The Star (Nairobi)

26 January 2013

Kenya: Actors Fight for Slots in Monologue Challenge

A total of 30 Kenyan actors have entered for this year's Actor's Monologue Challenge set for January 29, at Club Sylk.

Only 16 actors will be selected to take part in the main challenge where the champion gets to walk away with a trophy and Sh7,000 amongst other prizes.

The entries received vary in many ways with some actors submitting their own written monologues while most have selected monologues from films and stage plays creating a nice blend of great performances to be showcased at the challenge.

The founder of the event, Eddy Kimani said, "We are happy to announce that some of the entries are from some familiar faces in the Kenyan stage and TV/film industry and they will be competing amongst armatures, who are eager to let their talent be seen."

Two judges have been confirmed to adjudicate the challenge, They are seasoned actors for stage and screen. Mugambi Nthiga who is currently in the limelight for his star performance in the hit movie Nairobi Half Life and Betty Kathungu- Furret a season filmmaker with her production house SinemaSisi Productions.

Actors Monologue Challenge brings together actors at various levels of their craft to perform and challenge each other live on stage showcasing their skills in front of a live audience and industry professionals.

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