SHE KILLS MONSTERS
By QUI NGUYEN
This performance will contain flashing light sequences, theatrical fog, and loud noises that may affect some viewers.
This is the moment when you see again
the red berries of the mountain ash
and in the dark sky
the birds’ night migrations.
It grieves me to think
the dead won’t see them —
these things we depend on,
What will the soul do for solace then?
I tell myself maybe it won’t need
these pleasures anymore;
maybe just not being is simply enough,
hard as that is to imagine.
- Louise Glück
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
POSTER GRAPHICS - LESLIE MCDOUGALL
Cast List (Alphabetical)
Zuhaib Abdi– Featured Monster
Kaz Anderson – Lilith
Emily Anose – Tilly Evans
Kurtis Banks – Chuck
Veronnica Chick – Farrah
Susan Cox – Narration
Katie Dismang - Evil Gabbi
McKayla Henderson – Evil Tina
Lucy Juncosa – Agnes Evans
Cooper McCalister – Steve
Matthew Mokoro – Orcus
Han Rhee – Vera
Manny Spivie – Miles
Max Wagner – Kaliope
Shatha Elkhair – Stage Manager / Make Up Consultant
Spencer Anderson – Sound Board Operator
Tony Czajkowski – Spotlight Operator
Douglas Cox – Projection Operator
• Dolo McComb – Choreography Support
• NHCC Department of Theater (Kathy Hendrickson + Irma Mayorga)
• Rockhopper Games
• The Jungle Theater
• Sarah Bahr
• Bronson Talcott
• Northern Edge Armory
• Nell Sampson (Fight Choreography Assistant)
• NHCC Nursing Department
• The NHCC Marketing Team
This performance features music from the 90s. The following artists work were used in this production:
Beck, Ace of Base, Rage Against The Machine*, Aim, Daft Punk, LL Cool J, DJ Shadow, Jelly Head, Quad City’s DJ, Destiny’s Child, A Tribe Called Quest, Technotronic, Bjork, Beastie Boys, Le Tigre*, Nine Inch Nails, P J Harvey
*Indicates more than one song used/sampled by this artist.
Projection Content Attributions
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Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy role-playing game. Players imagine themselves as characters in a fantasy world and are led on quests conceived by the Dungeon Master (DM). The DM writes the “module,” or script, for a fictional world and designs the monsters that serve as obstacles on the journey.
The world, rules, and characters can be overwhelming for someone who has never played the game. For those who are used to playing, the game is a portal into another version of themselves. Players in the game are invited to live out mythological dreams, be who they want to be, and find relief from issues they face in their real lives for brief periods of playing.
In this show, the DM has died. Tilly, a young, gay, bullied teenager, is tragically killed in a car accident. Her older sister Agnes, with no previous knowledge of the game Dungeons and Dragons, finds Tilly’s DM module and decides she wants to play it.
We watch as Agnes stumbles into her dead sister’s wild imaginary world, hoping to find healing, only to discover that she never really knew her sister at all. This is the story of one of the most challenging parts of grieving, letting go of missed opportunities, and accepting that after things have left this world, their stories are the only things that remain.