Westerville North High School senior Taylor Crumrine has been cast in a role for the All Ohio State Thespian show, She Kills Monsters. Crumrine will play Vera, a foul mouthed guidance counselor who thinks she is better than she actually is at her job. She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition, by Qui Nguyen, is the story of Average Agnes, who is finally leaving her childhood home following the death of her sister, Tilly. When going through Tilly’s belongings, she stumbles upon her Dungeons & Dragons notebook and Agnes embarks on an action-packed adventure to discover more about her geeky sibling than she previously cared to know. This show is a heartwarming comedy about loss, bullies, and dragons.
Crumrine says, “It’s been fun being part of this cast. So far, we have had one three-day rehearsal totaling 30 hours. It is a very unique experience because the cast is from all over Ohio, so it is a melting pot of talent.”
The annual All-Ohio Show is one of the most exciting projects the EdTA Ohio Chapter offers to Thespians in Ohio. Each Thespian troupe may send up to six registered, inducted Thespians to audition for the cast and six registered, inducted Thespians to interview for crew positions. Once chosen, cast and crew only have three rehearsal/build weekends and one and a half days of tech/dress rehearsals in which to create an amazing production. The All-Ohio show is the featured opening show of the EdTA Ohio Chapter State Conference. The All-Ohio show intends to provide participating students with the experience of working on an advanced level of theatrical production. Involvement in the All-Ohio show is a special honor for the participants and schools, as well as an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.