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Welcome to World Monologue Games

Thousands of performers from scores of countries participate in this epic acting competition and virtual showcase.

The best performers will be livestreamed in our Regional and Global Finals.

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World Monologue Games

Thousands of performers from scores of countries participate in this epic acting competition and virtual showcase.

The best performers will be livestreamed in our Regional and Global Finals.

Check out the event!
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WHO ARE WE?
World Monologue Games is a global acting competition and virtual showcase, allowing professional and budding actors from anywhere in the world to participate from their homes.

Our key aim is to provide access to any actor in the world who'd like to participate and to create great entertainment for our viewers.
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WMG 2023 Season opens 2 May

We open for submissions for World Monologue Games 2023 on Tue 2 May. Sign up now to participate in this global acting competition and showcase.

Key dates
Tue 2 May 2023 — submissions open
Tue 6 June, 8pm AEST — info session
Tue 13 June, 11:59pm AEST — WMG Early Bird deadline

Tue 4 July, 11:59pm AEST — WMG Main deadline
Tue 25 July, 11:59pm AEST — WMG Late deadline

All times and dates refer to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), the time zone for Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne Australia. Please note that this time zone is ahead of most of the world so it's best to aim to beat the deadlines by 24h.

ACTORS SIGN UP HERE FOR WMG

* If you are a school, agent or event and would like your performers to represent you at World Monologue Games, please contact us via email.
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When is WMG?

WMG is split into three phases: Qualifiers, Regional Finals and Global Finals.

Check out our timeline for key dates.

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Who will judge the event?

WMG works with experienced industry professionals from around the world: casting directors, agents, teachers, heads of schools, theatre and film experts, industry leaders etc.

We have a strong panel of judges but always welcome new blood – sign up below.

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I want to watch/sponsor the event!

Fantastic. Our livestream videos will be posted here and links to our shows will be sent to our mailing list. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, we can send you a Sponsorship Pack and would welcome a conversation. Reach out to info@artsbusinessacademy.com and we can talk.

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Q&A FOR PERFORMERS

I've signed up already. How do I submit?

We are not yet open for submissions 2023. We have a couple more changes to do in the system backend then we'll be open!

You can sign up and become a WMG Member at any time. This will get you 1x free entry into the Games each year.
I've signed up but haven't heard from you. What's going on?

Some mail providers hate us. Check your spam / junk folders. If you haven't received anything, please add our main email address to your whitelist / safe sender list:
info@artsbusinessacademy.com
Who can participate?

Anyone anywhere in the world.

I want to participate. How does it work?

Actors can sign up at any time. Submissions are accepted from around May to July.

During the Qualifiers, participants post their videos online and submit their entry via our site. Our judges pick the best performances in each category in each country to perform in our Regional Livestreams, with the best of the best heading to our Global Finals.

All member actors will be sent information on how to participate.

What are the categories?

World Monologue Games has categories based on monologue duration, pro/amateur status and age. The main categories are:

  • Main Professional: 1-2.5 mins
  • Main Amateur: 1-2.5 mins
  • Endurance: 5-10 mins
  • Sprint: 45 - 60 secs
  • Youth: (12-17): 1-2.5 mins
  • Tigers: (up to 11)*: 1-2.5 mins

* Parental permission required for Youth and Tigers categories.

What are the prizes?

WMG is proud to be able to offer prizes to our winners. We are still in conversations with sponsors for 2023 at this stage so more details will be announced here at a later point.

A massive shoutout to Nyaka Chana and Arts Business Academy, who donated almost $5,000 in 2021.

Do we have to perform in English?

No. You can perform in any language you like. In 2020, three of the six category winners didn't perform in English!


Do I need to represent the country I live in or the country I came from?

Up to you. You can choose whichever country you would like to represent. But you can't pick more than one country.
When you submit your video, you can update your country.

Can I submit an existing video?

No, it needs to be a new recording dated 2nd May 2023 or later. This competition is about the work you create for the competition, not something you filmed in the past.

When are submissions due?

While this is subject to change at this moment, we are looking at this schedule:

  • Open for submissions early May 
  • Tue 13 June — Early Bird deadline
  • Tue 4 July — Main deadline
  • Tue 25 July — Late deadline

All deadlines are at 11:59pm AEST (Sydney Australia time).

See our timeline for more details.

What level of quality should our videos be?

Do the best you can.

At a minimum, we need to be able to see and hear you clearly. While we won't be judging you based on the video quality, poor footage certainly won't help.

How can I contact you for any other enquiries?

Email our Founder Pete Malicki via email here.


I'm turning 12/18 this year. Should I enter Tigers/Youth/adult categories?

Tigers
If you are under 12 on 25 July 2023, you must enter the Tigers category.
If you are aged 12-17 on 26 July 2023, you must enter the Youth category.

Youth
If you are under 18 on 25 July 2023, you must enter the Youth category.
If you are 18 or over on 26 July 2023, you must enter the adult categories.
What monologue can I perform?

Anything you want. You can write it or find it — up to you.

Note that you must get the author's permission before you submit, unless the work is out of copyright. If you want to use a monologue from a play, TV show, movie etc., you will have to contact the writer for permission – looking up their website or social media will often work. If you can't get permission, you unfortunately will need to find another piece.

Our website has lots of monologues (short and long) you're welcome to use, and we have new material coming out all the time.

Only one restriction on content: no monologues about Coronavirus (explicit or implied). Let's make World Monologue Games about other topics after years of non-stop COVID COVID COVID.
Have more questions?
There's much more info on how to participate in World Monologue Games on the Member site. Sign up and become a WMG Member for free.

Register here as a Judge, Fan or Sponsor

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Thanks to our generous sponsors Arts Business Academy for donating prizes to the event. Click on the ABA logo to find out more.

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