Story & Laughter with Donna Washington

Where: The Scruffy Bunny Improv Theatre, 100 Courtenay Pl, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $10.00
  • Buy Tickets
  • Additional fees may apply

Phone Sales:

Listed by: scruffybunnyimprov

A very special and exciting guest this month from America: Donna Washington is coming to Story & Laughter for a show and a workshop as part of her Australasian tour. This is her second visit to the Antipodes following her acclaimed work at the last Sydney International Storytelling Conference. They, and we, are thrilled to have her back on this side of the planet.

Donna Washington is an internationally known, multiple award-winning storyteller, spoken word recording artist, and author.

A highly animated performer, she has been entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences with her vocal pyrotechnics, elastic face, and deep characterizations that bring folklore, literary tales, and personal narratives to life for over thirty years.

Donna has been called a “Walking Disney Movie”, and told she was "better than television".

Donna reaches people of all ages with her charismatic, animated performances.

Donna will also host a workshop from 1pm at The Scruffy Bunny Improv Theatre; Face, Voice, Gesture – How to use your storytelling Toolkit to its utmost! She says “Storytelling is more than just saying words. Incorporating sound effects, character voices, faces and bodies, and using gesture can enhance any story from The Three Little Pigs to that tale you tell about your Aunt Sally’s favorite Hat!” This workshop will suit anyone who does performance, public speaking, teaching, telling – being at the front of the room engaging an audience. ENDS

For more information or interview opportunities on Donna Washington, Story Teller, Author and trainer, contact Dave Klibanow at or look her up at

For more information or a photo call or e-mail Caroline Welkin on 04-934 0033 or 027 642 7222 or email

The Scruffy Bunny Improv Theatre hosts storytelling shows monthly. The next show is Sunday 27th May at 4pm.

Story & Laughter:
Storytelling is the reason people invented fire: to stay up late listening to stories. If you believe that, you’ll believe all of our tall tales are true. You’re just our kind of audience.

Storytellers bring old tales to life with lively interpretations and new tales to light; some tales come from the moment and some are finally revealed. All are crafted with care for your enjoyment. If you’re bored hearing the same old family stories over dinner again, come and hear some new tales (or, if those tales are so good they should be shared, here is the place to do it).

Each month there will be feature tellers and stories as well as an opportunity to share tales yourself (or pick up some ideas to create them). Look out for our different themes.
Please be aware that whilst there is no age restriction, generally tales are told by adults for adults, so parental guidance may or may not be required.

For the latest updates to this month's event, visit Stand & Deliver Facebook page.

Tickets $10 at the door or via Eventfinda.

People who liked this also checked out

Restaurants to book near Story & Laughter with Donna Washington