Winner of an iParenting Media Award and Children's Music Web Award!
Reviewed in Publishers Weekly: "Storyteller Binder shines in this collection that contains favorite folktales and a handful of origonals. Armed with a soothing voice and a gift for humor--both broad and subtle--Binder captivates..."
Mark Binder is the author of four books, including The Everything Bedtime Story Book, a collection of 100 stories for kids of all ages. He's a trained actor, a Trinity Rep Conservatory Graduate, a student of Decroux Mime Technique, and holds a third degree black belt in Aikido. (He promises not to throw anybody across the room.)
He has told stories and given workshops at preschools, elementary schools, junior high schools, high schools, libraries, churches and synagogues. He has performed at both the New England Folk Festival and Sharing the Fire.
Mark Binder holds a BA from Columbia University and an MA in English and Theater from Rhode Island College. While at Columbia, he studied Playwrighting at the Hammerstein Center for the Performing Arts, and Storytelling with Spalding Gray.
His programs include Americana, Tales from the Outdoors, Tales of Chelm, Silly Stories, and Tales of Peace. His latest presentation about the weird and wonder of Rhode Island is called Beyond the Ocean State. He also tells stories for holidays and special occasions.
Mark is a graduate of the Trinity Rep Conservatory, where he studied playwrighting, directing and acting.
In 1991, he received a Literature Project Grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. In 1992, he founded the Real Fun Theater Company, which produced eight shows in seven months before imploding.
His stories have appeared in Cricket Magazine, Bostonia, Pizza Today, and hundreds of other magazines, newspapers, and on the Internet.
He has been co-editor of The Rhode Island Jewish Herald, and editor-in-chief of Food Distribution Magazine. He has written thousands of non-fiction articles for newspapers and magazines.
Mark lives in Providence, RI with his wife, Alicia, two sons, Max and Harry and his daughter Francesca.