St. Mary’s College Theater, Film and Media Studies presents “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms,” Directed by Mark A. Rhoda

Submitted by Michael Bruckler on October 08, 2020 - 12:44 pm
October 08, 2020
By Michael Bruckler

Beginning on October 16, streaming on Vimeo: A three-episode, serialized performance of Qui Nguyen’s “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms,” directed by Visiting Associate Professor of Theater, Film and Media Studies Mark A. Rhoda, designed by Leah Mazur and David Smith, performed by an ensemble of 16 St. Mary’s College of Maryland students.

“She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms,” designed specifically for online performance, tells the story of high school cheerleader Agnes Evans one year after the death of her younger teenage sister, Tilly.  Stuck in Athens, Ohio, with no place to go and no plans for the future, Agnes discovers Tilly’s “Dungeons & Dragons” notebook. And through that notebook, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world of role-playing that was Tilly’s refuge. In this comedy-drama laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, evil succubi, and 90s pop culture, playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding and heart-wrenching homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

Each episode runs :30-:35 minutes. Total running time of full show is :90 minutes. The performance is recorded on Zoom and streamed on Vimeo. Release times are as follows:

Friday, October 16: Episodes #1, #2, #3, streaming available 12:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Tuesday, October 20: Episodes #1, #2, #3, streaming available 12:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Friday, October 23: Episodes #1, #2, #3, streaming available 12:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Saturday, October 24: Entire play, streaming available 12:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

To make reservations to watch episodes #1, #2, and/or #3, or to stream the entire show in one sitting, please email the Theater Box Office at

In your email, designate which episode(s) you would like to view and on which date(s), and Box Office staff will send you the Vimeo password(s) to access the episode(s) of your choice. You may also request access to the entire show, streaming on October 24.

Please note: You will receive the password(s) in a timely manner, but not necessarily immediately upon your request. The Vimeo password(s) are time sensitive.

Ticket prices: “pay what you can” at the Theater Box Office in Montgomery Hall. Box Office hours are posted on the office door.

Please direct any questions about the production or about accessing the performance on Vimeo to director Mark A. Rhoda at

“She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French Inc.,



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