Actor Open Call Registration | Washington, DC

DC Details

Online actor registration is now open and will remain open until all available slots are filled.

Registration fee is $5 per actor. Non-refundable.

All actors must register to secure an audition slot.

After you register you will receive an email within 48 hours to select your exact audition time.

You must confirm your exact audition appointment time. A stand-by list will begin
if all available slots are filled. Details for stand-by will be made available online.


Selection Saturday, Open Call Audition

Saturday, March 6, 2022, Citizen M, SW DC



Headshots & Resumes

Please bring THREE headshots & resumes, printed or stapled back-to-back.

If this number changes, registered actors will be notified and an update will be made online. 

Headshots & resumes must be 8x10. Any mis-sized headshots & resumes will NOT be accepted.



Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your audition appointment.

Actors will be given two minutes to present up to two monologues of their choosing.

Monologues may be comedic, dramatic, or classical.

Self-written and non-published monologues are allowed, though not suggested.


Scoring & Feedback

Monologues will be scored by three theatre & film professionals.

Scoring is based on acting ability, choice of monologue, and preparation.

Each actor will be provided feedback from each of the casting professionals.



There will be a time-keeper present in the audition room.

Timing begins after you have slated.



In addition to the three judges who will decide which 32 actors will be invited to compete in the competition, there may be other casting professionals attending the Open Call who are casting future film and theatre projects.

This list will be made available to each actor at the audition check-in table and

will be updated online.


Top 32

The top 32 highest-scoring actors from the Open Call will be invited to compete in

the 10th Anniversary Monologue Madness DC on Championship Monday at The AC Hotel.

Actors who make the cut will be notified on Monday, Mar 7, 2022, 

and the Top 32 will be posted online. Actors must accept or decline invitation upon receipt.

Actors declining the invitation will allow a lower-scoring actor the opportunity to compete.

The Top 32 actors will be placed in a single-elimination bracket for tournament competition.


Championship Monday, the 10th Anniversary Monologue Madness DC

Monday, Mar 28, 2022, 7:00pm


The AC Hotel, Washington, DC

There will be SIX new judges and a live audience of approximately 100.

Actors must come prepared with THREE, one-minute monologues.

Monologues used at the Open Call may be used in the competition.

If the actor participated in Monologue Madness 2021,

a different set of monologues must be used for the 2022 competition.

Round 1 is Comedy

Round 2 is Drama

Round 3 is Classical

Round 4 is the Cold Read


Actors will take the stage in pairs, i.e. Actor 1 competing against Actor 2 in the round of Comedy.

Actor 1 presents, then Actor 2 presents. Actors are scored by the panel of judges.

The entire round is complete when all pairs of the bracket have presented.

Tabulation occurs and an announcement is made as to which actor in each pair will advance to the next round.

Sixteen actors will advance to Round 2 (Drama).

Eight actors will advance to Round 3 (Classical).

[Classical is defined as any work published at least 100 years ago.]

Four actors will advance to Round 4 (Cold Read).

Should he or she advance to Round 4, the actor will be handed a gender-neutral monologue in which the actor will have five minutes to prepare, off-stage, before returning to perform.

Tabulation shall occur and two actors will advance to the Final Round.

Per tradition, details on the requirements of the Final Round will not be made available

until the evening of the competition.



The winning actor will receive $1000, in addition to other career-related gifts.

Pending awards include Best of Comedy, Best of Drama, Best of Classical,

and Audience Choice Award.


Awards details will be continuously updated online.


You're all set. We'll email within 48 hours to schedule your exact audition appointment!

After registering, we'll reach out within 48 hrs
to confirm your audition slot!