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Watkinson Private School 10th Grader Takes First Place

Julia W. ’24 Won Regional Finals of the Next Narrative Monologue Competition 

Watkinson School, a top-rated private school in Hartford, CT, announces that Julia W. ’24 was the first-place winner of the regional finals of the Next Narrative Monologue Competition held at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre. Julia will go on to the national finals at the Apollo Theater in May. 

For two months, Julia and her fellow competitors worked with teaching artists Julius Stone and Jacqueline Brown on a number of contemporary monologues written by living Black playwrights. For the competition, Julia tackled the character Eboni in Psalmayene 24’s “The Recurring Dream, Or Small Baby Hands.”

The Next Narrative Monologue Competition serves high school students, grades 9-12. In each participating region, students progress through three rounds of competition: preliminaries, semi-finals, and a regional final. The top two winners from each regional competition participate in the National Finals, receiving an all-expense-paid trip to New York City that includes:

  • Workshops with theatre professionals
  • Performance at the Apollo Theater
  • Ticket to a Broadway show
  • Cash prizes for the top three winners

Watkinson School, a private school for grades 6-12/PG, is Hartford, CT’s oldest co-ed independent day school. To schedule a tour of our private school and to see what our students,  parents, and alumni have to say about their experiences at Watkinson School, click here. Our next info session for prospective families is May 5 at 9am.

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