"Leah lives in story, it resonates in her being – as a teller, as a writer/thinker, as an activist/world changer, as a contemporary artist rooted in the ancient. She knows the alchemy of myth and the miracle of life, and the tangible magic of language performed."
-Joe Lambert, The Story Center
CREATING FOR THE NEW FRONTIER OF STORYTELLING
Leah Lamb is a writer, storyteller, and story ceremonialist. She holds a masters in Social Work, and degrees in experiential education and environmental education through performance. Her studies in theater include The Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Eric Morris Technique, and with Sandy Meisiner at The Neighborhood Playhouse, in NYC, where she worked off-broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theater.
She worked as a guide over the course of 7 years with youth at risk, where her listening for the land emerged as she guided people through the wilderness of Montana, Utah, Arizona, and Alaska. She is a lover of undomesticated land and water, and has rafted through the grand canyon, and lived at the base camp of Everest while running communications for the first environmental clean up. Her commitment to the environment has been expressed as an ocean advocate, writing and producing award winning PSA’s on taking action to protect our planet, consulting on communications for The Pachamama Alliance, giving activists a voice in the media while hosting the green channel at Al Gore’s Television Network, covering the UN Climate Talks in Paris, and was the Arts consultant to the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation.Her commitment to working with story as a tool for social change was developed while working with Active Voice, where she developed the strategies and implemented engagement campaigns led by The Fetzer Foundation and Participant Productions. She founded The Performance Initiative, which utilizes the arts for social change, where she produced ENGAGE, and Piecing It Together, about elections of the Iraq war.
She is a lifelong learner, and has studied with many of the great storytellers of our time. And her greatest teacher of story has been a long tale called The Whale Dreamer. Her commitment to this story has taken her to the edges of the earth and back, as she caught and learned to tell this mythic story of our time.
Her writing has been featured in Fast Company, Spirituality & Health Magazine, and National Geographic News watch. She has spoken about and taught about storytelling as a sacred art at Google, Hollyhock, a variety of retreats, and continues to produce storytelling events and tour Story Ceremonies across the country.