Deadline: Register by October 22, 2015. Students registering by October 8th will receive a free copy of an August Wilson play at the preliminary auditions!
The August Wilson Monologue Competition is a chance for high school youth to gain professional audition experience, meet other students from around Southern California and the bring the memorable characters of playwright August Wilson to life on stage. The first round of auditions will be held at Center Theatre Group in Downtown L.A. on November 14, 2015. Up to 50 students who participate in preliminary auditions will be invited to compete in the semi-final auditions, 12 of whom will advance on to the Regional Competition. The top three regional finishers will receive scholarships, master classes and the chance to compete nationally. You do not need formal acting experience to register; students of all experience levels are encouraged to participate. To learn more, see the Program FAQ. View the list of approved monologues for the 2015-16 competition here.
- High school student enrolled in grades 10, 11 or 12
- Attending school in Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside or San Bernadino Counties
- Must remain enrolled in school throughout the academic year and be no older than 19 on the day of the National Finals in May
APPLY: Fill out the online interest form to receive more information and registration documents.