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BROOKLYN STUDENTS BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO AUGUST WILSON'S WORK

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by NYMetroParents Staff

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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.


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