Delta partners with Donmar Warehouse for Shakespeare competition
Delta, in partnership with non-for-profit London theater Donmar Warehouse, recently jetted three young adult actors to New York for day of theater and fun.
The actors were winners of a digital competition Donmar recently hosted, ONE TAKE SHAKESPEARE, where the theater asked for young people to submit a 90-second monologue from any of Shakespeare's plays. The only catch was that the speech needed to be written for a character of the opposite gender. Three winners were chosen by the judges which included the cast of Donmar's Trilogy and the production's director, Phyllida Lloyd, as well as Nat Pieper, Delta's Senior Vice President – EMEA.
Delta is the Official Airline of the Donmar Warehouse as part of its efforts to Win in London and support the arts in one of the airline's most important international markets. The airline has sponsored Donmar's work for two years, including partnering for its YOUNG+FREE program to provide free access to the theater for young people in the U.K.
The grand prize for the winners was a trip to New York City with one guest each, airfare provided by Delta, to see a Donmar production, the Tempest, at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Additionally, they were treated to a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden, thanks to Delta's partnership with the iconic venue. The group also visited the Whitney Museum of American Art, shopped and took in iconic New York City sights like Times Square.
The Donmar Warehouse is the home for leading artists to make world-class theatre. The exceptional education work empowers young people and cultivates a new generation of artists, audiences and active citizens, while creative development program invites the best established and emerging artists to test themselves and the boundaries of theater-making.