roger jenkins


Member profile details

Membership level
First name
Last name
Country of Residence
City/Town of Residence
Preferred Audience
  • Preschool
  • Primary
  • Teenage
  • Adult
  • Seniors
  • Special Needs
  • Corporate/Organisation
Preferred Audience Size
  • Up to 1000
Languages I tell in
English, American Sign
My first paid performance was in (year)
Performing Experience
Founded the 398.2 Storytelling Festival (Singapore) 2015 - to present
1998: began storytelling as a trainer for Ministry of Education
2001: first appearance in Asian Congress of Storytellers, which became the Singapore International Storytelling Festival, at which I performed annually until 2009.
I regularly perform with a deaf partner, voicing him and signing my own speech. I have told in tandem, scripting the tales with partners who spoke Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Tamil.
I regularly perform in pre-school, primary and secondary schools to audiences of up to 700.
Storytelling cv
International Experience
Penang Int'l kids Storytelling Festival - 5 times, including 2018
Kuching (Sarawak) Children's Festival (2018)
Under the Alamaram Story Festival, Chennai (India) 2015/2018
Bangkok Storytelling Festival 2017/2018
Sigana Storytelling Festival, Nairobi/Kenya (2015)
Hong Kong Storytelling Festival 2014 (and Pearson Story Festival in Hong Kong 2007/8/9)
Kanoon In'tl Storytelling Festival (Tabriz, Iran 2013) - BEST STORYTELLER AWARD
Hong Kong Education Dept: DVD and Storytelling resource materials for preschool teachers
Bahrain Arts Festival 2008
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007
My Style
I began as a drama teacher, did a lot of comedy improvisation (founding Singapore's first professional improv company) so comedy, improv plus lots of audience interaction - along with a theatrical voice - are key to who I am. I’m a prize-winning poet, so rhythm and the musicality of words are important to me too!
My Repertoire
  • Asian folktales
  • World stories
  • Personal Stories
  • Myths & legends
  • Historical stories
  • Biographical stories
Area(s) of Focus
  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Heritage
  • Organisational
  • Peace
3 favourite workshops that I conduct
1) Storytelling as a Strategy in the Classroom (I tailor this to suit preschool, primary or secondary teachers)
2) Not Just At Bedtime: a workshop for parents designed to develop their confidence in telling stories effectively and more engagingly. It complements my video of the same name
3) Make Me A Storyteller: a hands-on session tailored to suit the participants covering key elements of the craft of telling
My corporate/organisational workshops usually focus on using storytelling to foster teamwork, excellence or manage change, as well as to develop a storytelling culture within the organisation.
Publicity Headshot
Photo 2: You Telling
Photo 3: You Telling
3 Video Links
How to become a Dragon:
The Tailor's Jacket - a participation story to open the Sigana story Festival, Nairobi 2015
The Bear Hunt (to university students in Thailand!)

important notice regarding your membership renewal in 2021

Please note:  we are transitioning our membership fee from a year; based on the date you joined, to a calendar year starting on July 1st. This ties in with our financial year and makes our accounting much simpler.

Therefore, FOR THIS YEAR ONLY, you have two choices for your renewal:

a) if your membership is due for renewal BEFORE 30 June, 2021. you can pay a pro-rated fee until May 31st plus a regular one-year membership feeThis is our preferred option: it gives you one free month subscription (June), and we are also including in this package a FREE VOUCHER (value $5) to view one of our archived webinar recordings.

b) if your membership is due for renewal between July 1 - 31 December 2021 you can pay a pro-rated fee until May 31st 2022 plus a regular one-year membership fee to June 2023This is our preferred option: it gives you one free month subscription (June), and we are also including in this package a FREE VOUCHER (value $5) to view one of our archived webinar recordings.

NOTE: in order to take advantage of either option, please request a manual invoice.

If you auto renew you will automatically be charged the full year fee even though your membership is only renewed to June 2021!) 


When requesting your invoice, please help me by stating your membership category (professional, community, young, NRA etc). The pro-rated renewal fee is based on the month your renewal falls due.

From 2022 onwards, every membership will renew from July 1, and we will revert to auto renewals.

Best regards,

Roger Jenkins

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