Past August Wilson Monologue Competitions


Meet the 2015 Regional Finalists

Boston Globe: Boston finalists gear up for August Wilson Monologue Competition

Carla Velasquez, first place

Maria Gonzalez, first runner up

Joshua Champagne, second runner up
First place: 
Carla Velasquez, Codman Academy Charter Public School
Ms. Velasquez performed as Vera from Seven Guitars.

First Runner-up:
Maria Gonzalez, Another Course to College
Ms. Gonzalez performed as Tonya from King Hedley II.

Second Runner-up:
Joshua Champagne, City on a Hill Charter Public School
Mr. Champagne performed as Levee from Ma Rainey's Black Bottom


Congratulations to the 2014 National Champion, Ashley Herbert of Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers!

Learn more about Ashley's journey to the National Finals

Meet the 2014 Regional Finalists:

From left: Ashley Herbert of Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers (1st Runner Up); Trinidad Ramkissoon of Boston
Day & Evening Academy (Boston Regional Champion); and Dinia Clairveux of Snowden International School (2nd Runner Up)

Read the full feature article from The Boston Globe

Learn more about the 2014 Competition on the blog






Antonio Stroud
Boston Day & Evening Academy
Boston Regional Champion

Iliana Mendez
Brighton High School
First Runner-Up

On the blog: Discovering
Broadway with Iliana Mendez

Derek Lindesay
Codman Academy Public Charter School
Second Runner-Up

On the Blog: Fighting For
Respect with Derek Lindesay

Meet the 2013 August Wilson Monologue Competition Finalists on the blog.







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

Meet the 2012 Boston Regional Winners on the blog, and learn more about their trip to New York City for the National Finals.

2012 Finalists of the Massachusetts Poetry Out Loud Competition
Our 2012 Massachusetts State Finalists for Poetry Out Loud. Photo credit: David Marshal



  • 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

ON THE BLOG: Education Director Donna Glick on the Huntington's Inaugural August Wilson Monologue Competition (February 2011).

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