Actor in for online honour

BOTHWELL actor Aimee Butler has been selected for the World Monologue Games Regional Finals – one of 27 events featuring the best international competitors.

While it’s been a challenging 18 months for the arts due to the global pandemic, this hasn’t affected Ms Butler’s love for performing.

The actor submitted an entry to World Monologue Games, a global event which attracts thousands of competitors from around the world each year.

“I’m so excited that I get to compete for my country doing what I love,’’ Ms Butler said. “It’s really fantastic to be part of this amazing event.”

World Monologue Games was established last year by Australian Pete Malicki, who wanted a lockdown-friendly platform for performers.

“It’s definitely special to have our second season take place in an Olympics year,’’ Mr Malicki said.

“We have the best performers from 51 countries all getting together to show the world what they’re made of.”

“I’m not sure where else you can see such a diverse range of actors all in the same place.”

Ms Butler’s monologue has been selected and it is about Sister Mary, who is a Catholic Nun. “This is such a great piece to perform,’’ Ms Butler said.

“The script has an Irish theme. It centres around Sister Mary’s response to young children’s future aspirations.’’

The Regional Finals will be live streamed from August to October 2021, with the winners of six different categories competing for $5,000 cash in the prestigious Global Finals.

View the event timeline at au/WMG-timeline.