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Hello and welcome to our first ever March Monologue Madness Competition!!! We had an exciting amount of submissions which are featured below in alphabetical order of last name. All these monologues are either public domain, used with artist’s consent, or original. Very impressive!

Between the dates of March 20th and March 21st, we encourage you to vote for your favorites! This is when the competition is taking place. We also encourage you to vote for multiple people, and you can vote for one person as many times as you want! Again $1 is one vote, so $5 is five votes! The winner will get to donate 50% of proceeds to a charity of their choice. All charities are listed below! We also suggest that you to hit full screen when watching a monologue to get the full experience!

****** TO VOTE: Venmo us @firstkisstheatre and in the comments section write where your votes are going. If you donate $12, let us know if that's 12 votes for one person or if you'd like to spread the votes our for multiple people. (Example: 6 votes for Person A, 3 votes for Person B, and 3 votes for Person C.) You can also use PayPal, but in this case please email us at firstkisstheatre.com and let us know who you are voting for.

Matt Cogswell

“fat 43-year-old seeking a sugardaddy” by Matt Cogswell

BIO: Matt Cogswell is an actor, playwright, director, and creator. Please visit https://cogswellmatt77.wixsite.com/mattcogswell for more information. 

 

Matt will be donating to The Trevor Project if he wins. To vote for him, make a donation in our PayPal and email us at firstkisstheatre@gmail.com that you're voting for Matt Cogswell or Venmo us @firstkisstheatre and in the comment section tell us you're voting for him.

Christopher DeSantis

“Crunchy” by Karen Stewart

BIO: Christopher DeSantis is a NY and NM based actor. Recent credits include: Twelfth Night (Sir Andrew/Antonio) with Columbia University, Usus (Bernard) with Clubbed Thumb, and Repetition (Phillie) at The Secret Theatre. www.christopherpdesantis.com

Christopher will be donating to the Lyme disease Association, Inc. if he wins.To vote for him, make a donation in our PayPal and email us at firstkisstheatre@gmail.com that you're voting for Christopher DeSantis or Venmo us @firstkisstheatre and in the comment section tell us you're voting for him.

Theresa Dolaninski

“I'm Fine as I Am” by Theresa Dolasinski

Theresa will be donating to Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network if she wins. To vote for her, make a donation in our PayPal and email us at firstkisstheatre@gmail.com that you're voting for Theresa Dolaninski or Venmo us @firstkisstheatre and in the comment section tell us you're voting for her.

Jamie Harkin

“Stay Roman brethren!” Tamora’s speech from William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus 

To vote for Jamie Harkin, make a donation in our PayPal and email us at firstkisstheatre@gmail.com that you're voting for Jamie Harkin or Venmo us @firstkisstheatre and in the comment section tell us you're voting for her.

Mallory Keeler

Mary's monologue from “Back Together” by Mallory Keeler

BIO: Mallory Keeler is currently studying theatre at Texas State University after transferring from studying musical theatre at the Chicago College of Performing Arts. She loves to sing, compose music, and perform stand up comedy in her free time. Her recent performance credits include Big Fish (Sandra), Spring Awakening (Anna), and Les Misérables (Fantine). She is also currently working on an featured horror film this April.

Mallory will be donating to the Center for The Healing of Racism if she wins. To vote for her, make a donation in our PayPal and email us at firstkisstheatre@gmail.com that you're voting for Mallory Keeler or Venmo us @firstkisstheatre and in the comment section tell us you're voting for her.

Jalon Matthews

Julius Ceasar- William Shakespeare

BIO: Jalon Matthews is a recent MFA Acting graduate from UC Irvine and currently living in CA.

Jalon will be donating to the Make A Wish Foundation if he wins. To vote for him, make a donation in our PayPal and email us at firstkisstheatre@gmail.com that you're voting for Jalon Matthews or Venmo us @firstkisstheatre and in the comment section tell us you're voting for him.

Elena Palazzi

"When the band go marchin' in" by Elena Palazzi

BIO: Elena Palazzi, born in ’95. After she completed her classical studies in high school, she went on to receive her Bachelor in Philosophy. Then she chooses the graduate school of Cinema at the Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA). “Gamers” (2017), her first short film, has been awarded the “Spirit Comic Con Award” prize by the “Comic Con” festival in Atlanta (Georgia); the “Best Screenplay” of the “Zonta Film Festival” in Alessandria (Italy) and has been in the official selection of the “Tulipani di seta nera” contest by RAI (Radio televisione italiana). In 2015, she won the screenwriting contest “Lo schermo e le emozioni” with the TV story “Un imperatore di troppo, uno stoico di meno”. In 2010 one of her short stories was shown at the “Squat artistique Jour et Nuit” in Paris for the exhibition “L’egg’hibition”. She has worked as a contributing journalist. Her background is also in music. She spent her childhood singing in the Choir of white voices at the San Carlo theatre in Naples. She was also the lead in “The little sweep” by Benjamin Britten at the Rai Auditorium in Naples. Her passion for art has long been established, and continues on.

Elena will be donating to GMAnapoli if she wins. To vote for her, make a donation in our PayPal and email us at firstkisstheatre@gmail.com that you're voting for Elena Palazzi or Venmo us @firstkisstheatre and in the comment section tell us you're voting for her.

Rebecca Weingast

"Actions with Consequences" by Ellie Strayer

BIO: Rebecca Weingast is a Middle School theatre artist. She spends her time as President of her school’s Drama Club and partaking in a county wide improv club. You might’ve seen her in Lake Braddock Middle School’s production of Elf jr. Rebecca is super excited to work with First Kiss Theatre Company on their monologue competition.

Rebecca will be donating to NoVa Mental Health Foundation if she wins. To vote for her, make a donation in our PayPal and email us at firstkisstheatre@gmail.com that you're voting for Rebecca Weingast or Venmo us @firstkisstheatre and in the comment section tell us you're voting for her.

Kelsi Fay

“The Importance of PEEing Earnest” by Kelsi Fay

Kelsi Fay is a recent grad of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and a metro Detroit based actor and playwright who is ready to get back into the swing of things. Kelsi hasn't shared writing in a long time and figured it was time to do so. Kelsi recently lost a loved one, her high school theatre teacher who was like a second mom to her and who encouraged her to pursue her passion and share her writing. She would love to dedicate this performance and piece to her, however silly it sounds. She hopes you enjoy all the monologues presented and that you continue to support the arts in any way you can.

Kelsi will be donating to Seedlings Braille Books for Children if she wins. To vote for her, make a donation in our PayPal and email us at firstkisstheatre@gmail.com that you're voting for Kelsi Fay or Venmo us @firstkisstheatre and in the comment section tell us you're voting for her.

Victor Hollingsworth

“Pinewood Derby” by Victor Hollingsworth

BIO: Victor Hollingsworth is an award-winning actor, writer and director. He is a Native American, a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama.

Victor will be donating to the American Heart Association if he wins. To vote for him, make a donation in our PayPal and email us at firstkisstheatre@gmail.com that you're voting for Victor Hollingsworth or Venmo us @firstkisstheatre and in the comment section tell us you're voting for him.

Dinanda Klaassen

Julius Ceasar- William Shakespeare

Dinanda will be donating to Unicef if she wins. To vote for her, make a donation in our PayPal and email us at firstkisstheatre@gmail.com that you're voting for Dinanda Klaassen or Venmo us @firstkisstheatre and in the comment section tell us you're voting for her.

Brittany Onukwugha

"Julie Is Going To Make Some Real Change" by Brittany Onukwugha

BIO: Brittany Onukwugha is a recent graduate of Rutgers University - Camden's Theater Program with concentrations in Acting and Musical Theater. Brittany has worked on the past 14 productions in school, both on and offstage. Some of her favorite acting credits include Hamlet (Hamlet), Top Girls (Marlene), Avenue Q (Gary Coleman), Frankenstein (The Old Woman), The Boor (Luka), and Victoria Station (The Controller). Her offstage credits consist of wardrobe, make-up design, house managing, and choreographing. Outside of Rutgers, she has worked with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Revolution Shakespeare, and Burlington County Footlighters.

Brittany will be donating to LUCY (Lifting Up Camden Youth) if she wins. To vote for her, make a donation in our PayPal and email us at firstkisstheatre@gmail.com that you're voting for Brittany Onukwugha or Venmo us @firstkisstheatre and in the comment section tell us you're voting for her.

Dakota Pariset

"Happiness" by Dakota Pariset

BIO: Dakota Pariset is an actor, director and playwright, residing in Chicago by way of Nebraska. He is artistic director of Bring Your Own Theatre (BYOT) Productions and founding artistic director of The Lightbulb Factory. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Dakota will be donating to Sip of Hope if he wins. To vote for him, make a donation in our PayPal and email us at firstkisstheatre@gmail.com that you're voting for Dakota Pariset or Venmo us @firstkisstheatre and in the comment section tell us you're voting for him.

Wilson Weingast

Untitled by Lee Harrison Daniel

Wilson will be donating to St Judes if he wins. To vote for him, make a donation in our PayPal and email us at firstkisstheatre@gmail.com that you're voting for Wilson Weingast or Venmo us @firstkisstheatre and in the comment section tell us you're voting for him.