Local actor ready to take on the world

LOCAL actor Aimee Butler (pictured) has been selected for the World Monologue Games Regional Finals, one of 14 global events featuring the best international competitors.

The closure of theatres and film sets around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop Ms Butler’s passion for performing, with the Hobart actor submitting an entry to the World Monologue Games.

The World Monologue Games is a global event that lets actors from all around the world compete from home using video and live stream.

Competitors from more than 80 countries participated in the games.

Ms Butler said she was over the moon when she received an email announcing that she had made it to the Regional Finals.

“I’m so excited to be competing for my country in this amazing event,” she said.

“It’s an honour to be selected.”

Ms Butler will perform a piece about pre-flight checks, related to flying the UH-1 Iroquois/HU-1 ‘Huey’.

Her character is the chief flying instructor whose priority is safety.

“I am so excited to be performing this piece,” Ms Butler said.

The World Monologue Games is in its first year, but has already attracted thousands of international performers.

“COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on people’s lives, the global economy and many different industries including arts and entertainment,” event founder Pete Malicki said.

“I wanted to create an opportunity for actors around the world to show how resilient they are.

“The response was massive – I’m not sure if this many actors have participated in one event before.”

The Regional Finals will be livestreamed in September, with the winners of each category competing in the Global Finals in front of thousands of performing arts fans.

For more information, visit https://monologues.com.au/WMG.

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