Teen Writing Competition Gives Lincoln Park’s Fountain Girl Statue a Voice

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The Chicago Park District is sponsoring a writing competition for teens, ages 12 – 18 years old, to create an engaging monologue for the Fountain Girl Statue located in Lincoln Park, south of W. LaSalle Drive and east of the Chicago History Museum.  The winning monologue will be voiced by a drama student selected by Chicago Park District professionals and become part of the Statue Stories Chicago project this coming spring 2016, continuing through August 6, 2016.

“We’re excited to offer teens an opportunity to be part of this unique cultural project and help the Fountain Girl in Lincoln Park come to life,” Said Michael P. Kelly, Chicago Park District General Superintendent and CEO.

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Write a short monologue – up to 350 words – from the statue’s point of view. The winning pieces will be recorded by members of the prestigious Goodman Theatre and included as part of Statue Stories Chicago. Deadline to submit monologues is Mon., Oct. 26, 2015 as PDF documents to teencompetition@chicagoparkdistrict.com. Monologues should be written in the first person with a heading that includes the following information:

·       Name

·       Age

·       School

·       Email address

·       Monologues should be submitted as a PDF to the following email address:.

For more information and for help with writing your monologue, click here.

 

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