a graphic of a woman holding a sword


By Qui Nguyen 

Directed by Søren Olsen 


  • April 19th - 2:30 p.m.  
  • April 20th - 7:30 p.m.  
  • April 21st - 7:30 p.m.  
  • April 22nd - 7:30 p.m.  
a graphic of a woman holding a sword and the words she kills monsters


actors on stage posing with green and blue lighting

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 playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.  


“Deceptively breezy and rather ingenious. The whole enterprise is kind of dopey and kind of invigorating and kind of remarkable. It will slash and shape-shift its way into your heart.” - New York Times 

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

“Positively slays the audience. Delightfully farcical.” - Stage & Cinema 


  • Script by Qui Nguyen 
  • Directed by Søren Olsen, Theatre Faculty
  • Lighting, scenic, sound, and projection design by Søren Olsen, Theatre Faculty
  • Fight Choreography -  Mason Tyer, Guest Artist
  • Costumes  -  Ash Kaun, Guest Artist
  • Stage Manager  -  Shatha Elkhair, NHCC Student


All NHCC students receive 2 FREE tickets.

$10 Suggested admission | General public and NHCC faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to pay what you can. 

All tickets can be purchased at the door before the performance! No reservations are required.

Viewership Warning 

This performance will contain flashing light sequences, theatrical fog, and loud noises that may affect some viewers, as well as PG13 language.  


FAC 178, Main Theatre 

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