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Donna Washington / DLW Storyteller, Inc.

DLW Storyteller, Inc.

About the Artist

Donna Washington is an internationally known master storyteller, artist educator, and published author who has been performing for audiences of all ages for over thirty-three years. She is renowned for her storytelling for both children & adults from poignant & funny fables about the human condition to racy relationships stories to spine tingling tales of terror. She has been featured at numerous festivals, schools & libraries theaters and other venues around the world including Canada, Peru, Argentina & Hong Kong. Donna's eleven storytelling CDs have garnered thirty national awards. She has authored numerous articles about storytelling and education including her very popular blog Language, Literacy & Storytelling. She is also the author of four children’s books: Li’l Rabbit’s Kwanzaa, A Pride of African Tales, The Story of Kwanzaa, and A Big Spooky House. Her fifth, Boo Stew will be out in fall of 2021. She travels all over the world performing and giving workshops, but she lives with her husband and two cats in Durham, NC.

Donna Washington is a professional author, storyteller & multiculrural folklorist who has been sharing stories for thirty years. Her amazing vocal pyrotechnics and dynamic physicality makes her stories come alive, enthrall & delight audiences from 4 to 104. She has been featured at thousands of schools, libraries, theaters and festivals around the world. Donna is a multiple award-winning artist with nine CDs and an accomplished author of four children's books. She presents a wide variety of tales from many different cultures. Her school shows are grade specific and targeted to students based on their age, cognitive and emotional development.

Grade LevelsK-12
Maximums2000 Students, 45-60 minutes, 4/day
Technical Requirements

Microphone / sound system, stool or chair & room temperature bottle of water

Total Fee1 performance- $880/ 2 performances (same day and same school)- $1,100 / 3 performances (same day and same school)- $1,320 / 4 performances (same day and same school)- $1,540
School Portion1 performance- $440/ 2 performances (same day and same school)- $550 / 3 performances (same day and same school)- $660 / 4 performances (same day and same school)- $770

Donna provides a variety of workshops for educators and students on storytelling, writing, theater, educational techniques, and public speaking. Workshops are available for both teacher/educators & students. Student workshops are for grades 3-12. She also provides communication workshops specially designed for students and their familes. 

Grade Levels3-12
Maximumsup to 2 hours, 3/day
Technical Requirements

None

Total Fee45-60 minutes: $770 / 90-120 minutes: $990
School Portion45-60 minutes: $385 / 90-120 minutes: $495

Just like her in person shows, but hosted over Zoom or other video platforms with a recording of the video available to view for a week.

Donna Washington is a professional author, storyteller & multiculrural folklorist who has been sharing stories for thirty years. Her amazing vocal pyrotechnics and dynamic physicality makes her stories come alive, enthrall & delight audiences from 4 to 104. She has been featured at thousands of schools, libraries, theaters and festivals around the world. Donna is a multiple award-winning artist with nine CDs and an accomplished author of four children's books. She presents a wide variety of tales from many different cultures. Her school shows are grade specific and targeted to students based on their age, cognitive and emotional development.

 

Grade LevelsK-12
Maximumsunlimited , 45 - 60 minutes / 1 week access
Technical Requirements

computer with internet connection

Total Fee1 Live performance - $550/ 1 Prerecorded performance- $440
School Portion1 Live performance - $275 / 1 Prerecorded performance- $220

A Day at Ellis Island (4th Grade)

This four day vitual residency takes student from meeting Rita who sets them up to time travel back to the 1900’s. They students create a fictional European country. Then, we destroy it. The students are forced to leave their home and travel to America. That sets them up to meet Rita again as they are checked in at Ellis Island. It is a great social studies unit where the students use visual arts, writing, journaling, video, and creative drama to learn about the forces that drove millions of people to come to America. Can be in class, virtual, or a combination) (At least 4 separate class sessions)

Grade Levels4th grade
Maximumsunlimited , 45 - 60 minutes / 4 to 5 separate class sessions
Technical Requirements

computer with internet connection

Total Fee$1200
School Portion$400

Virtual Program Description- The world is in danger! We have detected major tectonic activity all over the world. The ozone layer is in danger of thinning, and global warming is going to make the weather so dangerous we will have to abandon the coasts! We adults are at our wit’s end. What we need are people with huge imaginations, so we have decided to gather the greatest minds we could find – our children. Where can we go and how can we get there? This is a science unit where students look at our solar system and learn about planets. They must consider terraforming, how they could get us off the planet, and come up with technologies to help us survive. Sky’s the limit for imagination! (At least 5 separate class sessions)

Grade Levelsgrades 4-6
Maximumsunlimited, 45 - 60 minutes / 4 to 5 separate class sessions
Total Fee$1,200
School Portion$400

The ability to stand up and speak confidently is a skill that will serve your students well for their entire lives. In this residency, Greek Mythology is the medium used to get students speaking, sharing, and playing with language. We share the stories, talk about Ancient Greek society, their philosophies, and their world view. You will be amazed at how your students grow in confidence and skill over just five lessons! (At least 5 separate class sessions)

Grade Levels6th grade
Maximumsunlimited, 45 - 60 minutes / 4 to 5 separate class sessions
Total Fee$1,200
School Portion$400

Learning the basics of storytelling is a door that can lead to greater literacy. Students will learn the basics of how a story is put together, the elements that make a story scary or fun or dramatic. They will practice sharing stories in small groups, and will have the opportunity to share for the whole class. While they are having fun with stories they will also be playing with language, improving their vocabulary, communicating effectively with peers, and learning basic presentation skills. They’ll be having so much fun, they might not even notice! (At least 5 separate class sessions)

 

Grade Levels4th -5th grades
Total Fee$1,200
School Portion$400

References

Website

www.Donnawashington.com