Monologue-athon for the ABFQLD COVID19 Crisis Fund

The Monologue-athon, THE ULTIMATE ACTOR CHALLENGE, in association with Mashed Theatre Inc (MTI) is a 24-hour, live-streamed, interactive event streaming live on the 29th May, 2020.

We’re engaging a multitude of actors across the globe to prepare, process, and perform a Shakespearean monologue against the clock, giving the viewers a unique insight into their process, and with some even benefiting from the presence of a few world-renowned Shakespearean directors.

What’s more, our audience will also be able to tune in and directly vote on which monologue the actor performs, as well as comment on their performances and, finally, donate to our chosen charity, Actors' & Entertainers' Benevolent Fund of Queensland Inc.

The Actors' & Entertainers' Benevolent Fund of Queensland will use the money raised through the Monologue-athon to support the performing arts professionals in Queensland who are in crisis as a result of COVID-19.

The Fund is a registered charity and has been the place Queensland performing arts professionals turn when in crisis or need for over 45 years. And now more than ever, we need your support. COVID-19 is crippling our industry.

Today, there are nearly 5000 people in Queensland who identify as performing arts professionals. Hundreds have already lost  their livelihoods , and thousands more will find themselves without income soon. This is millions of dollars in lost income, and the number will only climb.

Our goal is to support every Queensland performing arts professional effected by COVID-19, and to do that we need your help.

With Mashed Theatre and the Monologue-athon, we aim to raise $10,000 to ensure that every call for help thus far can be answered.

If you can help, now is the time to give. No amount is too small.
Every donation of $2 or more is fully tax deductible.
Together we can help support our performers in this, their time of need.

Actors and Entertainers Benevolent Fund of Queensland
  • Lori Bowe 
    • $25 
    • 24 mos
  • Catherine Boyle 
    • $10 
    • 24 mos
  • Madge Toby 
    • $50 
    • 24 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 24 mos
  • George Harris 
    • $50 
    • 24 mos
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Michael Balk 
Petrie Terrace QLD
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically tax deductible in Australia.