TAO Award for Monologue Written & Performed

Tracy-Ann Oberman is a stage, screen, theatre, radio actor and writer.

She wants to mentor you as an actor.

From playing Aunty Val in Friday Night dinner, Yvonne Hartman in Dr Who, Christie Watts in Eastenders… to recently playing in the award winning Harold Pinter season in London’s west end and an award-nominated performance as Brenda Kapowitz in Mother of Him (Park Theatre). She also writes plays, most notably for BBCRadio 4.

Submission Guidelines

  • Write an original, 500 word monologue you have written about lockdown
  • Submit a video of your performance of your monologue
  • It can take any form – thoughts, feelings, fantasy, anywhere this lockdown takes you
  • It can be character driven or personal
  • This competition will close after 100 entries are received

The winner will receive:

Tracy Ann is about to go into rehearsals to play Shylock in a newly interpreted version of The Merchant of Venice set in Cable Street 1936.

  • Winner of the award will attend the press night when the play opens
  • The winner will also receive mentorship and three private sessions working on their monologue for professional performance


Terms and Conditions: Entries accepted from 1 February 2021. Closing date for submissions 1 April 2021 at 11.59 pm. Entries are restricted to UK residents aged 16-18 as of 1 April 2021. Entrants agree that Stuck-In may use all images and content for promotional purposes across their website and social media. All work remains the copyright of the entrant. There are no restrictions on the number of entries. Your £5 donation will support our partner charities.


Entries have a suggested £5 donation to our wonderful charities. Entrants must be between the ages of 16 and 18 by 15 March 2021. You may enter more than once, and work produced for GCSE and A-Level is welcome. Only winning entries and runners up will receive feedback. We may feature your work on our website and socials to keep an eye out!