Sound Bites is bringing stories from some incredibly engaging storytellers to Frontier in Brunswick. The program is designed by people from Frontier, Donna Galluzzo from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA and Michael Sargent from the storytelling series called The Corner. It unites storytellers from around the country, people who've been on programs like The Moth, people from Maine and uncovered documentary footage from the Salt archives.
Susanne Schmidt started telling stories over a year ago, during a comedy fundraiser for the lunch ladies of Vermont. “The day before the event, I was having a really hard time deciding what to do for my set, when I realized I had a story about my lunch lady when I was growing up," Schmidt says. “So I threw out my comedy set, got up in front of 200 people and told my story.” From that point forward, Schmidt hasn’t stopped connecting with people through her storytelling.