WHOOSH!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions
by Chris Barton
THEMES: science, innovative thinking, family dynamics, perseverance
Lonnie loves rockets, robots, and inventing! With persistence and a passion for problem-solving, Lonnie uses his creative mind to become an engineer and work with NASA. Although he invented many things, the Super Soaker made the biggest splash in popular culture.
[thb_tabs][thb_tab title=”Booking”]Each performance runs between 35 and 45 minutes and can be performed in venues as small as a classroom or as large as an auditorium. In conjunction with each performance, Book-It offers post-show workshops for children and young adults to reinforce what they have seen. These workshops allow young people to make the leap between seeing art and creating it.
To book this show for your school or community center, call 206.428.6266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.[/thb_tab]
[thb_tab title=”Workshop Choices”]Themes in Motion Students enter the world of the story using voice, body, and imagination to explore themes, characters, and events. (Grades K-2, 45 min, 35 students max)
Adapt It! Stage It! Students analyze a selection of text, adapt it in the Book-It Style, and stage it for an informal performance. (Grades 3-8, one hour, 35 students max)[/thb_tab]
[thb_tab title=”Cost”]Touring Story $600 if booked before October 31; $675 after
Post-Show Workshops: First workshop is $150; additional workshops $100 each
additional travel fees apply[/thb_tab]
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Photo of Quinn, by Chris Bennion.