Celebrating 10 Years of Educating Tomorrow's Stars Today!

About the Project

The August Wilson Monologue Competition was added to True Colors' educational programming in 2007, to preserve the works of the legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.  Since its launch, the program has expanded to ten cities across the country and continues to grow every year locally and nationally. This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Atlanta Regional competition, with your support, we will continue reaching students across the world.

The Atlanta regional competition introduces August Wilson's work to high school students across the area. City-wide workshops are provided for participants, as they prepare to present a monologue from August Wilson's ground-breaking,10-play Century Cycle. These award-winning works chronicle the African experience from every decade in the 20th Century. Students present their monologues in a preliminary, semi-final and final round. The top 2 participants from the final round of the regional competition receive an all-expense-paid trip to New York City, where they will perform on Broadway, as well as compete against the winners from other participating cities for additional awards and scholarships.

Why Should You Support the August Wilson Monologue Competition?

One of the vital components of True Colors' mission is educating the next generation through the arts.  Your support of our Power2Give campaign will help True Colors expand our in-residency program to more schools across the Atlanta area and reach a wider range of demographics. It is important that we continue to make art more accessible in our world, students are often faced with the dilemma of not having the resources to participate or learn about significant art programs. Promoting our in-school residency program will help make the August Wilson Monologue Competition more accessible to students.

This program is FREE to all participants and allows students to gain the following:

  • Self-Confidence, self-tolerance and cultural diversity
  • Develop and sustain the fundamental skills of acting
  • Attain public speaking skills
  • Learn the works of August Wilson
Over 1000 students have participated in the program, and 100 students have continued to volunteer by performing or speaking at events, recruiting and facilitation workshops.  Here is a quote from one of our previous competitors: 

"Learning the rich history of the African American experiences through the 20th Century was by far my favorite part of the competition.  Sure competing was fun, but I now have such a great appreciation for my people and our accomplishments."

We ask that you help us promote the arts to those who otherwise don't have the privilege.


Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $5,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

  • Resurgens mayor s oca color
$1,805.20 of $10,000 goal ⋅ 6 days to go
  • Donate $5 or more

    Contributors will receive an e-newsletter about the August Wilson Monologue Competition and updates about program participants
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $75 or more

    Contributors will receive the following benefits:
    E-newsletter about the August Wilson Monologue Competition and updates about program participants
    Membership listing in True Colors' programs
    Early notification of True Colors events
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $150 or more

    Contributors will receive the following benefits:
    E-newsletter about the August Wilson Monologue Competition and updates about program participants
    Membership listing in True Colors' programs
    Early notification of True Colors events
    True Colors commemorative item (will be mailed)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
$8,194.80 to go. Every dollar helps.
$1,805.20 of $10,000 goal ⋅ 6 days to go
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    Debra Ellerson
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    Jennifer McEwen
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    LaTeshia Ellerson
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    Deloris McClam Cross
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    Jennifer Jones
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    Match from City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs- FY17
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    Mary Jane Cooper
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    Match from City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs- FY17
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    Terry Sims
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    Match from City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs- FY17
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    in honor of All the Magnet Students at Tri-Cities High School in East Point past and present
    8 days ago
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    Match from City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs- FY17
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    in honor of Judy Anderson
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    Match from City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs- FY17
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    Saabirah Amatullah
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    Match from City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs- FY17
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