Interview: Jon Spelman by Ellouise Schoettler
Jon talks about what led him into narrative performance and his methods for collecting stories. Plus, He tells THE MOON, an old folktale.
Originally broadcast on local access cable station, Montgomery Municipal Cable.
KUDOS FROM CRITICS:
“Storytelling as entertainment and as an art form in the midst of a revival, comes boldly to life…exceptional skill…neither the live audience at the taping, nor the video viewers can pull themselves away until the tale ends.” The Washington POST
“It’s very refreshing to come across stories told the very old‑fashioned way, on one’s feet with no props or graphics whatever.” The New York TIMES
ON TELEVISION AS HOST OF NBC‑CHANNEL 4’s “THREE STORIES TALL”:
“Without props or special effects, Spelman and his guests just tell stories…the show is so old-fashioned that it’s truly innovative.” The Columbia FLYER
THREE STORIES TALL won three EMMIES and an
ACT Achievement in Television Award