Discovery Student Ryan Lewis Places 2nd in State for August Wilson Monologue
March 15, 2017
On Friday, March 3rd, Ryan Lewis (2nd from left) participated in the State level competition of the August Wilson Monologue Competition. He was the only Gwinnett County student to advance to the state round and he took 2nd place. Ryan will move on to the National Round held in New York later in April.
founded in 2007 by Kenny Leon and Todd Kreidler at Kenny Leon’s True Colors
Theatre Company in Atlanta. The national program is produced in
collaboration between Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn
Theaters. The program is now in ten states nationwide, including Georgia
,Massachusetts, Illinois, California, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, Texas
and North Carolina.
This national level is a free arts education program celebrating the words of the playwright , inspiring high school students to find and express themselves through theatre.
was an American playwright. His literary legacy is a series of ten plays, The American Century Cycle, for which he received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. Each is set in a different decade, depicting the comic and tragic aspects of the African-American experience in the 20 century.