AUDITIONS: SHE KILLS MONSTERS
January 2, 2023 @ 7:00 pm – January 4, 2023 @ 10:00 pm
TITLE: SHE KILLS MONSTERS
AUTHOR: Qui Nguyen
DIRECTOR: Shinshin Yuder Tsai
RUN: Feb. 23 – Mar. 25, 2023
Fridays & Saturdays 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm. Special performances on Thursday and Sunday nights may be added for private parties and special events.
This is a volunteer community theater production. Non-Equity. There is no pay. At this time, all volunteers including actors must be fully vaccinated to participate in shows.
Dates: Monday, Jan. 2 and Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023
Times: 7 pm – 9 pm
Location: Long Beach Playhouse
Date and Time: Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, 7 pm – 10 pm, by invitation only.
First Read-Through: Jan. 7, Noon – 4 pm
Regular Rehearsal: Starting Mon., Jan. 10: Mon.-Thurs. 7 pm to 10 pm, and Saturdays sometime between 11 am to 2 pm (Saturdays will most likely be when fight rehearsals will take place/take focus.)
See the beginning rehearsal schedule for specific dates and times.
Location: Long Beach Playhouse
Bring headshot and resume.
Sides for cold readings will be provided at the auditions.
Please bring your vaccination card as written proof of full vaccination to the auditions. Masks will be required at the auditions.
She Kills Monsters is the story of one sister’s journey to learn about her sister who has recently passed. Agnes is thrown into a world she has no frame of reference for and quickly finds out that her younger sister, Tilly lived a secret and amazing life in the world of DnD! Along the way, Agnes discovers new friends, joys, and challenging questions to answer.
CASTING THE FOLLOWING ROLES:
NOTE: Actively seeking all ethnicities for all roles.
Big plus if you are comfortable with or know stage combat, DnD rules, and culture, a nerd of any sort.
AGNES EVANS (F, 19 – 25) Tilly’s older sister, a high school teacher dealing with Tilly’s death, is described as average and clueless about nerd culture. She eventually learns to embrace her inner badass and let her nerd flag fly.
TILLY EVANS (F, 18 – 19 to play 16) A badass fantasy fanatic, nerdy, sarcastic, occasionally bullied and appears to Agnes after her death as a powerful level 20 Paladin. She may or may not like girls (p.s. she totally does.)
MILES (M, 19 – 25) Agnes’ boyfriend; is average and occasionally confused. Has a temper. Agnes’ “long-term” boyfriend but hasn’t made the big leap. Also plays a mean gelatinous cube.
ORCUS/RONNIE (M, 20 – 35 ) Overlord of the Underworld, a lazy demon that has given up defending his treasure in favor of watching TV and snacking on Easy Cheese.
CHUCK (M, 20 – 35) nerd with pop culture sensibility, runs a comic book store, and could be classified as, but not limited to, a grunge rocker roadie. As Dungeon Master he goes by “DM Biggs.” Considers himself a ladies’ man.
KALIOPE/KELLY (F, 18 – 25) An athletic Dark Elf; master spellcaster; described as “rocking lady hotness.” The muscle of the group. Actor must be comfortable on stage with revealing D&D-type clothing – think Xena, warrior princess-esque.
LILITH/LILLY (F, 18 – 25) A popular girl next door by day, heroic and sexy Demon Queen by night. Described as “the perfect combination of beauty and brawn.” Tilly’s in-game girlfriend. Actor must be comfortable on stage with revealing D&D-type clothing – think Xena, warrior princess-esque.
VERA (F, 19 – 25) Guidance counselor; Agnes’s friend at the high school. Foul-mouthed and short-tempered. She’s not very good at her job but she’s very good at being a friend. WILL also play as several other characters.
NARRATOR (F, 19 – 30) 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. WILL also play as several other characters
STEVE (M, 18 – 19 to play 16) A adventuring young lad who seems to get the butt end of the stick a lot. This role may be doubled.