StoryLab

 

Perfecting the Art of Performance Storytelling

For Adult Audiences


 

StoryLab was formed in 2009 by a passionate group of storytellers as a platform for its members to hone their art in performance storytelling. These performances serve to showcase their individual storytelling styles and new additions to their repertoire of stories.

Life as a story
Even such is time, which takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, and all we have,
And pays us but with age and dust,
Who in the dark and silent grave,
When we have wandered all our ways,
Shuts up the story of our days…

 

Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618) written on the night before his execution

StoryLab was formed in 2009 by a passionate group of storytellers as a platform for its members to hone their art in performance storytelling. These performances serve to showcase their individual storytelling styles and new additions to their repertoire of stories.

StoryLab currently has 7 members- Kala Sundaram, Ignatius Ng,  Louisa GH Ong, Juriah Atan, Dawn Lau, Nandini Nagpal and Shirley Tham

Its founding members were graduates of Verena Tay’s Beyond Storytelling 101 course in 2009 and held their first public performance ‘The Gift’ was in December 2010.

StoryLab members hold ticketed storytelling performances annually for adult audiences with prepared and critiqued stories.

 

To apply for StoryLab:

– The applicant must be at least 18 years old and a member of the SAS (PM, VAM or AM)

– The applicant must be interested in telling stories to adult audiences and must be ready to participate in ticketed events.

– Applicants will need to audition. They must come prepared with an adult story to share.

– The applicant must be ready to receive constructive feedback and be a team player.

UPCOMING STORYLAB PERFORMANCES

 

AN EVENING OF WONDER
A Storytelling Performance by StoryLab
September 22nd 2018

PAST STORYLAB PERFORMANCES

‘Stories of Transformation’ (April 2017). From left to right: Shirley Tham (MC). Storytellers: Kala Sundaram, Dawn Lau, Nandini Nagpal, Juriah Atan, Lousia GH Ong and Ignatius Ng.

Stories of Transformation

We may not have the power to turn all frogs into princes (or princesses!), but the choices we make in life have the power to transform and define who we are. When it happens, will we like what we become? Will our personal transformations change our lives and our world for better, or for worse?

1 April 2017

Training Room 2, Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations

Storytellers: Dawn Lau, Ignatius Ng, Juriah Atan, Kala Sundaram, Louisa GH Ong  and Nandini Nagpal

‘The Condiments of Life’ (March 2016). From left to right: Shirley Tham (MC). Storytellers: Nandini Nagpal, Kala Sundaram, Ignatius Ng and Juriah Atan.

The Condiments of Life

(Stories about strong women, in conjunction with World Storytelling Day)

12th March 2016

Classroom 2, The Substation,

Storytellers: Kala Sundaram, Ignatius Ng, Juriah Atan and Nandini Nagpal

Story Lab, ‘Th Journey’ (Nov 2015). From right to left: Juriah Atan, Shirley Tham, Nandini Nagpal, Ignatius Ng, Kala Sundarum, Tan Joo Hymn. (Photo courtesy of Ignatius Ng)

The Journey

22 November 2014

Training Room 1, Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations

Storytellers: Tan Joo Hymn, Kala Sundaram, Shirley Tham, Juriah Atan, Nandini Nagpal

Stories of Faith (Mar 2014). Front row from left to right: Maya Menon, Juriah Atan. Back row from left to right: Tan Joo Hymn, Kala Sundaram, Kamini Ramachandran, Verena Tay, David Bok.

Stories of Faith

(collaboration with MoonShadow Stories for World Storytelling Day 2014)

15 March 2014

The Play Den, The Arts House

Principal Storytellers: Kamini Ramachandran, Verena Tay

Guest Storytellers from StoryLab: Tan Joo Hymn, David Bok,  Kala Sundaram, Juriah Atan

Other Guest Storyteller: Maya Menon

Tales of the Unexpected

 

27 July 2013

Classroom 2, The Substation

Storytellers: David Bok, Tan Joo Hymn, Kala Sundaram, Kordial Kor, Juriah Atan, Ignatius Ng

Manna Manna: Food for the Body Food for the Soul

 

24 November 2012

Classroom 2, The Substation

Storytellers: David Bok, Tan Joo Hymn, Kala Sundaram, Kordial Kor, Juriah Atan, Ignatius Ng

In-house Performance

 

5 May 2011

Club House, Signature Park Condominium

Storytellers: David Bok, Tan Joo Hymn, Kala Sundaram, Kordial Kor, Juriah Atan, Ignatius Ng

Emcee: Ng Seng Chuan

Story Lab, 'The Gift' (Dec 2010). From left to right: Kordial Kor, Ng Seng Chuan, Tan Joo Hymn, Ignatius Ng. (Photo courtesy of Ignatius Ng)

The Gift: Stories that Unwrap

3 & 4 December 2010

DEW Room, Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations

Storytellers: David Bok, Tan Joo Hymn, Kala Sundaram, Thong Geok Lee, Kordial Kor, Ignatius Ng

Emcee: Ng Seng Chuan

STORYLAB EVENINGS 

 

 

The StoryLab evenings were held from 2012-2013, and was a platform for StoryLab Members to tell and critique prepared stories, and for other SAS members to observe the process. If there was time, SAS members could also tell stories and receive feedback.

 

Past StoryLab Evenings were conducted during:

  • 2013: 21 March, 29 May, 22 August
  • 2012: 8 March, 16 August, 18 October