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August Wilson Monologue Competition

10th Annual Los Angeles Regional Finals

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 5pm PT

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Join us for our virtual August Wilson Monologue Competition Los Angeles Regional Finals, featuring 11 local high school students performing on the stage of the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Viewed remotely but in real time by the competition's judges, the performances will be recorded and streamed during this special live event.

The 11 August Wilson Monologue Competition Los Angeles Regional Finalists are students, actors, and storytellers who have spent months immersing themselves in Wilson and his legendary American Century Cycle. Please join us as we come together to witness and celebrate their talent, dedication, and passion!

Center Theatre Group has been the Los Angeles home for the National August Wilson Monologue Competition since 2011. More than a contest, the August Wilson Monologue Competition is an educational journey that includes workshops with teaching artists where students hone their acting and storytelling skills; auditions where theatre professionals offer feedback to all participants; and an introduction to August Wilson and The American Century Cycle.

The National August Wilson Monologue Competition was founded in 2007 by Kenny Leon and Todd Kreidler at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta. The national program is produced in collaboration between Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters. Since its introduction in one school in Atlanta, the program has grown to include nineteen regions, including Atlanta (GA), Boston (MA), Buffalo (NY), Chicago (IL), Dallas (TX), E. Lansing (MI)*, Greensboro (NC), Hampton Roads (VA), Las Vegas (NV), Los Angeles (CA), Maryland*, Milwaukee (WI), New Haven (CT), New York (NY), Pittsburgh (PA), Portland (OR), San Diego (CA), Seattle (WA), and Urbana-Champaign (IL)*.

*Indicates regions in program development phase

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The August Wilson Monologue Competition is presented by the Center Theatre Group Affiliates.

Special thanks to the following for their generous support of the August Wilson Program:



THE MICHAEL SHAW JACOBS FUND

The August Wilson Program also receives generous support from:

LAWRENCE P. FRANK FOUNDATION
SASCHA BRASTOFF FOUNDATION
FIND YOUR LIGHT FOUNDATION
CITY NATIONAL BANK
CINDY & GARY FRISCHLING