Mark Binder is an author who tells stories that bridge generations.
You will laugh, chuckle, guffaw and thrill as he takes you on adventures with language and energy.
Mark inspires readers and listeners with the commitment to transmit joy. His work is appropriate for multigenerational audiences, and he's glad to create a special program of stories for you. The Bark Minder Project is an experimental offshoot with edgier material for adults.
It was our pleasure to host an hour of entertainment with Mark Binder. Our group of seniors really enjoyed Mark's stories and chatter. His skills on the harmonica were particularly enjoyable and provided a nice mix of talents. He certainly spread the joy of his ebullient personality with all of his listeners.
Price Range: (phone number hidden)
Gig Length: 30 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
Mark holds listeners enraptured with stories that range from traditional classics to outrageous tall tales and even autobiographical lies.
You can pick the stories you want to hear, or allow Mark to "Omakase" -- select stories that are appropriate.
Mark has a huge repertoire of stories for all occasions and times of year. These are adjusted based on your group -- is it an older crowd, a young crowd, multigenerational?
If you want a new story specifically crafted for you, let us know.
We've crafted this description to largely for young/family audiences. For adults, Mark's "Bark Minder Project" material is quite a bit edgier. Please be clear when you book your program!
The storytelling author of more than 20 books for adults, families and children, Mark Binder writes and tells stories for readers and listeners of all ages. He tours the world as a performer, transmitting the joy of story across boundaries.
A writer who creates at least one new project every year, whether it’s a printed book or an audio book, an ebook or a play. Mark is constantly pushing boundaries, while keeping his diverse audiences of readers and listeners engaged.
A performer with more than twenty years of programs in schools, libraries, theaters and festival for nearly 200,000 listeners of all ages. Every year Mark gives more than 100 presentations across the United States and around the world. Recently, he was featured in the Amazon/Audible series, “Story Live.”
Education… Mark studied mythology with T.E. Gaster and storytelling with Spalding Gray at Columbia University, mime and dance with the Adaptors Movement Theater. He earned an MA in English and Writing, Acting and Directing from Rhode Island College and the Trinity Rep Conservatory. He holds a third degree black belt in Aikido, studies centering and internal power, and promises not to throw you across the room.
Entertaining, Inspiring, Challenging Whether written or told, Mark’s stories are always fresh and new. Some are pure fun, while others address issues, soothe fears and inspire change. Because he has such a broad assortment of stories, books and audio, he can work from a theme or offer “Omakase” stories that suit the day and the audience. Everyone who listens or reads is transported.
Additional Booking Notes
Good lighting. Good sound. If you need a sound system, let us know, and we'll work it into the quote.
Past Booked Events
|February 07, 2019 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|October 19, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||School Assembly|
Classic stories for families: Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella Spinderella, The Three Pigs
Original tales for families: The Wolf Cub, Og Caveman!, The Boy With Bad Manners
Autobiographical Lies (all ages): It Ate My Sister, The Bully and the Shrimp
Edgy tales for adults: Regrets for My Grandma, The Wall of Death
Thematic Set lists include: A Holiday Present (Holiday Stories), Halloween (spooky stories), Spring and Summer Tales, Winter Tales, Stories for Peace, Chanukah (or Hanukkah) and Passover (Jewish Folktales from Chelm)
At its simplest, all Mark needs is a glass of water and a chair. Practically speaking, he should be visible and audible to everyone in the room. If you don't have a sound system, please let us know and we'll add it into the quote.
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