Jay Menes 

Filipino Storyteller, Actor, Facilitator, Adventurer

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Storytellers are hiSTORYmaker

Posted by Jay Menes on August 8, 2014 at 9:50 AM

I am a Storyteller since 2002. It was an accident!

 

Why did I say so, for I've studied Business Administration in a state university. That I ever dreamt of was to become a millionaire doing business but to my surprise I went into becoming a performing artist.

 

It started of when the church I am attending recognized my voice for singing, so they let me audition and voila I'm in as a band singer. After being with them for quite sometime I joined another band.

 

Then another instance as I am reading a newspaper ad "Do you want to be a Host for children's party?" it get my attention and went. As I am inside their office I've noticed what they are really up to is to look for a Clown Host and so I did.

 

At that time I'm into performing it's either as a singer or a clown host then I started to look for something new and I ended up registering to a voice workshop by a theater company. After completing the sessions we had a recital that is like a musical play. Because I enjoyed this the next year I enrolled their Musical Theater class.

 

Now I am a theater actor. Due to small community of actors I was referred to try a small theater company that teaches street children into performing. I went there and became an Acting Teacher for children, teens and adults. Sometimes I do directing for other One-Act Play.

 

By the way before I go further I still do have a corporate work while I was doing all of that. I am a banker.

 

Another turn of event happened. The bank is preparing for a cultural show for the anniversary, they are looking for some employees who can sing, dance and act. So I am called and became part of it.

 

The director of the show noticed that I am good and told them that I'm into theater. They made an arrangement after the show, took me to be part of their theater company. Eventually referred me to one of their colleagues to do cameo role on television.

 

Also I opted out to try reading stories to children that I attended a workshop. This gives me more meaning what I want to do in my lifetime.

 

Now after having a good numbers of gigs, performances and shows I resigned as a banker and into full-time freelancer, doing some business.

 

The story is not yet done.

 

I found another love that is promoting the Art of Storytelling. In which I formed Storyhouse to do so. As to date I am so glad to meet other International Storytellers that are also making history.

 

To know more of my hiSTORY making click here www.jaymenes.webs.com. Like my Facebook Page: Storyhouse


"We die only once why not make history"

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