Congratulations to Elizabeth Vela as the winner who took the cash prize for her original monologue this past June. Judges were impressed with her delivery and out of 21 participants she scored the highest. Adrian Hughes came a extremely close second with his monologue from the civil rights movement. Next year, the 3rd Annual Hanford Monologue Slam will take place at the new HMTC location at 14064 Hackett Street, Hanford, CA 93230 (Grangeville and 14th Street)
RECAP 2019: 1st Place: Elisabeth Vela (Actor); Original Monologue, "Sincerely Unproductive"
2nd Place: Adrian Hughes (Actor); Film Monologue, "Denzel Washington's Rendition", Malcom X
3rd Place: Jay Noel (Jacqueline White) (Poet); Original Poem
4th Place: Brooke Mateus (Poet); Original Poem
5th Place: Omar Pimentel (Actor); Film Monologue, Edge of Seventeen
WAITING WOMEN: A play written by Silvia Gonzalez S. (pen name) was produced by Hanford Multicultural Theater Company in the courtyard of the Hanford Carnegie Museum. The play revolves around the life of Pearl Hart who did the last stage coach robbery in the Arizona Territory. Her life turns when confined to the prison with women of color, realizations set in. The play zig zags through her memory jaunts and her vaudeville stints.