Author: Catrin Lloyd-Bollard

Jane Streeton of London’s RADA to teach Singing on Stage masterclass

Wednesday & Thursday | April 12-13, 2017
11AM – 4PM | $195 |
Audits: $30 each day. To audit, please call: (212) 675-2370 x1
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Jane Streeton, Coordinator of the Singing Team and Course Leader for the Musical Theatre Courses at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, will offer this two-day intensive for singing actors (and acting singers). This features techniques from Jane’s book Singing on Stage: An Actor’s Guide (June, 2014), nominated for ‘Outstanding Book of the Year Award for Theatre and Higher Education’ (ATHE) and also named in the ‘Top 7 Training Books of 2014’ by ‘The Stage’. Jane will work with students individually in a master class setting for two sessions, such that the individual receiving feedback and those observing, both gain from the advice being provided. Students should fully prepare 2 songs, of which one will be chosen to work on during each session class. Each student must bring good, clear copies of the sheet music for the accompanist to play.

Ms. Streeton is an international soprano soloist in opera and concert and has worked as a singing coach and vocal advisor for film, with the BBC, in West End musicals, at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe.

An accompanist will be provided.

Singing on Stage An Actor’s Guide is available for purchase at the registration office.

Austin Pendleton to teach “Directing for the Stage” this Spring

OBIE Award-winning director and celebrated actor Austin Pendleton launches a new class at HB Studio this Spring: “Directing for the Stage.” Pendleton, who has been teaching sought-after Scene Study classes at HB Studio for decades, will now share his directorial expertise with aspiring and established directors alike. The class, now enrolling, is scheduled to start March 20, 2017.
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The Uta Hagen Institute: Summer & Year-Long Acting Intensives

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:

The Hagen Summer Intensive

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

The Hagen Core Training

September 18, 2017 – June 8, 2018 (3 terms) | Mondays – Fridays, 9:30am – 3:30pm | $13,500 Continue reading →

Announcing the 2017 HB Residency Recipients

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 →

Financial Aid: Apply Now for a Scholarship or Work Study for Spring Term!

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 →

Half-Term Classes Starting Feb 13! With Austin Pendleton, Laura Esterman, and More.

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
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Fritz Weaver Memorial Service

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.

Cindy Curtis Nelson Joins HB Studio Board of Directors

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.

Welcome, Cindy!

Scene Study with Mercedes Ruehl

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.

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*Ms. Ruehl’s prior students may register without an application for the winter term.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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 →