Donna Washington is one-woman show, but yesterday at Heathwood, she told stories as if she had an entire cast of characters right there on stage with her. Antelopes, frogs, teenagers, The Creator, and many more voices and sounds brought laughs, cheers and excitement among students in kindergarten all the way through 8th grade. Faculty and staff had fun, too - it’s simply not possible to listen to Donna’s stories without getting involved physically and verbally.
One story told of a slow turtle turned mover-and-shaker who mastered a magic Swahili phrase to save the day for his animal friends. Donna invited students and faculty to the stage to see if they could recount the phrase. (Ask Mrs. Nagy how she did!) Another tale reminded students to be who they are, instead of pretending to be anyone else.... Read more »