Center Theatre Group’s annual August Wilson Monologue Competition has a winner – Los Angeles County High School for the Arts student Kyle Branch took the honors, performing one of the most riveting moments of August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom as part of Art Goes On.
Branch, who placed first in this year’s August Wilson Monologue Competition Los Angeles Regional Finals, and our second-place finalist, Tyla Uzo of Ramón C. Cortines High School of Visual and Performing Arts, were scheduled to travel to New York City this past week with students from across the country for the National Finals. Instead, they participated in two days of virtual learning and celebration.
We hope you enjoy this incredible performance from one of the many talented young people who take part in this program each year.
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Thank you for posting that! Kyle’a performance is a real tour-de-force. What a pleasure to watch.