She Kills Monsters
She Kills Monsters, Rorschach Theatre 2014. Directed by Randy Baker
"Though the play was written in 2011 (and has been performed by an impressive number of theater companies since then) it takes place in the '90s; a time when we had to rely on our imaginations a bit more than we do today. "No one wants to go back to a time before the internet," jokes Baker, "but we still experience a sense of loss when we realize there's a whole world we can never go back to. There's a nostalgia for a time when we had more excuses to use our imagination."
With that in mind, Rorschach Theatre Company has peopled its D&D world with costume designer Debra Kim Sivigny's vivid patchwork monsters—versions of old D&D standards like the bulette and the Beholder. The costumes are designed not to be photorealistic (whatever that might mean for fantasy monsters) but amalgams of the creatures and some of their high school counterparts: jocks, cheerleaders, and bullies." --DCist
"The young, convincing fantasy ensemble led by Emily Kester, Tori Boutin and Louis E. Davis are a winning team you wouldn’t mind following into any adventure. Their foes, in terrific costumes by Debra Kim Sivigny and striking choreography by Sarah Taurchini, are a splendid bunch led by two girls who bring out every inch of malevolence a cheerleader can carry, Rachel Viele and Claire Aniela." --MD Theatre Guide