“A truly Louisiana experience.”
“Downing is wowing audiences all over!”

— Carol Donahue, The Livingston News

 

Highlights
 

Performance Highlights

  • Grammy Museum, Cleveland, MS

  • Porretta Soul Festival, Porretta, Italy

  • @America, Jakarta, Indonesia

  • US Embassy, Manila, Philippines

  • Instituto Guatemalteco Americano, Guatemala City, Guatemala

  • Eugene O’Neil Theatre, Centro Cultural Costarricense-Norteamericano, San Jose, Costa Rica

  • Complejo Cultural, Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica

  • Ultra Super Fantastic Kids Day Weekend, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ

  • Center for the Arts on Main, Quakertown, PA

  • Bienal Internacional De Titeres De Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

  • The ArtsCenter, Carrborro, NC

  • Liberty Theatre, Eunice, LA

  • Imagine it! Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

  • Oxford Double Decker Arts Festival, Oxford, MS

  • King Biscuit Flour Hour Live Radio Show, Helena, AR

  • COPIA – The American Center For Wine, Food and The Arts, Napa, CA

  • Delta Cultural Center, Helena, AR

  • Anniston Museum of Natural History, Anniston, AL

  • Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Gulfport, MS

  • Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, LA

  • Louisiana Children’s Museum, New Orleans, LA

  • Seattle Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle, WA

  • New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA

  • Peanut Butter & Jam Session, Lake Charles, LA

  • Rivertown Children’s Castle, Kenner, LA

  • Vermillionville, Lafayette, LA

  • Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, LA

  • Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, LA

  • Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, Virginia Beach, VA

  • Louisiana Science and Nature Center, New Orleans, LA

  • Children’s World’s Fair, New Orleans, LA

  • Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, CA

  • Children’s Museum of Acadiana, Lafayette, LA

  • French Quarter Festival, New Orleans, LA

  • The Banners Series, Lake Charles, LA

  • Louisiana Book Festival, Baton Rouge, LA

  • Hudson Children’s Book Festival, Hudson, NY

  • Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival, Madisonville, LA

  • Arts Fest, Lake Charles, LA

  • Nantucket Atheneum, Nantucket, MA

  • Monster Mash, Covington, LA

  • Festivals Acadiens, Lafayette, LA

  • Insectarium, New Orleans, LA

  • Old US Mint Theatre, New Orleans, LA

  • Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport, MA

  • New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, New Orleans, LA

  • Kentucky Book Fair, Franklin, KY

Performance & Workshop Tour Highlights

  • Special Session Presenter, IGA Conference, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 20

  • Performance and Workshop Tour, Indonesia, 2011

  • Performance and Workshop Tour, Philippines, 2011

  • Performance and Workshop Tour, Costa Rica 2011

  • Performance and Workshop Tour, Guatemala, 2011

  • Performance and Workshop Tour, South Korea, 2010

  • Performance and Workshop Tour, Costa Rica, 2010

  • Performance and Workshop Tour, Bahrain and UAE, 2009

  • Performance and Workshop Tour, Kuwait, Bahrain and UAE, 2008

  • Performance and Workshop Tour, Costa Rica, 2008

  • Performance and Educator Workshop Tour, Oman

  • Performance and Workshop Tour, Egypt

  • Educator Workshop Tour, Panama City, Panama

  • Educator Workshop Tour, Instituto Guatemalteco Americano, Guatemala City, Guatemala

  • Performance and Educator Workshop Tour, Morocco

  • School Performance Tour, San Jose, Costa Rica

  • Long Island School Performance Tour, Long Island, NY

  • Bienal Internacional De Titeres de Puerto Rico School Tour, Puerto Rico

  • Napa County Library Tour, Napa, CA

  • Sonoma County Library Tour, Santa Rosa, CA

  • Solano County Library Tour, Vallejo, CA

  • Cultural Performing Artist Tour, Delta Cultural Center, Helena, AR

  • The Banners Series, Lake Charles, LA

  • Arts In Education Touring Arts, Acadiana Arts Council, Lafayette, LA

  • MATE Teachers Conference, Tangier, Morocco

  • Keynote, Panama Teachers Conference, Panama City, Panama

  • Presenter, Nicaribbean Teachers Conference, Bluefields, Nicaragua

  • Presenter, Nicaragua Teachers Conference, Managua, Nicaragua

  • Plenary and Workshop Presenter, National Teachers’ Conference, Guatemala City, Guatemala

  • Presenter, Children’s Music Network National Gathering, Los Angeles, CA

  • Presenter, Southeast District Teacher Conference, Orange Beach, AL

  • Keynote Speaker, Louisiana Teenage Librarians Association, Alexandria, LA

  • Keynote Speaker, Louisiana Association for the Education of Young Children, New Orleans, LA

  • Keynote Speaker, Greater New Orleans Association for the Education of Young Children, New Orleans, LA

  • Presenter, Mississippi Reading Association Conference, Biloxi, MS