actors must register to secure an audition space. Registration is online only,
first-come, first-served until all 320 slots are filled. After you register you
will receive a phone call within 24 hours to confirm 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
Renaissance Arlington Capital View, 2800
South Potomac Avenue
METRO: Nearest METRO stop is Crystal City on
the Yellow Line. The walk down Crystal Drive from METRO to the Renaissance is
about 15 minutes.
FREE off-street parking is
available near the hotel.
FOOD: Coffee, food, and beverage are
available for purchase at the hotel or at numerous restaurants along the walk
to the Renaissance.
HEADSHOTS/RESUMES: Please bring SIX headshots & resumes stapled or printed
If this number changes, registered actors will be notified and an update will
be made online at www.MonologueMadness.net.
PREPARE: Please arrive at
least 15 minutes prior to your appointment. Actors are given ONE & 1/2 MINUTES to present up to two
monologues of their choosing. Monologues may be comedic, dramatic, or
classical. Self-written, non-published monologues are allowed.
SCORING: Monologues will
be judged on a 0-100 point scale by three casting directors. Scoring is based
on preparation, choice of monologue, and acting ability.
CASTING: There will be
other casting directors & producers sitting in at the Open Call audition.
This list will be made available to each actor.
32, highest-scoring actors, from the Selection Sunday Open Call will be invited
to compete on Championship Sunday, 4/7/31, 6pm-8pm. Theatre location TBD.
will be notified on Monday, March 11 and the Top 32 will be posted online on
Monday, March 11. Actors must accept invitation upon receipt of invitation.
Actors declining invitation will allow a lower-scoring actor to be admitted to
the Top 32.
32 actors will be bracketed for tournament competition. There will be 8
"seeds". Details on tournament seeding will be posted online.
tickets to Championship Sunday are $15 for General Admission and $25 for
Priority Seating and will go on sale in early March. Tickets sell
quickly, please secure friends, family, & fan tickets ASAP.
April 7, 2013. There will be 6 NEW judges and a live audience of approximately 250. Theatre TBD.
NOTE: No monologues used in previous years of Monologue Madness live competition may
be used in this year's competition!
must be prepared with THREE monologues. Monologues used at open call may be
used in the competition. Round 1 is
Comedy. Round 2 is Drama. Round 3 is Classical. Actors will be scored in pairs,
i.e. Actor 1 competing against Actor 2 in the round of Comedy. Both actors take
the stage, Actor 1 presents, then Actor 2 presents. Actors are scored by the
panel of judges. The entire round is completed when all pairs of the bracket
occurs between each round.
announcement is made as to which actors of each pair advance to the next round.
16 actors will advance to Round 2. 8 actors will advance to Round 3. 4 actors
will advance to Round 4.
the actor advance, Round 4 is the Cold Read. Actor will be given approximately
5 minutes to prepare a cold read, gender-neutral monologue for presentation,
on-stage, before judges and audience. Tabulation occurs. 2 actors will advance
to the Final Round. Details on the Final Round requirement will not be made available
until the evening of the competition.
winning actor will receive $1000, in addition to other prizes. Actor must fill
out W9 for tax purposes. Payment will be made via check within 30 days of
competition. All 32 actors will receive
prize packages. Prize details will be updated online at www.MonologueMadness.net