Chelsea Goode ’24 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting) was one of 13 students selected by Black Theatre Network’s first Student Quest Monologue Competition this summer. Her audition monologue of Beneatha from Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” was workshopped and coached along with other artistic and industry seminars. Instructors were completion coordinator and professor at Clark Atlanta University Eric J. Little, Nikki Toombs of Kenny Leon’s True Theatre Company and Los Angeles-based actor Evan Cleaver. Goode competed again and performed her monologue live through Black Theatre Network’s virtual conference Access Granted. She won third place and was awarded $175.
“I created new artistic allies (a term I learned from the workshops) and grew tremendously as an artist,” said Goode. “Any chance to perform is a blessing but getting access to the amazing workshop and fellow creators I encountered was literally priceless.”