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AWMC Application Deadline–EXTENDED!

October 20, 2014

In an effort to ensure that all students in the portland metropolitan area, have the chance to apply for the 2015 August Wilson Monologue Competition, we have extended the application ...


This is what Portland high school students get from participating in AWMC

September 26, 2014

Denzel Washington on stage with August Wilson Monologue Competition finalists from across the country–May 2014:


Kevin Jones and Chantal DeGroat Open Up About The Piano Lesson

September 17, 2014

Listen to the KABOO Interview with Kevin and Chantal Kevin Jones and Chantal DeGroat, speak about the upcoming production of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson at Portland Playhouse on KABOO’s Stage and Sound. Click here ...


Jordan Henderson Shares Her Experience in the August Wilson Monologue Competition

September 15, 2014

Listen to Jordan Henderson open up about her experience as a Semi-Finalist in the AWMC:  


August Wilson Monologue Competition Free Workshop for High School Students!

July 23, 2014

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information or media inquiries, Contact: Bonnie Ratner, Executive Director, 503-954-3184 or   To schedule a workshop: Contact, Katie Watkins, Outreach Coordinator, August Wilson Monologue Competition Free Workshop for High School ...


Community Readings at Portland Center Stage

June 10, 2014

 Join Portland Center Stage for their Community Reading Series FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF June 16, 2014 Ellyn Bye Studio 7pm  Directed by Jerry Foster and Produced by Passin’ ...


August Wilson Monologue Competition Youth Advocates Workshop

June 4, 2014

Send Portland Youth Back To Broadway Support Portland’s Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition Please join us to learn about a major opportunity for the young people you teach and support. The August ...


OPB’s Look Inside The Red Door Project

May 26, 2014

Kevin Jones and The Red Door Project are featured on Season 15 Episode 22 of OPB’s Art Beat Oregon:  


The Journey of Man, A Genetic Odyssey–A JHS Multicultural Film Festival Presentation

May 8, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 6 PM at the North Portland Neighborhood Library, 512 N. Killingsworth Street Showing how the secrets about our ancestors are hidden in our genetic code, Spencer Wells [geneticist ...


August Wilson Monologue Competition Inspires Portland Youth

May 2, 2014

Thank you to OPB for their coverage of the August Wilson Monologue Competition Please visit OPB’s Arts and Life website for the whole story:

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