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Monologue Madness 2019 Actor Registration


Monologue Madness 2019 Actor Registration



Online actor registration opens Feb 6 at 3pm and will remain open until all available slots are filled. Registration fee is $8 per actor. Non-refundable.

All actors must register to secure an audition slot. Registration is first-come, first-served until all 210 slots are filled.  After you register you will receive an email to select your exact audition time. 

You must confirm your exact audition appointment time. A stand-by list will beginif all available slots are filled. Details for stand-by will be made available online.


Selection Sunday, the Open Call Audition

Sunday, March 3, 2019 at (Theatre TBD)



Headshots & Resumes

Please bring SIX headshots & resumes, printed or stapled back-to-back. If this number changes, registered actors will be notified and an update will be made online at Headshots & resumes must be 8x10. Any mis-sized headshots will NOT be accepted.



Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your audition appointment.

Actors will be given two minutes to present up to two monologues of their choosing.

Monologues may be comedic, dramatic, or classical.

Self-written and non-published monologues are allowed, though not suggested.



Monologues will be judged on a 0-100 point scale by three theatre & film professionals.

Scoring is based on acting ability, choice of monologue, and preparation.



 There will be a time-keeper present in the audition room.



In addition to the three judges who will decide which 32 actors will be invited to compete in the competition, there may be other casting professionals attending the Open Call who are casting future film and theatre projects.

This list will be made available to each actor at the audition check-in table and will be updated online.


Top 32

The top 32 highest-scoring actors from the Open Call will be invited to compete in

Monologue Madness on Championship Thursday at the Miracle Theatre in Washington, DC.

Actors who make the cut will be notified on Sunday, March 3 & Monday, March 4,

and the Top 32 will be posted online. Actors must accept or decline invitation upon receipt.

Actors declining the invitation will allow a lower-scoring actor the opportunity to compete.

The Top 32 actors will be placed in a single-elimination bracket for tournament competition.


Championship Thursday, Monologue Madness

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7:00pm-9:00pm

There will be SIX new judges and a live audience of approximately 200.

Actors must come prepared with THREE, one-minute monologues.

Monologues used at the Open Call may be used in the competition.

If the actor participated in Monologue Madness 2018,

a different set of monologues must be used for the 2019 competition.

Round 1 is Comedy

Round 2 is Drama

Round 3 is Classical

Round 4 is the Cold Read

Actors will take the stage in pairs, i.e. Actor 1 competing against Actor 2 in the round of Comedy. Actor 1 presents, then Actor 2 presents. Actors are scored by the panel of judges. The entire round is complete when all pairs of the bracket have presented. Tabulation occurs and an announcement is made as to which actor in each pair will advance to the next round.

Sixteen actors will advance to Round 2 (Drama).

Eight actors will advance to Round 3 (Classical).

[Classical is defined as any work published at least 100 years ago.]

Four actors will advance to Round 4 (Cold Read).

Should he or she advance to Round 4, the actor will be handed a gender-neutral monologue in which the actor will have five minutes to prepare, off-stage, before returning to perform.

Tabulation shall occur and two actors will advance to the Final Round.

Per tradition, details on the requirements of the Final Round will not be made available

until the evening of the competition.


Audience Tickets

Audience tickets to Monologue Madness are $15 General Admission and $25 for Priority Seating.

Tickets sales begin on Feb 11, 2019.



The winning actor will receive $1000, in addition to other career-related gifts.

Awards details will be continuously updated

online at

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