Jonatha and Harold Wright have been specializing
in Ohio, Ohio Appalachian and Japanese stories for the last
Their performances are personable and lively.
They carry their audience through the full range of emotions
with sensitivity and taste, always leaving you with warm and
comfortable feelings. Sometimes poetry is added for variety or
emphasis. Another variant are authentic Kamishibai stories complete
with stage, wooden clappers, bicycle and candy.
Audiences are treated to a slice of the other,
whether that be Japanese, Appalachian, or historical Ohio culture.
Events where they have been featured over the years are The Kyoto
(Japan) Connection, Kyoto Seika University (Japan), numerous
U.S. colleges such as Antioch, Sinclair Community College, Ashland
and Wittenberg, The Columbus Art Institute, Sharing the Fire
Storytelling Conference in Boston, MA, in addition to numerous
elementary schools, libraries, festivals and conferences throughout
Ohio, Kentucky and other states.
The Wrights have taught storytelling in many
area colleges. They do workshops all over the U.S. and in Kyoto
on storytelling techniques and skills. Professionally they belong
to the state storytelling groups of Ohio, Kentucky and Florida
KSA and FSA ) the National
Storytelling Network, and the Miami Valley Storytellers.