LOST RESTARAURANTS OF DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND. This book of stories of the
historic eateries of Cleveland between Public Square and Playhouse Square
is part of Arcadia
Press's American Palate series.
member of Eden
Valley Enterprises which produces programs for museums, historical
societies, schools and other organizations with direct control of budget,
research, writing and program development. Producer for the Emmy-nominated
documentary, TRAIL MAGIC: THE GRANDMA GATEWOOD STORY (2017) story
which was named "Best
Local Documentary" of the Chagrin Film Festival. (2019)
combined professional actors with audience participation for the performance
of historical re-creations at a time when this type of programming was
virtually unknown. Programs range from full scale productions to one-person
more than 44 original productions for organizations including: The Steamship
W.G. Mather Museum, Healthspace Cleveland, Western Reserve Historical
Society, The Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Great Lakes Historical Society,
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Roscoe Village Foundation.
and implemented public programming for The Great Lakes Historical Society.
Developed 10 original productions including Ballads Of The Inland
Seas and Model For Disaster (Or How The Fitzgerald Sank Twice),
two curriculum guides for grades 4-6 and a resource guide for the general
public. The Great Lakes Historical Society's production of Rise
At Sunrise, Rest By Midnight toured to Sandusky for a presentation
to approximately 100 students as well as a special production for a
conference of Middle School teachers in Columbus, Ohio.
earning Master's Degree in Educational Technology, created educational
websites for Cleveland
Opera On Tour - and the S.S.
Mather Museum docents training manual.
of the NASA/Lewis Children's Christmas Program from 1975 - 1993 and
worked in various capacities on productions with Clague Playhouse, Dover
Playhouse, You Are Cabaret Dinner Theatre, Baldwin-Wallace College,
Berea Summer Theatre.
as Assistant Director and Stage Manager for Jacques Brell Is Alive And
Well And Living In Paris directed by Joe Garry at Berea Summer Theatre.
This production moved to the State Theatre and became Cleveland's longest
of numerous publications, including Your Computer Can't Sing Without
You (Or Do Anything Else, For That Matter), Please Welcome Mr. &
Mrs. America, Grandma Gatewood: Ohio's Legendary Hiker (with Kelly
Boyer Sagert), Victoria Woodhull: Shattering Glass Ceilings (with
Kelly Boyer Sagert) and The Past We Inherit.
see a copy of Bette Lou's Technical and Teaching Resume, click here;
see a complete copy of Bette Lou's Curriculum Vita, click here;
or find her on Linked-In.
an interview with Carma Spense from the book, Public Speaking