Published On: Wed, Mar 25th, 2020

Florida Atlantic University’s Theatre Lab Launches Online Original Monologue Festival, Looking for Stories about Hope

Boca Raton, FL – Florida Atlantic University’s Theatre Lab has launched the Online Original Monologue Festival to present stories about hope. The festival will feature original monologues and stories, written by community members and performed by South Florida actors and artists, all to support local artists.

The Theatre Lab will present free online writing workshops beginning today through Facebook Live. These workshops will guide participants through effective storytelling techniques and the elements of a monologue. Anyone interested can take the classes and then submit original writing for consideration. Monologues have to be submitted by Friday. The monologues chosen will be performed live by each artist from their specific location through Facebook Live on Sunday, March 29 at 5 p.m.

During the performances, viewers will be encouraged to support artists affected by the COVID-19 crisis through donations via online payment platforms.

“The idea is to engage the community through acts of art in an effort to support South Florida’s performing artists who need help right now,” said Matt Stabile, Theatre Lab producing artistic director.

To learn more about the Online Original Monologue Festival, visit the Theatre Lab Facebook page at

About Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit


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