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Recording Coming Soon

Monologue Slam III

February 13th, 8 p.m.

On Saturday, February 13, at 8:00 p.m. ET, FPCT invites Baltimore thespians and patrons from around the world to compete in and attend our third annual monologue showcase — from the comfort of home!


Each competitor has two minutes to WOW the judges with their nimble theatrical skills. The highest score wins a $100 prize and a judging spot in next year's Slam. The runner-up takes home $50 and the second runner up gets $25.Whether it’s a Shakespearean verse, a Lynn Nottage contemporary, a movie soliloquy, or an original work, come showcase your talent, compete for the top prize, and give the virtual audience something to talk about. 

  • The entry fee for actors is $5 dollars per person.

  • Monologues must be under 2 minutes (performances will be timed)

  • There is no restriction on the type/source of monologue.  

  • There will be a panel of three judges from the Baltimore Theatre Community

  • The deadline for actors to reserve a slot is February 3rd

  • Top Prize is $100, runner up $50, second runner up $25

  • Performance criteria and scoring details will be provided to participants after registration.

  • Entrants will be capped at 12 participants.

Our Judges

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Justin Johnson

Justin or “JJ” is a local Baltimore actor and artist who has served the Baltimore theatre community for just over a decade. He has performed in productions throughout the city with such theatres as Spotlighters, Vagabond Players, Guerrilla Theatre Front, Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, and of course, Fells Point Corner Theatre. In addition, JJ is a freelance caricaturist and illustrator who is beginning to shift his focus on pet caricatures and is currently learning graphic design. Follow him on Instagram @facesbyjjcaricatures for samples of his work and request a commission. 

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Bethany Mayo

Bethany is a theater professional, teaching artist, and creative primarily based in the DC/Baltimore area. She is the sitting Director of Education at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory. She has been on several stages around Baltimore City including FPCT, the Strand Theater, Cohesion Theater, Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, and Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. When not on stage she quilts and in The After Times looks forward to returning to competitive ballroom dancing and recreational curling league.

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Erin Riley

Erin has been directing plays in and around Baltimore since 2000 and is incredibly proud of the talent and creativity of her hometown. She is the Associate Artistic Director of Strand Theater Company and directs the Company of Women at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. Erin most recently directed Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. She is an Aquarius, a cat mom, and is really excited about dipping things in cheese. She's also very stoked to see some amazing monologues! 

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