why book illustrated storytelling?

Chris Fair is a local Chicago comedian that likes to tell stories and draw… with lasers! A regular performer at Concerts for Kids and Stage 773’s Inoffensive Theater Series, Illustrated Storytelling is one-of-a-kind performance art! Chris illustrates characters and whole worlds on a laser reactive screen, like a high-tech etch-a-sketch. He then brings his creations to life with funny voices and sound effects!

Utilizing a unique blend of humorous improv and storytelling, Chris takes suggestions from the audience so no two shows will ever be the same. Kids will laugh out loud as they watch their ideas to life on his giant laser screen.

After the story, there’s even more fun to be had as Chris invites a volunteer from the audience to perform a short 5 minute set with him. There’s no artistic talent necessary; as an experienced improviser, Chris supports and guides his volunteer scene partner to make them look like a rock star!

Illustrated Storytelling has been featured on the Chicago Tribune’s website twice for top 15 things to do with your children, the front page of the Mokena Messenger, and most recently joked about on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert featuring Nick Offerman.

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