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  • EFA Project Space 2nd Floor 323 W 39th St New York, NY, 10018 United States (map)
video still courtesy of Kara Hearn

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.