Chris Fascione: Bringing Literature To Life!

  • About the Artist:

    Award-winning school assembly performer and family entertainer Chris Fascione has been motivating children to read for over 20 years with his fun, participatory and educational shows! Whether it's through his lively in-person performances or his equally engaging virtual shows, Chris brings literature to life with boundless energy, clever humor, and loads of audience participation. He receives rave reviews from children, teachers, parents, and principals alike as he acts out children's books and supports literacy. He combines comic storytelling with a touch of juggling, becoming a multitude of hilarious characters. All of the stories that Chris performs are available for his audience to check out from the school or local library, in this truly unique and special show that has everyone smiling and laughing throughout! Shows are geared for each age group.

    Chris resides in Oak Park, Illinois, but is available to travel year-round - his siblings all live in the great state of Maryland!

    Category:

    • Theater

    Type of Programs Offered

    • workshop
    • assembly
    • virtual
    • Bringing Literature to Life!

      Description:

      All programs are available virtually either through live Zoom and other formats or pre-recorded.

      Get your students motivated to read! Award-winning, nationally touring performer Chris Fascione acts out children's contemporary and classical literature in a fast-paced, fun-filled assembly program. Chris' participatory, high-spirited shows incorporate a unique style of acting, storytelling, and physical comedy that receive lots of laughs and rave reviews from students, teachers, and principals alike!

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      PreK-8

      Curriculum Connections

      This program is offered as:

      • workshop
      • assembly
      • virtual
    • Around the World!

      Description:

      All programs are available virtually either through live Zoom and other formats or pre-recorded.

      Multicultural stories from many different countries, continents, and cultures come to life as Chris becomes colorful characters from ethnic folktales -- always with the help of his audience! From an Italian grandma to an African tree toad, a French baker to a Ukrainian farmer, or a Chinese stonecutter to a Nicaraguan Uncle Nacho, Chris' comedic portrayals span the globe.

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      PreK-8

      Curriculum Connections

      This program is offered as:

      • workshop
      • assembly
      • virtual
    • Rocket into Reading!

      Description:

      All programs are available virtually either through live Zoom and other formats or pre-recorded.

      A fun, participatory show that encourages imaginative exploration through reading. Students leave their everyday world behind as they take off into the universe of books! Through his unique, interactive style of story performance, Chris acts out library books that thoroughly engage his audience, fuel the imagination, and propel students to become readers who are truly out of this world!

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      PreK-8

      Curriculum Connections

      This program is offered as:

      • workshop
      • assembly
      • virtual
    • Booking Details

      Program Costs:

      Performance costs are always negotiable and flexible based on school budget considerations and restrictions. Title I and grant opportunities can be applied for this literacy show.

      Travel requirements or restrictions:

      All travel costs are built into the quoted price, so there are no additional fees.

      Required Materials:

      One hand-held stand-up microphone for in-person shows is the only technical requirement. Can perform indoors or outside.

      Additional Notes:

      More information is available at www.ChrisFascione.com or call 708-383-8788.

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  • Name or Art Agency:
    Chris Fascione
    Email:
    [email protected]
    Phone:
    (708) 383-8788
    State / County:
    Oak Park, Illinois

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