Creating theatre right now is a weird thing to do. As an art form that is so much about intimacy, connection and sharing a unique experience with a large group, this pandemic has made engaging in work like this difficult, if not impossible. That’s part of what drew me to this play. Yes, it’s about Dungeons & Dragons (which I love deeply) and, yes, it’s a rare, quality piece written for kids this age, but more than that, it felt very immediate to me. This is a play about coping with unexpected loss. It’s about people being separated suddenly and finding new ways to connect and learn about each other. It’s about transcending your perceived limitations to do incredible things in surprising ways. Most of all, it’s about accepting what you can’t change, and finding healing, joy and adventure in what’s around you. That’s what moves me in this show. Seeing discoveries being made and connections being formed. The ways in which the actors, like the characters, helped each other to grow, adapt, and have fun in a new and strange world. The process of putting this together has been harrowing and uncertain, to say the least. But the community we found in this cast and the ways in which we were still able to create in spite of everything felt magical. We hope you’re able to find some of that adventure, magic and fun with us. —Sim
Raelyn Brummitt (Agnes)
Raelyn is a 10th grader in the PVA program at Annapolis High School. She is super grateful to be a part of the “She Kills Monsters” cast. In her spare time, she also likes music, photography, and ice skating. Raelyn is so excited to be in her first on-stage debut at CTA. She would like to give a huge thank you to the production staff and cast (as well as her family for dealing with her swinging a sword around the house). She hopes you have a magical time at the show!
Averi Cain (Tilly)
Averi is 14 years old and in eighth grade at St. John the Evangelist. This is her first production with CTA, and she has loved every minute of this experience! Averi's passion is acting and singing. She loves performing, especially in musicals, and can't wait for Broadway to reopen in NYC. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of the “She Kills Monsters” cast! A heartfelt thank you to the amazing artistic staff, the phenomenal producers, the fantastic cast and crew, and my supportive family and friends. Enjoy the show!
Isabel Carvajal (Lillith, Lily)
Rosalie Hess (Steve 1, Farrah, Evil Tina, Narrator)
Demetrius Hunter (Orcus)
Lia Klug (Steve 2, Vera, Evil Gabbi)
Anna Lackey (Chuck)
Anna is a junior at Queen Anne's County High School. She loves acting and theater and hopes to go into film as her career, either in acting or producing. Thank you to CTA, and especially Sim, for bringing her into this production, as she has truly learned a lot that will help me throughout her career. It has by far the best experience she's had through this tough time.
Reagan Leopard (Kaliope/Kelly)
Regan is 16 years old and is a sophomore at South River High School. She is so excited to be performing in her first show with CTA! Regan loves theater, singing, reading and filmmaking. If she’s not performing, you can probably find her playing with her dogs or hanging out with friends. She would like to thank all the wonderful people who helped to put the show together: the director, producers, the crew, castmates and the people that carpooled her to rehearsal every time! She is so grateful for this experience, and hopes you enjoy "She Kills "Monsters!"
Katie Weiss (Miles)
Katie s 14 years old and an eighth-grade student at Severna Park Middle School. Along with theater, Katie loves hanging out with friends, reading and writing, and playing video games. Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity to be a part of the “She Kills Monsters” cast! Thank you to the awesome staff, producers, and my fellow cast and crew, as well as my family and friends for supporting me. I hope you enjoy the show!
Lights: Arden Tierney
Sound: Andrew Wilson
Props: Ally Tierney and Beth Wilson
Costumes: Beth Wilson
Sets: Danny Martinek and Ally Tierney
Tech Mentor: Billy D’Eugenio
Sound Assistants: Emerson Powell, Ally Tierney
Stage Manager: Beth Wilson
Stage Crew: Bethany Yamaner and Ally Tierney
Video: Andrew Wilson
Photos: Wendy Hickok Photography
Learn more about Children's Theatre of Annapolis
"She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition" is presented in arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French. www.concordtheatricals.com
"She Kills Monsters" was first produced in New York City, The Flea Theater. Jim Simpson, Artistic Director; Carol Ostrow, Producing Director.