National August Wilson Monologue Competition

Please join the Huntington's Department of Education & Community Programs for the 7th Annual Boston Regional August Wilson Monologue Competition.

Students from sixteen Boston area schools will compete for the chance to advance to the national August Wilson Monologue Competition in May at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre.



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 Donna Glick, Director of Education,, 617 273 1548

Victoria Omoregie

The Competition experience, as told by a student

2016 August Wilson Monologue Competition Massachusetts first runner-up, Victoria Omoregie, shares the joys and lessons she'll take away from her trip to New York for the Monologue Competition national finals.

"Going to New York for the August Wilson Monologue Competition was absolutely amazing! I had a great experience and made memories that I will treasure forever..." Read her full story.

For Teachers:

Register your School Champion and Alternate for the Boston Regional Competition

Important Dates

School Competition Deadline: Friday January 13, 2017

School Winner Registration: Friday January 13, 2017

Workshop for School Champions & Alternates: Saturday January 21, 2017
Location TBA

Boston Regional Finals: Monday January 30, 2017 7pm 
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA  

AWMC National Finals: Saturday April 29 – Tuesday May 2, 2017
New York City, NY


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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