The Show Must Go On Monologue Festival
We received submissions from all across the Los Angeles area and have chosen eight finalists to have their work showcased live and in person on A Noise Within’s main stage. Everyone is welcome to join us to celebrate the hard work of these local students on Wednesday, March 8 at 6 pm PST. The event is free of charge and will last approximately an hour. Come out and support the growth of theatre in local high schools!
Congratulations to Our Finalists
|Josie Calva-Despard||A lover of Shakespeare and classic literature, Josie Calva-Despard is thrilled to be chosen as a finalist for the A Noise Within The Show Must Go On Monologue Festival! She has participated in the incredible Summer With Shakespeare program at A Noise Within the last two summers, and has performed in A Midsummer Nights Dream twice, first as Starveling and next as Hermia. She has also starred in two short films with the American Film Institute this past year. In her free time, Josie enjoys baking, running, watching movies, and playing with her cat, Charles Bingley.|
|Jason de Moura||Jason de Moura has been a part of Village Christian’s theatre department since 7th grade. His productions include Peter Pan, where he played a lost boy, to Newsies, where he beat up a lost boy. Over his tenure, theatre has become a passion, a home, and a family. As Jason is a senior, he is ending his time on the high school stage, and is moving towards a career in engineering. As a final hurrah, he starred in The Crucible this last fall and is currently Singing in the Rain (He’s hoping he doesn’t get hypothermia). He is overjoyed for the honor of performing on ANW stage and is delighted to share what he’s learned with the world.|
|Imekhi Gentle||My name is Imekhi Gentle and I have been attending Los Angeles High School of the Arts where I’ve been acting for 4 years. I have acted in 3 plays; She kills Monsters, Working the musical, and Airness. I have also competed in multiple competitions such as; The Music Center’s Spotlight, DTASC Festival, and now The Noise Within Monologue Competition. I am glad to be a part of this competition.|
|Leia McClung||Leia McClung currently attends Arrowhead Christian Academy and is enrolled in their Advanced Theater class. She has been involved in many of their productions and played Pearl from These Shining Lives, Mrs. Bucket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Kafka from All in the Timing, A troll from Little Women, and Annabella, policewoman 1, heavy 1, pilot 1 from 39 Steps.|
|Victoria Montoya||Victoria is happy to be apart of A Noise Within’s Monologue Festival again. She had a wonderful learning time while participating in A Noise Within’s Summer With Shakespeare program. She is thankful to be offered so many opportunities at A Noise Within.|
Myracle Moore is a 15 year old actress, singer and dancer on the Dean’s List at View Park Preparatory High School. She was recently seen onstage as Anna in “Frozen Jr.” at Miracle Theater in Inglewood. She has also performed onstage at Nate Holden Performing Arts Center in “Chicago” and was featured in “Lion King Jr”. She would like to attend either NYU or UCLA to study acting and/or musical theatre.
|Stephanie Penabella||Stephanie Penabella is a senior actress attending the Los Angeles High School of the Arts, celebrating her last few hurrahs of high school theatre she is working on many exciting & upcoming projects. The A Noise Within Monologue Festival being one of them, she is excited to share her hard work with everyone!|
|Rachel Rogstad||Rachel has been in love with theatre ever since middle school, and has performed in many plays and musicals, her favorite being Mamma Mia! at Legendary Productions. She is currently playing Marmee in Little Women at her school, Arrowhead Christian Academy. She is incredibly excited for this opportunity, and gives so much love and thanks to Mrs. Leal and her Honors Advanced Theatre Arts class!|