Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo-Information Resource Center (AEA-IRC) and Museo de La Salle have partnered with Storyhouse Philippines to offer free coaching, training, and mentoring on The Art of Oral Storytelling (TAOS). This will be available to Lasallian students, as well as DLSU-D employees and their children from July 12 and 14, and July 19 and 21.
The workshop will be facilitated by Jay Menes, a multi-talented artist whose expertise range from storytelling, hosting, singing, directing, facilitating workshops, writing, acting, launching enterprises, and going on adventures.
Menes is also a teacher who teaches theater, stage performances, and culture-based education.
Using oral storytelling creatively and artistically is an important means of promoting Filipino folktales, enhancing cultural understanding of Filipino traditions and values, learning the crafts of international storytellers, improving public speaking skills, enhancing communication skills, and contributing to community development.
This is why the four-day workshop will cover auditions, film viewings, lectures, coaching for movement and voice, and blockings for performances. The event will culminate with a storytelling concert on July 29, 2023.