Massachusetts Students Laugh and Learn Thanks to Eversource
The National Theatre for Children (NTC) has partnered with Eversource to educate and inspire Massachusetts students and their families on energy efficiency. This fall, professional actors from NTC will deliver 50 live performances of The Energized Guyz: Powered Up, sparking conversations on energy efficiency in classrooms throughout Eversource’s Massachusetts service area.
Performances will take place through October 27 in Charlestown, Arlington, Cambridge, Waltham, Roxbury, Walpole, and Plymouth, among others.
“Live theatre is a great way to educate students on the importance of energy and how to use it wisely and more efficiently,” said NTC president and founder Ward Eames. “Energized Guyz holds students’ attention for every minute because they get to respond and interact with the show. It really sticks with them.”
The live program features two actors performing a series of interactive comedy sketches about everyday energy use. While the educational content is scripted, the actors incorporate improvised lines by soliciting information from students and integrating student input and volunteers into the show for lots of laughs. With the help of colorful characters like Wrench the repairman, Dr. Frankenstein, and Captain Doorknob, students learn how to save resources and use energy efficiently.
The program also includes online e-books and digital games and activities that align with the important concepts outlined in the live shows. Eversource sponsors the program, which helps make the performances and materials a cost-free supplement to lessons in science, literacy and the arts.
About The National Theatre for Children
NTC is a premium provider of educational programming with operations in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. We work directly between schools and clients to promote beneficial behaviors and life skills to students in grades K-12 on a local, regional or national level.
Since 1978, we have formed connections and helped develop relationships between thousands of schools and corporations, nonprofits and governmental organizations. Our value is not just in the impact we create; our turnkey services also change the lives and trajectories of students, mobilize parents and entire families with beneficial messages, and cultivate community-wide goodwill for clients.
Our award-winning educational programs are provided free for schools and are customizable to accommodate specific messages and goals for clients. Through formats including live performance, in-class discussion, graphic novels, print curriculum, and digital games and activities, we present topics such as STEM, energy conservation, safety, financial literacy, water and environmental stewardship, and health and social responsibility in ways that engage and empower students. In doing so, we are helping our clients to be forces of change for students, parents and communities.