About Ellouise

Storyteller * Producer *  Blogger 

Television Host * Workshop Leader

Connecting people across differences and generations through stories.

Stories and Programs Audiences Remember
"heart warming and funny"

"Ellouise Schoettler's work reminds us of what is best about being human: deep emotion, strong values, unfailing courage and gratitude for those who came before. 
An Uncommon Artist."  Elizabeth Ellis, Storyteller

Chevy Chase, MD resident Ellouise Schoettler is a North Carolina native and year professional storytelling veteran.  She calls herself an "old-time Southern teller," just like the family storytellers she grew up listening to on the front porch and around the dinner table.
Ellouise blends personal experience, memories and history into programs which voice to ordinary people. 
Today 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.

New Trilogy: Over There
Stories of American Women during World War One.

The Hello Girls - premiered at the DC Capital Fringe, July 2014 HERE

Ready to Serve - Nurses serving in France - premiered at the Capital Fringe, July 2016 HERE
Gold Star Mothers - expected to premiere 2017-18

When Ellouise introduced a new one-woman show, Arlington National Cemetery: My Forever Home at the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, DC in July she received outstanding reviews. 


A story of love, loss and reunion which mixes family history and genealogy into a story of finding a lost family member. 

Next Performances TBA

A personal story of how a 1950s housewife morphed into a national activist for the Equal Rights Amendment.

Performed in April 2013 for the State Meeting of the League of Women Voters of SC. Spartanburg, SC

Since 2008 Ellouise has hosted two weekly cable storytelling shows on Channel 16 (MMCTV.org) Montgomery County, MD.

Stories in Time:
Ellouise tells a new story.
Monday:  9:15 PM
Tuesday:  6:15 PM 

Stories in Time - In Focus
Ellouise talks with a guest about storytelling. When it is a teller they perform a story.
 Tuesday:       10 PM
Wednesday:    7 PM

Programs are available on the MMCTV.org website under VIDEOS. Also archived.
Ellouise also posts them on her blog: ellouisestory.blogspot.com

A Taste for Stories - a recent program on Stories in Time

From Ellouise:
This is storytelling like you would hear if we were sitting on the front porch. I just made it up as I went along. In the North Carolina of my childhood that was the way it was done. I still like to tell my stories with the words just tumbling out with one thing reminding you of another and finally they all bind together. I hope the story prompts you to jump in with your own memories. Tell them to someone.

EllouiseStory - the blog Ellouise has written for ten years

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