She Kills Monsters


Nicholas Newell, Director

Performance Type

Theatrical Production

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In She Kills Monsters, playwright Qui Nguyen boldly goes where generations of dungeon masters have gone before, to tell the story of a young woman who, in losing herself in a game, reclaims a long-gone loved one. Agnes is grieving over the loss of her 15 year old sister Tilly in a car crash. Seeking to know the sister she has lost, Agnes enters Tilly’s fantasy world to discover more about her sister and the world she lived in. Filled with sword fights and monsters and the odd gelatinous cube, this comedy will touch your heart and release your inner geek.


KCACTF Region IV Participating Production

Respondents: Jeff Green (Georgia Southwestern University) and Lee Neibert (University of South Carolina Upstate)

Faculty Directing Award

Selected Festival Production

Honored with Nine National Awards from the Kennedy Center, including:

  • Outstanding Ensemble of a Play (1 of 2 recipients)
  • Distinguished Production of a Play
  • Distinguished Director
  • Distinguished Choreography
  • Distinguished Costume Design
  • Distinguished Light Design
  • Three Distinguished Performance in a Play Awards

Five additional commendations including:

  • Distinguished Achievement in Properties Design
  • Distinguished Achievement in Dramaturgy
  • Distinguished Achievement in Dragon Design
  • Two Distinguished Achievement in Performance commendations


Georgia Southern University Theatre

Place of Performance

Statesboro, GA