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Monologue Madness 2020 - DC Actor Registration

Monologue Madness, LLC

Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Monologue Madness 2020 - DC Actor Registration

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Monologue Madness 2020 - DC Open Call
Monologue Madness 2020 - DC Open Call
Feb 29, 2020 $8.00 $0.00

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Monologue Madness 2020 - DC Actor Registration

Online actor registration opens January 8, 2020, at 9am and will remain open until all available slots are filled. 

Registration fee is $8 per actor. Non-refundable.

All actors must register to secure an audition slot. Registration is first-come, first-served until all 210 slots are filled.  After you register you will receive an email within 48 hours to select your exact audition time. 

You must confirm your exact audition appointment time. A stand-by list will begin
if all available slots are filled. Details for stand-by will be made available online.


Selection Sunday, the Open Call Audition

Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Arena Stage, Washington, DC



Headshots & Resumes

Please bring SIX headshots & resumes, printed or stapled back-to-back. If this number changes, registered actors will be notified and an update will be made online at

Headshots & resumes must be 8x10. Any mis-sized headshots & resumes will NOT be accepted.



Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your audition appointment.

Actors will be given two minutes to present up to two monologues of their choosing.

Monologues may be comedic, dramatic, or classical.

Self-written and non-published monologues are allowed, though not suggested.



Monologues will be judged on a 0-100 point scale by three theatre & film professionals.

Scoring is based on acting ability, choice of monologue, and preparation.



There will be a time-keeper present in the audition room. Timing begins after you have slated.



In addition to the three judges who will decide which 32 actors will be invited to compete in the competition, there may be other casting professionals attending the Open Call who are casting future film and theatre projects.

This list will be made available to each actor at the audition check-in table and will be updated online.


Top 32

The top 32 highest-scoring actors from the Open Call will be invited to compete in

Monologue Madness on Championship Monday at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

Actors who make the cut will be notified on Sunday, March 15 & Monday, March 16,

and the Top 32 will be posted online. Actors must accept or decline invitation upon receipt.

Actors declining the invitation will allow a lower-scoring actor the opportunity to compete.

The Top 32 actors will be placed in a single-elimination bracket for tournament competition.


Championship Monday, Monologue Madness DC 

Monday, March 23, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm

There will be SIX new judges and a live audience of approximately 250.

Actors must come prepared with THREE, one-minute monologues.

Monologues used at the Open Call may be used in the competition.

If the actor participated in Monologue Madness 2019,

a different set of monologues must be used for the 2020 competition.

Round 1 is Comedy

Round 2 is Drama

Round 3 is Classical

Round 4 is the Cold Read

Actors will take the stage in pairs, i.e. Actor 1 competing against Actor 2 in the round of Comedy.
Actor 1 presents, then Actor 2 presents. Actors are scored by the panel of judges.
The entire round is complete when all pairs of the bracket have presented.
Tabulation occurs and an announcement is made as to which actor in each pair will advance to the next round.

Sixteen actors will advance to Round 2 (Drama).

Eight actors will advance to Round 3 (Classical).

[Classical is defined as any work published at least 100 years ago.]

Four actors will advance to Round 4 (Cold Read).

Should he or she advance to Round 4, the actor will be handed a gender-neutral monologue in which the actor will have five minutes to prepare, off-stage, before returning to perform.

Tabulation shall occur and two actors will advance to the Final Round.

Per tradition, details on the requirements of the Final Round will not be made available

until the evening of the competition.


Audience Tickets

Audience tickets to Monologue Madness 2020 are $15 General Admission
and $25 for Priority Seating.

Tickets sales begin on Jan 20, 2020.



The winning actor will receive $1000, in addition to other career-related gifts.

Awards details will be continuously updated

online at

Have questions about Monologue Madness 2020 - DC Actor Registration? Contact Monologue Madness, LLC

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Arena Stage
1101 6th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024

Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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