Breck's Fall Theatre Production - She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms - Interview 2

Brian Sobas

Breck Theatre Department has been hard at work on the fall theatre production, She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms. We caught up with cast members and the director to answer some questions about the production. Join the Breck YouTube Premiere of She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms on Friday, November 20, at 7:00 PM for 72 hours at http://breck.link/she-kills-monsters.

She Kills Monsters is recommended for an audience age 13 and up.

How has She Kills Monsters helped you grow as an actor/actress? (Mara Swanson '21)

Acting in She Kills Monsters has helped me grow as an actress mainly through physicality and just my general range. There’s a lot of movement that went into bringing my character to life that I hadn’t expected. The constant motion changed the way it felt to watch my character. This experience has also widened my range as an actress because for once I’m playing the villain. I had to be grotesque, heartless, and I got to infuse everything I did with malice. Such a new character type really broadened my experience.

What will the audience be thinking about after they watch She Kills Monsters? (Logan Schuneman '23)

To be honest, after watching She Kills Monsters, I hope the audience thinks about what’s happening in the credits, as that’s what directly follows. After that, however, I hope they pose questions to themselves about how they treat others. The play’s deeper concepts are all driven by the ideas of stereotypes and verbal abuse, so I hope that those ideas resonate well with the audience members. As someone who has been a part of the process almost all the way through, it was definitely fun piecing together a lot of those bits and pieces, which, consequently, revealed a lot about the movie. All in all She Kills Monsters (or SKM, the short-form lingo we created), provides a fun action adventure with enough comedic/dramatic beats to make everyone pleased.

Without giving anything away, what’s your favorite line of the dialogue? (Sarah Hatfield '21)

I think my favorite line would have to be “She is but wee. What could she possibly do?” The way Alexis delivered the line never failed to make the cast laugh. 

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