The August Wilson New Voices Competition (AWNV) is a city-wide competition open to all Chicago high school students in honor of the late Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, August Wilson. To participate, students engage in three rounds of competition by either performing a 2-3 minute monologue or creating a visual design presentation from one of the ten plays in August Wilson’s Century Cycle. The top two students from the Chicago Regional Finals receive a cash prize and are granted the opportunity to compete at the AWNV National competition with students from across the country. Applications for the competition will be open from January-February, 2024.
The August Wilson Youth Intensive is a FREE training program that prepares young artists to participate in the August Wilson New Voices Competition. Over the course of six weeks, participants will explore the history of August Wilson and receive coaching from professional artists as they prepare for their performance or design presentation.
Applications are due on Friday, November 24th. Please email QBarrett@govst.edu if you have any questions.