Join us for the Atlanta finals round of the National August Wilson Monologue Competition on March 3rd at 7PM.

Students from highschools across Georgia will perform a 1-3 minute monologue of his or her choosing from one of the ten plays in August Wilson’s Century Cycle. The selection can be a written speech or dialogue taken from one character within a scene, but should include a point-of-entry into the character and a personal connection to the selected material. Contestants will be judged by a panel of Atlanta theatre professionals on the basis of preparedness, understanding of the text, emotional connection to the material, and commitment to the performance. Past judges have included V103’s Frank Ski and Wanda Smith, WABE’s Lois Reitzes, actor Jasmine Guy, CNN anchor Holly Firfer and NBA All-star Joe Barry Caroll.

The winners will recieve an all expense paid trip to New York City to compete in the Nationals on a Broadway stage! Come out and support our young people!


The National August Wilson Monologue Competition is a free arts education program, a celebration of the words of the playwright August Wilson, inspiring high school students to find and express themselves through theatre.

August Wilson was an American playwright. His literary legacy is a series of ten plays, The Pittsburgh Cycle, for which he received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. Each is set in a different decade, depicting the comic and tragic aspects of the African-American experience in the 20th century.

Participating students receive the following:

Free Workshops with Theatre Professionals
Opportunity to perform on Broadway
Win an all expense paid trip to New York
Opportunity to Attend a Broadway Show
Win cash Scholarships for college

The National August Wilson Monologue Competition program expands each year. If you would like information about bringing the National August Wilson Monologue Competition to your city, please contact Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Managing Director Jenn Dwyer at | 404.532.1901 ext 206