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Vaughn Midder, Champion

Monologue Madness 2018



Each spring,  as sports fans from across the nation flock to college basketball arenas, crazed actors and theatre fans from up and down the East Coast converge upon our nation’s capital to witness the phenomenon known as Monologue Madness.   Created in 2011 by actor and producer Edward Daniels, this annual acting competition has kept sold-out audiences on the edge of their seats and awarded over $15,000 to deserving acting talent.


On Selection Sunday, over 200 actors audition at our open call. Only 32 make the cut into a single-elimination tournament bracket.


Two weeks later, on Championship Monday, each actor arrives prepared with three of their best one-minute monologues, to perform before a live audience and a panel of judges.


The rounds are Comedy, Drama, and Classical. Taking the stage in pairs and scored individually by theatre, film, and casting professionals, one actor advances to the next round, while the other is eliminated.


For those actors breaking into the Final Four, the Cold Read Round, the evening becomes a bit more interesting. Actors are handed an unseen monologue and given just five minutes to prepare it before taking to the stage.


As only two actors remain in the Final Round our judges hand down a final adjustment leading up to the crowning of our champion, who walks away with $1000.


Monologue Madness 2020, celebrating it's 8th anniversary, comes to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Monday, November 9, 2020.


Actor registration is currently open for our Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 auditions and audience tickets are on sale.


-The Writer's Bloc



Washington, DC

Selection Sunday Open Call Auditions

Oct 18, 2020, 10am-5pm

The Darcy Hotel

Judge 1: Bjorn Munson, Team Jabberwocky, Stonehenge

Judge 2: TBD

Covid-19 Update:

Dear actors & audience: We have rescheduled our 2020 Monologue Madness DC event. Our new dates will be Oct 18 for our open call and November 9 for our competition at the Kennedy Center.

Actor registration remains open and audience tickets are on sale at the Kennedy Center Box Office.

Championship Monday

November 9, 2020, 7pm-9pm

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Judge 1: Anne Chapman, Anne Chapman Casting, Harriet, Loving, Lincoln

Judge 2: Kimberly Skyrme, Kimberly Skyrme Casting, House of Cards, Tri, etc.

Judge 3: Adrienne Nelson, SAG-AFTRA, AEA, House of Cards, etc.

Judge 4: Carl Randolph, SDC, SAG-AFTRA, AEA, Artistic Director | Transformation Theatre

Judge 5: Rick Hammerly, AEA


Monologue Madness Atlanta

Coming 2021

Monologue Madness New York

Coming 2021

Monologue Madness Los Angeles

Coming 2021



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