She Kills Monsters: Action-Comedy Melds Reality and Fantasy
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The last date listed for She Kills Monsters was Saturday May 11, 2013 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Boston Center for the Arts - Plaza Theatre:
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Delve into the action-packed world of Japanese manga comics and anime in a retro-sci-fi performance about the man considered the father of the genres. Through on-stage drawing, interactive video and even puppetry, Astro Boy and the God of Comics centers on Osamu Tezuka, sometimes referred to as "Walt Disney of Japan." His most famous character, Astro Boy, came about during his country's post-war era as an embodiment of a peaceful use of nuclear energy. This riotous comic book-style adventure combines the fictional world of that crime-fighting boy robot with Tezuka's life story and the history of Japanese animation. Learn More
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“Nguyen’s meditation on tolerance, sisterhood, the games we love to play, and the stories we love to tell is timeless, and the Company One production now up at the Boston Center for the Arts’ Plaza Theatre is a comic strip with heart.” —Boston Globe
“A post-modern fable that unabashedly celebrates geekery, this show about about two sisters provides lots of askew humor with a touch of the bittersweet tossed in for good measure.” —ArtsFuse post-modern fable that unabashedly celebrates geekery, this show about about two sisters provides lots of askew humor with a touch of the bittersweet tossed in for good measure.
“This play is here for us at a perfect time, for its themes speak directly to the challenges that we face as a community and as individuals … a wrenching roller coaster ride that runs the full spectrum of emotions.” —The White Rhino Report
This show is recommended for ages 13 and older due to adult language and themes.
Qui Nguyen is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director of the OBIE Award winning Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company of New York City.
Scripts include _She Kills Monsters _(The Flea); Krunk Fu Battle Battle (East West Players); _Bike Wreck _(Ensemble Studio Theatre); Trial By Water (Ma-Yi Theater); Aliens Versus Cheerleaders (Keen Teens); _Soul Samurai; The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G _(Ma-Yi Theater & Vampire Cowboys); _Lush Valley _(HERE Arts Center); and the critically acclaimed Vampire Cowboys productions of Alice in Slasherland; Fight Girl Battle World; Men of Steel; and _Living Dead in Denmark.
His scripts are published by Samuel French, Broadway Play Publishing, and Playscripts.com.
Honors include a 2013 Mellon Residency; 2012 & 2009 GLAAD Media Award nominations (_She Kills Monsters _and Soul Samurai); 2008 & 2006 NY Innovative Theatre Award noms for Best Production (Fight Girl Battle World and Living Dead in Denmark_); 2012 ITBA Patrick Lee Award for Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Show & 2010 nom in the same category (_She Kills Monsters and Alice In Slasherland); named a 2012 _TCG Young Leader of Color; 2007 Comiccritique.com citation for Best Adaptation of Comics into other Media (_Men of Steel); 2004 NYTheatre.com’s People of the Year; and cited as a “Downtown Playwright to Watch” by Time Out New York.