On Stories In Focus, Ellouise Schoettler interviews other storytellers as well as people with a story to tell to help viewers understand why storytelling is so effective. Ellouise has interviewed countless storytellers as well as authors, historians and teachers. Stories In Focus also has a segment for a featured story from the guest storyteller.
Across the centuries, storytelling has proven to be a powerful tool to communicate and form connections with others.
Ellouise blends personal experience, memories, and history into programs which give voice to ordinary people. She tells her original story-programs coast to coast for adult, family and youth audiences at various venues including festivals, colleges, libraries, and genealogical societies. Some of these venues include the DC Capital Fringe, the National World War One Museum and Memorial, the Memorial of Women in the Military, the Women’s Heritage Museum, and the Exchange Place Stage at the National Storytelling Festival. In 2016 and 2017 she has toured libraries across Maryland telling her one-woman show, Ready to Serve, the story of MD nurses from Johns Hopkins Hospital who served in France during WWI.
Ellouise Schoettler believes that your story is your “true legacy.” She says, “It’s important to be remembered and there’s no better way to do that than through storytelling.”