Announcing auditions for the July production at The Empty Space...
SHE KILLS MONSTERS
Written by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Kayleigh Peaker
AUDITIONS: April 6 and 7, 12pm-3pm.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Expect to spend at least 45 minutes at the audition, so plan accordingly.
REHEARSALS: Mondays-Thursdays, 7-10pm, tentatively beginning May 27
PERFORMANCES: Fridays and Saturdays, July 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, and 20 at 8pm.
SYNOPSIS: 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. (Samuel French)
CHARACTERS TO BE CAST:
Agnes Evans: to play mid-20s, Tilly’s older sister, a high school teacher dealing with Tilly’s death, described as average and clueless to nerd culture. She eventually learns to embrace inner badass and lets her geek flag fly.
Tilly Evans: to play mid-teens; a lesbian and fantasy fanatic, nerdy, sarcastic, occasionally bullied and appears to Agnes after her death as a powerful level 20 Paladin.
Chuck: to play late teens; nerd with a grunge rock sensibility, runs a comic book store, grunge rocker roadie. As Dungeon Master he goes by "DM Biggs." Considers himself a ladies man.
Miles: to play mid-20s; Agnes’ boyfriend, average and occasionally confused. Has a temper. Agnes’ “long-term” boyfriend but hasn’t made the big leap. Also plays a mean gelatinous cube.
Vera: guidance counselor; Agnes’s friend at the high school. Foul mouthed and short tempered. She's not very good at her job.
Lilith: to play late teens; popular girl next door by day, heroic Demon Queen by night. Tilly’s in game girlfriend.
Kaliope: to play late teens; an athletic Dark Elf; spell caster; collected, older soul.
Orcus: to play late teens; Overlord of the Underworld, a lazy demon that has given up defending treasure in favor of watching TV and snacking on Easy Cheese.
Steve: to play late teens; a nerdy adventurer, constantly finding himself getting killed in increasingly violent and humorous ways.
Farrah: faerie that lives in a forest; petite, evil, homicidal, kind of a jerk.
Evil Gabbi and Evil Tina: to play late teens, evil bully succubi winged cheerleaders with fangs. When at school, the same, minus the wings. Dance experience a plus.
Narrator: a Narrator. She's not unlike Cate Blanchett in "The Lord of the Rings." In fact, very much like Cate Blanchett in Lord of the Rings.
Various Monsters: 5-7 actors interested in potentially playing several different monsters (limited to non-speaking roles)
In addition to actors, The Empty Space is always looking for volunteers in all aspects of technical production: stage managing, lighting & sound design, set construction, costume creation, and more! Show up to auditions and let us know what you'd like to help out with!