Mad Times Monologues seeking short monologue

Nouveau Riche are on the lookout for up and coming Writer-Performers of Colour for a new online competition.

Mad Times Monologues seeks aspiring candidates to submit a short monologue, of approximately 3-5 minutes to be judged by a panel of industry professionals as well as an open public vote. Monologues will be performed and streamed to Nouveau Riche’s social media channels and website.

 The winning monologue/performance will be offered a seed commission with Nouveau Riche with an option for further development with their award-winning team and partners.


  • Writers must be comfortable performing their monologues to camera.
  • Monologues must be original work.
  • Writers are encouraged to experiment with style and form and can write based on any subject matter other than Covid-19.
  • Writers can only submit one monologue.
  • Monologues must last no longer than 5 minutes in duration.
  • Writers don’t have to film their monologue on the most expensive camera in the world, but please make sure you are well lit, and clear.
  • There is no need for a full body shot writers can perform on a mid-shot
  • Monologues must be unproduced.
  • The decision of the judges will be held along with the decision of the public vote. No individual correspondence will be entered into.
  • Writers must be based in the UK

How to apply?

Entrants should send a short bio, a short treatment/idea of the larger world of the play or ideas of what a full-length version might look like (more info the better) to Monologues must be sent via MP4 format

Deadline: Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Source: PLAYWRITING UK Facebook

2 thoughts on “Mad Times Monologues seeking short monologue”

    1. Kimberley Andrews

      Hi Catarina – it says that they are looking for writer-performers of colour but it might be worth contacting the organisers if you have a query about this.

      Best wishes,

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