NEW VOICES. NEW TRUTHS. NEW DISCOVERIES. Monologues from the Next Narrative™ Monologue Competition, Vol. 2

Monologue Collection
1 Actor


The Next Narrative™ Monologue Competition, Vol. 2 features newly created works from eleven of America’s leading contemporary Black playwrights that engage students in artful exploration of 21st century themes, while instilling confidence in all to find their voices. The program objectives are to introduce students to today’s leading contemporary Black writers, expose students to acting techniques that enhance their knowledge of the art and skill of performance, utilize the arts to support students in making co-curricular connections, investigate how history and culture influence personal perspective through artful exploration, and embolden students to use their voices to inspire social action.

Casting & Production

About the Next Narrative™ Competition

The Next Narrative Monologue Competition is a national competition for high school students in grades 9-12. Throughout participating regions, have the opportunity to engage in master classes led by industry professionals. These classes are meticulously crafted to enhance their acting skills, shaping these students into elevated artists.

Students progress through three competitive rounds—preliminaries, semi-finals, and a regional final. The top two winners from each region win an all-expense-paid trip to New York City. There, on the legendary stage of the Apollo Theater, they compete for cash prizes in the National Finals against 24 other regional winners. This Next Narrative Monologue Competition not only fuels artistic growth but also provides a national stage for students to showcase their skills, fostering learning, recognition, and advancement in their pursuit of artistic excellence.