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In partnership with

The Santa Monica Education Foundation


Artwork by Shayna Zuckerbraun

Poster Design by Endure Barnett

Website/Photos by Denise Kato

Consider making a donation to our Santa Monica High School Theater program to support this production and our students.

She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms by Qui Nguyen 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 and Dragons notebook, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. 


In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.


THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support our two live screenings of She Kills Monsters, projected outdoors at the historic Greek Theater on campus. It was fantastic to see our students, families, and community come together for the first time since March 2020.

We appreciate the contribution that the Santa Monica Ed Foundation has made to our program each year, and we would also like to thank SONIC Drive In and the other donors for their generous donations toward our projection equipment rental for this special 2021 event.

Hear from our director, Kate Barraza, who talks about this production as well as give thanks to everyone that supported this production under most challenging times for the performing arts.

Dungeons Cast

Tilly  --  Nadia Goosby

Agnes  --  Diya Rao

Chuck  --  Shai Chase

Vera  --  Ava Jaffe

Miles  --  Mateo Marquez

Kaliope  --  Sila Akcora

Lilith  --  Karly Kato Bang

Orcus  --  Spencer Newman

Mage Steve  --  Teddy Robertson

Farrah the Fairie  --  Endure Barnett

Evil Tina  --  Eve Davidson

Evil Gabby  --  Chloe Stavis

Narrator  --  Lucas Fuhrer


Dragons Cast


Tilly  --  Sade Inatsugu

Agnes  --  Julia Rotgin

Chuck  --  Alex Homami

Vera  --  Caitlyn Gormley

Miles  --  Luke Mathewson

Kaliope  --  Rebeka Moges

Lilith  --  Eliza Camacho

Orcus  --  Dixie Lovett

Mage Steve  --  Leo Patel

Farrah the Fairie  --  Endure Barnett

Evil Tina  --  Tali Chase

Evil Gabby  --  Riley Izen

Narrator  --  Colin Inatsugu

Cheerleaders -- Sadie Lovett, Ava Lowe, Caterina Young


Outsiders  --  Katell Brady, Nola Brady, Duc Le, David Jensen, Natalia Solano

Technical Support -- Jessie Gonzalez and Harry Newman


Student Choreographer -- Sila Akcora

Production Team

Kate Barraza, Director

Joan Krenik, Producer

Shannon Kennedy, Costumes

Gabrielle Cohen, Makeup/Hair

Matthew Mindlin, Cinematographer

Ash Sutton, Sound

Liz Hammer, Editor

Samohi Theatre Steering Committee

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