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.

Highlights from the 2021 L.A. Regional Finals

2021/22 Season Update

This program is not available in the 2021/2022 school year. Questions? Please contact us by email and sign up for our Education & Community Partnerships mailing list to receive information about the 2022/2023 Season as it becomes available.

August Wilson's Influences

August Wilson's Influences

The Four B's In a 1999 interview with The Paris Review, playwright August Wilson stated that his work was most heavily influenced by “my f...