(Press Release) — Local actor Kiše Caelán Wallace has been selected for the World Monologue Games regional finals, one of 27 events featuring the best international competitors.
It’s been a challenging 18 months for the arts but the global pandemic hasn’t affected Kiše’s love for performing. The actor from Saipan submitted an entry to World Monologue Games, a global event which attracts thousands of competitors from around the world each year.
Kiše opened her inbox to the happy news that she had made the event’s Regional Finals, the best of the best from around the world. “I’m so excited that I get to compete in this competition and representing the Northern Mariana Islands doing what I love. It’s really fantastic to be part of this amazing event,” she said.
World Monologue Games was set up last year by Aussie Pete Malicki, who wanted a lockdown-friendly platform for performers.
Malicki says, “It’s definitely special to have our second season take place in an Olympics year. We have the best performers from 51 countries all getting together to show the world what they’re made of. I’m not sure where else you can see such a diverse range of actors all in the same place.”
Kiše has been selected with a monologue from Richard III as Lady Anne. “This is such a great piece to perform. Shakespeare wrote such strong women, and he gives them a voice. It’s a privilege and an honor for me to have this opportunity to carry out his words, his living legacy before a live global audience while representing the Northern Mariana Islands, a beautiful, magical place.”
The regional finals will be live streamed from August to October 2021, with the winners of six different categories competing for $5,000 cash in the prestigious Global Finals.
View the event timeline at https://monologues.com.au/WMG-timeline