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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.


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Monologue Madness 2020, celebrates it's 8th anniversary with the Monologue Madness Quarantine Challenge. 


Actor registration is now open. Scroll down for details!


-The Writer's Bloc

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After another exciting night of Monologue Madness, featuring some of the closest scores we've seen in years, we are proud to congratulate

Myles Wright of New York, NY, this year's
Monologue Madness National Quarantine Challenge Winner.

Check out the final tournament BRACKET, here.


Re-live the night at our Facebook Page!

Thank you to each of the artists who shared their talents last evening!
Be sure to join our e-list (top of page) for the latest dates of our
2021 LIVE National Tour.

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Judges Line-Up

Open Call
Judge 1: Bjorn Munson, Stonehenge Auditions, Artistic Director | Jabberwocky Audio Theater

Judge 2: Adrienne Nelson, SAG-AFTRA, AEA, House of Cards, etc.


Monologue Madness 2020 Quarantine Challenge, 10/18/20

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

Judge 2: Carl Randolph, SDC, SAG-AFTRA, AEA, Artistic Director | Transformation Theatre

Judge 3: Rick Hammerly, AEA, SDC, Producing Artistic Director / Factory 449, 2-time Helen Hayes Award-winning Actor/Director 

Judge 4: Deidra LaWan Starnes: Associate Artistic Director, 1st Stage, AEA, MFA, MA

Judge 5: Reginald Douglas: Associate Artistic Director, Studio Theatre | SDC

Monologue Madness Atlanta

Coming 2021

Monologue Madness New York

Coming 2021

Monologue Madness Los Angeles

Coming 2021



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