Cobscook Institute students visited Eastport Arts Center on April 5 for a special workshop with Stage East. The students’ goal was to learn about how a show comes together, and in particular how a piece is blocked. As part of a theater unit, the group read the script She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen in preparation for their visit.

As described on the Concord Theatricals site, She Kills Monsters is “A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games! In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and 90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.”

I recommended the show. They were looking for something to read,” noted Stage East Artistic Director Mark Macey, who worked with the group. “They wanted to do something on their feet but didn’t have time to stage the whole show so this seemed like a happy medium. They also were tying it into the USM Theatre’s Women Who Mapped the Stars show that they were seeing the next day. We worked on our feet to block out a few scenes from the show. Then they read the whole show on their feet with the blocked scenes included.