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L–R: August Wilson. Photo by Craig Schwartz. Audience members gather outside the Mark Taper Forum.

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August Wilson Monologue Competition Los Angeles Regional Finals

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Feb 27, 2017 at 7–9pm

Mark Taper Forum
Off Sale

August Wilson Monologue Competition Los Angeles Regional Finals

Off Sale

Come and celebrate the life and legacy of August Wilson as 12 student finalists perform monologues from August Wilson's American Century Cycle for a chance to advance to the national finals.

Center Theatre Group has been the Los Angeles home for the National August Wilson Monologue Competition since 2011. This year’s preliminary auditions welcomed 133 students in 10th, 11th or 12th-grade from 34 different high schools in Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Fifty-three of those students advanced to a semi-final round and 12 regional finalists were selected to move forward.

Regional Finalists include Joey Aquino, Luke Baxter, Kelly Bouslaiby, Hollis Dohr, Asa Ferguson, Hannah Franklin, Elija Hall, Habin Lee, Arjang Mahdavi, Ehvinny Mora, Alexander Villaseñor and Aryana Williams. They represent seven local high schools within Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties.

Learn more about the program.

Coming Full Cycle

Coming Full Cycle

For over 25 years, Center Theatre Group has provided an artistic home for August Wilson and his magnum opus, "The American Century Cycle." Read More

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

Center Theatre Group Affiliates

Wells Fargo

The Hearst Foundations

Rosenthal Family Foundation