HNext Narrative, Volume 1

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

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

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.

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.

Find out more at True Colors Theatre



Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company is a nonprofit regional theater company based in Atlanta, Georgia. True Colors Theatre Company’s mission is to celebrate the rich tradition of Black storytelling while giving voice to bold artists from all cultures. We add dimension and relevance to our work on the stage through community events and education programming. The vision of Artistic Director Jamil Jude is for the company to thrive at the intersection of artistic excellence and civic engagement... [FULL BIO]