In Winter 2018-19, I had the pleasure of co-directing Scotch’n’Soda Theatre’s production of She Kills Monsters. We were responsible for staging the entire production, as well as making sure the artistic vision was unified across the cast and crew. The included not only acting, but sets and props, lighting and sound, and costumes.
She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans, an utterly average high school teacher, leaving her childhood home after her sister Tilly's death. When she discovers the Dungeons & Dragons adventure Tilly left behind, Agnes stumbles into an adventure set in a world of Tilly's own creation. The show is a comedic journey of self-discovery, family, and fighting monsters.
Our vision was to highlight how much this show celebrates the importance of being unabashedly oneself. Through this production, we wanted to both show how many different ways we can find our truest selves, and how family is both where we come from, and who we bring with us throughout our lives.
Below are photos from the production, taken by Bernice Yu.