach Theatre
A re-imagining of the 2014 production
“The entire team at Rorschach has created something truly special and unique with their production of She Kills Monsters. I guarantee that you will not see anything else like it this year, perhaps ever. This group has pulled out all the stops to present a heart-pounding, hilarious, emotional ride celebrating the warrior (and the nerd) within us all. Do not miss this experience.”
— DC Metro Theatre Arts
“The unadulterated zaniness of She Kills Monsters and the shear joy the cast is experiencing bringing it to the life is more than enough reason to this show. In fact, I encourage you to see it with someone you love and then start a conversation about it afterward—I promise you won’t regret doing either.”
–DC Theatre Scene
“The melancholy sentiment propelling Agnes on her journey, and driving the coming-out, coming-of-age narrative is both deeply felt and delicately rendered. Randy Baker’s solid production… lovingly captures just how enthralled a young queer person can be in their own private joy, or pain.”
“The production, directed with some clever touches by Randy Baker, is enveloped in a cheeky, pop-cultural nostalgia… [But] the affecting conclusion of “She Kills Monsters” affirms it as more than a glib riff on nerd culture. Agnes may have to become immersed in make-believe to connect with Tilly, but what she gains through all the shenanigans feels real.”
— Washington Post (2014 production)
Re-imagined for 2019, the production included site-specific elements that brought audiences into unseen places throughout the Atlas Performing Arts Center. A more intimate production
FEATURING Jordan Brown, Christina Day, Anna DiGiovanni, Danielle Gallo, Darius Johnson, Briana Manente, Mary May, Alanna McNaughton, Lori Pitts, Andrew Quilpa, Daniel Westbrook, and Stephanie Wilson
DESIGNED BY Debra Kim Sivigny (Set), Julie Cray Leong (Costumes), Brian S. Allard (lights), Kenny Neal (Sound), Kylos Brannon (Video), and Abigail Stuckey (Props).
FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY BY Casey Kaleba (Fight Choreographer), Megan Reichelt (Assistant Fight Choreographer), Amanda Forstrom (Dance Choreographer).
STAGE MANAGED by Tori Boutin (Stage Manager) and Madeline Belknap (Assistant Stage Manager)
WITH Gordon Nimmo-Smith (Production Manager), Tori Boutin (Assistant Director), Megan Reichelt (Dramaturgy), Meredith Johnson (Assistant Costumes), Elliott Shugoll (Master Electrician).
PRODUCED BY Jenny McConnell Frederick
(Photos on this page by Ryan Maxwell Photography)