We recently read about an extraordinary opportunity from the Donmar Warehouse in conjunction with St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn for young ladies aged 13-18 years old: record a 90 second video performing Shakespeare!
The two best entries will win tickets to the performance of Donmar’s production of Henry IV at St. Ann’s Warehouse—with an all-female cast.
According to Donmar, whose original One Take Shakespeare competition ran last year in London:
Alongside our all-female production of HENRY IV, we wanted to challenge young women across the country to make Shakespeare their own by recording themselves performing a speech from one of his plays, written for a male character.
Ninety seconds, no props, no special effects – just you, a camera, and the world’s greatest playwright. You can record your speech in your bedroom, in the car, at school or in the park – wherever you want. This is your chance to be the King of Scotland or the Prince of Denmark, a local drunk, a mighty warrior or a hopeless romantic. Even if you have never attempted to say a Shakespeare speech out loud before, give it a try!
What a fantastic opportunity for young ladies! If you know anyone in the age group that is interested, please please pass along the information above to them!