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Storyfaces

Thursday, August 11, 2022 @ 10:00am



Grunin Center
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754

A limited number of free public tickets are available. Advance registration required.

Camp groups – please call 732-255-0400 ext. 2487 to reserve your group.

About The Show

“I am a painter and a storyteller and this is how I tell my stories.”

The stories come to life on the faces of the audience in this innovative performance, an inspiring fusion of theatre and visual arts. StoryFaces is an exciting and unusual storytelling show for adults and family audiences, in which volunteers are brought on stage and face painted to illustrate stories as Christopher tells them, captivating the audience with folktales and his uniquely animated original stories — ranging from the comic adventures of The Amazing Face Story to the heroic tale of Punia and the King of the Sharks and an ancient tale asking the timeless question: Is Life Fair?

In his stage presentations, Christopher Agostino shares discoveries from his 30 year adventure in theatre, storytelling and painting faces, and his exploration into the anthropology of the art of transformation.

Christopher Agostino’s StoryFaces was featured in the opening presentation of the 2013 National Storytelling Conference.



About Christopher Agostino

Christopher Agostino has enjoyed a 30 year adventure in theater, storytelling, facepainting and bodypainting as chronicled in his book Transformations! The Story Behind the Painted Faces, published by Kryolan Professional Makeup. He and his work have appeared on the CBS Early Show, NBC Today Show and the cover of the Abercrombie & Fitch Quarterly. Before Cave Walls…the story on our skin is his unique educational presentation on the history and cultural significance of masks and bodyart.

His StoryFaces storytelling shows combining theater with painted faces have been presented at the Face & Body Art International Convention, The World Bodypainting Festival and for hundreds of audiences in schools, festivals and theaters. Christopher is the Artistic Director of Transformations Facepainting, a company which has earned the preeminent position at public events in New York City, transforming thousands of people annually for the Bronx Zoo, NYC Parks Department, the NYC Housing Authority, and special events like the World Science Festival.

“I believe that more important than the design you get painted with is the experience of being painted, the experience of seeing a new identity when you look in the mirror, and how that identity is perceived when others look at you. A face painter, by changing how the world perceives the person they have painted, alters that person’s perception of the world and of themselves.”




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