Announcing Auditions for She Kills Monsters

Hole in the Wall Theater presents Auditions for SHE KILLS MONSTERS by Qui Nguyen at Hole in the Wall Theater, directed by Terrance J. Peters, produced by Tim Adams and Shawna Pelletier
Early Registration: tinyurl.com/RegisterSKM
 

Audition Dates

Monday Jan 31st @ 7pm
Friday Feb 4th @ 7pm
Saturday Feb 5th @ 2pm
Callbacks: Saturday, Feb 5th @ 6pm
 

AUDITION INFO:

Actors are asked to bring ONE short monologue that best reflects your individual voice and ability to make choices. After, you may be asked to read individually from selections from the script.

Audition monologues will also be available the day of, but it is HIGHLY recommend prepping one in advance.
If you have a special skill you’d like to show off, you are strongly recommended to do so. Actors are welcome to bring instruments, puppets, props, karate forms, juggling pins, celebrity impressions, tap-dance routines, or anything else you’d like us to see.
Please keep any skill showcases to less than 2 minutes.
Bring clothing flexible enough for movement, as you may be asked to showcase basic physical improv. Sneakers, jeans and basic shirt are more than enough, and gym clothes are not required.
 

ABOUT THE SHOW:

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 finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’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.
 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: 

Note that ages listed are suggested, and reading through the script before your audition is strongly encouraged. 

Tilly Evans (F: 18-25): A lesbian tomboy and fantasy fanatic; nerdy, sarcastic, occasionally bullied; appears from beyond the grave to her sister, Agnes, and leads her through the journey of the play

Agnes (F: 25 – 35) Tilly’s older sister, average and initially clueless to nerd culture. Embarking on a D&D adventure to grow closer to the sister she realizes she never really knew, fish out of water at first but grows sincerely, desperately attached to the proceedings of the adventure.

Lilith (F: 18-35) — Popular girl next door by day, heroic and bloodthirsty Demon Queen by night. Described as “the perfect combination of beauty and brawn.” Tilly’s in-game girlfriend.

Kaliope (F: 18-35) — an athletic Dark Elf, master tracker, lock-picker, intelligent and above emotions, collected, older soul. Can be weirdly intimate

Orcus (M: 18-35) — Overlord of the Underworld, a lazy demon who has given up defending his treasure in favor of watching Friends and snacking

Chuck (M:18-30) — Nerd with a grunge sensibility, runs a comic book store. As Dungeon Master he goes by “DM Biggs.” Considers himself a ladies man.

Miles (M: 25-35) — Average and occasionally confused. Has a temper. Agnes’ long-term boyfriend – hasn’t made the big leap. Also plays a mean gelatinous cube and a shape-shifting clone.

Vera (F: 25-35) — Agnes’s best friend and school guidance counselor. Foul mouthed and short tempered. Comically bad at her job.

Evil Gabbi & Tina (F – 18-35) — Evil bully succubi winged cheerleaders with fangs. When at school, the same, minus the wings. Dance Experience is a major plus

Farrah (18-40) –  Faerie guardian that lives in a magical forest; high pitched, foul mouthed, and as powerful as she is homicidal. Think Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls meets Chucky from Child’s Play

Narrator (Any, leans Female 18-60) — Lord of the Rings style hooded figure. 

Steve —  a nerdy adventurer who gets killed over and over in increasingly violent and humorous ways.​ In reality, an exasperated junior

Fight Ensemble (2-4 actors, ages 18-80): Actors with backgrounds in stunt work, dance, puppetry or fight choreography are wanted to help fill out:

  • Kobolds
  • Various Monsters for a montage
  • Bug Bears
  • Faeries 
  • Backup Dancers + Demonic Marching Band
  • Gelatinous Cube
  • A Giant Dragon 
For further questions, please contact the director via email: tjpeters@hitw.org
 

There are no other upcoming auditions at this time.

If you wish to get involved in the theater, please stop by a General Meeting. They are held the second Wednesday of every month at 7pm at the theater (116 Main St., New Britain CT). They are a great way to hear about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities!