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.
Jodi comes to us with a wealth of background in the performing arts ranging from the artistic director of a non-profit theater to a performer on Broadway. Jodi was an active storyteller in the New York storytelling community, including at The Moth, SpeakEasy Stories, and a community storytelling show in Brooklyn he produced called “Stories 4.” 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 has aired in the US on CBS, NBC, Nickelodeon, Sprout, and Netflix. He has also worked with the Jim Henson Company in film and stage. It is this background in puppetry that led him to create and perform the “Slammer of Shame,” a Story Story Late-Night exclusive, where he lip-syncs with our black sheep puppet to a hidden storyteller’s words.
In Portland, Oregon he was the artistic director of Tears of Joy Theatre. 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.