Jodi Eichelberger has joined Surel’s Place as the program coordinator. He is a writer, storyteller, composer, director, actor and puppeteer.
Eichelberger was the artistic director of Tears of Joy Theatre in Portland, Ore., where he also managed the family series. Since returning to Boise from New York in 2014, he has performed as an actor with Alley Repertory Theater and Boise Contemporary Theater. His alter ego, Steam Punky, pedals a steampunk coffee bike around town and can be seen at various locations and events including the ArtBike tour to artists and makers in Garden City. He is also the artistic director for Story Story Night, a non-profit promoting true stories told live onstage without notes.
Eichelberger 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. He has also worked with the Jim Henson Company in film and stage, as well as composed musical scores and written scripts for his company Other Hand Productions and others.