Casting Call for Curious Crew

Casting call for ages 9-14 Saturday morning, May 7, 2016, at WKAR.

Host Rob Stephenson with some of the cast members from season one of Curious Crew.
Credit Anthony Cepak / WKAR-MSU

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 three of Curious Crew, scheduled for production later this summer. Curious Crew cast member positions are non-union, non-paid.

Saturday, May 7

Audition Check-In Schedule, by age group:

  • 9am: Ages 9-10
  • 10:30am: Ages 11-12
  • 11:30am: 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:
June 13, June 20, August 8, August 15, August 22.


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 Map.


Free parking is available in the adjacent ramp and surface lot located at the northeast corner of Trowbridge and Red Cedar. Please be aware that May 7 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'

In the third season of this original series from WKAR, host Rob Stephenson and his "Curious Crew" of kids take a hands-on approach to scientific exploration. In the first two seasons of the series, Rob and crew investigated principles of magnetism, sound, gasses, levers and other STEM topics. The series was recorded at Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing, Mich., and debuted on WKAR-HD in November of 2014.

Watch Now

Season Two of Curious Crew is available for viewing at 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 two was made possible, in part, with support from Fifth Third Bank, TechSmith, Capital Area District Library, LAFCU, The John E. Fetzer Institute Fund of the Kalamazoo Community Foundation and Impression 5 Science Center.

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