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  • “Sharing the ancient art of storytelling as a way to educate, entertain and offer healing to individuals, communities and the living world.”

     

    Brian Rohr is a Storyteller, Poet and Healing Arts Practitioner who resides in the Pacific Northwest – a land of constant rain, Evergreen trees, mountains and the waters of the Pacific Ocean. As a Storyteller/bard/wanderer, he shares the old stories – the Myths, Folk Tales, Fairy Tales – from many different cultures around the world, often using the drum to help create a rhythmic trance state. Brian has performed as a featured storyteller for national audiences, taught and performed at major conferences, high schools, universities, synagogues and libraries, delighting listeners of all ages, including:

    - Illinois State University;

    - Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle;

    - Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, IL

    - Keynote presenter at Temple Beth Shalom in Austin, TX;

    - Trickster Tales Storytelling Festival in Washington State;

    - The 14th International Jewish Renewal Aleph Kallah in Redlands, CA and more…

         

    From 2009-2013, Rohr hosted the monthly First Friday Storynight in Port Townsend, WA before moving to Portland, OR. He also created & hosted the ever-popular annual Trickster Tales: A Night of Storytelling.

    In 2013, Brian was honored by JT News as a ”10 Under 40″ recipient by being chosen as one of 10 Jewish people in Washington State under 40 years old who are doing important and inspirational works within the community, specifically as a storyteller.

    In 2012, Brian was honored by the National Storytelling Network by being selected as one of seven finalists for the prestigious J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Award in the storytelling community.

    Rohr is a member of the National Storytelling Network, the Healing Story Alliance, the Portland Storytellers Guild and the Jewish Storytelling Coalition.

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    “You’re helping to keep cultures and ancient tales rich and alive in an age of quick info and technology.” - Joe Roche, Wrier, Actor, Humorist

    “Your presence here over S’lichot was such a blessing to all of us. [The storytelling] truly set the tone not only for the evening, but for our ongoing learning about belonging, believing and becoming. Thank you once again for your special spirit that you brought to that evening.” -Rabbi Stephen Hart, Temple Chai in Long Grove, IL

    "Thank you for your stories... You are a very passionate and gifted storyteller. I was moved, intrigued, and inspired by the folklore and how you weaved the story together. Each one resonates truth.” - Eric J Jones. Sr.

    “Brian breathes fire into the story and carries you to the belly of the beast. His energy catapults you right into the story and you find yourself riding along with the cast of characters. You can't help but enjoy a storytelling by Brian.” - Michele Podesto, Artist & Ritual Leader

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    VIDEO

    Eating Baba Yaga Shorts

    Live performance at the Elastic Arts Foundation in Chicago, IL

    01 Jan 1970

    Interview & Story with Storyteller Brian Rohr

    Video by Dennis Daneau

    01 Jan 1970

    Coyote & the Land of the Dead

    Recorded live in Port Townsend, WA

    01 Jan 1970

  • Sep 2017