MonologueSlam is a nationwide industry showcase for actors from all backgrounds and profiles. Sponsored by Spotlight and supported by industry as a whole, MonologueSlam is open to everyone. After a lengthy audition process, 22 actors are given the opportunity to perform for a welcoming audience and a panel of people in a position to move their careers forward.
Maintaining that it should always be free for actors to perform, TriForce have produced an event that helps talent that may not have access to the usual routes into the industry. Every event has an industry panel of at least four judges, all of whom are in the position to give actors a job.
We believe that all performers should have the opportunity to nurture their talent no matter what their circumstances or background; experience has shown us that it is through these avenues that the freshest, untapped talent can be found.
There are many success stories that have occurred through MonologueSlam. Ryan Calais Cameron was scooped up by Clint Dyer for a lead role in The Westbridge at the Royal Court (his professional theatre debut), Chizzy Akudolu was seen performing at MonologueSlam by BBC Casting Director Liz Stoll before winning her role on Holby City and many actors have secured representation after performing at the event.
The event has grown into a nationwide competition, with shows in currently held at Theatre Royal Stratford East, 53two in Manchester, Birmingham REP and Luton Library Theatre.
Winners from the regional events are invited to perform at the National Final in December at Theatre Royal Stratford East in London, for a chance to be crowned National Champion. The champion will take home an extensive prize package designed to take their career to the next level, including one year’s free Spotlight membership and the chance to record a monologue at Spotlight Studios, a headshot session and one-to-one advice from industry professionals.