Posted January 31, 2024

The Best of Virtual Storytelling: The AT&T Performing Arts Center Announces the Top 11 Finalists of the Fourth Annual Virtual Monologue Competition

A teen girl performing a monologue

(DALLAS)After judging dozens of captivating performances by teens across North Texas, the AT&T Performing Arts Center is thrilled to announce the top 11 finalists of the Virtual Monologue Competition. These exceptional individuals have demonstrated outstanding creativity, passion, and storytelling prowess, making their mark in this year’s contest.

The Center encourages students who plan to study theatre at the collegiate level to use this opportunity to begin preparing their audition video submissions. The competition requirements and filming guidelines have intentionally been made flexible to allow students to follow the audition requirements for the college programs they wish to pursue. The top 11 finalists will now receive one-on-one coaching from our teaching artists and the opportunity to have their monologue professionally filmed for their future use.

Here are the finalists (in alphabetical order by school):

  1. Diyaa Dossani, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
  2. Edie Setnick, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
  3. Avery Soto, Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy
  4. Sydney Haygood, Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy
  5. Sophia Wheeler, Hebron High School
  6. Ayan Mishra, Plano East Senior High School
  7. Brenna Marie Stewart, Stewart School of Excellence Homeschool
  8. Hudson Donnell, Wylie High School
  9. Nicholas Ghirmai, Wylie High School
  10. Kristina Restrepo, Wylie High School
  11. Kaleigh Wright, Wylie High School

This year’s winner will be announced in the weeks to come and will receive a $1,000 cash prize. For additional information on this year’s Virtual Monologue Competition, please visit: