“storying – an archaic term, describes a process; a way of translating complex ideas into an oral form”

Pamela creates innovative and highly original oral performances exploring controversial issues. Her work has been described as ‘brilliant’, ‘thought-provoking’ and ‘provocative’. Previous live performances have covered topics as diverse as adoption, indefinite detention, paedophilia, the Rwandan genocide, coming out as LGBT teenagers, and social cohesion on council estates.

Each work is a collaboration with someone who has something to say and a need or willingness to say it publicly.

Storying complex thoughts and ideas for the oral form is a very particular skill. An intimate knowledge of a topic is not enough when curating your own work. As a curator curates an exhibition, storying is about selecting and arranging ideas to achieve a particular outcome or meaning in an oral form; what you say (about what you know), why and how you say it.

As Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote in the poem Kisses, in 1793, …if storying Legends tell aright, Once fram’d a rich Elixir of Delight…’.