August Wilson Red Door Project presents the fourth August Wilson Monologue Competition showcasing Portland area high school students. Through Wilson’s plays, high school-age actors learn about the American experience from the African-American viewpoint, an important thread often missing from history lessons or poorly portrayed in lesser works created for the stage and screen. This year’s theme is E M E R G E! The show includes emerging and acclaimed performers in theatre, dance, and music. The mission of the August Wilson Red Door Project is to change the racial ecology of Portland through the arts. The monologue competition highlights cultural and ethnic diversity in the next generation of theatre artists and the growing cultural arts movement in Portland. This year’s semi-finalists will bring their “acting chops” and understanding of Wilson’s themes, characters and lyrical language to the stage. Judges will select two to compete nationally at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway.
FREE. Reservations required.