National August Wilson Monologue Competition


2020 AWMC National Finals in New York City: May 2 - 5, 2020

Meet the 2020 Boston Regional Finalists

2020 Boston Regional Finalists

Bejunior Fallon, first place

Winter Hillegass, first runner up

Gabriel Adande, second runner up
First place: 
Bejunior Fallon of The Governor's Academy took first place with his performance as Caesar Wilks from Gem of the Ocean

First Runner-up:
Winter Hillegass of Snowden International School at Copley was named first runner-up with her performance as Vera from Seven Guitars

Second Runner-up:
Gabriel Adande of Brookline High School was named second runner-up with his performance as Turnbo from Jitney

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 as part of the national competition program.

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 Manager of Curriculum and Instruction, Regine Vital, at or 617 273 1549.


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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