Casting Call for Curious Crew

Credit Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Casting call for ages 9-14 Saturday morning, May 6, 2017, at WKAR.

Do you know a child who loves science? A child who loves experimenting? Maybe that child you know could be the next cast member on Curious Crew, an original series from WKAR.

We're holding an open casting call for children ages 9 to 14 for season four of Curious Crew, scheduled for production this summer. Children must be at least 9 years old on or before May 6. Curious Crew cast member positions are non-union, non-paid.

Saturday, May 6

Audition Check-In Schedule, by age group:

  • 9am: Age 9
  • 10am: Age 10
  • 11am: Ages 11-12
  • 12pm: Ages 13-14

Participants should be prepared to wait an hour or more after check-in.

A parent or guardian must accompany any child auditioning.

Please bring a completed and signed WKAR Release Form for quicker check-in.

Forms will also be available at the auditions

Selected Curious Crew cast members must be available for one or more of these planned production dates, with the addition of a one-hour cast orientation session the Wednesday prior to the scheduled production date:

JUNE
Friday, June 16 (8am-5pm)
Monday, June 19 (8am-5pm)
Friday, June 23 (8am-5pm)

JULY
Monday, July 31 (8am-5pm)

AUGUST
Wednesday, August 2 (6-8pm) ALL cast promotional photo shoot
Friday, August 11 (8am-5pm)
Monday, August 14 (8am-5pm) 

Where

WKAR TV Studios
Communication Arts & Sciences Building at MSU
404 Wilson Road
East Lansing, MI 48824

Check-in will be inside the South Entrance of the Communication Arts & Sciences Building. Google Maps.

Parking

Free parking is available in the adjacent ramp and surface lot located at the northeast corner of Trowbridge and Red Cedar. 

PARKING ADDRESS FOR GPS: 1149 Red Cedar Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

Please be aware that May 6 is also Spring Term Commencement Day at Michigan State University and as a result, parking space may be limited and traffic may be congested.  

About 'Curious Crew'

How does that work? What happens next? Host Rob Stephenson and a "Curious Crew" of kids take a hands-on approach to scientific exploration. In the first three seasons of the series, Rob and crew investigated principles of chemistry, inertia, magnetism, sound, gasses, levers and other STEM topics. The original series from WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University debuted on WKAR-HD in November of 2014.

Watch Now

Seasons 1-3 of Curious Crew are available for viewing at video.wkar.org and in the PBS App on iPad, iPhone, Roku, Xbox 360, Apple TV.

About the Host

Rob Stephenson is a National Teacher of the Year finalist, 2009-2010 Michigan Teacher of the Year, and 2006 winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching. He is currently STEM Consultant for the Ingham Intermediate School District.

Support for Curious Crew

Curious Crew season four is made possible in part with support from MSU Federal Credit Union, ITEC, and Capital Area District Libraries.    

For questions regarding the Curious Crew casting call, please contact (517) 884-4700

updated 4/7/17