She Kills Monsters by Clarice Smith online live performance, May 7

She Kills Monsters by Clarice Smith online live performance, May 7

She Kills Monsters
Written by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Jared Mezzocchi and Lisa Nathans

May 7, 2020, 8pm

Watch Livestream.

Special Announcement:

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this will be an online, site-specific, audience integrated performance. The production will only be performed once, on Thursday, May 7 at 8PM. Watch the livestream here.

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online live performance.

After the sudden and tragic death of her younger sister Tilly, Agnes Evans discovers a mysterious fantasy gaming notebook that offers clues into her sister’s life. Risking her own real-life relationships, Agnes enters the action-packed world of Dungeons and Dragons brimming with dominatrix warrior women, ogres and fairies to understand Tilly’s world and mourn her death. This touching story draws on nerd culture and queer representation to explore themes of sisterhood, loss and acceptance.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, TDPS has found creative solutions to keep teaching, learning, and creating in an online environment. Originally scheduled for the Kogod Theatre, She Kills Monsters has moved to Zoom and the livestream of this online performance will be on Thursday, May 7 at 8PM. The audience will experience the play in real time as it is performed by actors in their homes.

Playwright Qui Nguyen has given his full support and blessing to reimagine this play for the digital world.

“Nguyen is a refreshing, break-the-rules writer—he has a ready embrace of pop culture, high-school speak and ‘High Fidelity’ cool, and he also has a mission to redeem gaming geeks everywhere….” — Chicago Tribune

Free, no tickets required.

The Lost World at Clarice Smith, Feb 13-21

The Lost World at Clarice Smith, Feb 13-21

The Lost World
February 13-21, 2015
Writer and Director Jared Mezzocchi
Choreographer Adriane Fang

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Fri, Feb 13, 2015 . 7:30PM
Sat, Feb 14, 2015 . 7:30PM
Sun, Feb 15, 2015 . 2:00PM
Wed, Feb 18, 2015 . 7:30PM
Thu, Feb 19, 2015 . 7:30PM
Fri, Feb 20, 2015 . 7:30PM
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 . 2:00PM
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 . 7:30PM

Tickets: Regular: $25, Student: $10. Kogood Theatre, General Admission.

Description: Growing up may be tough, but try discovering that dinosaurs exist under your bed. For twins Oscar and Olivia, that’s precisely the predicament. Amid 90s Dino-mania, the duo delve beneath their mattresses and unearth a wily world where velociraptors and dilophosaurus roam free. But when the siblings let their secret run wild, they discover the real monsters to be the naysayers who mock them. Adapted from Conan O’Doyle’s eponymous silent film, The Lost World explores the ugly phases of adolescence, the treacherous task of preserving our imaginations and the primordial struggle between chaos and control.