She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms

This event will stream on demand Dec. 10-12.

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 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.

Cast Bios

Anne Ohrt (EVIL TINA): Anne knows nothing about virtual gaming but has had a blast playing an evil cheerleader.  Anne has had the privilege of performing with ICCT for Company in March of 2020.  Enjoy the show!

Syd Kuhl (TILLY): Syd is from a small town in Iowa. She attendees the University of Iowa where she partook in many shows such as The Wolves and The Crucible. She’s excited for this show and hopes you enjoy! 

Kelly Yacono (she/her) (AGNES): Kelly is thrilled to be working with Iowa City Community Theatre for the first time! Kelly has been acting in Chicago for quite a while. She’s worked with such theatre companies as Babes With Blades Theatre Company, GayCo Productions, Strawdog Theatre Company, MidTangent Productions and GreatWorks Theatre. So much love and thanks to Carrie for such a fun opportunity and thanks to the cast for all your awesome! TRRC.

Nick Kilburg (ORUCS/RONNIE): Nick has been playing Dungeons and Dragons for twenty-five years, and been active in the theatre almost as long. During the pandemic, he has been able to pursue both of these virtually, including roles in several recent virtual ICCT productions. He is appreciative of the opportunity to be a part of this play and thankful for the excellent work of his castmates in adapting it and bringing it to life.

Samantha Falduto (FARRAH THE FAERIE): Samantha Falduto is a senior at West High School and is very excited to be a part of this production. She has been in many plays including Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregular and Anne of Green Gables. While not acting she enjoys riding her skateboard, playing the guitar, and reading fantasy books. She would like to thank Carrie for this opportunity. She hopes you all enjoy the show!

Jana Egan (EVIL GABBI): Living in Boone, Iowa, Jana became involved in Cedar Rapids area theatre during the 2020 shutdown including TCRs Underground Virtual Playfest, and Halloween Flash Playfest. She is excited to be a part of She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms. Recent(ish) non-virtual theatre credits include: Juror Number 2 in 12 Angry Jurors, Nana in Savannah Sipping Society, and Ensemble in Curtains the Musical all at Ames Community Theatre (ACTORS)

Josh Sazon(NARRATOR): Josh Sazon has worked on a number of productions in the area, both onstage and off.

Henry Hunnicutt (MILES): Henry Hunnicutt is an explorer excited about developing himself within the Iowan communities. She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms will be the first time he “takes the stage” in his debut performance as Miles.

Christine Sawka Fraser (VERA): Christine Sawka Fraser has been singing and acting as long as she can remember, and on more than one occasion has been accused of being dramatic. WHAT?! She is thrilled to be playing Vera in Iowa City Community Theatre’s, She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms, after recently playing Farrah the Faerie in another production of this amazing show. Favorite roles include: Voice of Mary/Apostle Bartholomew/et al (long story) in Jesus Christ Superstar; Amalia Balash in Parfumerie; Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street; and Glinda in The Wizard of Oz. Recent roles in virtual productions include: Lubov Ranevsky in The Cherry Orchard, Queen Elizabeth in Richard III, Duke Senior in As You Like It, and Cherry Tracy Pulcifer in Last Gas.  Want to see some free digital theatre productions?  Check out her company We All Shine Productions at

Tristan Maynard (CHUCK): Tristan has a solid 16 in Charisma and a slightly less solid 9 in Wisdom, but does that stop him from kicking booty in his first ever show with ICCT? NAY SQUIRE! Not only has Tristan slayed dragons and slayed in general, he has slayed production across eastern Iowa in theatres such as TCR, RHCR, and Brucemore. He’d like to thank Carrie for giving him this opportunity to join a production once again, he’d like to thank his exquisite partner Autumn for putting up with his “Huzzahs” and dice rolling, and he’d like to thank his cats for not making an appearance during actual filming. Go Beyond, Plus Ultra!

Ruby Murray (KALIOPE/KELLY): Ruby Murray is 24 years old and is very excited to be in her first production with ICCT. Along with this ICCT production. Ruby has been in many other productions with Young Footliters, City Circle and Combined Efforts Theatre. Ruby would like to thank Carrie Podzol and Chelsea White for this amazing opportunity and hopes you enjoy the show.

Zach Simmons (THE GREAT MAGE STEVE): This is Zach’s first production in five years, and he is excited to perform as Steve in this production of She Kills Monsters. When he is not performing, Zach can be found at home hanging out with his cat, Stella, or working as a technician at IDT. He would like to thank all involved in this production for this fun experience, and the viewers for watching.

Ad Stratton (LILLITH/LILLY): Ad is a cosplayer, a gamer, and a student at the University of Iowa. We are so glad they came to play with us!