About Us

Each and every month, the cities hottest up and coming actors deliver intimate and electrifying performances as they battle for the title of Monologue Slam Champion! Judged by an expert panel of the industry’s top agents, teachers, directors, casting directors, producers and actors. The winner receives $100 cash, prizes and the honor of defending their title at the next slam.

What is a Monologue Slam?

A Monologue Slam is an acting competition where actors perform on stage in front of a panel of experts, who provide feedback and select a winner. Exact rules and format vary from region to region, but the essence of the event is to give actors a space to play, create a community of artists and build a stronger industry.

There are monologue slams in Manhattan, Los Angeles, The U.K, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

Why we created the Toronto Monologue Slam?

“Movies will make you famous; Television will make you rich; But theatre will make you good.”
― Terrence Mann

Created by Canadian actor Oluniké Adeliyi and Producer Andre Newell, Monologue Slam Canada was developed to give Canadian actors a space to compete, collaborate and create as a community. It is also a chance to experiment and showcase their craft to friends, colleagues and industry professionals, while generating professional relationships and opportunities that will enhance and potentially advance their careers. The panel of judges include some of the biggest and most influential casting directors, directors, agents, teachers, writers and actors in the industry.

Our Team

Oluniké Adeliyi
Co-founder

Oluniké, a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, has performed in a number of highly acclaimed theatre products and starred in Film and Television series such as the CTV hit series Flashpoint, Saw 3D, French Immersion and CBC’s newest comedy Working Moms.

 
 
Andre Newell
Co-Founder, Executive Producer
Producer, Montréal, Ottawa and Toronto Monologue Slam

Andre is a writer, director, producer and principal agent at Shortlist Artists Management.

 
 
 
Hamza Fouad
Producer, Vancouver Monologue Slam

Hamza Fouad was born in Djibouti, Africa, raised in Toronto, Ontario and now calls Vancouver, BC home. The only boy in his family, he grew up surrounded by sisters. An award-winning spoken word artist, his acting ambitions started on a high school stage and quickly blossomed.