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August Wilson Monologue Competition Sets 2018 Date

The event is hosted by Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theatres.

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theater Company hosts the 2018 August Wilson Monologue Competition.
(© David Gordon)

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters will host the 10th annual August Wilson Monologue Competition on Monday, May 7, at the August Wilson Theatre.

Founded in 2007, the competition aims to expose a new generation of creative minds to the life's work and artistic legacy of this seminal American playwright. Program participants in cities across the country encounter Wilson's 10-play cycle and receive coaching from teaching artists as they prepare monologues for local, citywide, and national competitions.

Celebrity judges will be announced at a later date. The evening will feature a performance by blues musician Guy Davis. The winner will receive a $3,000 cash prize, with all finalists receiving the boxed set of Wilson's Century Cycle collection.