Wit & Wisdom
© Roger Jenkins 2011 Made With Serif WebPlus.
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
16th Kanoon International Storytelling Festival competition,
16 - 19 February 2013
the cobbler carrying firewood in
The Wooden Sword
New Edition published 8th May 2013
accompanied with a DVD of me reading/performing
27 of the most popular character monologues
S$25 including the DVD
A student edition (without the DVD)
will be published later this year
The TEENS edition of
has just had its
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. We kick off with the MOTHER TONGUE FESTIVAL at Woodlands Library on 16/17 March which will feature stories told by JEEVA RAGHUNATH (Tamil) MARIAH ZAINAL (Malay) and GEMIA FOO & ABBY L KAHEI (in Mandarin)