Phone: (503) 656-9567
For grades: K-12, College & University
Requirements for live visit: Performance area 15-20 feet in diameter. A glass of water. No microphone/PA system needed.
Fees for live visit: From $200 UP.
Wow! Christopher is a master of his craft and such a treasured inspiration....a 10! --- Lane County Educators, OR
In the tradition of Homer, Hans Christian Andersen, and the Irish Sennachie, CHRISTOPHER LEEBRICK IS A PURE STORYTELLER. Utilizing a rich flexible voice, a dramatic stage presence, and powerful acting, he captivates each listener with his spellbinding tales. Chris says, "Storytelling may be the world's oldest art form. The need to hear and tell stories is inherent to who we are, and through the power of story we can grow in our understanding of what it means to be human." CHRISTOPHER LEEBRICK IS A MULTICULTURAL STORYTELLER whose wide repertoire includes lively Oregon Tall Tales, Native American Legends, Scary stories from around the world, Jack Tales and other favorite Appalachian folktales, Irish tales, and more. Epic tales include: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe, The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning, and Dawn of the Messiah--a sixty-five minute dramatic telling of the complete Gospel story. Special program titles include: SCARY STORIES! WARM WINTER HOLIDAY TALES, MOUNTAIN TALES & JACK TALES, FAVORITE FOLKTALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD.
WORKSHOPS AND INSTRUCTION: Since 1989, Christopher has taught numerous classes and workshops for all ages in Storytelling, Theatre, and Shakespeare. He has also conducted school residencies and workshops for Arts-In-Education programs throughout the state of Oregon. Plus, through Authors 'n Education, Inc. he offers special programs teaching students how to turn storytelling into story writing.
Christopher Leebrick has been performing as a storyteller since the age of 12. He first appeared with Robert Rubinstein's nationally recognized Troupe of Tellers in 1974, and since then has told stories to thousands of children and adults across the United States. He has performed on radio and television, and at venues such as Fairs, Festivals, Schools, Churches, Libraries, and Corporate/Private Parties. He has been a professional storyteller since 1986. Recent storytelling credits include: Featured Performer, MSC '99 Arts Conference; University of Oregon Art Museum; Corvallis Fall Festival; Valley Covenant Church; Skipworth Juvenile Detention Center; University of Oregon; Lane Community College; Lane Arts Council; and Schools and Libraries throughout the West Coast.