Youtheatre productions offer a unique opportunity to engage students from
Kindergarten thru 12th grade in the performing arts and expand their horizons.
Doktor Kaboom! Live Wire
Co-commissioned by Doktor Kaboom, LLC & John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Thursday, May 17, 2018
10am & 12pm
Grades 3rd to 8th
Curriculum Connections: Science, Math
Themes: Exploration, Creativity
Doktor Kaboom! performs original interactive science comedy shows for audiences of all ages. Join Kaboom! for a sidesplitting journey of increasingly spectacular (and often successful) science experiments designed to involve, excite, educate, and entertain. This play was co-commissioned by Doktor Kaboom, LLC and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and was first presented at the Kennedy Center with the world premiere during the 2014-2015 season. Doktor Kaboom will explore the fundamentals of electrical energy and the history of humanity’s adventures into its potential. At the dawn of the 19th century mankind first harnessed the power of electricity, the world changed and the journey still continues. Topics covered include: safety; Tesla; Edison; Faraday; lightning bolts, current; voltage; conductive and non-conductive media; electrical arcs; light emission; sparks; resistance; magnetic fields, electric generators: mechanical energy to electrical energy; electromagnetic coils and conductors.