Jodi Eichelberger moved back to Boise from New York in April of 2014. The very next month, he featured at Story Story Late-Night’s PLAYTHiNG and he’s been playing along ever since. He joined the board in 2015 and has served as artistic director since 2016.
With experience ranging from the artistic director of a non-profit theater to a performer on Broadway, Jodi comes to us with a wealth of background in the performing arts. He was an active storyteller in the New York storytelling community. He told stories at The Moth and SpeakEasy Stories. A community storytelling show in Brooklyn called “Stories 4” was his first venture producing a storytelling show. He also produced a podcast of personal narratives called “The Acorn People” for several years.
Jodi is best known for his part in the original Broadway cast of “Avenue Q” and for his role as “Stingy” in the international children’s television show “LazyTown” which aired in the US on CBS, NBC, Nickelodeon, Sprout, and Netflix. He also worked with the Jim Henson Company in film and on stage. It is this background in puppetry that led him to create and perform the “Sheepish Slam,” a Story Story Late-Night exclusive, where he lip-syncs with our black sheep puppet to a storyteller’s words.
Since coming to Boise, Jodi has performed as an actor with Alley Repertory Theater and Boise Contemporary Theater. He is also the Program Director for Surel’s Place, an artist in residency program.