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19 Nov

MonologueSlam is an international industry showcase for actors from all backgrounds. 22 actors are given the opportunity to perform for a welcoming audience and a panel of industry professionals who are in a position to move their careers forward. This event helps performers that may not have access to the usual routes into the industry and provides agents and casting directors with an avenue to source fresh talent.

The show consists of a one minute round and three minute round, where each actor will perform a monologue of their choice. There’s also some entertainment provided by a music act whilst the judges make their decision on the winning monologues.

After a hugely successful 2016 debut in Los Angeles, MonologueSlam returns to TCL Chinese 6 Theatre on 19th November. 

The TCN regularly receive support from Film, TV and Stage stars such as Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) Aml Ameen (Yardie) Karen David (Once Upon A Time) David Ajala (Falling Water) Oliver Stark (911) Dominique Tipper (Expanse) Nicholas Pinnock (CounterPart) Jonathan Kite (Two Broke Girls) Shavani Seth (Homeland) Duane Henry (NCIS) Chike Okonkwo (The Birth of a Nation) Tehmina Sunny (Training Day) Matthew Moy (Two Broke Girls) Rez Kempton (Amar Akbar & Tony) and Louis Ozawa Changchien (The Man in the High Castle) who all attend MonologueSlam UK.

1 Minute Round

  • Matthew Holcomb
    Matthew Holcomb
    Masteclass Winner
  • Gerald Isaac Waters
    Gerald Isaac Waters
  • Samantha Barrios
    Samantha Barrios
  • Jessica Dowdeswell
    Jessica Dowdeswell
  • Emma West
    Emma West
  • Connor Linnerooth
    Connor Linnerooth
  • Emmy Ross
    Emmy Ross
  • Zac Catone
    Zac Catone
  • Bradley Nnadi
    Bradley Nnadi
  • Atika Greene
    Atika Greene
  • Paris Perrault
    Paris Perrault
Matthew Holcomb
Masteclass Winner

Key Exchange by Kevin Wade

https://resumes.actorsaccess.com/matthewholcomb

 

Gerald Isaac Waters

Cool Ranch by Chambers Stevens

https://resumes.actorsaccess.com/GIWATERS

KMR Talent Diversity, Trinity Artists International

@Officialhumptydumpty

 

Jessica Dowdeswell
Connor Linnerooth
Emmy Ross

Richard III by William Shakespeare

https://resumes.actorsaccess.com/emmyross

@theemmyross

 

Zac Catone

A Zac by Another Name by Zac Catone

https://resumes.actorsaccess.com/zaccatone

 

Atika Greene

Inseparable by Joe Port & Joe Wiseman

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6455242/

www.Momentumtalent.com

@atikagreene

 

 

 

Paris Perrault

The Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe by Jane Wagner

http://resumes.actorsaccess.com/parisperrault

imdb.me/parisperrault

@parisperrault

www.littmantalent.com

 

3 Minute Round

  • Andrea Bennett
    Andrea Bennett
    Masterclass Winner
  • Shahbaz Sarwar
    Shahbaz Sarwar
    Defending Champion
  • Andre K. Jefferson 
    Andre K. Jefferson 
  • Lance Gideon
    Lance Gideon
  • Raymond-Kym Suttle
    Raymond-Kym Suttle
  • Dan Istrate
    Dan Istrate
  • Zaria Simone
    Zaria Simone
  • Joshua Michael Moore
    Joshua Michael Moore
  • Shani Pride
    Shani Pride
  • Elena Sanz
    Elena Sanz
Andrea Bennett
Masterclass Winner

Shades of Blue by Olivia Briggs

imdb.me/AndreaBennett

www.bmgtalent.com

@I_AndreaBennett

Shahbaz Sarwar
Defending Champion

The Talk by Shahbaz Sarwar

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2002882/

 

Andre K. Jefferson 

Dreamer Examines his Pillow by John Patrick Stanely

https://m.imdb.com/name/nm5626739/?ref_=fn_al_nm_0

@dredaydrizzle 

 

Lance Gideon

Lance Gideon

Philadelphia by Ron Nyswaner

https://resumes.actorsaccess.com/LanceGideon

www.ParkArtistsGroup.com

Twitter: @MrLanceGideon.com

Instagram: @ActorLanceGideon

 

Raymond-Kym Suttle

Raymond-Kym Suttle

The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris

https://resumes.actorsaccess.com/raymondkymsuttle

http://www.rpmtalent.net/

 

Dan Istrate
Zaria Simone

Gem of the Ocean by August Wilson

resumes.actorsaccess.com/zariasimone

 

Joshua Michael Moore

The Brothers’ Size By Tarell Alvin MCraney

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5845157/?ref_=nv_sr_1

 

Shani Pride

Klute by Andy Lewis and Dave Lewis

http://resumes.actorsaccess.com/shanipride

Elena Sanz

Catherine and Anita by Derek Ahonen

Imdb profile: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5362727

@LNA_SANZ 

Judges

  • Kim Coleman
    Kim Coleman
    Casting Director
  • James Jolly
    James Jolly
    Manager
  • April Baker
    April Baker
    Manager
  • Brian Espinosa
    Brian Espinosa
    Manager
  • Gary Reichman
    Gary Reichman
    Agent
  • Ben Gorman
    Ben Gorman
    Agent
  • Sam Bain
    Sam Bain
    Writer and Producer
  • Beth Ryne
    Beth Ryne
    Casting Associate
  • Michelle Adams
    Michelle Adams
    Casting Director
  • Allycia Atania
    Allycia Atania
    Manager of Casting for Fox Broadcasting Company
  • Ayo Davis
    Ayo Davis
    SVP Talent and Casting, ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios.
  • Julia Verdin
    Julia Verdin
    Manager
Kim Coleman
Casting Director

Kim Coleman is an award winning casting director that has worked on a diverse range of projects including Blackkklansman, American Crime, Enemy of the State, The Good Doctor, Greenleaf, Survivors Remorse, Love Is, Bringing Down The House, Akeelah & the Bee and Amistad, Inside Man, Public Enemies, Miracle at St Anna, Good Deedsand Madea’s Witness Protection, We The Peeples and Tyler Perry’s Temptation.

James Jolly
Manager

James Jolly is a manager at the newly formed company Stride Management. Stride Managements client list includes Oscar winner Nicolas Cage, Emmy nominee Mike O’Malley, Jason Patric, David Paymer and Billy Baldwin; as well as young Hollywood talent including Emmy nominee Shannon Purser (Stranger Things), Y’lan Noel (Insecure), Lamar Johnson (X Men: Dark Phoenix), Julian Dennison (untitled Deadpool sequel), Chris Pang (Crazy Rich Asians) and Christopher Meyer (The Affair).

April Baker
Manager

April Baker is a Manager at Stage Coach Entertainment. Stagecoach Entertainment is a management and production company dedicated to creating exceptional work by exceptionally talented individuals.

Brian Espinosa
Manager

Brian Espinosa is the Chief Executive Officer at Optimism Entertainment he oversees the growth and development of the company’s talent, music, & sports divisions. He has worked on the management teams of many A-list box office hit stars, Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award nominees. He works with many studios  such as Disney, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros. on a variety of films and television series as a representative & producer.

Gary Reichman
Agent

Gary Reichman is an Agent at GVA Talent Agency. Since 1995, the GVA Talent Agency has been one of the leading boutique talent agencies in Los Angeles, responsible for building the careers of incredible actors. Following the mission statement of quality over quantity, GVA prides itself on maintaining a small client list, accepting submissions only through industry referral.

Ben Gorman
Agent

Ben Gorman joined Buchwald after four years as a talent agent at the boutique agency Pakula/King. Buchwald offers representation in every area of the entertainment industry: commercial, broadcast, film, theatre, television, literary, feature film packaging, personal appearance, syndication (radio, television and digital), branding/digital, and emerging talent.

 

Sam Bain
Writer and Producer

Sam Bain is a British comedy writer and producer, best known for the Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show Fresh Meat, plus BBC’s Rev. Bain recently set up a new production company with backing from BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, which has a 20% stake and is expected to sell Various Artists content internationally. The new indie will specialize in comedy and comedy-drama as well as straight drama.

Beth Ryne
Casting Associate

Beth Ryne is a Los Angeles-based Casting Associate who has had the great fortune of working with some of the industry’s top casting directors. TV credits include DEAD TO ME, PROJECT BLUE BOOK, TOM CLANCY’S JACK RYAN, ALTERED CARBON, AMERICAN GOTHIC, I’M DYING UP HERE, and MASTERS OF SEX. For the stage, she cast the west coast premiere of Ike Holter’s play HIT THE WALL and an ensemble production of SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE: REVISITED, produced by Jane Wagner and Lily Tomlin.

Michelle Adams
Casting Director

Michelle Adams is one of Hollywoods top Casting Directors. Michelle’s previous film credits include CADILLAC RECORDS (starring Beyonce and Columbus Short, Tyler Perry’s MADEA GOES TO JAIL, John Singleton’s FOUR BROTHERS , HUSTLE AND FLOW (starring Taraji P. Henson), Black Snake Moan and the Lifetime television movie SINS OF THE MOTHER (starring Jill Scott). Previously, Michelle has worked cast for some of the hottest television series on primetime including Dear White People, The Good Doctors, , American Crime, Survivors Remorse, Underground, Greenleaf, CBS’ The Shield (with FMW Casting), CBS’ Cold Case, UPN’s Half & Half, UPN’s The Parkers, Zoe, WB’s Dawson’s Creek, and UPN’s Moesha! Upcoming films include LESLIE (based on the book by Omar Tyree), CAR and PREP SCHOOL.

Allycia Atania
Manager of Casting for Fox Broadcasting Company

Allycia Atania is the Manager of Casting for Fox Broadcasting Company where she oversees casting of series regulars, guest stars and co-stars for network pilots and current series. She has worked on notable shows such as EMPIRE, THE RESIDENT, 24: LEGACY, SCREAM QUEENS, and STAR. Before Fox, she worked in casting offices for NBCUniversal, Avy Kaufman, and Arena Stage.

Ayo Davis
SVP Talent and Casting, ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios.

Ayo Davis is senior vice president, Talent and Casting, ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios.  In this position, she oversees all casting for both the ABC Television Network and ABC Studios, and is responsible for identifying and cultivating relationships with talent from around the world.

Davis has been instrumental in casting some of the most recognized shows, including the hit drama “The Good Doctor,” the Emmy Award-winning drama “American Crime,” the Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning series “black-ish” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” for which Viola Davis won the Emmy as the first African American actress to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.  She has championed the careers and attracted the likes of some of the industry’s most notable actors, including Eva Longoria, Jesse Williams and Golden Globe-winner Gina Rodriguez. During her tenure, Davis has inspired and advocated for diversity and inclusion throughout the casting process.  She leads the ABC Discovers Initiative, which includes several programs aimed at finding and nurturing up-and-coming talent from around the world.

Julia Verdin
Manager

Julia Verdin’s management company Rough Diamond Management has been going for 20 years. Julia has launched many careers and has an excellent overall business understanding of what it takes in the current market place to launch careers.   She is known for her great ability to spot and develop up and coming talent.  As well as her excellent reputation as a top talent manager, Julia is also known as one of Hollywood’s leading independent producers/directors with 36 feature films made to date.

Special Guests

  • Jimmy Akingbola
    Jimmy Akingbola
    Host
  • MASUMI
    MASUMI
    Singer-SongWriter
Jimmy Akingbola
Host

Jimmy Akingbola is an award-winning actor/producer and co-founder of The TriForce Creative Network, an organisation set up to promote equal opportunities in the entertainment industry.

Jimmy is living and working between Los Angeles and London producing and managing TCN events, creating business relationships and expanding the TCN brand in the USA. He’s is best known for his roles as super-villain Baron Reiter in DC Comics’ superhero drama, Arrow; the sharp-shooting surgeon Antoine Malick in the BBC’s award-winning hospital drama, Holby City, and the hilarious characters Crackhead Mick in the BAFTA award-winning BBC Two comedy Rev and Valentine in the Award Winning Idris Elba Sky1 comedy In The Long Run..

Instagram: @jimmyakingbola 

Twitter: @jimmyakingbola 

www.jimmyakingbola.co.uk

 

MASUMI
Singer-SongWriter
“Her music tells an emotional and empowering story that is made to uplift but also console her audience with lyrical messages that connect us through our shared life experiences and struggles.
With one voice and one guitar, Japanese singer-songwriter MASUMI transcends cultural borders. MASUMI creates music with the intention of giving hope to others without shying away from the darkness that makes us all human..” 
MASUMI.Music (IG)
MASUMI_Cherrie (Twitter)
MASUMICherrie.com (Website),
MASUMI.Official (FB),

Venue

TCL 6 Chinese Theatre
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 United States
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Website:
http://www.tclchinesetheatres.com/

Upcoming Events

 
MonologueSlam UK Masterclasses are part of the TCN’s continued drive to promote and develop talent. Two attendees will be chosen from the Masterclass to perform at MonologueSlam UK.
Audition for the chance to perform at the National MonologueSlam UK Final in London. The show will take place on Monday 17th December 2018.
MonologueSlam UK – the industry showcase for actors from all backgrounds returns to Los Angeles in November.
Audition for the chance to perform in the Youth Round (11-17) at MonologueSlam UK London. The show will take place on Monday 17 December.

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MonologueSlam UK is THE industry showcase for actors from all backgrounds and profiles. Sponsored by Spotlight and supported by industry as a whole, MonologueSlam UK is open to everyone.

For more information about TriForce Creative Network's other activities, please go to www.thetcn.com

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Trading as TriForce Creative Network   Company Number: 07974520

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Caitlin Drabble

I adore all that TriForce are, do and represent. I feel exceptionally lucky for all that you've given me. I'm...
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I adore all that TriForce are, do and represent. I feel exceptionally lucky for all that you've given me. I'm in a great place, with a new agent - Gordon and French - and my second TV job ahead. I honestly wouldn't be in this place without the support and opportunities given to me through The Actors Gym with the fabulous Babou, MonologueSlams and ongoing advice and guidance from the entireTriForce team. THANK YOU!

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What an amazing thing MonologueSlam is! I have performed in two now and it is one of the best, most...
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What an amazing thing MonologueSlam is! I have performed in two now and it is one of the best, most fun, most supportive things I have ever done as an actor, I had an absolute blast! Please keep up the good work.

Aisha Walters

I’ve been to Monologue Slam twice and have been amazed by the level of talent I’ve seen. It’s a great...

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I’ve been to Monologue Slam twice and have been amazed by the level of talent I’ve seen. It’s a great evening and a chance to meet new actors. It’s led to actors coming to meet with us and even gaining roles in some of our projects. I can’t wait to go again.

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I can't thank Triforce enough for the platform and the encouragement. It's such an inspiring event and I'm sure it will continue to be!

Jane Anderson

You're providing a fantastic platform for actors, and the positivity in the room was overwhelming! Keep up the good work!

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Jane Anderson
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You're providing a fantastic platform for actors, and the positivity in the room was overwhelming! Keep up the good work!