TBB Talks to … Callie Holley About August Wilson focused Documentary ‘Giving Voice’


A new generation of performers is discovered in “Giving Voice,” a new Netflix documentary that follows the emotional journey of six students as they advance through the high-stakes August Wilson Monologue Competition, an annual event that celebrates one of America’s preeminent playwrights.

Callie Holley is one of the participants of the annual August Wilson Monologue Competition.

Every year, thousands of students from 12 cities across the United States perform the Pulitzer Prize winner’s work for a shot to perform on Broadway. Directors Jim Stern and Fernando Villena capture students discovering themselves and the world around them through Wilson’s “Century Cycle,” a canon of ten plays portraying the 20th century African American experience. 

Executive produced by Viola Davis, along with “Fences” co-star Denzel Washington, Giving Voice won the Festival Favorite Award at The 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

We caught up with Callie to find out more about her experience …

Watch Giving Voice on Netflix – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82N4-Qa-hWs