The August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) 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.
AWMC classroom residencies for Fall 2021 are now available to book. Contact us to reserve!
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Congrats to our 2021 Regional Winners!
Meet the finalists who will be representing our region at the national competition in May.
2022 AWMC virtual coaching and competition dates coming soon.
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.