See the trailer for the Netflix documentary Giving Voice starring Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Stephen Henderson and appearances of UIC Theatre faculty Derrick Sanders and student Cody Meredith. The documentary follows the journey of six student actors audition for the prestigious August Wilson Monologue Competition.
The Chicago August Wilson Monologue Competition is an annual event hosted by theatre faculty Derrick Sanders, UIC School of Theatre and Music and the Goodman Theatre. Students from high schools throughout the Chicagoland area participate and compete by performing monologues from August Wilson’s Century Cycle.
In 2019 three finalists were selected from over 600 student participants to compete in the national competition in Broadway.
Giving Voice premiers on December 11, 2020