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32 actors. 1 bracket. 

5 rounds.

last actor standing takes home $1000!

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 100 actors audition at our open call. Only 32 make the cut into a single-elimination tournament bracket.


Two weeks later, on Championship Thursday, 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 2019, celebrating it's 7th anniversary, returns to the beautiful & historic Miracle Theatre, Thursday, March 21st.


Actor registration opens at 3pm on February 6,  and audience tickets go on sale, Monday, February 11.


2019 Info.E

Open Call Selection Sunday

March 3, 2019


Arena Stage, Washington, DC

  • Adrienne Nelson, Actress, SAG-AFTRA | AEA

  • Nan Ficca, National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts

Championship Thursday

March 21, 2019


The Miracle Theatre, Washington, DC

  • Kimberly Skyrme, Kimberly Skyrme Casting

  • John Pallotta, John Pallotta Studio of Acting

  • Stevie Zimmerman, Director

  • Bill Coughlin, Tohubohu Productions

  • Tim Caggiano, Actor, SAG-AFTRA | AEA 

  • Fatima Quander, Actress, SAG-AFTRA | AEA

Congratulations Austin Farrow

2019 Monologue Madness Champion, Washington, DC

...and this year's Final Four

Tunde Sho, Runner-Up

Amanda Tudor, Final Four

Karolina Keach, Final Four

Click to view the 2019 Final DC Bracket !

2019 Photo & Video Highlights Coming Soon!

Special Announcement!


Due to overwhelming interest from coast-to-coast,

we are taking the competition on the road!


Our next city will be ATLANTA, GA in the fall of 2019 !

Actors, Directors, Theatre & Film Fans! We can't wait to see you there!


Want to help our expansion? Click the donate button below. 




Edward Daniels, Producer


Alexis Graves, Stage Manager


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