Center Theatre Group has announced that registration is now open for the 2016 August Wilson Monologue Competition, which gives students of all backgrounds, ethnicities and experience levels a chance to dive into Wilson’s Pulitzer-Prize winning work. This is CTG’s fifth year serving as the Southern California home to the competition, as well as facilitator of the August Wilson In-School Residency program.
The competition is open to students in grades 10, 11 and 12 from Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties who are currently enrolled in public, private, charter or home school.
Each student selects a monologue to perform from Wilson’s 10-play “Century Cycle,” which details the complexity of the African-American experience in the 20th century. The poetic language and realistic characters in Wilson’s work bring alive universal truths that students of all backgrounds can relate to.
Go to CenterTheaterGroup.org/AugustWilson. Application are due by Oct. 22, 2015