Monday, April 23, 2012

The Kitchen Salon Featured in Liberated Strands Magazine

* SQUEAL * It's here it's here! Liberated Strands #2 has arrived and it features an article I wrote about protective styling. See "Fight Hair in Hand" on pg. 93 for my protective styling tutorial and DIY hair care tips.

Thanks to Angela Clay for the opportunity. KS fam, this whole magazine is full of stunning photos of gorgeous women with a variety of manes. Check it out and tell us what you think. ♥


Friday, April 20, 2012

Style Tutorial: Fro Today, Gone Tomorrow | Another Twisted Updo

I love sporting my fro on warm sunny days. This year's early spring weather convinced me to ditch my usual winter protective styling and rock wild twist outs.

Now that my rehearsal and performance schedule is picking up I have to go back to protective styling. Here's a style I reluctantly did to keep my hair up and out the way for a while, yet another twisted updo. What do you think?

Friday, April 6, 2012

I'm Choreographing a Musical, You Should Be In It!

Casting Call for Unnamed Broadway Musical: The Musical!

Did you fantasize about being in an orphan themed musical when you were a kid?
Volunteer Performers Wanted for Collaborative Musical Theater/Video Project. No experience necessary!

We are seeking volunteer performers for Unnamed Broadway Musical: The Musical! to participate in an unusual collaborative performance based on the experience of watching and/or listening to orphan themed musicals as a child.

The casting will be based more on the willingness and desire of the performers than on singing, dancing ability, or appearance. We hope to tap into a population who perhaps fantasized as children about being in a particular musical, but for whom it wasn’t a possibility perhaps because of gender, race, talent, or other circumstantial barriers.

We will create a new musical together under the direction of Sarah Cameron Sunde over the course of 5 weeks. Chris Berg will compose and direct the music and Pia Monique Murray will choreograph. The entire process will be recorded and edited into an experimental video by artist/organizer Kara Hearn.

Interested candidates should:

  • Be available for all rehearsal and performance times
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a personal history/relationship with an orphan themed musical

To Apply:

  • Please send an email to  with a brief description of your interest in the project
  • Deadline: April 7th  at midnight
  • We will select applicants for Interviews/Auditions to be held on Saturday, April 14th

Rehearsal/Performance Times (all held at EFA Project Space, 323 39th Street, between 8th and 9th Ave.)

Monday, April 16, 6-10pm
Thursday, April 19, 6-10pm
Friday, April 20, 6-10pm
Saturday, April 21, 12-6pm
Monday, April 23, 6-10pm
Thursday, April 26, 6-10pm
Monday, April 30, 6-10pm
Saturday, May 5, 12-6pm
Thursday, May 10, 6-10pm
Friday, May 11, 6-10pm
Monday, May 14, 6-10pm
Thursday, May 17, 6-10pm
Friday, May 18, 6-10pm
Saturday, May 19, 12-8pm (FINAL PERFORMANCE)

The final video will be screened in July.

Artist/Organizer: Kara Hearn
Director: Sarah Cameron Sunde
Composer/Music Director: Christopher Berg
Choreographer: Pia Monique Murray
Curatorial Consultant: Michelle Levy
Hosting Organization: EFA Project Space