Shows • Themes • Stories

Mark has more than 150 stories in his repertoire!
And he's always developing more.

If you don't see something you want… ask!

 Youngish

Read a little every day

Stories for PK-2, elementary, early learning, libraries and family events.

Fun stories and songs that encourage reading. 

Stories you know. Stories you love. And stories that are new. 

Classic Stories for Fabulous Folk

All ages (PK-Elementary-Family) Schools, Libraries, Community Centers, Festivals and Theaters

Classic stories, outrageous tall tales, amazing adventures and heartwarming heroism… with a few songs thrown in for fun.

Cinderella Spinderella and other tales of diversity

Elementary Grades K-5

Storytelling brings us together. The stories we tell about ourselves define us. Changing our stories makes us powerful.

Almost everybody

The PI Kid and other Campfire Stories

All ages (5 to 105). Camps. Recreation Centers. Schools. Halloween.

A disastrous camping trip launches a slew of stories. Funny, spooky. Comedy

Izzy Abrahmson's Village Life

Adults, Families, K-12, Seniors, Synagogues, Churches, Mosques, Schools, Libraries, Community Centers, Festivals and Theaters

"On the edge of the Black Forest…"

Laughter, foolishness and warm stories from a fictional Jewish village, with a bit of klezmer harmonica.

A Holiday Present

Multicultural Stories for All Ages

Christmas? Kwanzaa? Hanukkah? Ramadan? Diwali? Solstice? Thanksgiving? The New Year?

Whatever holiday you celebrate, let's celebrate together…

And…

Loki Ragnarok

Adults and YA

Reading and discussion about an epic poem and Audie-nominated audiobook. Great for book and audiobook clubs.

Fiction and Lies

Adults, College, High School (NOT for children)

Sometimes stories get dark and tiptoe beyond the boundaries of polite.

Humor with a bite.

Stories for Peace

Adults, Elementary, Middle and High School

Resolving conflicts and handling bullies.

Stories that inspire and challenge.

Mark is a teacher and student of Aikido, the martial art for peace. (He promises not to throw anybody across the room!)

Various Venues…

Stories for Camps 

Why do camp directors bring Mark back year after year?

A sea of smiling faces!

Silly Stories • Tales from the Outdoors • Tall Tales • Spooky • Campfire Adventures 

Storytelling and camp go together like marshmallows and campfires.
When…

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Library Storytelling 

An Author/Storyteller for every age and season

"Highly recommended for public libraries anywhere who want to engage their audiences and send them away happier."  
– Providence Public Library

From classics like "The Three Bears" to the giant slug in "It…

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Theaters and Festivals

Theatrical Tales

for adults or families 

Virtual, indoors, outdoors… in auditoriums and theaters…  
Mark Binder's work will delight listeners of all ages.

“His stories are unique... told with an engaging style –making the most unbelievable of events completely plausible.” 

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Izzy Abrahmson

"A delightful live program!" Izzy Abrahmson reads, shares stories and plays a mean klezmer harmonica.

“Village stories that deftly lift a curtain on a world of friendly humor and touching details of Jewish life…. the jokes and human pathos are…

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Stories for Peace

How do we resolve conflicts? 

Can we create peace?

With a blend of stories and demonstrations, Mark combines decades of martial arts experience with the gentle art of storytelling to raise issues and offer solutions.

The STORIES FOR PEACE workshop…

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Reading and Storytelling for Early Learners

Storytelling and reading aloud are two of the best ways to develop literacy skills

Mark has a dynamic selection of interactive stories -- and some fun songs -- that keep young children (ages 3 and up) smiling, laughing and even…

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