— An online event with storyteller Donna Washington.
Tune in from the comfort of home to be informed, entertained, and perhaps discomfited by, Donna Washington’s performance of “The Chairs in the Trees” presented by Speak Storytelling. Reading through the bio and blog on her website, it’s clear that two activities shape Donna’s life — talking and travelling. The storytelling started when she was a young child listening to the fantastic tales of her father, blossomed during her college years at Northwestern University, and has been her life ever since. As a self-described army brat, the traveling started early too. For this program, Donna draws on “some of the stories that ran into me while traveling coast to coast in President Obama’s America.”
Donna describes her experience with “an undercurrent of racism and threat that went unchallenged and largely unacknowledged in America between 2008 and 2016. As a black woman living on the ground with it, there were some truly unbelievable things that happened to me. Some were funny, others threatening, and a few so strange it is hard to believe they aren’t fiction.”
Performance date: November 10 (Tue), 7:30pm. Registration is $12, free to season ticket holders. All attendees must pre-register online at SpeakStorySeries.com, using an email address where they expect to receive the link for the concert. Speak is for adult audiences. Mature youth allowed at guardian’s discretion.By Staff Contributor