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 health and safety of all participants remains our top priority so all events will be virtual until it is safe to meet in person.

Highlights from the 2021 L.A. Regional Finals

Registration

Registration for the 2020/2021 August Wilson Monologue Competition is now closed. Questions? Please contact us by email and sign up for our Education & Community Partnerships mailing list to receive information about the 2021/2022 Season as it becomes available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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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...