Local young actors are invited to compete in the National Society of Arts and Letters (NSAL) 2019 Chapter Drama Competition. NSAL, a non-profit organization that recognizes and supports talented, young emerging artists, will award prizes up to $2000 and the opportunity to compete at the national competition for up to $12,000. Actors between the ages of 18 and 27 who live or go to college within the NSAL Saint Louis Chapter region of Missouri, southern Iowa, Kansas and southern Illinois are eligible to apply.
The application is now open at https://nsalstl.org/competitions. The deadline is March 1, 2019. Contestants will perform for a panel of top-ranked professional judges at the NSAL Chapter Drama Competition on March 16, 2019 at Webster University in St. Louis. NSAL encourages contestants to start planning early as they must present two audition monologues from memory, including a comedic and serious piece.
The first place NSAL Saint Louis Chapter Drama Competition winner will receive $2,000 and full financial support to compete for up to $12,000 at the national competition in Washington D.C., May 30 through June 2, 2019. The second-place chapter winner will receive $1,000. The third-place chapter winner will receive $750.
“This is an incredible opportunity for those who aspire to be professional actors to take an important step towards fulfilling their dreams!” said Elizabeth Branstetter, president of the St. Louis Chapter of NSAL. “We are excited to meet talented young performers from across our region and send our first-place winner to compete at the national conference where the top prize is $12,000!”