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For a fourth year, Seattle Rep will join colleagues in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Pittsburgh, New York, Los Angeles, and Portland to present the national August Wilson Monologue Competition. This competition is an opportunity for high school students to perform an August Wilson monologue for a chance to win cash prizes and a trip to New York City.
Students prepare a monologue from playwright August Wilson’s Century Cycle, a collection of ten plays representing 100 years of the African American experience. Seattle Rep will host workshops in the winter at which time all eligible contestants can learn more about the competition, select a monologue from Mr. Wilson’s Century Cycle, and receive coaching from theatre professionals.
The preliminary round of competition, open to all contestants, will take place on February 1 and 2, 2014 at Seattle Repertory Theatre. Regional finalists will compete on the Leo K. Stage on February 25, 2014 with winners receiving scholarship prizes ($500, $250 and $100) and a trip to New York to compete in the National Finals in May 2014.
The application to participate in Seattle’s August Wilson Monologue Competition will be available online on November 1, 2013.
All workshops and competition dates take place at Seattle Repertory Theatre.
Application Available: November 1, 2013
Choosing Your Monologue Workshop: December 11, 2013; 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Choosing Your Monologue Workshop: December 12, 2013; 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Choosing Your Monologue Workshop: December 14, 2013; 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Coaching Workshop: January 19, 2014; 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Coaching Workshop: January 26, 2014; 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Coaching Workshop: January 28, 2014; 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Semi-Finals: February 1 & 2, 2014; time TBD
Finalist Masterclass: February 16; time TBD
Seattle Finals: February 25, 2014; 7:30 p.m.
For more information please contact Zoe Wilson by email at email@example.com