Upcoming StoryPlay Workshop

Healing Stories:
How to Address Problematic Behaviours without Losing Your Cool


Facilitated by: Tan Joo Hymn

Date: Tuesday 31 March 2015

Time: 7 pm to 9.45 pm

Venue: Music Studio 2, #03-04 Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199918

Do you know a child (or maybe even an adult?!) who is behaving in a way that bothers you? Rather than yelling or lecturing, how about using stories to influence the child to change his behaviour? Joo Hymn will take you through the process of crafting stories that heal and transform.

2nd Social for 2015

Theme: A Proper Prop Story Swop

Date: Friday 22 May 2015

Venue: Music Studio 2, #03-04 Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199918

– 7.00 to 7.30pm: Socialising and Refreshments (light refreshments will be served)
– 7.30 to 9.45pm: A Proper Prop Story Swop will be facilitated by Ignatius Ng, Jessie Goh & Sheila Wee.

Events Calendar for 2015


As of 7 February 2015, the updated events calendar for 2015 is as follows:

  • Saturday 28 February 2015, evening: Annual General Meeting & 1st Social for 2015
  • Tuesday 31 March 2015, evening: StoryPlay Workshop (facilitated by Tan Joo Hymn) for all SAS members
  • Thursday 30 April 2015: A storytelling performance by Story Weavers for adult audiences
  • Friday 22 May 2015, evening: 2nd Social for 2015
  • Tuesday 21 July 2015, evening: StoryPlay Workshop for all SAS members
  • Friday 16 & 17 October 2015:  A storytelling performance by SAS members for adult audiences

Taming the Intangible Tale

Speaker: Kamini Ramachandran
Organizer: UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education
Series: Developing Empathy & Dialogue through Pedagogies and Practices in
Arts Education.
Date: Thursday 5th March 2015
Time: 7.00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: The Living Room, The Arts House
Registration: http://goo.gl/BHlM9H
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/792290070824676/

Stories from the oral narrative tradition are timeless and universal. They have stood the test of time and morphed and adapted along the way. In today’s world without traditional storytellers as examples of the art
form, how do you teach performance storytelling to emerging artists? How do you facilitate full embodiment of the content, the story? Kamini discusses her techniques used in the storytelling studio for creating empathy for tales we do not know of and have not heard of before. She will also talk about the non-verbal dialogue that occurs between storyteller and listener. This session is a peek into a storyteller’s journey harnessing empathy and dialogue as tools for artistic development.

Shakti: Women Behaving Badly – Tales from Indian Folklore

Storyteller Kamini Ramachandran explores how the ‘bad girls’ in traditional Indian folk tales dealt with fear, sexuality, relationships and aspirations in a time long ago. The tales are unadulterated in their rustic bawdiness and celebrate the inner strength of the female characters.

MoonShadow Stories has celebrated World Storytelling Day in Singapore since 2005.
Suitable for adults aged 16 years and above.

Friday 20th March 2015
8:00pm – 9:00pm
Play Den, The Arts House

Ticketing: http://www.bytes.sg/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=668
Website: http://moonshadowstories.com/events/full/shakti-women-behaving-badly-tales-from-indian-folklore
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/782880978453197/

The Storywise Introduction to Storytelling Workshop 2015

If you are interested in storytelling, but don’t know where to start, this workshop facilitated by Sheila Wee, is for you.  In 9-hours (over two Saturdays) of hands-on training, it will give you a firm grounding in storytelling skills. You will leave the workshop with one ready to tell story and the tools to learn and tell more stories.

In a warm and supportive group environment, you will learn why storytelling is such a powerful form of communication; how stories can be structured to hook listener’s attention and discover your own personal storytelling style. Through group, partner and individual exercises, you will be guided through a step-by-step method of learning to tell a story without memorising the words. You will also discover how to add details to make the story uniquely yours, and learn effective story   rehearsal and performance techniques.