The oldest Latino arts advocacy organization in the United States, Nosotros, has extended its submission deadline for write submissions for its 2nd annual Ya Tu Sabes monologue slam.
Ya Tu Sabes is “an underground, pop-up monologue slam showcasing emerging diverse Latinx Writers and Actors. After a multi-round audition process, 12 Writers and 12 Actors will be selected by a panel of esteemed judges to perform original monologues.”
The monologue slam seeks to give space to Latinx voices in the entertainment industry as representation is still underwhelming and misplaced. “Nosotros recognizes that there is a severe disconnect and a largely negative perception of Latinx in Hollywood,” says a statement on their website. “Thus, we have created this program to give up-and-coming and established Latinx writers and actors a platform to be recognized for their talents by networks and studios. Many of our Nosotros members and participants have been directly called in for network and studio table readings, guest star and series regular roles, and producer sessions from being seen in our programs.”
The chosen monologues will be able to perform their original monologues at the Ricardo Montalbán Theatre on October 21, 2020.
Nosotros was founded by Hollywood legend Ricardo Montalbán in 1970; founded on the notion of unity, serves as a strong voice for Latinos in Media.
Full information and contest submissions are open at https://nosotrosorg.com/program/ya-tu-sabes/