Wisdom of the Mythic PDX
Muse Mansion Presents:
Doors open at 7:30pm
$20 Suggested Donation, no one turned away.
**This event is a house concert. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for address and directions**
Purchasing advance tickets is highly encouraged for this limited-seating event:
This July 26th, in honor of the great cultural revival of performative storytelling, Muse Mansion presents an evening of rich ancient mythtelling with professional Mythteller Brian Rohr. Please join us as we engage in one of the oldest acts known to humanity, listening to the old stories as a community.
In his performance, Wisdom of the Mythic: An Evening of Storytelling, Rohr invites the listener to follow the ageless wisdom inherent in the old stories, utilizing the drum and the spoken word to help us journey to a place where we ourselves live, breath and dance among the ancient tales. Brian tells stories from a number of different cultures, including: Tibetan, Native American, Jewish, Russian, Bornean, European (Grimms) and more.
**Please note that these tellings tend towards teen and adult audiences as we explore the complexities, paradoxes and medicine inherent in the old myths and folktales. Some mature themes, ideas and language may be present.
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, having recently moved from Port Townsend, WA to Portland, OR.
In 2007 he met Mythologist and Master Storyteller Daniel Deardorff whose artistry convinced him to give up the steady life and move to the small rural town of Port Townsend, WA, to be mentored in the art and magic of performative mythology and storytelling.
Since this time, Rohr has toured as a featured teller for national audiences and taught and performed at major conferences, festivals, high schools, universities, synagogues and libraries. The list includes: the 14th International Jewish Renewal Aleph Kallah; Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle; Illinois State University; Trickster Tales Storytelling Festival in Washington State; Tapestry of Jewish Learning in Austin, TX, the Puget Sound Mankind Project and more.
Rohr was recently named by JT News (the Jewish Newspaper of Washington State) as a “10 Under 40” recipient for 2013 – honored as one of ten notable Jewish people in Washington under 40 years old doing important and inspirational work within the community, specifically honored as a storyteller.
As a storyteller, Brian focuses on the old stories – the myths, folktales and fairy tales – from many different cultures. These old stories are alive and vital, and can inform us on how to live our lives as authentic human beings, helping to make sense and meaning of the living world we are a part of.