June 2019 Elizabeth Vela pictured with her proud family, enjoys her BIG Check for winning the Monologue Slam 2019. Location this year was at the Comfort Inn Big Room, performers prepared 2-3 minute monologues to be judged in this annual event. 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)
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
Next up: New play being written for the Kings county Historical Society about a local shoot-out in 1880. This event happened close to the Kings County Historical Society headquarters and it is apropos to make it come alive there at their location. Keep watch, the writing is in progress and HMTC will present.