Unnamed Broadway Musical: The Musical!

video still courtesy of Kara Hearn

April 14 - May 19, 2012

Organized by: Kara Hearn

Directed by: Sarah Cameron Sunde

Creative Team: Trent Anderson (Assistant Director), Christopher Berg (Composer), and Pia Monique Murray (Choreographer)

Cast: Rene Barkett, Sydney A. Batten, Brian Dunlop, Doug Levy, Katherine Lim, Michael Pool, Megan Tefft, and Angela Williams

Video artist, Kara Hearn is mounting a barebones, experimentally cast production that uses an orphan-themed Broadway musical (we have been advised not to name) as its point of departure. Inspired by the experience of watching or listening to orphan-themed musicals as a child and projecting oneself into the starring role, the project is designed to serve a group of adults who never had the chance to fulfill this dream on stage. The casting of each part was based more on the willingness and need of the performers than on singing, dancing ability, or appearance.

Under the direction of Sarah Cameron Sunde in collaboration with choreographer Pia Monique Murray and composer Christopher Berg, the team will have the absurd task, that is, the creative challenge of generating a new musical that fulfills the performers' sincere desire to be in a famous orphan musical without them actually being in one of the famous orphan musicals. There is a final performance on May 19 at 7pm.

Full Press Release

Press Kit

Casting Call

Follow the process on the Unnamed Broadway Musical Tumblr blog


April 14, 12-6pm: Auditions

April 16, 6-10pm: Rehearsal

April 19, 6-9pm: Rehearsal

April 20, 6-10pm: Rehearsal

April 21, 12-6pm: Rehearsal

April 23, 6-10pm: Rehearsal

April 26, 6-10pm: Rehearsal

April 30, 6-10pm: Rehearsal

May 5, 12-6pm: Rehearsal

May 10, 6-10pm: Rehearsal

May 11, 6-10pm: Rehearsal

May 12, 11a-4pm: Rehearsal

May 14, 6-10pm: Rehearsal

May 17, 6-10pm: Rehearsal

May 18, 6-10pm: Rehearsal

May 19, 12-6pm: Rehearsal

May 19, 7-9pm: Final Performance

Screening of the movie, Unnamed Broadway Musical: The Musical! (TBD)


An Artist Reinterprets the Broadway Musical Audition by Tiffany Jow for ARTLOG

Do Something! Join the Cast of Unnamed Broadway Musical: The Musical! by Corinna Kirsch for Art F City

Watch Auditions for Unnamed Broadway Musical: The Musical! for Wasted Spaces


Unnamed Broadway Musical: The Musical! is the second project to join EFA Project Space's  Artist/Organizer Series. This series provides the use of EFA Project Space in between exhibitions to highlight the activities of Artist/Organizers -- pivotal artists who, through the act of organizing, are compelled to readdress and refresh the framework through which we use artistic expression to build community.