Auditions for “She Kills Monsters”

As previously announced, we at The Village Players of Hatboro have a busy off-season ahead of us, including a unique summer production which will run for 2 weekends in August. This show is perfect for young, budding actors to get real theatre experience — and the subject matter will most certainly appeal to all their friends.

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Open auditions will be held for the Village Players’ production of “She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen on the following dates:

  • Sunday, June 1st at 3pm
  • Monday, June 2nd at 7:30pm

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and are open to all experience levels. The show will be directed by Gina Lutz.

SYNOPSIS:
(Dramatic Comedy) 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.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

Tilly Evans: (F, 15 years old) Nerdy, sarcastic, bullied teen, appears to Agnes after her death; stage combat involved

Agnes Evans: (F, mid 20s) Tilly’s older sister, high school teacher dealing with Tilly’s death, described as average, clueless to nerd culture; stage combat involved

Chuck: (M, late teens to mid 20s) Runs a comic book store, grunge rocker roadie, assists Agnes in learning Dungeons and Dragons

Miles: (M, mid 20s – early 30s) Agnes’s boyfriend, as average as Agnes

Vera: (F, mid 20s – mid 40s) Guidance Counselor, Agnes’s friend at the high school, sarcastic and saucy

Lilith: (F, mid to late teens) Dungeons & Dragons character in Tilly’s adventure, Demon Queen, kicks butt and takes names; stage combat involved

Kaliope: (F, mid to late teens) Dungeons & Dragons character, Dark Elf, sexy spell caster; stage combat involved

Orcus: (M, late teens) Dungeons & Dragons character, Overlord of the Underworld, lazy demon that has given up defending his treasure in favor of watching TV and snacking on Easy Cheese

Mage Steve: (M, late teens) Dungeons & Dragons character, super nerdy spell caster, several death scenes involved as a running gag in the play

Farrah: (F, 20s – 30s) Fairy that lives in a forest, kind of a jerk; stage combat involved

Evil Gabbi: (F, mid to late teens) Dungeons & Dragons character, teenage bully, appears as a cheerleader with fangs; may double as Vera or Farrah

Evil Tina: (F, mid to late teens) Dungeons & Dragons character, teenage bully, appears as a cheerleader with fangs; may double as Vera or Farrah

MONSTERS NEEDED! We will need 5 additional actors to play various monsters, zombies, ogres, etc. Anyone who is not cast and is interested in participating in the production may request a part of one of the monsters. Additionally, if you are new to acting and would like to get a feel for being onstage without the pressure of memorizing lines, this may be an ideal opportunity. Stage combat is involved for all monsters.

All actors who are cast must be available for all show dates, as well as tech week (Sunday, July 27th, 2014 through Wednesday, July 30th, 2014). Showtimes are 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm on Sundays. Cast call would be 1 hour prior to showtime. Show dates are listed below.

  • Friday, August 1st, 2014
  • Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
  • Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
  • Friday, August 8th, 2014
  • Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Rehearsals are planned for June through July, usually on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 pm.
Please bring a list of conflicts to the audition to allow for scheduling considerations.

CREW MEMBERS & NEWBIES:

Audition nights are a perfect time to come out, meet the director, and express your interest in helping out backstage, be it in the role of a stage manager, lights & sound operator, concessions, or whatever else you might like to do. They’re also GREAT for first-timers to come out and observe how things are done, maybe express interest in being a helper, or read for a part! We almost always cast at least one person who’s never been on stage before. You never know what can happen!

Please contact director Gina Lutz at gina@thevillageplayers.com with any questions.

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