Classical Monologue Competition

Antaeus Theatre Company is proud to present the first annual Classical Monologue Competition


To celebrate the opening of its new cultural arts center in Downtown Glendale, Antaeus Theatre Company, one of Southern California’s leading intimate theaters, is launching a classical monologue competition for local high school students.
Founded in 1991, Antaeus is a cooperative theater ensemble founded to empower the actor. Our company members have appeared on Broadway and on stages around the country and the world, and are recognizable to audiences from their many appearances on film (Jurassic Park, Minority Report, Office Space, to name a few) and television (including Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, Jane the Virgin, 24, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, That 70s Show, Once Upon a Time and multiple Star Trek series). The company exists to create a family of artists and audiences and is dedicated to exploring stories with enduring themes, and part of its mission is to train the next generation of classical actors.


Saturday, March 4, 2017


Antaeus Theatre Company, 110 E Broadway, Glendale, CA (between Maryland and Brand)


Open to high school students (grades 9-12) attending school in Glendale and the greater Los Angeles County area, this is a unique opportunity for 30 young people to spend a day working with and learning from some of the Los Angeles area’s most highly respected actors.

Students will prepare a two-minute monologue from a play by one of the following playwrights: William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Anton Chekhov, Henrik Ibsen, Moliere, Noel Coward, or Tennessee Williams. The day will begin with a group exercise, followed by each of the students performing their monologues for each other and the Antaeus coaches.

The students will then be split up into three groups, where each student will receive individual coaching on his/her monologue. The coaching sessions will end with each student performing their monologues again for their coaches and group, and from there, the coaches will pick the top three students from each group.

After a short break, the top three students from each group will perform their monologues on the Antaeus stage for their peers, friends and family, as well as a panel of VIP judges. The judges will choose the top three performers, who will each win 10 complimentary tickets to Antaeus. Each student who participates will receive one free pair of tickets to one of the season’s productions: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof or As You Like It.


Students must submit an application and parental release form. The application can be downloaded here .

Any further questions can be directed to Company Manager Robin Campbell at or 818.506.5436.

The Classical Monologue Competition is sponsored in part by Mary & Mark Lambert