Next Narratives Monologue Competition
(Formerly The August Wilson Monologue Competition)
The Next Narrative Monologue Competition is a new, national program for high school students featuring the work of contemporary Black playwrights. The competition, created by Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company of Atlanta, GA, gives students the opportunity to deliver powerful, contemporary monologues from modern playwrights including Robert O’Hara, Candrice Jones, Josh Wilder, James Tyler and more.
Milwaukee Rep is one of many regional cities participating and is offering workshops across the city and virtually to prepare students in the selection and rehearsal of their monologue. Auditions for the Milwaukee Regional competition will be in late January. At the regional competition in February, two students will win cash prizes and the opportunity to represent Milwaukee on an all-expense-paid trip to New York City. Students will compete against other regional city competitors at The Apollo Theatre in Harlem for additional books, scholarships, and prizes.