32 actors chosen to compete for Monologue Madness top prize, April 7

Monologue Madness, the brainchild of actor/producer Edward Daniels, is ready for its 3rd year of determining who will take home its top prize of $1,000 on Championship Sunday, April 7th.

32 contestants for the
2013 Monologue Madness Championship Sunday:

Anissa Parekh
Barry Moton
Blair Bowers
Chelsea Townsend
Doug Graupman
Elana Michelle
Emily Kester
Ezgi Acur
Jjana Valentiner
Joel Snyder
John C. Bailey
Jordana Rosenfeld
Josh Sticklin
Karen Romero
Karina Hilleard
Kashayna Johnson
Kathleen Alvania
Katie Culligan
Katja Volker
Leslie Olabisi
Meredith Richard
Rachel Manteuffel
Sarah Marsden
Sean Pedersen
Shaina Lynn
Shashone Lambert
Shelby Sours
Thomas Beheler
Tony Strowd
Whitney St. Ours
William Hayes


Ahmad Helmy
Alexander Rafala
Obinna Nwachukwu

The 32 contestants chosen from a huge turnout of hopefuls last Sunday, will compete in four rounds of bracketed competition: The actors will perform monologues of their own choosing in the first three rounds (Comedy, Drama and Classical).

The last round’s choice, aptly titled The Cold Read,  is presented to the final four contestants five minutes before their performance.

The panel of judges for this year’s Monologue Madness are: Denise J. Hart, Director of Performing Arts Training Studio, Diane Carroad, Footlights Theatre Group, Director Stevie Zimmerman, Actor and Director Stefan Sittig, Actor Michael Replogle and casting agent Betsy Royall.

The 2013 Monologue Madness Championship Sunday will be held April 7, 2013 from 6 – 8pm at The Miracle Theatre, 535 Eighth St. SE, Washington, DC, 20003. Tickets are $15, and go on sale today. Click here.

Previous year’s finals have sold out, so for all those thinking of attending, we suggest you get tickets early.


Lorraine Treanor About Lorraine Treanor

Lorraine Treanor has been editor of DC Theatre Scene since 2006. She has produced plays and concerts in her hometown of Chicago, and twice in the Capital Fringe festival. Her daughter Nina Norris is an artist working in Chicago. Life's a blast because she shares it with writer Tim Treanor.



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