2020 Promo Trailer:
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, March 23rd.
Actor registration opens at 9am on Wednesday, 1/8/20.
Audience tickets go on sale, Monday, Jan 20, 2020.
Open Call Selection Sunday
March 15, 2020
Theatre TBD, Washington, DC
Judge 1, TBD
Judge 2, TBD
March 23, 2020
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC
2020 DC Casting Director JudgesPanel TBA
Congratulations Austin Farrow
2019 Monologue Madness Champion, Washington, DC
...and the DC 2019 Final Four
Tunde Sho, Runner-Up
Amanda Tudor, Final Four
Karolina Keach, Final Four
Monologue Madness Atlanta will take place during the fall of 2020.
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actor registration & audience ticket details!