2023 She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen – Melbourne Fringe Festival

Agnes never really understood her nerdy younger sister. A year after Tilly passes away, Agnes finds her 'D&D' notebook and is catapulted into an action-packed role-playing adventure in the imaginary world of her sister's refuge. Battling demonic cheerleaders and terrifying shapeshifting blobs, Agnes comes to realise how Tilly saw herself, her sexuality, and the world around her.

Produced by Monash Uni Student Theatre and directed by Gemma Livingstone, She Kills Monsters is a heartfelt homage to 90s pop culture, and the nerd within us all. Using original puppetry, tongue-in-cheek stage combat, and more than a subtle nod to cosplay; in this show, fantasy & reality collide before our eyes.
Puppets by Paris Balla are showcased in our epic monster battles at the play's climax. These multi-puppeteered creatures will bring life to monsters that otherwise exist only in imagination.

Content warning: Allusions to death, violence, combat, possibly blood, offensive/discriminatory language, discussions of sexual identity, bullying.

Directed by Gemma Livingstone

Assistant directed by Emma Batty

Set designed by Georgia Kate Bell

Puppets designed by Paris Balla

5 - 14 October, 2023
Thurs 5 - Sat 7 & Tues 10 - Sat 14, 7:30 pm
D&D dress up and post show Q&A: Tues October 10
Sensory friendly performance: Wed October 11
Runtime: approx. 100mins, no interval
In The MUST Space - Ground Floor, Western End, Campus Centre
21 Chancellors Walk, Monash University, Clayton

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