D&D, theater collide in 'She Kills Monsters'
The play "She Kills Monsters," by Qui Nguyen, is an action-packed, '90s-themed romp through the fantasy world of Dungeons & Dragons that one critic calls “a much-needed exploration of girl geek culture.” Lance Gharavi, the ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre professor who’s directing the play later this month at ASU’s Paul V. Galvin Playhouse, as part of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts’ Mainstage Season, says that it’s “a fun, zany, goofy piece of work that does, at the core of it, have something very serious.”
ASU’s production of “She Kills Monsters” has drawn the attention of Wizards of the Coast, the company behind Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering; recently, Trevor Kidd and Greg Tito, hosts of a podcast produced by Wizards of the Coast, interviewed Gharavi, along with the play’s star, Antoinette Martin-Hanson, an ASU freshman who also happens to be a trained stunt woman.
Listen to the Wizards of the Coast podcast here.
Find more information about ASU's presentation of "She Kills Monsters" and buy tickets here.