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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 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, Peru, Argentina & Hong Kong. Donna’s eleven storytelling CDs and five books have garnered thirty-one national awards. In 2020, she co-founded the non-profit organization Artists Standing Strong Together.



Performance Folktales From Anansi to Zeus

GRADES: Kindergarten – 12th, adults/senior citizens 

Telling multicultural folktales is an amazing way to introduce students to differnt cultures, learn story structure, boost vocabulary, and enhance pre-reading skills. Storytelling fosters imagination, creativity and is a great jumping-off point for writing exercises and discussions about elements of story from character motivations to rising action. Professional storyteller and author Donna Washington presents fun, participatory, age-appropriate storytelling sessions that are educationally, socially, and emotionally geared to the age of the listeners,. Whether your audience is K-2 and you are looking for pre-reading stories or seniors in high school wondering what it is like to be a freelance performer or how storytelling differes from traditional theatre, Donna Washington has a program for you!

Max Participants: 350

Duration: 45 minutes

Special Requirements: Microphone on a stand, a chair, and a room temperature bottle of water. (Artist can provide the sound system if necessary)

Performance Fee:

  • One Performance: $1000
  • Multiple Same-day Performances: $1,250 for 2 same-day performances; $1,500 for 3 same-day performances; $1,750 for 4 same-day performances