Wit & Wisdom

Roger Jenkins
storyteller

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Update: 15th April 2014
Latest blog: 9th April

Welcome to my site! I am a Singaporean storyteller who mostly shares traditional Asian stories in a dynamic and entertaining style.  

In this upgraded version of my website I’ve provided

My own telling draws on my experience as  a drama teacher, performing improvised comedy, devising visual theatre with the hearing-impaired, and my love of poetry.

I hope I can be of service to you as a performer, trainer or resource when you need a story.


Roger wins the award of

BEST STORYTELLER

16th Kanoon International Storytelling Festival competition,
Tabriz, Iran

16 - 19 February 2013

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the cobbler carrying firewood in
The Wooden Sword

FROM THE BELLY OF THE CARP

New Edition published  8th May 2013

accompanied with a DVD of me reading/performing 27 of

the most popular character monologues

Sample video - Raffles & Farquhar


S$25 including the DVD


A student edition (without the DVD)

will be published later this year

I would like to thank you for your fantastic storytelling session yesterday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Primary. I saw what you did and am very impressed. I saw the kids thoroughly enjoyed your session too. I really like the way you made your session so interactive. - Benson Loo, EyePower Games Pte Ltd,  

9 Sept 2013

Listen to me on American radio telling stories of NASRUDDIN, the wise (and sometimes other-wise!) donkey-riding philosopher whose comedic adventures began in Turkey but have spread throughout the world. You can find the broadcast right here - me telling alongside Heather Forest and Laura Simms!!

I am thrilled that the producers had come to know of my work and invited me to contribute.  I am now working on recording some Asian stories for a future broadcast.


Meanwhile I’m delighted to announce that the National Library Board has awarded me a huge contract to present 175 performances and 80 hours of workshops between now and the end of March  2015.

My contract with the National Library Board will kick into gear in MAY with 109 storytelling sessions to be held in libraries island-wide throughout FY 2014!


Much as I’d love to be able to tell them all, the schedule (let alone my voice!) won’t allow it, and my good friend and fellow professional teller, Chuah Ai Lin, will be helping me out.  


Do check to find where I’m telling in May. These shows are all free and each week during the month will see me tell different stories, so I hope you can make storytelling a weekly event when I’m performing in your neighbourhood.


I’ll also be presenting two different programmes for the READING FESTIVAL (15 June - end July) based on children’s classics.

FINGER PUPPETS

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Cartoon characters,
domestic and wild animals,
people - amazingly detailed
and great fun to play with!