The August Wilson Monologue Competition
The August Wilson Monologue Competition features students performing monologues from the legendary playwright's American Century Cycle of plays that document 100 years of the African American experience.
This competition is open to current high school-aged students from all backgrounds and ethnicities. We’ll help you select a monologue from one of the plays from the American Century Cycle and you’ll have access to free coaching sessions with theater professionals.
2021 AWMC Updates
Now in its 11th year at Seattle Rep, the same great competition we know and love is back with some adjustments to fit the current times.
Recruitment: We will be holding online recruitment events and offering virtual classroom visits throughout the fall, as well as crafting longer AWMC residencies for those classes or organizations interested in diving deeper into Wilson's works, and/or participating in the competition as a class.
Coaching: In addition to real-time virtual monologue coaching sessions for both groups and individuals every Thursday evening and Saturday morning, all participants will have access to exclusive video content including pre-recorded tips, exercises, and best practices for auditioning and performance.
If you have any questions, or if you are interested in scheduling an AWMC residency or virtual coaching session, get in touch!
Mark your calendar for the 2021 competition, including virtual coaching and competition dates.
Often called the “American Shakespeare,” August Wilson is recognized as one of the most influential playwrights.
The American Century Cycle
Learn more about August Wilson's groundbreaking cycle of plays.
Find answers to frequently asked AWMC questions.
Register now to compete in the AWMC!