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Chicago


Goodman Theatre and Derrick Sanders, in collaboration with the Department of Performing Arts at The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the League of Chicago Theatres, and True Colors Theatre Company are proud to partner in presenting Chicago's August Wilson Monologue Competition.

Open to Chicago area high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, the competition gives students an opportunity to explore and share the richness of August Wilson's Century Cycle.

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Students were asked to perform a 2-3 minute monologue of their choosing from one of the ten plays in August Wilson's Century Cycle.

The top three finalists participated in the national finals on May 5th and 6th in New York City. The finals included a weekend of activities around the competition. National prizes included scholarships of $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place and $250 for honorable mention.

To be considered, students must complete the application form and register for a time during the preliminary round. Students are asked to perform a 2-3 minute monologue of their choosing from one of the ten plays in August Wilson's Century Cycle.

They are adjudicated by a panel of Chicago theatre professionals on the basis of preparedness, understanding of the text, emotional connection to the material, and commitment to the performance

The top three participants in Chicago receive $500, $250, and $100 scholarships, respectively and the opportunity to compete in the national finals in New York City.

For more information on the Chicago competition, visit: http://chicagoplays.com/august-wilson-monologue-competition.html

Important Dates

2018 PRELIMINARIES
Victory Gardens Theater
February 5th

Reva and David Logan Center
for the Arts
February 6th & 7th

 

SEMI-FINALS
UIC School of Theatre and Music
February 14th

 

FINALS
Goodman Theatre
February 26th