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Donna Washington

Donna Washington

Donna Washington is an award-winning internationally known master storyteller, artist-educator, and author who has been performing for audiences of all ages for over thirty-six 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, New Zealand, Ireland, Peru, Argentina & Hong Kong. During the pandemic, she presented over three hundred shows & workshops virtually online. In 2022 she received the Coleen Salley Storytelling Award.


Minimum number of performances and/or workshops required for travel or hire :


  • Assembly Performance: International Folktales

    Folktales from Anansi to Zeus

    Telling multicultural folktales is an amazing way to introduce students to different cultures, learn story structure, boost vocabulary, & enhance pre-reading skills. Storytelling fosters imagination, creativity & is a great jumping off point for writing exercises, about elements of story from character motivations to rising action. Professional storyteller & author Donna Washington presents age appropriate story sets to all of your students from Kindergarten to high school that comply with the NC Essential Standards. These are perfect stories for all age groups from Anansi the Spider to Zeus!

    Duration: 45-50 minutes

    Grade Level: Pre-K, Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Maximum Number of Students: 2000

    Maximum Number of Performances: 4

    Technical Requirements: Hand held microphone and stand

    NC Essential Standards: African American Studies, Theater Arts, English Language Development

    Cost: $950 - one program / $1150 - two programs (same day, same school)

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