Cardboard Explosion! Theater & Media Arts


Cardboard Explosion!

Type: Performance
Art Form: Theater & Media Arts
Grade Level: K-8
Scheduling Request

“Cardboard Explosion!” brings four original stories to life using nothing but cardboard and the power of your imagination. With help from students and teachers in the audience, puppeteer Brad Shur transforms simple cardboard shapes into elaborate puppet characters, and then brings them to life right before your eyes. This fun, energetic, and highly interactive performance explores English Language Arts curricular topics including character, setting, plot, conflict, and resolution, as well as Social Emotional Learning as we learn to outsmart dragons, choose-your-own superpower, and train adorable animal sidekicks!

Length: 45-60 minutes
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: Character Education, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Language Arts

Single Performance: $750

Additional Performances: $600

Travel: $150 per day

Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time

Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts


Parking for one vehicle

Clean performance space free of furniture

Access to one regular outlet

Performance space: minimum 12' wide and 8' deep

Arrival before the first performance: 75 minutes

Strike time: 45 minutes

Time needed between performances: 15 minutes

Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.

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Available year-round for programs in western Massachusetts, central and eastern MA availability TBD, reach out to us for more info.