She Kills Monsters
written by Qui Nguyen
directed by Brandon McCallister
Mourning the loss of her family, Agnes is packing up her childhood home, the only one she’s ever known—when she discovers her late sister’s Dungeons and Dragons module. The tables are turned. The dice come out. Her teenage sister’s private world is summoned in gameplay: together, they will befriend demons, decimate gelatinous cubes, and venture into forgotten, smoke-filled dragon lairs as Agnes fights to bring home her sister’s soul.
Ali Futter (Kaliope) is a second-year majoring in English. Past credits include Urinetown (Little Sally) and Noises Off (Poppy Norton-Taylor).
Austin Regalado (Miles) had been studying acting at New World School of the Arts before joining the University of Chicago’s Class of 2020. Austin’s previous works include: The Aliens (Director), O’ Beautiful, The Pillowman, The Skin of Our Teeth, Fiddler on the Roof, After the Revolution, and .44CroMagnum. Austin is incredibly excited to immerse himself in Chicago's artistic side and wishes to continue performing throughout college.
Belen Edwards (Narrator/Evil Tina) is a first-year in the college. She hopes to major in English. She has previously appeared in UT's production of Iphigenia and Other Daughters (Chorus) and was an assistant scenic designer for Mr Burns, a post-electric play.
Hana Eldessouky (Lilith) is a first-year in the College. Her previous University Theater credits include Comedy of Errors (Assistant Lighting Designer) and Mr Burns, a post-electric play (Jenny/Lisa).
Hope Gundlah (Farrah/Evil Gabbi) is a first-year majoring in English and Theatre & Performance Studies. She has been involved with University Theatre and the Dean's Men and will be acting in a Maroon TV production next year. Past credits include Comedy of Errors (First Merchant/Second Merchant/Messenger) and Circe (Zoe). She hopes to pursue acting and playwriting professionally after college.
Julianne Lorndale (Tilly Evans) is a first-year in the college. Past credits include Comedy of Errors (Luciana) and Mr Burns, a post-electric play (Chorus).
Maggie Strahan (Agnes) is a third-year in the college majoring in TAPS. Previously she has performed with University Theater in Mr Burns, a post-electric play (Edna), After the Revolution (Jess), West Side Story (Minnie), Urinetown (Hope Cladwell), Amadeus (Teresa), and Love's Labour's Lost (Jaquenetta) with the Dean's Men.
Nicholas Marchese (Steve) is a first-year, currently undecided, but interested in the sciences. He has been involved in two previous University Theater shows: Circe (Lynch), and After the Revolution (Master Carpenter).
Patrick McCarthy (Orcus) is a fourth-year English and Linguistics major in the college. Previous credits include Circe (Bloom), Romeo and Juliet (Lord Capulet), By the Bog of Cats (Xavier), Twelfth Night (Malvolio), Rumors (Ken), and Comedy of Errors (Dramaturg).
Quinn Kane (Chuck) is a second-year Classics and History double major. His previous acting credits include Urinetown (Bobby Strong), Hamlet (Polonius), West Side Story (Baby John), Comedy of Errors (Aegeon/Pinch), and Mr Burns, a post-electric play (Gibson/Homer). Quinn also assistant costume designed for She Kills Monsters, as well as Mr Burns.
Rebecca Husk (Vera) is a second-year majoring in philosophy. This is her fourth show with UT, previously having acted in Mr Burns, a post-electric play (Bart), Merchant of Venice (Nerissa), and The Dean's Men's Romeo and Juliet. She is also a member of UT Committee and the president of the AcaCouncil, singing with Men in Drag.
Afriti Bankwalla (Costume Designer) is a student in the college.
Alex Eid (Assistant Set Designer) is a student in the college.
Alice Sheehan (Lighting Designer) is a third-year TAPS major. They have recently designed Iphigenia and Other Daughters, Romeo and Juliet, The Seagull, and Miss Julie.
Amelia Frank (Assistant Pupper Designer) is a first-year majoring in Visual Arts and Fundamentals. This is her first experience with UT, except for the time she brought shoes for the actors in Henry. An online quiz said she would be a half-elf druid in the D&D world.
Amelia Soethe (Assistant Puppet Designer) is a student in the college.
Anna Aguiar Kosicki (Assistant Stage Manager) is a first-year in the college prospectively majoring in Public Policy. In UT they have been involved with Iphigenia and Other Daughters (Assistant Director), Comedy of Errors (Wardrobe), Geography of a Horse Dreamer (Assistant Scenic Designer), Mr Burns, a post-electric play (Assistant Costume Designer), and New Work Week (Dramaturg, Ifigenias). They are also the incoming artistic director for Iris and serve on UT's student committee.
Annie Kelley (Assistant Master Electrician) is a student in the college.
Bennett Foley (Tech Staff Liason) is a student in the college.
Brandon McCallister (Director) is a third-year in the college double majoring in TAPS and Comparative Human Development. Previous credits include Comedy of Errors (Stage Manager), Twelfth Night (Stage Manager), Richard II (ASM), Henry V (ASM), A Weekend of Workshops: The Monkey's Paw (Director), Love's Labour's Lost (Asst. Director), and Romeo and Juliet (Scenic/Props). Professional credits include The House Theatre's productions of A Comedical Tragedy for Mister Punch (SM Intern) and Diamond Dogs (ASM). Brandon is also a member of University Theatre's committee.
Carissa Knickerbocker (Assistant Director) is a student in the college.
Charlie Lovejoy (Committee Liaison) is a third-year English literature major. Charlie is primarily a stage manager; recent credits include Mr Burns, a post-electric play, West Side Story, By the Bog of Cats, Miss Julie, All choiceless She, Context, Marigolds, Amadeus (UT), You On The Moors Now (The Hypocrites), American Hero (First Floor Theater), and various others. In addition to their role on Committee, Charlie is also the incoming Dean’s Men Board Social Chair and a curator for Theatre.
Coriander Mayer (Associate Lighting Designer) is a third-year student majoring in TAPS with a minor in Biology. In the past, Cori has worked as a lighting designer both professionally (select credits: Adventure Stage Chicago, Eleusis Collective, Bread and Roses, UBallet) and with University Theater (select credits: By the Bog of Cats, The Monkey King, Romeo and Juliet, After the Revolution). Cori has also directed two workshops with UT, The Candles and Pericles, but Marxist, and is excited to direct The Rope this fall.
Corson Barnard (Master Stitcher) is a student in the college.
Daniel Lastres (Sound Designer) is a third-year English Major, graduating in December to pursue a career in politics and a non-career in comedy.
Danielle Damon (Assistant Costume Designer) is a student in the college.
Dee Nitz (Stitcher) is a student in the college.
Eli Harter (Assistant Set Designer) is a student in the college.
Ellen Wiese (Dramaturg) is a fourth-year BA/MAPH student majoring in English and Creative Writing. Past credits include Mr Burns, a post-electric play (Music Director), Weekend of Workshops (Stage Manager), and Circe (Props Designer). After college, she will be working as the Literary Apprentice at Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Emily Cambias (Props Master) is a third-year in the college majoring in History. Her previous show credits include Cowboy Mouth (Assistant Lighting Designer), Love's Labours Lost (Assistant Props Master), Miss Julie (Assistant Props Master), The Seagull (Props Master), Mr Burns, a post-electric play (Co-Props Master).
Gabi Mulder (Assistant Puppet Designer) is a student in the college.
Itzel Blancas (Assistant Puppet Designer) is a student in the college.
Jacob Goodman (Puppet Designer) is a second-year majoring in Visual Arts and Comparative Human Development. Previous University Theater credits include Mr Burns, a post-electric play (Mr. Burns/Matt), Comedy of Errors (Director), Romeo and Juliet (Assistant Director), The Seagull (Konstantin), Twelfth Night (Duke Orsino).
Jared Lucas (Assistant Set Designer) is a student in the college.
Jenni Guarino (Calling Stage Manager) is a first-year majoring in Biology. Previous UT credits include A Weekend of Workshops (SM) and After the Revolution (APM). She is incredibly grateful to be on this show, and would like to thank Sarah Stark for all of her friendship and guidance!
Katie Bevil (Assistant Set Designer) is a student in the college.
Loren Jones (Fight Choreographer) was most recently seen in the Season 2 finale of Chicago PD getting shot in the leg, Witch Slap! with the Babes with Blades, and doing the motion capture for Ilona in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Loren is a proud graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and the International Stunt School.
Lucas Asher (Assistant Lighting Designer) is a first-year planning on majoring in Geophysical Sciences and Medieval Studies. He is very excited to be working with UT for the first time. He is an avid D&D player and DM, and is thrilled to be working on a show that is so closely related to his interests.
Mariel Shlomchik (Assistant Puppet Designer) is a student in the college.
Marlo Iocosa Knapp (Dance Choreographer) is a student in the college.
Maya Jain (Stitcher) is a student in the college.
Michaela Voit (Assistant Dramaturg) is a fourth-year majoring in English and Public Policy. In the past, she acted in UT shows such as Henry VI (Queen Margaret), The Seagull (Arkádina), Cowboy Mouth (Cavale), and Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice). Currently, she serves as Treasurer on the Dean’s Men Board and recently appeared as Hermione in TAPS Presents: A Winter’s Tale.
Michelle Noyes (Production Manager) is a second-year majoring in Biology. In the past, she has held various management positions on Henry VI, Comedy of Errors, and The Seagull.
Olivia Malone (Master Electrician) is a second-year in the College. Her recent credits include Mr Burns, a post-electric play (Assitant Production Manager), Winter Workshops '17 (Production Stage Manager), and Iphigenia and Other Daughters (Stage Manager). She is PMing the upcoming Dean's Men production of As You Like It, and she works as a technician at Mandel Hall.
Patrick Doyle (Assistant Sound Designer) is a student in the college.
Rami Kablawi (Assistant Props Designer) is a first-year majoring in Sociology and Political Science. He hopes the map is comedically large enough, and would like to tag himself as the gay demon.
Sarah Stark (Rehearsal Stage Manager) has loved working with this rehearsal room on her sixth mainstage production, including two TAPS pro-shows. Favorite credits include: Urinetown, Belleville, The Winters Tale, After the Revolution. Sarah has also done work at companies around Chicago and will be working as a stage management intern at the Glimmerglass Festival this summer. Thanks to Jenni, Anna, and Carissa for making the dream come true!
Sydney Purdue (Scenic Designer) is a third-year Statistics major. This is her fifth UT show in this role, having previously designed for Mr Burns, a post-electric play, Iphigenia and Other Daughters, By the Bog of Cats, and Twelfth Night.
Troy Ordonez (Assistant Sound Designer) is a third-year majoring in Cinema And Media Studies. Before working on She Kills Monsters, he worked on Merchant of Venice (Assistant Sound Designer). He hopes to work on video art projects and continue his sound design work after college.
Yuna Song (Assistant Costume Designer) is a student in the college.