She Kills Monsters
NOVEMBER 14, 15, 16, 17 + 22, 23, 24 (2019)
VENUE: Open Space for the Arts
$15 (Seniors + Students)
About the Playwright
Qui Nguyen is a playwright, screenwriter, and co-founder of the OBIE Award-winning Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company of NYC. His plays include Vietgone (2016 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, 2016 LADCC Tim Schmitt Award, 2016 Edward M. Kennedy Prize finalist); War is F**king Awesome (Frederick Loewe Award); She Kills Monsters (2014 AATE Distinguished Play Award, 2012 GLAAD Media Award nom); Soul Samurai (2009 GLAAD Media Award nom), and the critically acclaimed Vampire Cowboys shows: The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G, Alice in Slasherland, Fight Girl Battle World, Men of Steel, Six Rounds of Vengeance, and Living Dead in Denmark. Recent awards include a 2016 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program (Peg+Cat) and a 2015 New York Community Trust Helen Merrill Playwriting Award. He is proud member of the WGA, The Dramatists Guild, The Playwrights Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and The Ma-Yi Writers Lab. He’s an alumni of New Dramatists and Youngblood. For television, he's written for PBS’s Peg+Cat and SYFY’s Incorporated. Currently, he’s a screenwriter for Marvel Studios.
Chris Is a director, actor, teacher and chef on Vashon Island, WA. Originally from NYC, he holds a degree in Acting & Directing from Bennington College in VT. Local island credits include performances in Drama Dock's The Normal Heart and directorial stints with 14/48. He has worked as an actor or director with Seattle theatres such as Seattle Rep, ACT Theatre, Intiman, The Group Theatre, The Empty Space, Alice B, and Aha!. Upcoming shows include Peter Serko's play OUT for Vashon World AIDS Day in the Winter and Crimes of the Heart for Take a Stand Productions in the Spring. Chris teaches acting at Vashon Center for the Arts and is a proud Cuban Italian American who teaches Spanish when he is not cooking at local island restaurants.
Bonny really did play D&D in the ‘90’s ~ and she’s still playing! She fell in love with this play at first read, and is incredibly honored to have been a part of bringing it to the Vashon stage. She would like to thank Kate, Chris, and Boo for the heartfelt collaboration in breathing life into this show, and Drama Dock and Open Space for opening their arms to such a wacky parade of geekery, imagination, and the warriors within us all.
Also, she’s thinking of starting to carry a wand like Tara does. Or maybe a sword. Just saying.
Fight Choreography/Puppeteer Director
Kate Tobie is a actor, creator, puppeteer, director, costumer, playwright and most recently, fight choreographer. She wears many hats (all of them fabulous with lots of feathers) and has a passion for all aspects of theater. In 2016 she graduated from the Advanced Ensemble Program through Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theater, a program that focuses on devised ensemble based physical theatre. In 2017 she co-founded Three Gallows Theater Company which has toured internationally, winning Best of Fringe at the Halifax Fringe Festival in 2017 for the show A Feeble Minded Dictator. She is one of the playwrights of Jane Doe in Wonderland: Theatre Against Sex Trafficking, which has toured twice through California and Oregon. Kate is currently in her second year of a teachers training course in the Alexander Technique in Minneapolis, where she will be moving to in December.
Hello Vashon. I’m a recently retired stagehand from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 122 in San Diego after a 40 year career in live theatre and corporate events. I’m a graduate of Grossmont College in El Cajon, California and UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Dramatics Arts. I’ve been on stage, off stage, back stage, over the stage and out in front of the stage. It’s my pleasure to work with Drama Dock and the awesome cast of characters of She Kills Monsters and to have by chance moved to this”enchanted” island.
Monster Mobster Ambassador
Connoisseur of badassery in various forms. Appreciator and performer of art in movement: the marriage of athleticism and creativity. Has always wanted to be nerdy.
Lucy (Aka Tilly Evans, Aka Tillius the Paladin, Aka AWESOME) is currently slaying her Junior year at Vashon Island High School. She has been adventuring in musical theater since she was in 5th grade. Her most recent roles include being Sally Simpson in The Who's Tommy, Grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka, and her favorite— Step-sister Joy in Cinderella. She has been so blessed to be gifted the role of Tilly, and can't wait to show everyone her ass-kicking abilities! She has never been more excited about any play before, and has fallen in love with her cast. Get ready for monsters, demons, elves, and magic missiles because Tilly is ready to face it all!
David is excited to be a part of She Kills Monsters. He is a Vashon native and has been in Vashon productions of Oklahoma, Urinetown, Cinderella, and many others. David would like to thank his mom and dad for supporting his passion in theatre. He would also like to thank the cast and crew for a great experience, and his acting teachers for inspiring him to do his best.
Ever since Sky was young he was interested in theater. He started acting very young in a Shakespeare group called ShakesKids, ever since then he’s been trying to get into more shows. He’s been greatly inspired by many famous actors and the dedication they have in the shows they are in. His parents are very artist-oriented and has always supported him while he has also gotten support from the past directors he’s worked with. He’s been in many Shakespeare plays and the musical Suessical playing as the Cat in the Hat. He’d like to thank his parents and little sister for always supporting him in his passion.
"Vera"/ "Evil Succubus"
Born and raised on Vashon, Marion is inspired by all things fantasy. She is an avid creator and specializes in otherworldly attire. You can find her creations at KineticCouture on facebook, instagram, and etsy.
Life is a fantasy if you allow it to be.
Hello! My name is Desiree McIntyre and I’m a Pacific Northwest local who’s diving into the acting scene. I was raised in and around the Seattle area by my adoptive grandparents until I was 15, at which point they had decided they were too old to be raising a child. I have a natural affinity for visual arts. I specialize in graphite, and ink illustrations, though I have always had a passion for acting and theater. I spent most of my high school extra curricular classes in the drama room and stayed late after school most days to learn about the backstage workings as well as on the stage. I love entertaining it truly brings so much joy to my world. I’m extremely excited to be diving into this awesome production.
Elizabeth Schoen has a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Music from Western Washington University. While there, she had the honor to study classical voice with Jay Rozendaal and appeared in 6 WWU Opera Department productions, singing the roles of Despina in Cosi fan Tutte, Lucrezia in William Bolcom’s Lucrezia, and most recently Ottavia in L'incoronazione di Poppea. Elizabeth got her start performing here on Vashon, dancing for 15 years at Vashon Dance Academy, playing the violin, appearing in Drama Dock’s Into the Woods as Cinderella and in Urinetown as Little Sally, and in the Vashon High School productions of A Chorus Line, Camelot, and Legally Blonde. She was a choreographer for the Vashon Youth Musical Theater Project and appeared as Margaret White in Carrie and as Griddlebone in CATS. She has dreamed of being an elf since seeing Lord of the Rings as a child, and is thrilled to bring Kaliope to life.
"Narrator"/"Farah"/ "Evil Succubus"
Jasmine is Vashon born, through and through. Exploring the wonders of our islands enchanted forests and casting intentions throughout the lands. She has dedicated her life to healing through her magical touch through massage and joyful presence.
You may have seen me as" Peter" in Peter Pan, "Red" in Red Ranger, and "Friedrich" in The Sound of Music. I am very happy to be in this show! DND and theater are both really big parts of my life so when I heard I could combine them I was super excited. Everyone has put their all into this production and I hope you enjoy the show. (P.S. remember to turn your phones off!)
Phoebe Ray has been in 16 different performances on Vashon Island. You may have seen her as Stepsister Portia in Cinderella, Violet in Willy Wonka, or Tiger Lily in Peter Pan. Most recently, she was the youngest of the three Tommys in Drama Dock’s production of Tommy. She thinks that She Kills Monsters is probably the most exciting play she has been a part of so far, much thanks to the evil cheerleaders and gelatinous cubes, among other things. Phoebe is 14 years old and when she is not performing, she is rock climbing, drawing, or listening to music.
Brette is excited to be back on stage right here on Vashon Island. She was in the chorus of Les Mis at Ingraham High School and participated with Theater of Possibility in Seattle. You may have spotted her on stage as a Munchkin or Oompa Loompa during her younger years on Vashon. She is an artist and her paintings were on display at VCA during Summer Arts Fest and several Seattle locations. She is a member of the Special Olympics Equestrian Team. Thanks to Drama Dock and Chris for this opportunity to get back into the theater world!
"Monster Mobster"/"Evil Succubus"
Medieval and high-fantasy book, movie and art enthusiast by day; horror, metal and monster connoisseur by night. And did I mention the black wardrobe? A musical performer as a teen, she quickly found she was far more at home backstage than front and center. With a tour under her belt and show experience from spotlights to soca, all that’s been missing is fantasy monsters.
She really does carry a wand, though.
Stage Manager: Loren Rogers
Costume Design: Tara Issel
Advertising: Boo Dinan-Slack
Set Building Chair: Scott DeNies
Program Design: Richard Rogers
Poster Design: Desiree Greenwell