What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

BROOKLYN STUDENTS BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO AUGUST WILSON'S WORK

     Home  >  Articles  > Local News - Brooklyn
by NYMetroParents Staff

Related: brooklyn, LEAP, august wilson, monologue, competition, NYC, winners, preliminary, contest,


The Pulitzer Prize-winning monologues of playwright August Wilson, especially his 10-play depiction of the African-American experience, Century Cycle, are considered literacy legacies. On March 28, talented high school students got a chance to breathe new life into August Wilson's monologues.

As part of a national competition, Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (LeAp) presented the 3rd Annual NYC August Wilson Monologue Competition. The preliminary competition at Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School in Brooklyn was held March 28. Students performed two- to three-minute monologues of their choosing from one of August Wilson's renowned works from his Century Cycle plays.

August Wilson Monologue winners from Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School

 

The winners were as follows:

Kia Absalom

Adama Jackson

Tyronickah Buckmire

Alternate Winner Takeya Campbell

 

These winners will go on to compete in the NYC Competition against students from Curtis High School (Staten Island), Hillcrest High School (Queens), Fordham High School (Bronx), and Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts (Manhattan) on April 12. The winners of the NYC competition will then advance to the National Competition on May 9 to compete against students from Pittsburgh, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, and Atlanta. Contestants will be judged by a panel of Broadway and other theatre professionals.


Get Your FREE Indoor Activity eGuide!

More Local News - Brooklyn Articles

Brooklyn Kids Can Learn to Rock

Fidelis Care Opens Ridgewood Community Office
Brooklyn Catholic School Pilots Writing and Fitness Programs
Engineering for Kids Opens Branch in Brooklyn
Blue Man Group Expands Birthday Party Package

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Local News - Brooklyn Sponsors

Licenders
227 E. 81st St
New York, NY
212-759-5200
Head lice, medically known as Pediculosis capitis,...

Little Gym of Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst (The)
8681 18th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY
718-259-6878
For every stage of your childʼs development-f...

Sprout Kidz
849A Union St
Brooklyn, NY
718-398-2280
...

My Reptile Guys
(855) 432-7125
Imagine the thrill of a wild safari and the excite...

Brooklyn Free School
372 Clinton Ave.,
Brooklyn, 718-499-2707
Brooklyn Free School is celebrating it's tenth yea...
See Our Local News - Brooklyn Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE