August Wilson Monologue Competition
August Wilson's Century Cycle is an achievement in American theatre. Each of the ten plays are set in a different decade of the twentieth century. At the core of each work are soaring, lyrical monologues that take the song, laughter, pain, and rich content of African American life and place it in the mouths of a great and varied ensemble of characters.

The National August Wilson Monologue Competition presented in collaboration between True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters.

The competition is open to high school students from participating cities. The winners at the regional level will travel to the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to participate in a weekend devoted to Wilson, exploring Broadway and New York City, and the final round of the competition.

Students will perform a two to three minute monologue from any of the plays in August Wilson's Century Cycle. The panel of judges will be comprised of theatre professionals from their respective communities.

First, second and third place receive scholarships in the amount of $1500, $750, $500, respectively. All finalists will receive a hardbound anthology of all ten of August Wilson's plays.

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