August Wilson was one of the greatest playwrights of the twentieth century. His unique gift of storytelling shows us who we are and where we come from and how we - black and white- can survive and grow as human beings.
The August Wilson Monologue Competition keeps his legacy alive and provides a perfect resource to guide aspiring actors to find their own voices by embodying the vivid characters that August Wilson created.
Three regional finalists will be chosen from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh and Seattle. The regional finalists will attend a Broadway show and work closely with two of Wilson's collaborators, director Kenny Leon and dramaturg Todd Kreidler. The semifinal round will take place at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center and the top contestants will be evaluated and chosen by a panel of celebrity judges to perform May 7.
The top three contestants from the national competition are awarded college scholarship opportunities in addition to monetary awards and the gift of TCG's Century Cycle collection. The first place winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize, the runner-up a $500 cash prize and the honorable mention a $250 cash prize. Each of the winners will also become eligible for college scholarship opportunities.
The August Wilson Theatre is located at 245 West 52nd Street.
For more information >> Click Here >> August Wilson Monologue Competition
If you are interested in participating next year go to the website above for more information. Talk to your parents and school officials about the program.
I attended the Los Angeles competition at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Monday night and was amazed by the talent!
Congrats to first place winner, Christopher Smith, 2nd place winner Jasmine Hogan & 3rd place winner Tyler Edwards.
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