Mitch Capel

Mitch Capel

Storyteller and Spoken Word Artist

Under the stage name of “Gran’daddy Junebug”, a character created for young folks, Mitch Capel calls his style of storytelling “sto’etry” because the majority of his stories are in rhyme. For the past 36 years this award-winning artist has traveled both nationally and internationally performing his different one man shows, from historical to inspirational, at schools, libraries, festivals and thousands of other venues. He has been featured at The Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival, The National Association of Black Storytellers Festival (NABS), The Kennedy Center, The National Storytelling Festival (NSF), Timpanogas Storytelling Festival and the first Inauguration of President Barack Obama. Capel attended North Carolina A&T State and Howard Universities studying Speech and Theater. His stage credits include, but are not limited to: “And Then Came Tomorrow”, “To Kill A Mockingbird” and “Driving Miss Daisy”. He has several one man shows, “W’en Dey ‘Listed”, “Our Story”, “Dunbar Lives”, just to name a few. His two-man, multi-media play, (which he wrote and directed), “The Color of Courage” has garnered critical acclaim for the honor it brings to the unsung heroes of African descent who participated in the Union Army.

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