School Performances

David Harrell’s solo performances A Little Potato and Hard to Peel and The Boy Who Would Be Captain Hook have been adapted for school performances. The goal is to use his story to encourage audiences to recognize the universality of our shared experience and be a catalyst for discussion about broader themes of diversity and inclusion. David relishes the opportunity to show that disability is not a heroic obstacle to overcome but a unique aspect of one’s life. Through his school performances, David entertains, enlightens and educates children to not be defined by limitations. To help them learn the valuable lessons of acceptance and how to not let circumstances peel away the core of who they are as human beings.

For more information or to book David at your school, contact us!


IMAGES FROM THE PERFORMANCES // Photos by Lisa Foley

VIDEO CLIPS
Opening scene from the School version of The Boy Who Would Be Captain Hook

The Shriner’s Hospital scene from the School version of A Little Potato and Hard to Peel


TESTIMONIALS

David broke down important messages about including people that are different and perseverance in a way that was relatable to kids. His stories brought feeling and emotions that all kids have when growing up to life.

PTO Representative, Bates Elementary

 


There was a little boy in David’s performance at Enota elementary school in Gainesville GA who struggles with being a little different.  He asked David: “How long did it take you to figure out you were hard to peel? Cause I am trying to figure that out too”.  This illustrates perfectly how much his show has the potential to touch young and old alike. I felt privileged to be witness to that.

Arts in School PTA Chair, Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy

 


The teachers and kids LOVED David. His stories were engaging, inspiring and entertaining, and teachers have hold me, one week later, David’s visit had been sparking some great classroom conversations.

Cultural Arts Rep., Memorial Elementary

 


David Harrell’s show was wonderful. Our staff thought it was inspiring and our students walked away with a clear message regarding celebrating differences.

Vice Principal, Newell Elementary

 


David Harrell’s show was wonderful. Our staff thought it was inspiring and our students walked away with a clear message regarding celebrating differences.

Vice Principal, Newell Elementary