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Saturday, September 23 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Monologue Competition

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Actors compete for prizes with value up $500. The  Monologue Contest is designed to have actors perform and showcase their talent in front of a panel of industry professionals in a extremely tight time frame: It will also gives our industry pros on the panel the opportunity to see your talent quickly. 

Entry Fee:  $25   Attendee Fee:  $12

Performance guidelines for monologue contest

  • All monologues must be limited to a maximum of two minutes in length.
  • If you exceed two minutes you will not be eligible for consideration as finalists.
  • Finalists will be chosen by the judges. All decisions are final.
  • Simple set pieces such as a table, chair and stool will be available for use.
  • Begin your monologue with a short introduction. This is not included in the two-minute time-frame allotted. Time will not begin until the participant speaks the first word of the monologue or begins an action in character.
  • Be sure that introductions consist of your name and the name of the piece from which the monologue is taken.
  • No costumes, as such, should be used. Costume accessories or hand props, however, are allowed.
  • Competition is open to all legal US citizens ages 16 and older as of September 15, 2017.

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Desi Banks

Desi Terrell Banks Jr, Actor/Entertainer  was born May 9, 1993 in Atlanta Ga to mother Ulrica Monique Murray. Desi Terrell Banks, Jr. has been writing, performing, and producing comedy for over four years. Desi Banks was able to build his brand and display his comedy through social... Read More →

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Leah Daniels Butler

Leah Daniels-Butler is a casting director and producer responsible for launching the careers of talentedactors like Gaborey Sidebe, star of the Academy Award winning film "Precious", and other notables. Shecurrently serves as Casting Director for television's #1 show, "Empire" on... Read More →
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Francesca Francois-Grimaldi

CEO & Agent, Plaza 7 Talent Agency
Plaza 7 Talent Agency is a full service talent agency with branches in New York City and King of Prussia, PA representing actors, writers, directors and producers. Prior to Plaza 7, Francesca worked with international news agency Reuters LLC in their Sales and Editorial departments. An... Read More →
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Lillian Pyles

Lillian Pyles, CSA Casting Director While living in New York City she began her film and television career as an Assistant Production Coordinator and Production Secretary on numerous television and feature film projects., working with an impressive range of well known directors... Read More →
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Terri J Vaughn

Nina Holiday Entertainment
Terri J. Vaughn first stole America’s heart with her lovable portrayal of Lovita Alizay Jenkins on “The Steve Harvey Show” - where she was honored with three NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work. Since then, this San Francisco native has proven... Read More →

Saturday September 23, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
The Reel Lounge 13205 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120