The August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) featured students performing monologues from the legendary playwright's American Century Cycle of plays that document 100 years of the African American experience. The AWMC was held annually at Seattle Rep from 2010-2021.
In 2021, Seattle Rep joined as a regional host of True Colors Theatre Company's new Next Narrative Monologue CompetitionTM (NNMC).
August Wilson & the AWMC
Known as the "American Shakespeare," August Wilson is recognized as one of the most influential playwrights of our time.
The American Century CycleMORE
Wilson's 10-play cycle explores the heritage and experience of African Americans, decade by decade, over the course of the 20th century.
Did You Know...?MORE
Read on to learn some little-known facts about Wilson, his work, and his time at Seattle Rep.
2021 AWMC Regional FinalistsMORE
Meet the 2021 Regional Finalists who represented our region at the virtual 2021 National Finals.
Watch the August Wilson-inspired, student-written virtual performance Still Loading... (2021) by Kent Meridian High School.
Celebrate Wilson's legacy by reading all ten of his American Century Cycle plays.