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The Arena Theatre, University of Wolverhampton, is inviting young people across the local region to participate in our competition: The Monologuers: Young Writer’s Challenge!
The Monologuers is an opportunity for 8 to 18 year olds to get their work produced by professionals and showcased on the Arena Theatre stage for one night only (date currently T.B.C) with the support of professional directors, actors and the staff at the Arena Theatre.
To submit your monologue, click here (link)
To take part in The Monologuers, all we ask is that you:
Submissions for The Monologuers must be made by Thursday 30th April at 5.00pm. Our panel of judges will then spend the next fortnight reading your entries, of which four lucky winners will be chosen and contacted. We will then work with these four young people, two professional directors, a team of professional actors and the Arena Theatre staff team to put your monologue on stage in front of a live audience!
The performance date for The Monologuers is currently to be confirmed.
For any queries or questions, please contact the Arena Theatre staff team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a monologue?
In theatre, a monologue is a speech presented by one character. A monologue often expresses their mental thoughts aloud, and sometimes these will directly address either another character or the audience.
Examples of famous monologues
William Shakespeare's Hamlet - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u8OlUS7BhU
Thornton Wilder's Our Town - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCLHkaHOO80
William Shakespeare's Macbeth - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nVXdfQiEA0
Morgan Freeman in Shawshank Redemption - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7MMTmVZcVs
Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvkrPL1TbPU