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The new monologues written for the Next Narrative Monologue CompetitionTM will provide an inclusive portal to new worlds and the truths therein.

Monologue Themes

Contemporary Black playwrights will be writing all-new monologues for this competition. These monologues will be categorized under the following themes:

1. Class
2. Gender
3. Ableism/Inclusivity
4. Relationship to technology
5. Family/Community
6. Cultural celebration/competency
7. Global warming/environmental
8. Immigration/international relationships
9. Social/emotional/physical health
10. Abstract/non-thematic

Check out just a few of the confirmed playwrights writing brand-new monologues for the NNMC! More to be announced.


Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi

Inda Craig-Galván

Idris Goodwin

Candrice Jones

Addae Moon

Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko

Psalmayene 24

Stacey Rose

Keenan Scott II

James Anthony Tyler

Cheryl L. West

Josh Wilder