News & Shows

(For a calendar of Christopher’s upcoming shows see below)

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.

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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 2017 Chris performed Storytelling shows in 30 towns in the great state of Oregon; if you would like to schedule a 2018 summer library performance, contact us.

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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! . . .
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After a School Assembly Show

School Assemblies:
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.

Campfire Tales:
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 the 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.

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“The Tell-Tale Heart” for Teens and Adults

“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

International Performances:
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.

Signing CD-Harney Co. Library-'05Extensive touring: 
Since becoming a professional storyteller in 1986, Chris has given more than 1,800 professional storytelling performances for over 100,000 children, teens, and adults across the U.S. and in France and Australia.

Chris has performed in 35 of Oregon’s 36 Counties (“Baker County I’m comin’ for you!”)   He has told stories in over 200 Oregon towns including:
Adams, Agness, Albany, Aloha, Alsea, Amity, Arlington, Ashland, Astoria, Athena, 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, 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, Junction City, Keizer, Keno, Klamath Falls, Knappa, La Grande, Lafayette, Lakeview, Lake Oswego, Lakeside, Langlois, Leaburg, Lebanon, Lincoln City, Lorane, London, Lowell, Lyons, Madras, 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, 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

Performance Schedule:  Christopher Leebrick

Fall  2017:  

9/19 & 9/20   Vista Elementary, Kennewick, WA
Four Storytelling assemblies, grades 1-5;  three Storytelling Workshops, TAG students

9/22   Orchard Elementary, Richland, WA
Two Storytelling assemblies; K-1; 1-2;   9:35 am / 10:35 am

10/4  Raleigh Park Elementary, Beaverton, OR
Storytelling assembly,  Gr. K; 10:00 am

10/12  North Tillamook Library, Manzanita, OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart” for teens and adults, 2:00 pm

10/12  Tillamook Main Library, Tillamook, OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart” for teens and adults, 6:00 pm

10/13  McMinnville Library, McMinnville, OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart” for teens and adults, 6:00 pm

10/14  Monmouth Library,  Monmouth, OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart”; 6:00 pm

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10/20  Aspire Middle School, Lacey, WA
“The Tell-Tale Heart”;  grades 7-8 ; two assemblies + three Storytelling Workshops

10/21  Aberdeen Timberland Library, Aberdeen, WA “Chilly Willies!” for ages 6 and up,  2:00 pm

10/24  Stevenson Fort Vancouver Library, Stevenson, WA “The Tell-Tale Heart”; for teens and adults;   6:30 pm

10/25  Cascade Park Fort Vancouver Library, Vancouver, WA “The Tell-Tale Heart”; for teens and adults;   7:00 pm

10/28  Ridgefield Fort Vancouver Library, Ridgefield, WA “The Tell-Tale Heart”; for teens and adults;   11:00 am

 

12/6  Sage Elementary, Redmond, OR
“Grinch-Fest 2016!” ; three assemblies

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12/25/17   Merry Christmas!
(I’m not telling today . .  I’m celebrating the Greatest Story Ever Told)  

Last Winter/Spring–  2017  . . .

1/2/17 – 3/11/17 “Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits”; 10-week residency;
“The Comedy of Errors” and “Hamlet”
Directed and narrated by Christopher Leebrick

2/16  Monroe Elementary, Everett, WA
Storytelling assemblies,  k-2 and 3-5; 8:55 am / 9:55 am

2/17  Sunnyland Elementary, Bellingham, WA
Storytelling assemblies,  12:45 pm / 2:00 pm

Last Winter/Spring–  2017  . . .

3/2  St. Paul Elementary, St. Paul, OR
“Read Across America” Storytelling assembly,  k-6; 10:00 am

3/3  Bilquist Elementary, Clackamas, OR
“Read Across America” Storytelling assemblies,  k-2 and 3-5; 10:00 am / 1:00 pm

3/11/16  “Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits”; Woodburn, OR
Performances: “The Comedy of Errors” and “Hamlet”
Directed and narrated by Christopher Leebrick

3/22  Bolton Primary, West Linn, OR
Storytelling assemblies,  k-2 and 3-5; 8:45 am / 10:00 am

4/5  Lacey Timberland Library, Lacey, WA
Award-Winning Storyteller, Christopher Leebrick;  all ages; 2:00 pm

4/12  Creston School, Portland, OR
Storytelling assembly,  Gr. 3-5; 2:00 pm

4/21  Scouter Elementary, Happy Valley, OR
Four short Storytelling sessions; BEAR celebration,  Gr. 4-5; 7:30-9:00 pm

Last Winter/Spring–  2017  . . .

4/25  Hazelbrook Middle School, Tualatin, OR
Storytelling demo + Storytelling Workshop/Coaching;  6th grade TAG students; 9:30 am

4/28  Lacey Elementary, Lacey, WA
Storytelling assemblies,  k-2 and 3-5; between 1:00 – 3:00 pm

5/18  Wishram School,  Wishram, WA
REACH Storytelling Programs;  Gr. K-6; 7-12;  11:45 & 1:15 pm

5/24  Outdoor School, Dorena Lake, OR
Campfire Storytelling for 5th graders + High School Counselor workshop; 6:00-8:00 pm

5/30  Portland Jewish Academy, Portland, OR
Two Storytelling assemblies,  Gr. K-2 and 3-5;  time: tba

6/1  Robert Frost Elementary, Silverton, OR
Storytelling assembly,  Grade 3;  1:00 pm

6/7  Captain Strong Elementary, Battleground, WA
Five 30-minute Storytelling assemblies;  Gr. K -4

Last Summer– 2017   . . .

Chris Leebrick6/12/17  Stanfield Public Library, Stanfield, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  11:00 am

6/12/17  Helix Library, Helix, OR  “Share a Story, Build a World!”;  6:00 pm

6/13  Ukiah Public Library, Ukiah, OR. “Share a Story, Build a World!”;  1:00 pm

6/14  Athena Public Library, Athena, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  6:30 pm

6/15  Pilot Rock Library, Pilot Rock, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  1:00 pm

6/15  Adams Public Library, Adams, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  7:00 pm

6/16/17  Weston Public Library, Weston, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  1:00 pm

6/22  Kelso Public Library, Kelso, WA
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  2:00 pm

6/26  Medford Library, Medford, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  11:300 am

6/26  Rogue River Library, Rogue River, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  2:00 pm

6/27  Central Point Library, Central Point, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  10:30 am

6/27  Ashland Library, Ashland, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  2:00 pm

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6/28  Eagle Point Library, Eagle Point, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  11:00 am

6/28/17  Jacksonville Library, Jacksonville, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  2:00 pm

6/29  Camas Valley School / Library, Camas Valley, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  11:00 am

7/5  Junction City Library,  Junction City, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  12:30 pm

7/6  Coos Bay Public Library,  Coos Bay, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  2:00 pm

7/7  Lakeside Public Library,  Lakeside, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  1:00 pm

7/11  The Dalles Public Library,  The Dalles, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  1:00 pm

7/11/17  Crook County Public Library,  Prineville, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  6:30 pm

 

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7/12  Lyle School,  Lyle, WA
REACH Storytelling Program;  Gr. 3-5; 1:00 pm

7/18  Ione Public Library,  Ione, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”; 10:00 am

7/18/17  Dufur Community Library,  Dufur, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  1:15 pm

7/19  South Wasco County Library,  Maupin, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  11:00 am

7/19 Spray Community Library,  Spray, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  3:00 pm

7/20  Heppner Public Library,  Heppner, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  4:30 pm

7/21  Oregon Trail Public Library,  Boardman, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  10:30 am

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7/21  Irrigon Public Library,  Irrigon, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  2:00 pm

8/2  Sherman County Public Library,  Moro, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  10:00 am

8/2/17  Gilliam County Public Library,  Condon, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  2:00 pm

8/3  Arlington Public Library,  Arlington, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  1:00 pm

8/4  Echo Public Library,  Echo, OR
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  2:00 pm

8/15  SWCCC,   Vancouver, WA
“Share a Story, Build a World!”;  10:00 am

 

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