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February 27, 2014 at 11:43 AM

August Wilson contest winners announced

Seattle’s 2014 August Wilson Monologue Competition winners: Alexis Baldridge, left, Josiah Townsend and  Jazzy Ducay. / Rose Woodbury photo

Seattle’s 2014 August Wilson Monologue Competition winners: Alexis Baldridge (first prize), left, Josiah Townsend (second) and Jazzy Ducay (third). / Rose Woodbury photo

Winners of the fourth annual Seattle August Wilson Monologue Competition have been chosen, Seattle Repertory Theatre has announced; all three students received cash and a trip to New York, where they’ll compete in the national finals.  Entrants were asked to perform a monologue from one of the plays in Wilson’s Century Cycle.

  • First place and $500 cash prize winner – Alexis Baldridge, Timberline High School, “Ma Rainey” from “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
  • Second place and $250 cash prize winner – Josiah Townsend, Mercer Island High School, “Memphis” from “Two Trains Running”
  • Third place and $100 cash prize winner – Jazzy Ducay, The Center School, “Becker” from “Jitney”

Wilson, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who died in 2005 in Seattle, moved to the city in 1990. He began a fruitful relationship with Seattle Repertory Theatre, which was the only theater in the country to produce all of the works in his 10-play cycle (also known as the “Pittsburgh Cycle”).

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