Barry has two CD's of original stories,

available for purchase on, at :


General Programs

Available and adaptable for pre-K through college:

A World of Stories


     "The Mirror" from Japan, "Why Possums Tale is Bare" from the Cherokee tradition, "The Fingers and the Thumb" from the Hausa of Nigeria, "Dinewan and Brolga" from Australia, Aesop's Fables, Jataka Tales, and many more, are among Barry's extensive repertoire.  For any program, stories are selected to suit audience, age group, theme, or curriculum.  Barry also includes, when appropriate to venue and audience, personal narratives from his life and travels, including "Shah Tzin Nam," a tale of nearly-missed communication across the language barrier in southern China, "Taureau Piscine," high adventure in the bull games of Southern France, and "Venus Venay," a wistful reminiscence exploring race in society.

Un mundo de cuentos

The world of stories in Spanish and English - tales from the Spanish-speaking world told fully bilingually or with a sprinkling of Spanish, including "Juan Bobo and the Pig" from Puerto Rico, "Mama, Mama, Ayudame" from Mallorca, "Coyote and Mouse" from Mexico, and "Cinco Huevos" from Ecuador.

Programs by Grade Level and Venue

For Preschool and Elementary Level Programs, click here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   

      Mr. Bugaboo's Bugazoo,

      Smarty Barty's Arty Party

      Peace Pipes and Talking Leaves: Cherokee Leaders and Lore

      Who Put the Fizz in My Pop?  Stories about the People and Science Behind Stuff We Love

      Shakespeare's Fun House

      The Living Labyrinth:  A-Maz-ing Myths of Ancient Greece

      Chavez & Johnson:  The Parallel Lives of Two Civil Rights Icons

      First Contact:  European Explorers Come to North America

      Viajando por poesía / A Voyage in Poetry

For Middle and High School Programs, click here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      Shakespearean Love:  The Romantic Tradition in Shakespeare

       The Highest Office: Campaign History of a Small-Town President

      Passion, Power & Poetry:  Women and Men, Love and Desire in Shakespeare

      Taken Hostage:  The Iran Hostage Crisis

For Libraries and Vacation Reading Program, click here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

     Each summer, Barry creates original storytelling programs to align with the Collaborative Summer Library Program's Vacation Reading Program themes.  For 2016, the themes focus on health, fitness, sports, and Barry offered two programs.

     Lazy Louie's Lucky Day

     The First Marathon, and Other Greek Legends of Speed and Strength

For 2017, the themes focus on architecture and construction, and info on storytelling programs

will be forthcoming.


"The King of Cool" and Other Tales for Young Imaginers

        "The Improbable Love of Ethel and Elmer",

                                       and Other Offbeat Tales of Romance

          "I  open my eyes to see, I open my ears to hear,

                     I open my heart to feel, I open my mind to think,
                                   Let the stories come!"

Barry joined the world of Storytelling in 1991 on a tour through New York's The Lincoln Center Institute, and has been telling tales ever since. He is a member of the National Storytelling Network and the Southern Order of Storytellers, and was named the “National Storyteller of the Year” for 1999. Barry has told in hundreds of schools, libraries, festivals, camps, senior centers, museums, and beyond. A rich variety of voices, expressive movement, colorful props and costume pieces abound as Barry draws on his theatrical training and experience to bring stories to life!