Posted January 24, 2022

Entry Deadline Extended for Virtual Monologue Competition


Cash Prizes for Winners

Today the nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced that the deadline for the second annual Virtual Monologue Competition has been extended to Tuesday, February 1, 2022. High school students are invited to record and submit one-minute monologues to be reviewed by a guest panel of judges. Finalists will receive one-on-one coaching, a professional taping of their performance, and can win up to $1,000 in cash prizes.

“The tremendous performances we saw last year speak to the depth of talent in North Texas,” said Autumn Garrison, director of education and community engagement at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. “We know there have been many challenges in returning to classes with the recent surge so we wanted to gives students a bit more time to get their monologues recorded and submitted!”

Cash prizes are:

  • 1st Place – $1,000
  • 2nd Place – $500
  • 3rd Place – $400
  • 4th Place – $250

This is the second year for the Virtual Monologue Competition. Last year’s entrants came from nine high schools in five school districts across North Texas. Selected finalists receive a private coaching session with one of the Center’s professional teaching artists, and a professional videographer will then record their monologue in a socially-distanced session at the Winspear Opera House.

The program is designed so that students who plan to study theatre at the collegiate level can use these as part of their audition video submissions.

The deadline for contest submissions is February 1, 2022. There is no fee to apply. For contest rules and instructions, please visit this link. To view videos of last year’s winning performances, please visit this link.