1Minute Is The Quickest, Most Effective,and Economical way to Showcase Your Talent!


LA’s 1Minute Monologue Contest its celebrating is 11th year this December. That's 10 straight years of sell-out success. What's really cool about 1Minute is that it's designed to give actors venue to perform and showcase their talent in an extremely tight timeframe: 1 Minute! And now in 2018 we are once again lifting the 60-second restriction and allowing the performances to breathe up to 90 seconds.


LA's 1Minute Monologue Contest was launched in 2006 by Coach Clay Banks to give actors another opportunity to sharpen their skills and to be seen.  1Minute has successfully sold out each and every year since. In 2017 1Minute became an International Micro Film Festival and accepted submissions from all over the world. But in 2018 we are bringing 1 Minute back home. This means that in order to participate in the contest in 2018 you must have student status.  There are two ways to get student status.




If you live in or near Los Angeles, CA. then the best way to attain student status is to enroll at CBSI for 4 weeks of classes during the month of October or November ($280). Learn More


Or email lauren@claybanksstudio.com to find out how to audit a class.


If do not live in or near Los Angeles, CA. then only to attain student status is purchase a 3-private package of one-on-one Skype coaching ($275). This can be completed from anywhere in the world.  Learn More


Or email lauren@claybanksstudio.com  with any questions.

1Minute has had some of LA's most prestigious sponsors: Backstage, Samuel French, Trader Joe's, Starbucks and so many others. We've showcased hundreds of actors, presented just as many monologues and helped open up doors to professional work for both actors as well as writers worldwide!