God Gives (some) People Brains
Roger Jenkins is a Singaporean who has been a professional storyteller since 1998. A former drama teacher, he is a popular performer/storytelling trainer in schools, libraries and at community events thanks to his spontaneous, comedic and often participatory style of telling. He has performed at festivals and international schools in Bahrain, Beijing, Chennai, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Nairobi, Penang, Saigon, Sarawak, Shanghai and on the Edinburgh Festival fringe. He is the founder-director of the 398.2 Storytelling Festival Singapore. In 2012 he published a resource book, STORIES FOR MORAL EDUCATION in two volumes (Juniors and Teens). Roger believes that storytelling helps him connect with audiences more powerfully than his previous lives as a teacher and theatre director. “Storytelling helps us to communicate in meaningful, memorable ways – not least because people are actively listening to the story (unlike stories in a digital delivery).” He hopes to set up an Asian Federation of Storytellers, in collaboration with tellers throughout the region.