The Uta Hagen Institute at HB Studio offers full-time immersion in Uta Hagen’s practical approach to acting craft. Its two key programs are highly structured, integrated courses for students with serious professional and artistic intent. Now accepting applications for:
June 19 – July 28, 2017 | Mondays – Fridays,
9:00 am – 5:00 pm | $3,250
A rigorous, 6-week workshop that probes the practical applications of Uta Hagen’s technique as discussed in her book A CHALLENGE FOR THE ACTOR. Classes include: Acting Technique, Scene Study, Alexander Technique, Movement & Voice…learn more
September 18, 2017 – June 8, 2018 (3 terms) | Mondays – Fridays, 9:30am – 3:30pm | $13,500 Continue reading →
The HB Artistic Council has selected the following six projects for the 2017 HB Residency Season:
Flight Over Wasteland
Lilya Lifanova & Hiroya Miura
(February/March) An experimental theater and film project by visual artist and director Liliya Lifanova in collaboration with composer Hiroya Miura. This duo comes together to create an adaptation of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, reimagined and retold in a series of evocative tableaux vivants, choreographed gestures, actions, sculptural objects, and sound. Continue reading →
Spring Term will run 10 weeks, March 20 – June 4 (no classes April 25-30, May 29).
Browse our selection of classes and workshops.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: For Spring Term Registration, receive 10% off with code SPRING17 when registering by March 6, 2017.* Continue reading →
Applications for the Spring Term have closed.
Application deadline: January 30.
Scholarships support partial enrollment in one Studio class, and are awarded through consideration of both merit and need. Scholarships are given with the expectation that those supported will lead their fellows in attendance, preparation, and demonstration of full commitment to their work in class. Continue reading →
Join us at HB for the second half of Winter Term with one of these 5-week classes or short- term workshops!
Scene Study – Studio Practice – with Austin Pendleton
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM | Mondays | 2/13/2017 – 3/13/2017 | $280.00
Open to Studio Practice Level Students or by Audition or Submission
Introduction to Dramatic Writing – with Ed Napier
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Mondays | 2/13/2017 – 3/13/2017 | $255.00
Henrik Ibsen Scene Study – with Austin Pendleton
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM | Mondays | 2/13/2017 – 3/13/2017 | $275.00
Open to Studio Practice Level Students or by Application Continue reading →
HB notes with deepest sadness the passing of our dear friend and Board member, Fritz Weaver, on November 26, 2016. Our loving thoughts go out to the Oliver/Weaver family.
A memorial will be held at Symphony Space on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 6:30pm.
In remembering Fritz, we celebrate one of our finest actors; a splendid artist, true humanitarian; a great, generous, and gracious soul. For HB and its community, Fritz was steadfast in his advocacy and support. We are grateful to have known him, to have had his presence with us, and for the lasting power of his example.
Read his obituary in The New York Times.
We are pleased to announce that Cindy Curtis Nelson has been appointed to the HB Studio Board of Directors!
Cindy is a leader in marketing strategy and innovation. She is a global brand and business builder, a tireless connector of brand experiences and digital platforms, and a consummate student of customer behavior. Cindy is a founding partner and Chief Strategist of Matter Worldwide, a marketing and innovation company; she is currently the Head of Brand Marketing for PGIM, the global investment management businesses of Prudential Financial Inc.; and is on the Board of Advisors for ad tech company Trion Interactive – a mobile video ad-serving platform. She lives in Tribeca with her husband and two digital native sons. Together with her extended family, they own and operate an historic cottage and boat rental business in the Adirondacks.
Mercedes Ruehl returns to HB Studio this Winter to teach an advanced Scene Study – Studio Practice course.
Tuesdays & Thursdays | February 7 – March 21 (no class Feb 28)
6:30pm – 9pm | $545
(6 weeks / 12 sessions)
Application required.* APPLY NOW! Only a few seats left.
*Ms. Ruehl’s prior students may register without an application for the winter term.
For professional performers who desire to return to, or maintain an ongoing relationship with a dynamic and fertile state of learning. The goal: to use the specifics of language, action, subtext, circumstance, and relationships in order to connect with the work at the deepest most personal level. You are encouraged to push boundaries with the aim of building ever more complex characters and situations, allowing and exploring what is powerfully, unexpectedly revealed. Continue reading →
Registration for the Winter term begins November 1st. Winter term will run 10 weeks —
January 9 – March 19, 2017
Browse classes & register online. We also offer a variety of workshops.
UNION DISCOUNT*: AEA, SAG/AFTRA & AGVA members receive 10% off when registering for winter term by Feb. 26, 2017. Present membership card in the office or email a copy to email@example.com
INTAKE AUDITION / CONSULTATIONS: Interested in our upper level classes? Audition & consult with a panel of HB’s faculty to discuss your goals, where you are in the work, and plan your course of study at HB Studio. For audition schedule, details and sign up info, visit the Auditions & Prerequisites page.
REEL SUBMISSIONS: Are you a working professional seeking a place to practice? Submit your reel and resume for placement into our studio practice classes.
*Discounts not valid for workshop offerings, cannot be combined, and cannot be applied retroactively
FINANCIAL AID: Scholarship & Work-Study Applications for the Spring Term 2017 are now open!
Tina Benko returns to HB this fall to teach a 5-week Studio Practice Scene Study Class:
Studio Practice – Scene Study
Sundays, October 23, 2016 – November 20, 2016
10:00 am – 1:00 pm | $280
New to HB Studio? Submit your reel and resume online for placement into this class, or schedule an audition!
This course requires an audition/submission for new students or faculty placement into Studio Practice for continuing students.