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Grimm star Russell Hornsby leads August Wilson Monologue Competition regional finalists through acting exercises.

Grimm star Russell Hornsby leads August Wilson Monologue Competition regional finalists through acting exercises.

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Budding Actors Hone Skills

Celebrating a playwright of color and performers of all colors

Portland area students are getting exposed to the work of the late Pulitzer Prize winning and African American playwright August Wilson in a real theater experience. Sixteen high school students are finalists for parts in a local acting competition’s final round. The Portland August Wilson Monologue Competition Regional Finals are produced and presented by the Red Door Project, and co-hosted by Portland Center Stage.