Actor Edward Daniels, creator of DC’s first ever head to head actor competition Monologue Madness, announced the results from the March 13th Selection Sunday held at the Dupont Circle Hotel. Judges scored 58 actors, all of whom will go on to compete for prizes, including the top $1,000 cash prize, on April 3rd.
The top 8 scoring actors have been ‘seeded’ in the final tournament draw. Basketball fans will no doubt, understand what that means. For the rest of us, Daniels broke it down this way: “Based on scoring at the Open Call, as with basketball and other tournament sports, the more skilled contestants are selectively arranged in the draw for position in the tournament so that they meet each other in later rounds. Technically, if the seeds hold up, they will meet in the later rounds. However, that is not guaranteed. Some of their lower scoring opponents can deliver amazing performances and upset any given seed.”
The 8 top-seeded contestants are: Dionne Audain, Joe Brack, Tonya Ross, Gabi Stapula, Hilary Kacser, Lisa Hodsoll, Charlene Smith, Matthew Ancarrow, followed closely by Kathleen Alvania, Cherie Weinert, Cori Dioquino, Bruce Rauscher, Josh Murray, Tara Handron, and David Zimmerman. The tournament draw has been posted at MonologueMadness.net.
Tickets ($15) are on sale now for Championship Sunday on April 3, 2011 and Daniels promises an exciting event, with actors turning in their A game, as the crowd cheers them on. The action starts at 6pm. Arrive early to get best seats and order drinks from the Passenger Bar. It all takes place at Warehouse Theater, 1017 7th Ave NW, in DC. (enter around the corner on New York Avenue.)
Daniels promises to produce another Monologue Madness next year. The actor and popular DJ isn’t out of great competition ideas, not by a long shot. Get ready for the ‘Madness’ competition for musicals performers, tentatively titled ‘Show Tune Showdown’, and scheduled for this summer.