Call for Theater Professionals from Kara Hearn

Past Session artist Kara Hearn is set to launch a new project this spring at the EFA Project Space and is looking for theater professionals, aspiring theater professionals, or enthusiastic theater dabblers in the New York area.  Is this you?  We wanted to pass her word along, so read on for a note from Kara and EFA:

Did you fantasize about being in an orphan themed musical when you were a kid?

Volunteer Performers Wanted for Collaborative Musical Theater/Video Project. No experience necessary!
We are seeking volunteer performers to participate in an unusual collaborative performance based on the experience of watching and/or listening to orphan themed musicals as a child.

The casting will be based more on the willingness and desire of the performers than on singing, dancing ability, or appearance. We hope to tap into a population who perhaps fantasized as children about being in a particular musical, but for whom it wasn’t a possibility perhaps because of gender, race, talent, or other circumstantial barriers.

We will create a new musical together under the direction of Sarah Cameron Sunde over the course of 5 weeks. Chris Berg will compose and direct the music and Pia Monique Murray will choreograph. The entire process will be recorded and edited into an experimental video by artist/organizer Kara Hearn.

Interested candidates should:

  • Be available for all rehearsal and performance times
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a personal history/relationship with an orphan themed musical

To Apply:

  • Please send an email to with a brief description of your interest in the project
  • DeadlineApril 7th at midnight
  • We will select applicants for Interviews/Auditions to be held on Saturday, April 14th

Rehearsal/Performance Times (all held at EFA Project Space, 323 39th Street, between 8th and 9th Ave.)

Monday, April 16, 6-10pm

Thursday, April 19, 6-10pm

Friday, April 20, 6-10pm

Saturday, April 21, 12-6pm

Monday, April 23, 6-10pm

Thursday, April 26, 6-10pm

Monday, April 30, 6-10pm

Saturday, May 5, 12-6pm

Thursday, May 10, 6-10pm

Friday, May 11, 6-10pm

Monday, May 14, 6-10pm

Thursday, May 17, 6-10pm

Friday, May 18, 6-10pm

Saturday, May 19, 12-8pm (FINAL PERFORMANCE)

The final video will be screened in July.

Artist/Organizer: Kara Hearn
Director: Sarah Cameron Sunde
Composer/Music Director: Christopher Berg
Choreographer: Pia Monique Murray
Curatorial Consultant: Michelle Levy
Hosting Organization: EFA Project Space

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Revisit Kara Hearn’s project at Recess: TREMENDOUS.

Image courtesy of the artist.