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Monday, February 20, 2017 - 7:00pm



August Wilson Monologue Competition - Dallas Region Finals

Area high school students will compete for a chance to attend the national finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition in New York City. Each student will present a two- to three-minute monologue from Wilson’s “Century Cycle” – 10 plays that include his career-making Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and the Broadway blockbuster Fences. Wilson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, is known for works that champion the African American experience while reflecting what one critic called “frustration, nostalgia, anger and dream.”


For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Theatre Benard Cummings at abcummings@smu.edu.