Montgomery Playhouse is pleased to announce their first show of the season She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen. The show is scheduled for August 7–23 at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn. This is subject to cancellation due to the COVID–19 pandemic, but we are hopeful that it will proceed.

In order to audition, please send a video of yourself performing a 1–2 minute monologue by May 29th at midnight. Please send your video audition to and with the role you are interested in, your theatrical resume, and a list of conflicts between now and Aug. 23.

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

Directed by Tom Barylski.

Call for Actors: All actors need to be open to learning fight choreography.

Agnes Evans (Lead, Female 25-32): High School teacher, older sister of Tilly, “exceedingly average”. She lost her entire family in a car accident and is now trying to pick up the pieces of her life. Agnes finds her sister’s D&D module and enlists local DM to help her get to know her sister Post-Mortem. Will need to be comfortable with kissing a man.

Tilly Evans (Lead, Female 15-20): High School student, well-known in the D&D community, younger sister of Agnes; Tilly is frustrated with her sister’s disinterest in their relationship. Tilly has recently died at the beginning of the play but appears to Agnes through her D&D quest. Will need to be comfortable with kissing another woman.

Chuck (Supporting, Male 17-22): Chuck is a friend of Tilly’s and local Dungeon Master. Chuck has a loud personality and unfounded self-confidence.

Miles (Supporting, Male 25-32): Agnes’ boyfriend of five years. Doesn’t understand D&D. Will need to be comfortable with kissing a woman.

Lilith (Supporting, Female 15-20): An extremely skilled, sexualized, warrior, the team’s muscle. She is also Tilly’s in-game girlfriend. Actor also plays Lily, an in the closet High Schooler. Will need to be comfortable with kissing another woman.

Kaliope (Supporting, Female 15-20): The party’s emotionally distant Jack-of-All-Trades. Also plays Kelly, a wheelchair-bound High Schooler who played D&D with Tilly.

Orcus (Supporting, Female 15-20): Sarcastic, lazy, ex-Demon Lord. Will also play Ronnie, Tilly’s D&D friend and brother to Kelly.

Vera (Supporting, Female 25-35): Agnes’ best friend, and High School guidance counselor. She has a lot of attitude and has no trouble sharing her opinions with others.

Evil Tina (Featured, Female 17-22): High school senior, cheerleader. Used to bully Tilly. Tumbling skills a plus.

Evil Gabbi (Featured, Female 17-22): High school senior, cheerleader. Used to bully Tilly. Tumbling skills a plus.

Narrator (Featured, Any Gender Any Age): Compared to Cate Blanchet in The Lord of the Rings or an Epic Trailer Voiceover.

Steve (Featured, Male 15-20): Timid High School student who plays D&D.

Farrah (Featured, Female 15-20): Tough faerie who is one of the Boss monsters. Appears dainty and unassuming.

Three Monsters (Featured -no lines- Any Gender, Any Age): Plays different monsters throughout Tilly’s D&D module.

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