All of our auditions are open to the public. You do not need to be affiliated with UAF to take part in our productions!
Who: Theatre & Film UAF
Where: Online, self-taped audition
When: Self-tapes due: Monday August 31st
Theatre & Film UAF is pleased to announce open auditions for its Fall ONLINE Mainstage production, She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms, by Qui Nguyen, directed by Theatre & Film UAF Guest Director Tom Robenolt. She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com The production will be presented online via Zoom in November 2020.
THE STORY: “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, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.” (concordtheatricals.com)
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 a proud member of the WGA, The Dramatists Guild, The Playwrights Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and The Ma-Yi Writers Lab. He’s an alumnus 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.” (concordtheatricals.com)
AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS: Actors are asked to “self-tape” their audition on their cell phone or computer and upload it to the audition application or send a private video link (YouTube, Vimeo, ect) to Mandy Casterline by Monday August 31st at 9AM. Video links may not go public at any time without the express permission from the playwright.
Use this link for instructions on how to self tape your audition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzWxlQ8vTSw
The audition application can be found online here: https://forms.gle/PLr8hduQiyp6Cdei8 note: Due to the file upload option the application requires a gmail or ua system
email to access. If you do not have either of those please contact Mandy Casterline
Fairbanks community members and UAF students are encouraged to audition.
Actors should read the full script and audition sides which are available in digital form only, please contact Mandy Casterline at Mandy Casterline or 474-6590.
REHEARSALS: September 8- November 12, 2020 Monday-Thursday 6-9 PM. Weekend rehearsals for tech November 7-8.
PERFORMANCES: Friday November 13 & 20 and Saturday November 14 & 21
Actors of all ethnicities and gender identities are encouraged to audition.
Actors may play more than 1 character.
Tilly Evans: Agnes’s sister who dies in a car crash at the age of fifteen. Tilly has a love for D&D adventures, and anything classified as nerdy or geeky. Through the Dungeons and Dragons module Agnes plays, it is learned that Tilly was facing her own challenges with her sexuality and bullying while she was still alive.
Agnes Evans: Agnes is described as striving to live an absolutely average life. She is of average height, size, and build and grew up in the average town of Athens, Ohio with average parents. Agnes is a cheerleader. After Tilly’s death, Agnes decides to go on a Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) adventure in order to feel closer to Tilly, as they never had a close relationship.
Chuck: A member of Tilly’s friend group and the Dungeon Master for the game. He helps Agnes throughout the module and introduces her to Tilly’s other real-life friends.
Vera: Agnes’s best friend. She is supportive of Agnes, but does not approve of Miles.
Miles: Agnes’s boyfriend. Miles is scared of commitment. He appears in the game as a shape-shifting “gelatinous blob” that Agnes must kill.
Kaliope/Kelly: Kaliope is a Dark Elf that is described as a supermodel and incredibly strong. She is based on Tilly’s high school friend Kelly, who is Ronny’s sister. Kelly has cerebral palsy in real life.
Lilith/Lilly: A Demon Queen that resembles a leather-clad dominatrix and Tilly’s girlfriend in the game. Lilith is based on Tilly’s high school friend Lilly, who was Tilly’s first kiss but is still in the closet.
Orcus/Ronnie: A demon of the underworld that holds onto lost souls, or at least knows where to find them. He is obsessed with watching television. He is based on one of Tilly’s high school friends named Ronnie.
The Great Mage Steve: In real life he is one of Tilly’s classmates. In the game he is a mage that usually is on the receiving end of bosses: resulting in his death multiple times over.
Farrah The Faerie: A fairy and one of the bosses Agnes and her party must face before they can reach the final boss.
Evil Gabbi and Evil Tina: Cheerleader succubi that torment Tilly, in particular about her sexuality, both in the game and when she was alive. They are based on Tilly’s high school bullies.
Narrator: Describes the events going on in the story, resembling Cate Blanchette in “Lord of the Rings.”
Theatre and Film Callboard
The callboard is located in the Theatre wing of the Fine Arts building on UAF's main campus. From the Great Hall, face the Salisbury Theatre. To your left is a hallway (between the Salisbury and the Concert Hall). Go down the stairs. The callboard will be at the bottom of the stairs on your right.