Spoken Word/Performance Opportunities
Next Narrative Monologue Competition
True Colors’ Next Narrative Monologue Competition™ features True Colors-commissioned works from 50 of America’s leading contemporary Black playwrights that engage students in artful exploration of 21st century themes, while instilling confidence in all to find their voices.
Poetry Out Loud
Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest that celebrates the power of the spoken word and a mastery of public speaking skills while cultivating self-confidence and an appreciation of students’ literary heritage as they take poetry from the page to the stage. Poetry Out Loud has inspired hundreds of thousands of high school students to discover and appreciate both classic and contemporary poetry.