Casting Call for Curious Crew

Casting call for ages 8-13 Wednesday afternoon, July 9, at WKAR.

Host Rob Stephenson with crew of 9 youth
Host Rob Stephenson with Curious Crew from the pilot episode of the new original series from WKAR
Credit WKAR

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

We're holding an open casting call for children ages 8 to 13 for Curious Crew, scheduled for production later this summer. Curious Crew cast member positions are non-union, non-paid.

Wednesday, July 9

Audition Check-In Schedule, by age group:

  • 2pm: Ages 8-9
  • 3pm: Ages 10-11
  • 4pm: Ages 12-13

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:
July 21, July 28, August 4, August 18.


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.


Metered parking is available in the adjacent ramp located at the northeast corner of Trowbridge and Red Cedar. Parking is $1.25/hour, meters take quarters only.

About 'Curious Crew'

In this latest original program from WKAR, series host Rob Stephenson and his "Curious Crew" of kids take a hands-on approach to scientific exploration. In the series pilot episode, Rob and crew investigate principles of balance and stability. That episode was recorded at Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing, Mich., and aired on WKAR-HD in December of 2013.

Watch Now

The full pilot episode is available for viewing here

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 the principal at Donley Elementary School in East Lansing, Mich.

Support for Curious Crew

Curious Crew is made possible, in part, with support from Impression 5 Science Center and Michigan STEM Partnership.

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