National August Wilson Monologue Competition

Click Here to register for the 2018 Boston Regional August Wilson Monologue Competition 

Important Dates

School Registration Deadline: Friday November 17, 2017

School Competition Deadline: Friday January 12, 2018

School Winner Registration: Friday January 12, 2018

Workshop for School Champions & Alternates: Saturday January 20, 2018
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Boston Regional Finals: Monday January 29, 2017
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

AWMC National Finals: Saturday, May 5 - Tuesday, May 8, 2018
New York City, NY

The August Wilson Monologue Competition celebrates the writing of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright. Huntington staff and teaching artists work with high school students from selected Boston Public Schools to introduce Wilson and his Century Cycle, support script analysis and character development, and coach them as they prepare monologues for performance and competition.

August Wilson's Century Cycle is an achievement in American theatre. Each of the ten plays are set in a different decade of the twentieth century. At the core of each work are soaring, lyrical monologues that take the song, laughter, pain, and rich content of African American life and place it in the mouths of a great and varied ensemble of characters.

For more information, contact Interim Co-Director of Education Alexandra Smith at or 617 273 1549.

Past August Wilson Monologue Competition Winners


  • Laury Teneus, Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers — Boston Regional Champion
  • Fanta Diakite, Snowden International School at Copley — First Runner-Up
  • Medgene Joseph, Codman Academy Charter Public School  — Second Runner-Up



  • Staceyanne Burrell, Boston Arts Academy — Boston Regional Champion
  • Victoria Omoregie, Snowden International School — First Runner-Up
  • Carolina Alcantara, Fenway High School.  — Second Runner-Up



  • Carla Velasquez, Codman Academy Charter Public School — Boston Regional Champion
  • Maria Gonzalez, Another Course to College — First Runner-Up
  • Joshua Champagne, City on a Hill Charter Public School — Second Runner-Up



  • Trinidad Ramkissoon, Boston Day & Evening Academy — Boston Regional Champion
  • Ashley Herbert, Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers — First Runner-Up, *NATIONAL CHAMPION*
  • Dinia Clairveaux, Snowden International School — Second Runner-Up



  • Antonio Stroud, Boston Day & Evening Academy — Boston Regional Champion
  • Iliana Mendez, Brighton High School — First Runner-Up
  • Derek Lindesay, Codman Academy Public Charter School — Second Runner-Up



  • Tyrel Joseph, Codman Academy — Boston Regional Champion
  • Halima Ibrahim, Snowden International School at Copley — First Runner-Up
  • Reanna Johnson, Dorechester Academy — Second Runner-Up



  • Mariah Watkins, Kennedy Academy for Health Careers — Boston Regional Champion
  • Tyler Jackson, Boston Adult Technical Academy — First Runner-Up
  • Nehemie Auguste, Fenway High School — Second Runner-Up



Funded in part by BPS Arts Expansion, a multi-year effort focusing on access, equity and quality arts learning for BPS students. The BPS Arts Expansion Fund, managed by EdVestors, is generously supported by the Barr Foundation, The Boston Foundation, Katie and Paul Buttenwieser, Connie and Lew Counts, Hunt Alternatives, Klarman Family Foundation, Linde Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rhonda S. Zinner Foundation. The Wallace Foundation supports the broader work of BPS Arts Expansion.

Additional funding for this program comes from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture.

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