MAWA Theatre Company announces ‘Monologue Slam’ at Shakespeare’s Globe

Published: Thursday, 10 November 2022, 14:30 pm

MAWA Theatre Company at Shakespeare's Globe
MAWA Theatre Company at Shakespeare’s Globe

Following a hugely successful event at Birmingham Hippodrome earlier this year, Mawa Theatre Company has announced that they will be hosting a Monologue Slam at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2023.

In an exciting collaboration, The UK’s first all Black, all-female Shakespeare Company will bring together some of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming Black, female talent for a showcase of Shakespeare’s best-loved monologues soundtracked by a live DJ, with special musical guests throughout the evening.

Following an open audition process, 20 participants will perform some of Shakespeare’s best-loved monologues with the opportunity for performers to showcase their skills for a welcoming audience in front of a panel of industry judges. 

Artistic Director of Mawa Theatre Company Maisey Bawden says: “We are so excited to be bringing Mawa’s Monologue Slam to the home of Shakespeare! Having formed in the midst of a pandemic we never take for granted the impact of live theatre and to be able to give up-and-coming Black and Black Mixed Race female artists from all different walks of life the opportunity to perform on this iconic stage is such a blessing.”

Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Michelle Terry says: “Lots of people talk about making a change but a handful of people actually do it – and Mawa Theatre Company is absolutely those people. I am so proud that Shakespeare’s Globe is able to host this incredibly exciting and important night, and support these vital, game-changing women.”

NEED TO KNOW: The event will take place on Monday 27th February 2023 in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse with auditions being held in the first week of February. For more information and to reserve your audition slot, please email