About Donna Washington: A Night of Storytelling for the Family

Skip the bedtime books and bring the whole family to the Maguire Theater for a riveting night of tales with the Durham-based storyteller, Donna Washington! 

Ms. 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-five years. She is renowned for her storytelling for both children and adults, from poignant and 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.  

During the pandemic, she presented over two hundred shows & workshops virtually online. In 2020, she co-founded the non-profit organization Artists Standing Strong Together with Master Storyteller Sheila Arnold for which they won a 2021 Oracle Award. In 2022 she received the Coleen Salley Storytelling Award.  

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 six children’s books: Li’l Rabbit’s Kwanzaa, A Pride of African Tales, The Story of Kwanzaa, A Big Spooky House, award winning Boo Stew, and her new book, Prak Fills The House.  

Arts of the Albemarle

Arts of the Albemarle is a regional arts council that invites residents and visitors to discover connections through the arts that enhance, celebrate, and enrich one’s life. It engages children, youth, and adults with visual and performing arts programming through arts education, artist support, and arts experiences.