Medina County Show Biz depends on volunteer talent for all of its plays each season. Our auditions are open to anyone with an interest in performing in community theater. We welcome actors of all ages and experience levels!
She Kills Monsters
⭐️ Audition Notice: Steel Magnolias ⭐️
Get ready to step into the charming world of Southern charm and unbreakable bonds with our upcoming production of "Steel Magnolias"!
"Steel Magnolias" is a heartwarming and hilarious Southern comedy-drama that explores the enduring bond of friendship among a group of strong-willed women in a small Louisiana town. Set in Truvy's beauty salon, the play delves into themes of love, loss, and the indomitable spirit of the women who navigate life's challenges with humor and grace.
Prepare a one to two-minute monologue showcasing your ability to embody the spirit and personality of your chosen character. (Southern accent is a plus but not mandatory.)
Rehearsal Schedule: Jan 15- Mar 6, 2024 | M-W 6:30-9:30PM
Tech Week: March 10-14, 2024
Performances: March 15-17, 22-24, 2024
Directed by: Jen Dove
Stage Manager: TBD
A golden opportunity to join a production not only immersion of the rich tapestry of Southern life, but also the celebration of the unyielding strength, resilience, and empowerment of women.
Truvy Jones (Age Range: 40s-50s): Owner of the beauty salon, a vivacious and nurturing woman with a quick wit.
Annelle Dupuy-Desoto (Age Range: Late Teens-20s): A shy, anxious newcomer to town who finds a home and a family at the salon.
Clairee Belcher (Age Range: 50s-60s): A wealthy, sassy widow with a penchant for humor and a heart of gold.
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie (Age Range: 20s): A young bride-to-be with a vibrant personality and unwavering optimism.
M'Lynn Eatenton (Age Range: 40s-50s): Shelby's pragmatic and loving mother, who faces life's challenges with strength and determination.
Ouiser Boudreaux (Age Range: 50s-70s): A cantankerous and outspoken woman, quick to share her opinions and embrace her eccentricities.
⭐️ Audition Notice: She Kills Monsters⭐️
Directed by: Angela Wunderle
Stage Manager: TBD
Saturday, January 20: 9-11am
Sunday, January 21: 2-4pm
CALLBACKS Tuesday, January 23: 7-9pm
April 26-28, 2024
Friday and Saturday at 7:30
Sunday at 2:00
In March, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00, with possible Thursdays closer to opening night.
Black Out Dates: April 15-28
Full Rehearsal Calendar will be available at auditions.
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 finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
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. In the original version of the play, Agnes is a 25-year-old English teacher at her and Tilly's former high school. After Tilly's death, Agnes decides to go on a D&D adventure in order to feel closer to Tilly, as they never had a close relationship.
Tilly Evans/Tillius the Paladin: 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 D&D module Agnes plays, it is learned that Tilly was facing her own challenges with her sexuality and bullying while she was still alive. In the game, her girlfriend is Lilith, who is later learned to be based on one of her friends named Lilly (or Elizabeth).
Miles: Agnes's boyfriend of five years. Miles is shown to be scared of commitment in the original version for not proposing to Agnes.
Orcus/Ronnie: A demon overlord of the underworld that holds onto lost souls or knows where to find them. He is obsessed with watching television. The party travels to him first in order to ask about the Lost Soul of Athens. He later joins the party on their quest. He is based on one of Tilly's high school friends named Ronnie.
Vera: Agnes's best friend. She is supportive of Agnes, but does not approve of Miles.
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.
Lilith Morningstar/Lilly: A Demon Queen that resembles a leather-clad dominatrix and is 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.
Kaliope Darkwalker/Kelly: Kaliope is a Dark Elf that is described as looking like a supermodel and is incredibly strong. She is based on Tilly's high school friend Kelly, who is Ronnie's sister.
Narrator: Describes the events going on in the story and gives background description of the reason behind the story and the characters of Agnes and Tilly. The narrator is described as sounding like Cate Blanchett from The Lord of the Rings.
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 showing how powerful they are, resulting in his death multiple times over.
Farrah: 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.
BugBear – Neither a small nor large bear. A lower-level enemy. There are three in the play
Succubi Cheerleaders – Evil dancing Succubi, probably three extras. Tilly’s vision of pure evil; the epitome of fake-nice preppy girls.
Gelatinous cube – A character eating cube that looks like a jello mold.
Tiamat – A giant five-headed dragon