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.
Regional finalists competed 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.
This year’s regional winners are:
- First place and $500 cash prize winner – Alexis Baldridge, Timberline HS, “Ma Rainey” from Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
- Second place and $250 cash prize winner – Josiah Townsend, Mercer Island HS, “Memphis” from Two Trains Running
- Third place and $100 cash prize winner – Jazzy Ducay, The Center School, “Becker” from Jitney
For more information please contact Zoe Wilson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org