Photo Coverage: August Wilson Monologue Competition Winners Celebrate Victory!

Center Theatre Group's regional finalist Gerardo Navarro took first place in the August WilsonMonologue Competition (AWMC) National Finals held at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway last night, May 7, 2018. Representing Los Angeles and the Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, Navarro performed a monologue from "King Hedley II," which earned him a $1,500 scholarship and a $3,000 cash prize.

The 10th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition, hosted by Tony Award Winning Director, Kenny Leon, with special musical performance by blues guitarist and storyteller, Guy Davis. The panel of celebrity judges included: Kamilah Forbes (Executive Producer, The Apollo Theater), David Gallo (Tony Award-winning set designer), Stephen McKinley Henderson (Obie Award-winning actor, Between Riverside and Crazy), Roslyn Ruff (X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation; All The Way) and Pauletta Washington (Beloved).

Founded in 2007, the Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition aims to expose a new generation of creative minds to the life's work and artistic legacy of this seminal American playwright. Program participants in cities across the country encounter Wilson's ten-play cycle and receive coaching from teaching artists as they prepare their monologues for local, city-wide and national competitions.

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Photo Coverage: August Wilson Monologue Competition Winners Celebrate Victory!
The winners of the 2018 August Wilson Monologue Competition

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