Jay Menes 

Filipino Storyteller, Actor, Facilitator, Adventurer

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Jay Menes is a multi-talented artist who does hosting, singing, storytelling, directing, facilitating workshops, acting on stage or on screen and an adventurer of life. He worked for a Malaysian bank in the Philippines for seven years.

After his stint as a banker, Jay pursued a career as a freelance performing artist and got into business. He now enjoys meeting and interacting with children, educators, parents and students. 

                                                In fact, he traveled all over the Philippines sharing Filipino stories.

  • He is the prime mover in promoting the Art of Storytelling in the Philippines since March 2011. 
  • Jay is the first Filipino member of International Storytelling Network Red Internacional de           Cuentacuentos and Professional Storyteller. 
  • He performed at Talk Story Camp and at Filipino Community Center in Hawaii, U.S.A. 
  • Also, he performed in Singapore at Sparkle Tots PCF Simei, Shaws Preschool and Story Swap of Singapore International Storytelling Festival.
  • One of the Storytellers ("Winner") at the 17th Iran International Storytelling Festival. 
  • Participated at the 29th Bay Area Storytelling Festival in Orinda, California USA. 
  • Participated as a Storyteller at the 12th Edition of International Festival Morocco Tales.
  • Storyteller at the 15th Sharjah International Narrator Forum (United Arab Emirates)

"The mind that opens to a new idea; never comes back to its original size" 

Albert Einstein


MEMBER - International Storytelling Network - Red Internacional de Cuentacuentos (RIC)

MEMBER - Professional Storyteller

FOUNDER - Storyhouse Philippines

AFFILIATE - Zyntravel

PRESIDENT - Circle of Learners Tutorial Center


STORYTELLER | FACILITATOR - Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc. 



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  • " Jay Menes (Manila), whom Gere discovered via YouTube. ?He has a real freshness and a fun ? warm, sunny, joyful way of being,? Gere said. Menes, who works for museums and conduc..."
    Jeff Gere http://www.jeffgere.com/
    He has a real freshness and a fun
  • "You are one of my best buddies and one of the finest storytellers in the islands. Feel the story beat! Jay is a fantastic storyteller and actor who presents storytelling wo..."
    Dianne de Las Casas www.storyconnection.net
    Best Buddy


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