Livia de Almeida translates MRM in a tandem telling in Rio
Margaret performs both alone and with musician Richard Scholtz. Visit MacDonald & Scholtz Singing Tales. Her performances always involve her audiences in lively interaction through song, chant, and movement. MRM delights in discovering and sharing joyful folktales from the world's many cultures. She encourages her audiences to carry the stories back into their communities and keep sharing them. MacDonald's tellings are a delight for both young and old.
"I hope I can convey to you how joyful it was to have you here telling stories." ...Beth Eisenhood, Washington Talking Book and Braille Library.
"Mommy I like that girl!" ...Pre-school daughter of Jeeva Ragnuth during Northwest BookFest performance. (at 62 I love this quote)
"MacDonald's storytelling in English, coupled with Soejadi's expert rendition in Bahasa Indonesia created an experience that was beyond the limitations of language." The Jakarta Post, July 29, 2003.
"You are one of the stars of the circuit!. I know the skills that a storyteller needs to have, and you have them in peerless abundance." Nury Vitachi, Man Hong Literary Festival, Hong Kong
"Margaret and Richard were wonderful! They both made it seem so easy. Audience members commented afterwards that they loved seeing Margaret tell in her stocking feet, and on the way she seemed to float and bob around on the stage. Her gestures, especially when creatures were revealed to be handsome heroes, were priceless. She was presenting us all with a wonderful gift and was well aware of how happy it was going to make us! Richard seamlessly supported Margaret with his music. The musicians among us remarked on Richard's improvisational skills. His verbal responses often provided a hilarious deadpan counterpoint to Margaret's expressiveness.
There was a joyous feeling among the listeners during and afterwards that dramatized what exceptional storytelling can bring. The Center was truly delighted to help bring Margaret and Richard together with so many overjoyed story–lovers"...New York Storytelling Center website 9/15/06
"I have never experienced storytelling on that level before. It was absolutely exhilarating. Thank you so much!"...Margaret Eisenstadt, 8/21/06
Glistening Waters Festival, Masterton, New Zealand (twice);
Australian National Storytelling Festival
All Japan Storytelling Festival
Vancouver Storytelling Festival (thrice)
Forest Festival (Port Angeles, Wa) (twice)
Rio Tellabration Festival
Stories by the Sea (Newport, OR)(twice)
Mahasarakham Tellabration Festival (Thailand)
Singapore Storytelling Festival
Omaha Storytelling Festival
St. Louis Storytelling Festival.
Jornadas ContArte, Cuba
Three Rivers Storytelling Festival, Pittsburg
King County Library System StoryFest International, Bellevue, Washington.
Asian Congress of Storytellers, Singapore
Kearny Area Storytelling Festival
Penang International Kids Storytelling Festival
Shanghai Literary Festival
Galle Literary Festival, Sri Lanka
Hong Kong Literary Festival
Tucson Festival of Books
XXI Festival de los Narradores Orales de Santa Cantarina, Ciuadad de México
Un Madrid de Cuento
Bookaroo Children's Literature Festival, New Delhi
IV Encuentro de Narradores Orales del Caribe, Colombia