Monologue Slam Festival
1st Annual Company of Angels Monologue Slam
1st Annual CoA Monologue Slam will take place on the last weekend of September 2012,
September 28th, 8p.m. : Semi-Final 1
September 29th, 8p.m. : Semi-Final 2
September 30th, 7p.m. : Grand Final
20 participants will perform during each Semi-Final.
(For a total of 40 participants over the first 2 nights)
The top 10 participants as determined by the judges per Semi-Final will automatically qualify for the Grand Final.
Audience Favorite Voting:
During each of the Semi-Finals, the audience gets to vote for 1 (one) Audience Favorite per Semi-Final. If the winner of the Audience Favorite is one of the final 10 who qualified for the Grand Final then the results stay as is. If the Audience Favorite is not one of the Final 10 per Semi-Final night, then that Audience Favorite will gain ‘Wild Card’ entry and advance to the Grand Final.
(For a total of between 20 to a maximum of 22 participants for the Grand Final)
Participants: $12 Monologue Slam one-time (online only) entry fee
(See “When and How Do I Apply?” for further instructions)
Audience Members: $7 per single night entry at the door or online.
$14 for a 3 day pass at the door or online.
Company of Angels at The Alexandria
501 S. Spring Street., 3rd Floor
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90013
Who Can Participate?
- Anyone over the age of 18.
- Anyone who is not current member of or directly affiliated to Company of Angels.
- We will limit the number of participants per Semi-Final to 20. Application for entry will be closed once the cap is reached per Semi-Final or if the window for application has closed, whichever comes first.
- Participants may only participate on one of the two Semi-Finals. Participants are not allowed to perform on both Semi-Final nights.
1st Place: $100 cash prize plus consideration of membership into Company of Angels & a Limited Edition Joe Romano Paper Mache Sculpture & Free Head Shot Session with head shot photographer, Martin Chavez (Prize value of $400)
$75 cash prize plus consideration of membership into Company of Angels & a Limited Edition Joe Romano Paper Mache Sculpture, “Private Gun Lessons!” at Burbank Firing Line which includes lessons for two people per session, ammo and range fees included for only $90. The usual value for the lessons is $180.
$50 cash prize plus consideration of membership into Company of Angels & a Limited Edition Joe Romano Paper Mache Sculpture, “Private Gun Lessons!” at Burbank Firing Line which includes lessons for two people per session, ammo and range fees included for only $90. The usual value for the lessons is $180.
Overall Audience Favorite: $75 cash prize + 2 tickets to any CoA show in the 2013 Season, “Private Gun Lessons!” at Burbank Firing Line which includes lessons for two people per session, ammo and range fees included for only $90. The usual value for the lessons is $180.
Note: The Overall Audience Favorite prize can and may be awarded to anyone participating in the Grand Finals as determined by the audience. This is regardless of whether they have placed in the Top 3. For example, the 1st Place Winner may also be voted Overall Audience Favorite. He/She would win a total of $175, an offer of membership into CoA, 2 tickets to any CoA show in the 2013 Season and the offer for “Private Gun Lessons” at Burbank Firing Line.
When and How Do I Apply?
- There is a $12 participation fee to help cover the costs of the Monologue Slam.
- If you are interested in participating, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading “CoA MS Participant”.
- Please provide the following information:
- Email Address:
- Contact Phone Number:
- Date You Wish To Participate (Select One Only):
- (September 28th, 8p.m.(Semi-Final 1) OR
- September 29th, 8p.m.(Semi-Final 2)
- Name Of Play:
- Name Of Playwright:
- If You are Performing Original Material, please attach a copy of your performance piece to the email. Please ensure that it is a character based theatrical monologue not longer than 2 minutes.
- Will You Require A Chair For Your Performance? (Yes/No)
- Will You Be Bringing A Hand Prop? (Yes/No) If “Yes”, Please Specify: _________________
- How Did You Hear About Us? Please Specify.
- (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, flyers, word of mouth etc.)
- Do You Wish To Be Contacted About Future CoA Productions And Events? (Yes/No)
4. Once your application has been reviewed by us, you will receive a confirmation email from us with further instructions on the event and how to complete payment.
5. Only upon receiving the confirmation email will you be allowed to participate.
6. Only online payment is accepted. We will not accept payment for participation at the door. Please ensure you attend the correct Semi-Final as any absentee (for any
reason) will be considered a walkover.
7. Closing date for all payment and entries is 11:59p.m. on September 26th.
Walk-ins and entries beyond this date will not be accepted. There are no refunds once payment has been submitted.
8. Please note, if you qualify from your Semi-Final, it is mandatory to attend the Grand Final on Sunday, September 30th at 7p.m.
What Do I Perform? / Monologue Slam Rules:
- Participants are asked to preferably prepare a theatrical monologue from a published play. All participants are required to provide the name of the play and the playwright when applying. As an alternative, if a participant chooses, he/she may also perform their own original material which must be a character based theatrical monologue.
- Improvisations, screenplays, stand up, poetry or storytelling is strictly forbidden. The judging panel each night reserves the right to determine if your performance piece disregards these conditions.
- Choose a monologue that you feel shows you to your best advantage, and one that is close to you in age, range and experience.
- Material performed must not be longer then 2 minutes.
- All performances will be timed. At the 2minute mark, participants will be notified with a “chime”. There is no penalty if you finish within 2minutes and 5seconds. For every second beyond the 2minute 5second mark, participants will be penalized 1 point per second over time. Judges will stop the monologue if it lasts longer than 2mins 15seconds. Judges will automatically disqualify anyone who goes beyond this time. Disqualification and no-shows will result in forfeiture of all registration fees.
- If selected for the Grand Final, you may choose to re-perform your monologue, choose to do a new piece from a published play or your own character based theatrical monologue.
Performances will be scored by category on a point system.
Each category is worth 10points.
Approach & Closure: First impression and last impression.
- How the actor handles the opening and final moment of the monologue
Delivery: A sense of Place/Relationship
- How the actor uses their physical and intellectual instrument to convey where they are and who they are speaking to.
Content: Overall performance
- How the actor was able to make use of an opportunity for an emotional transition.
Confidence: Stage presence and working moment to moment.
- How well the actor was able to work within a ‘competition setting’
Believability & Fit: Selection of Material
- Did the actor pick a monologue within their age, range and experience?
Time: Ability to follow pre-set guidelines
- How well the actor managed the time constraint. Does the monologue seemed rushed, too short or was it over time?
Once all the monologues have been performed, the numbers will be tabulated and results will be announced shortly after.
The top 10 (with the possibility of +1) for each Semi-Final night will advance to the Grand Final.
In the event of a tie, the judges will depend on the ever-reliable “Audience-Applause-O-Meter”
On the Grand Final Night there will only be 4 winners.
Judges are responsible for awarding the 1st – 3rd place winners.
Audience voting will determine who each Audience Favorite per night is.
All results are final.
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