Sugar Slam: 1-minute monologue competition, hosted by Sugar-daddy Theatre Companyentries close July 31- midnight

Cash prizes are being offered by Sugar-daddy Theatre Company. All you have to do is upload your entry – own generated material OR a piece from a South African play, film or TV show. Or something South African. There is no entry fee. It is open to SA residents only, so soz if you are out of the country, you cannot enter. Before you read further, here are the basic details- get on with it now. We are in lockdown. All those rants and vids that you have been putting out on Instagram and Facebook: Go now. Retrieve that brilliant material and submit it. It is there. Sugar-daddy has been watching you. We have all been watching you. Now is your chance to earn cash. It is that simple. Keep it to a minute. Slam it peeps!

Entries close: July 31, 2020- midnight

Entry fee: Zilch

Upload entry: Videos to be emailed or uploaded to a FTP site (e.g. We Transfer). E-mail the link to with subject line: Sugar Slam entry

Viewing platform: – this is where the monologues may be viewed


  • First prize: R5 000
  • Second prize: R3 000
  • Third prize: R2 000
  • People’s Choice award: R500. The monologue which receives the most likes on Sugar-daddy’s YouTube channel, Sugar Tube will win The People’s Choice award. Get your significant other/s, friends and family to click the like icon and you could win R500. Note: It is votes on SugarTube that count. Likes on Facebook or Instagram will not be counted.

Judging panel: Christopher Weare (professor and theatre maker), Melanie Burke (former chairperson of the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards) and Fahiem Stellenboom (Marketing Manager of the Baxter Theatre).

Sugar Slam info and links:

Producer/promoter: Sugar-daddy Theatre Company

Sugar Tube on YouTube:

Facebook info:

Instagram: @sugardaddytheatreco

E-mail contact:

About Sugar-daddy Theatre Company

This innovative independent theatre company was established in 2010 by Marlisa Doubell, Lizanne Peters and others. Yup, 2020 marks its 10th anniversary. The company nabbed the People’s Choice Fleur du Cap Theatre Award in 2013.  Its ethos is about making theatre happen. The company seeks funders to assist with production costs to pay for rights of plays; to pay actors a decent salary, to pay for set, design- the whole caboodle. Theatre is not a cheap undertaking. This approach has enabled the company to stage plays like Blueberry Toast by US writer Mary Laws. The production was first staged in a pop-up theatre at the Foundry, De Waterkant in December 2018 and the following year at Artscape. This make-it-happen approach is going to be critical when the pandemic eases and live performance can resume. Many theatres will probably be closed – some forever. Who you gonna call? Call Sugar-daddy Theatre Company to find a space and produce.

Sugar Tube channel – is Sugar-daddy’s YouTube hub

Sugar Tube is the YouTube channel of Sugar-daddy Theatre Company. It is here that you will find the info about Sugar Slam and the uploads of the monologues. The channel is a huge resource for theatre makers – with tips on accents- audition prep: Tips on how to do a French accent; how to prepare for a film audition (Melissa Heiden); tips for theatre audition (Tamryn Spiers). Check it out. It is free.

V-day The Vagina Monologues

In February 2020- Sugar-daddy Theatre Company staged a powerful adaption Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues as part of V-Day, at The Raptor Room in Cape Town. Proceeds went to Rape Crisis.  Read review:

To view the live recording of the 2020 V-day The Vagina Monologues, click

Tickets: No charge to watch  The Vagina Monologues but donations encouraged – to Rape Crisis, Cape Town. To read more, click on

Sugar-daddy Theatre Company- projects- going forward

Get in touch to work with the company to assist it producing work during Covid-19- on digital platforms so that it can generate cash for creatives.