Body Story

Target Participants:

Kids, aged 8 to 12


1 session, one hour per session

No. of Participants:

Min: 10 people; Max: 30 people

Pre-Workshop Preparation:

  • Participants who are able to communicate fluently in English are welcome.
  • Please come dressed in loose, comfortable clothing so that you will not feel constricted while doing the various breathing and vocal exercises.

Notes for Organisers:

  • Please make available preferably a rehearsal room or studio with no encumbrances that allows free movement.
  • Alternatively, a classroom with fair acoustics is possible, as long as all the furniture in the room has been removed or pushed aside so that participants can move about the entire space unhampered.

Want to learn to tell a simple Asian folktale out loud and with your own gestures? You can! In this workshop, you first listen and watch a storyteller. Then you take part in fun-filled activities that will help you discover ways to tell the story in your own words and with your own movements. Are you ready? All right, get set, let’s go!

Areas Covered:

Witness a mini-storytelling performance by the facilitator

  • Exposure to an Asian folktale
  • Exercise verbal, movement and sequencing skills through physical-based activities
  • Introduction to storytelling and performance for the child
About the Facilitator

Verena Tay has spent more than 25 years acting, directing and writing for Singaporean English-language theatre. She has three published collections of plays and is now working on her debut novel and first volume of short stories. In addition, Verena is an active storyteller-cum-storytelling coach and a co-founder of MoonShadow Stories. Possessing an MA in Voice Studies (Central School of Speech and Drama, 2005) and an MA in English Literature (National University of Singapore, 1993), she has been helping people to improve their communication skills since 2001 and currently teaches voice, speech and presentation skills at various local institutions. For more information about Verena, please visit