Welcome to World Monologue Games!
This global event sees thousands of performers from scores of countries participate in an epic acting competition and virtual showcase.
Our key aim is to provide entertainment and to pay as many performers as possible. We're stoked to have secured around $5,000 CASH for prizes for our winning actors! Entry is free again in 2021.
We welcome participants, fans, sponsors, volunteers and judges from every country in the world.
Watch our info session below or scroll down to read a Q&A.
What is World Monologue Games exactly?
WMG is a global acting competition and virtual showcase, allowing professional and budding actors from anywhere in the world to participate from their homes.
When is WMG?
WMG is split into three phases: Qualifiers, Regional Livestreams and the Global Finals.
Check out our timeline for key dates.
Who will judge the event?
WMG works with experienced industry professionals from around the world: theatre and film experts, industry leaders, accomplished creatives etc. We have a strong panel of judges but always welcome new blood - register above if you fit the bill.
I want to watch/volunteer/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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we can start talking.
Register above to be a part of it!
Q&A FOR PERFORMERS
I've registered already. How do I submit?
Submissions for the Late Deadline are still open. You can still submit but you will need to purchase a late entry (if you haven't already bought or won an entry).
You must register first, then you can purchase your late entry here.
I've registered 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: email@example.com
I want to participate. How does it work?
Actors register between April and July. You get 1x free entry if you sign up before the deadline (which has now sadly passed) and actors can pay a small fee for additional entries.
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 registered 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:
* Parental permission required for Youth and Tiger categories.
What are the prizes?
WMG is proud to be able to offer prizes to our winners. There's $5,000 (AUD) cash for the winners, with other prizes to be announced.
The cash prizes are generously donated by Nyaka Chana and Arts Business Academy.
Who can participate?
Anyone anywhere in the world.
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!
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 an enjoyable distraction from the horrible situation most of the world is suffering from. We see enough COVID-19 on the news and, well, everywhere else.
Can I submit an existing video?
No, it needs to be a new recording dated 1st April 2021 or later. This competition is about the work you create for the competition, not something you filmed in the past.
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.
When are submissions due?
The deadline of Mon 21 June 2021 has already passed. We do accept late submissions up until Mon 12 July.
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.