Fordham School for the Arts senior Tigona Davy competes in August Wilson National Monologue CompetitionPosted: Updated:
A Bronx student acted his way to the top in a national acting competition.
Fordham School for the Arts senior Tigona Davy was a finalist in the August Wilson National Monologue Competition. Tigona learned about the competition from a group called LEAP, Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program.
Tigona's monologue was originally written by Wilson, and discusses the oppression of African-Americans.
While Tigona did not win the competition, he says he wouldn't trade the experience for anything.
As an added benefit, actor Denzel Washington gave each competitor $1,000 for participating.
Tigona says he'll use the money to help him pay for college next year at the University of Bridgeport.