Learn more about the August Wilson Monologue Competition
and how students can participate.

Welcome a Seattle Rep Teaching Artist into your Classroom!

Our Teaching Artists are available to visit high school drama classes for FREE to engage with students and provide more information about August Wilson and his work. Included in these one-hour sessions are a short biography of August Wilson, an on-your-feet monologue taster, and details about the competition. Educators may email the Education department at awmc@seattlerep.org to schedule a session.

Register now for a chance to perform on Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Leo K. stage and win an all-expenses paid trip to New York to perform on Broadway! The August Wilson Monologue Competition will introduce you to August Wilson’s Century Cycle, documenting 100 years of the African American experience. This competition is open to students from all backgrounds and ethnicities. Fill out the online form and you will receive an email confirmation with all the information you’ll need to compete. We’ll help you select a monologue from one of the plays from the Century Cycle and you’ll have access to free coaching sessions with theatre professionals right here at Seattle Rep.

We hold preliminaries in January and, if selected, you’ll perform in our finals in February. First and second place winners travel to New York to compete with finalists from Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Haven, New York, Pittsburgh, Portland, Dallas and Greensboro. You will also have the opportunity to see Broadway shows and participate in a workshop with True Colors Theatre Company’s Tony Award-winning Artistic Director Kenny Leon!

Questions? Email us at awmc@seattlerep.org or call 206.443.2202 x 1041.

Seattle’s 2018 Finalists Jordan Davis-Miller and Ethan Major
Photo by: Angela Nickerson

Seattle’s 2017 Finalists Michaela Bingham and Chris Cisneros
Photo by: Angela Nickerson

Seattle’s 2016 finalists
Rachel Kaftan and Amir Matheney.
Photo by: Angela Nickerson.