Artistic Name:
Sheila Wee
Name:
Sheila Wee
E-mail:
sheila (at) storywise.com.sg
Country:
Singapore
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Nacionality:
Singapore
City:
Singapore
Performances:

Sheila's storytelling repertoire includes Singaporean myths and legends, Asian and Western folktales and lively participation and prop stories. Her style varies from heightened and lyrical, to down to earth and direct, depending on her audience. She regularly tells to audiences of more than a thousand, but particularly enjoys the chance for an intimate gathering of children or adults, where the power of story can truly be revealed.

Sheila has worked extensively in Singapore schools, museums and theatres and for various government ministries. Internationally, she has performed at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, the Australian National Storytelling Festival, the Skye and Lochalsh Storytelling Festival (Scotland), Chester Literature Festival (England), the Penang International Kids Storytelling Festival (Malaysia)and at various schools and community venues throughout the UK.

In the UK Sheila often performs collaboratively with British storyteller Cassandra Wye. Their performances Journeying on a Sea of Dreams and A Fork in the Road can be customised for festivals, schools and community events.

Audience:
All
 
Curriculum Vitae / Resume:

Sheila has been a professional storyteller since 1999 and has been described as a Godmother of Singapore storytelling. She co-founded Singapore's first storytelling circle; its first professional storytelling company, and was instrumental in the development of the Asian Congress of Storytellers. Sheila was a founding executive committee member of the Storytelling Association (Singapore) and has been its Vice-President since 2009.

In Singapore Sheila has conducted workshops for the Asian Congress of Storytellers, Singapore International Storytelling Festival, Ministry of Education, National Library Board, Ministry of Community Development Communications and the Arts, National Arts Council, Singapore Writers Festival, Esplanade; Theatres by the Bay and the Prime Minister's Office.

Sheila's international workshop clients include the Hong Kong Bureau of Education, Society for Storytelling(UK), Australian National Storytelling Festival, Penang International Kids Storytelling Festival(Malaysia), Goelali Festival (Indonesia) and the International Young Learners TESOL Conference (Malaysia).

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WORKSHOP REVIEWS:

  • "A fantastic workshop. Every second is worth a million! Thanks a lot for waking up the storyteller in me."
  • "Would recommend it to others. A solid introduction, Inspiring."
  • Participants'in An Introduction to Storytelling.
  • "We have learnt so much just within 3-hours."
  • A participant in Practical Magic: Prop Stories for Children.

Article - Telling Stories to Children: Practical Tips for Novice Tellers, published in Society for Reading and Literacy, Singapore, 2001.

Article " Storytelling in Singapore, a report on the revival of storytelling in Singapore, published in Storytelling Magazine, USA, 2002 (Article commissioned by Dr Margaret Read MacDonald " guest editor).

Story " Raja Suran, in The World of Asian Stories, Cathy Spagnoli, Tulika Publishers, India, 2007.

Article - Storytelling in Singapore, an article on how mentoring contributed to the growth of storytelling movement in Singapore and my personal approach to mentoring beginning storytellers. Storytelling Magazine, USA, 2008 (Article commissioned by Kevin Cordi - guest editor).

Story " The Three Little Sheep: An Asthma Education Story, published in the Summer 2008 edition of Diving in the Moon, the journal of the Healing Story Alliance, USA.

Story - A Ship Full of Rusty Needles in The Singing Top: Tales From Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei,Dr Margaret Read MacDonald, Libraries Unlimited, USA, 2008.

 

 

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English
 
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