Borislaw Bilash (AKA "Captain Chemistry") brings his showmanship to the world of chemistry in the latest example of performance science.
From the producers: A candle that moves water, a paper cup that won't burn, a firefly without fire. An atomic flash, weaponized sugar, a hydrogen bomb. Genie in a bottle, secret writing, elephant toothpaste...Yes! All these and more comprise "That Chemistry Show," 80 minutes of incredible exploration led by long-time "mad scientist" Borislaw Bilash! Get ready for amazement and lots of laughter as Borislaw combines the worlds of chemistry and show business. Your own world will never be boring again!
Born and educated in Winnipeg Canada, Borislaw Bilash has taught chemistry and physics at various high schools and colleges in New Jersey for over thirty years, including serving as an adjunct professor of freshman chemistry at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Currently, he is a physics teacher at Pascack Valley High School in Hillsdale, NJ. Borislaw has written five science demonstration books for teachers called A Demo a Day – two in chemistry and one each in biology, physical science and physics. One in four high schools in the U.S. use his demo books. Here's a clip of Borislaw from a 2017 episode of "Wonderama":
The Off-Broadway production of "That Physics Show," originally conceived by producer Eric Krebs, has now played over 300 performances. Krebs commented, "With all the interest in science in our education system and in our political system, I wondered what a chemistry show might look like. We invited Borislaw to show us the best "wow" demonstrations that he had - and WOW! - we were mightily entertained. If one science show is good, two would be even better. So, "That Chemistry Show" was born."