It has been years in the writing, and now it’s here! . . . “The Art and Craft of Telling Stories” by Christopher Leebrick. This 110 page book is currently available in downloadable pdf format ($11.95) as well as print format ($19.95).
Great for beginning to advanced storytellers, actors, teachers, artists, teens, seniors, and anyone who wants to learn to practice the age-old art of traditional Storytelling!
Order your copy today!
Wahoo! Fist bumps are in order. As of April 2019, Chris has given over 2,000 professional Storytelling performances!
Chris has also now performed in all 36 counties of Oregon! (Thanks Baker County–you were #36!) Chris says, “I love visiting every area of this great and beautiful state! I hope to do so for many years to come.”
Chris recently visited Sage Elementary in Redmond, Oregon, for “Grinch-Fest, 2019”. Central Oregon News did a story on us! https://centraloregondaily.com/holiday-tradition-brings-the-grinch-to-sage-elementary-in-redmond/
Check out this promo video for Chris’ performance of: “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe . . . (note: this spooooky program is for adults and teens only).
A nice article about Chris, recently published in the West Linn Tidings! Click below…. http://portlandtribune.com/wlt/95-news/391447-282124-i-think-its-life-changing
Performances in Israel: Chris recently returned from a trip to the holy land where he had the chance to tell stories on a boat in the Sea of Galilee, on the Temple steps in Jerusalem, and perform a short piece of humor on the stage of the Roman amphitheater at Caesarea Maritima.
Interview: Want to see Chris interviewed by the two most charming interviewers in the history of 3rd grade journalism? Check out Christopher Leebrick Interview below.
Summer Library Shows: In Summer 2019 Chris performed Storytelling shows across the great state of Oregon and in Washington; if you would like to schedule a summer library performance, contact us.
National Radio Performances:
Chris has recently been featured in six episodes of the national storytelling program “The Apple Seed” on BYU radio. Featured stories have been “The Tell-Tale Heart” “Skeleton Woman” and “Big Lake Sasquatch” (from his CD “Spoooky!”) “Soldier Jack” and “Old One Eye” (from “Good Stories From All Over”) and “Soap, Soap, Soap” (from “Critters, Kids, and Cowboys”).
Ten Things Chris Loves about his job as a Storyteller:
- The Stories — finding them, learning them, sharing them!
- Traveling the great state of Oregon
- Traveling our great country and beyond
- Captivating each and every audience member
- Practicing the original form of theater
- Performing for kids!
- Performing for teens!
- Performing for grownups!
- Being my own boss
- Making my living as an artist . . what a blessing! . . .
Chris performs dynamic storytelling assemblies at elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the United States. (He has even been known to get students up on their feet telling stories of their own!) He also performs at colleges, universities, and private schools.
Student comments from shows @ Sexton Mountain Elementary, Beaverton, OR:
– “Your stories were A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Thank you for coming to our school!”
– “I like how you tell stories. You put so much effort and excitement into them.”
– “One of my strengths in school is reading, so this assembly was very exciting for me!”
– “It was cool . . . . We hope you never quit!”
Performance in France:
Chris recently enjoyed the rare opportunity to perform at the ancient Roman amphitheater in Orange, France. The theater is two thousand years old, has near perfect acoustics, and seats over five thousand people. Chris says, “Telling a story at the Theatre Antique d’Orange was fantastic. It was a dream come true!”
Storytelling World Awards:
All three of Chris’ CD’s have received national Storytelling World Awards. “Good stories From All Over” and “Critters, Kids, and Cowboys” are great fun for all ages. “Spooky!” (Chris’ most recent CD) is aimed at older kids, teens and adults. Storytelling World editors call Chris’ spooooky performance of The Tell-Tale Heart: “A chilling rendition of Poe’s classic.” Click on CD Store for more info.
One of the best ways to enjoy the age old art of storytelling is sitting around a cozy campfire. Chris has told stories around campfires at the Oregon coast, high up in the Cascade mountains, in the Willamette Valley, and on Steens Mountain in eastern Oregon. If you are interested in scheduling “Tales Round the Campfire” contact us.
Poe Show — “The Tell-Tale Heart”:
In recent years Chris has riveted adults and teens with his performance of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” at storytelling festivals, schools, and libraries throughout Oregon and Washington. The show also features a lively discussion about Mr. Poe, performances of other eerie stories from around the globe, and often concludes with Poe’s poetic masterpiece “Annabel Lee”. For more information about the Poe show please contact us.
“Mr Leebrick is a fantastic storyteller!”
— Multnomah County Library, OR
“World class! . . . A masterful, unforgettable performance.”
— Aberdeen Library, WA
“The crowd was so enthusiastic . . . I wasn’t sure they were ever going to let Chris go home.”
— Olympia Library, WA
Chris has enjoyed the rare opportunity to perform at the ancient Roman amphitheater (Theatre Antique d’Orange) in Orange, France. He has also been featured at the Australian National Storytelling Festival in Perth where he performed a solo concert, told a spooky story in the Ghost Story concert, and presented his workshop “Storytelling—A Theatrical Art” for fellow storytellers from around the world. Chris also performed in Israel, were he was privileged to give performances floating on a boat in the Sea of Galilee and on the original Temple steps in Jerusalem.
Since becoming a professional storyteller in 1986, Chris has given over 2,000 professional storytelling performances for children, teens, and adults across the U.S. and in France, Australia, and Israel.
Chris has performed in all 36 Oregon counties. He has also told stories in over 200 Oregon towns including:
Adams, Adrian, Agness, Albany, Aloha, Alsea, Amity, Arlington, Ashland, Astoria, Athena, Baker City, Bandon, Banks, Beaver Creek, Beaverton, Bend, Bethel, Blue River, Bly, Boardman, Bonanza, Boring, Brownsville, Burns, Butte Falls, Camas Valley, Cannon Beach, Canyon City, Cascade Locks, Cedar Mill, Central Point, Chenowith, Chiloquin, Christmas Valley, Clarkes, Clatskanie, Coburg, Condon, Coos Bay, Coquille, Cornelius, Corvallis, Cottage Grove, Cove, Creswell, Crow, Dallas, Damascus, Dayton, Dexter, Dora, Dorena, Drain, Dufur, Durham, Eagle Point, Echo, Elmira, Elgin, Elmonica, Enterprise, Estacada, Eugene, Fairview, Falls City, Fort Rock, Florence, Forest Grove, Frenchglen, Garden Home, Gervais, Gilchrist, Gladstone, Gold Beach, Government Camp, Grants Pass, Grass Valley, Gresham, Happy Valley, Harrisburg, Helix, Heppner, Hermiston, Hillsboro, Hood River, Hubbard, Ione, Imnaha, Irrigon, Jacksonville, John Day, Joseph, Jaspar, Jefferson, Jordan Valley, Junction City, Keizer, Keno, Klamath Falls, Knappa, La Grande, Lafayette, Lakeview, Lake Oswego, Lakeside, Langlois, Leaburg, Lebanon, Lincoln City, Lorane, London, Lowell, Lyons, Madras, Manzanita, Mapleton, Maupin, McKenzie Bridge, McMinnville, Medford, Merrill, Metolius, Milton-Freewater, Milwaukie, Molalla, Monroe, Monmouth, Moro, Mosier, Mt. Angel, Mulino, Myrtle Point, Newberg, Newport, North Bend, North Plains, North Powder, Noti, Nyssa, Oakridge, Oak Grove, Ontario, Oregon City, Paisley, Parkdale, Pendleton, Philomath, Phoenix, Pilot Rock, Pleasant Hill, Portland, Powers, Prineville, Prospect, Rainier, Redmond, Rockaway Beach, Rogue River, Roseburg, Ruch, St. Paul, St. Helens, Salem, Sandy, Santa Clara, Scappoose, Scio, Scotts Mills, Seaside, Sellwood, Shady Cove, Shedd, Sheridan, Sherwood, Siletz, Silver Falls, Silverlake, Silverton, Sprague River, Spray, Springfield, Stanfield, Sunnyside, Sweet Home, Talent, The Dalles, Thurston, Tigard, Tillamook, Toledo, Triangle Lake, Troutdale, Tualatin, Umatilla, Union, Vale, Vernonia, Waldport, Wallowa, Warrenton, Welches, West Linn, Westfir, Weston, White City, Willamina, Wilsonville, Woodburn, Yachats, Yoncalla