Chelsea Goode ’24 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting) was awarded first place with a $500 cash prize and Kennedi Roland ’23 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting) was awarded third place with a $175 cash prize in the Black Theatre Network’s second annual StudentQuest Monologue Competition. Actors submitted self-recorded performances to participate in the competition and 10 were selected to move forward in the process. Those selected participated in two Zoom workshops to work on their monologues and went through a second round of self-recorded submissions to compete for the top five. The finalists traveled to Detroit, Michigan, to compete in the culminating round in-person at the Black Theatre Network’s conference.
“It was amazing,” said Goode. “We attended many workshops and met with so many industry professionals. I met so many wonderful people and the other competitors became friends.”
Goode also won third place at the inaugural competition in 2021 via Zoom.