Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group is committed to the legacy of August Wilson.  August Wilson for a new generation “August Wilson was a unique, powerful and influential force in American Theatre. Through the gift of his storytelling he taught all of us much about who we are and where we come from and how we can all survive and grow as human beings.” -Gordon Davidson, Founding Artistic Director, Center Theatre Group

August Wilson (1945-2005)

*Center Theatre Group has announced that registration is now open for the 2016 August Wilson Monologue Competition, which gives students of all ethnic backgrounds and experience levels a chance to dive into Wilson’s Pulitzer-Prize winning work.

Los Angeles’ Center Theatre Group is committed to the legacy of legendary playwright. “August Wilson was a unique, powerful and influential force in American Theatre. Through the gift of his storytelling, he taught all of us much about who we are and where we come from and how we can all survive and grow as human beings.” – Gordon Davidson, Founding Artistic Director, Center Theatre Group

This is CTG’s fifth year serving as the Southern California home to the competition, as well as facilitator of the August Wilson In-School Residency program.

The competition is open to students in grades 10, 11 and 12 from Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties who are currently enrolled in public, private, charter or home school.

Each student selects a monologue to perform from Wilson’s 10-play “Century Cycle,” which details the complexity of the African-American experience in the 20th century. The poetic language and realistic characters in Wilson’s work bring alive universal truths that students of all backgrounds can relate to.  The August Wilson Monologue Competition has regional partners in Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, Greensboro, New York, Pittsburgh and Portland.  For more info on those regions or to register for the So Cal competition click here: http://www.centertheatregroup.org/AugustWilson.