Shows & Events

True Colors Theatre Company’s Next Narrative Monologue Competition


Mar 28, 2022

7:00 pm

True Colors Theatre Company's Next Narrative Monologue Competition

Program Description

Long Wharf Theatre in collaboration with Yale Repertory Theatre is proud to present True Colors’ Next Narrative Monologue Competition in New Haven, CT.

This competition is supported by The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation and Ruby Melton & Gail McAvay.

The mission:  
To celebrate the rich tradition of Black storytelling while giving voice to bold artists of all cultures.

Program objectives:
True Colors Theater company wants to introduce students to today’s leading contemporary Black writers while teaching them acting techniques that will deepen their skills and their knowledge of the art. We will use theatre to help students connect with fellow artists and teach them to investigate how history and culture can influence personal perspective. Finally, the NNMC aspires to embolden students to use their voices to inspire social action.

How it works:
Once registered, students will participate in an 8-week long virtual workshop beginning the week of February 7th where they will strengthen their performance skills, have master classes with theater professionals, select and rehearse their monologue that they will memorize, and perform live at the semi-final competition at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT. The top three highest-scoring monologues will receive a cash prize and the 1st and 2nd place winners will also win an all-expense-paid trip to NYC to compete in the National Finals on the Apollo Theatre Stage.

First, second, and third place winners of the semi-finals will win cash prizes of $600, $300 and $200 respectively. The first and second place winners of the semi-finals will also win an all-expense-paid trip to New York to compete in a semi-final round, and can potentially compete in the final round with other regional winners. Students will have master classes, convene with other national winners, receive a collection of the monologues, and have an opportunity to meet celebrity guests.

For more information, please visit True Colors Theatre Company’s National Next Narrative Monologue Competition.