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People Who Make Theater: Vincent Pastore

PEOPLE WHO MAKE THEATER: 
a conversation with actor
Vincent Pastore (THE SOPRANOS)

Moderated by David Deblinger

Wednesday, March 8 | 7:30pm
HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank Street
$5-$10 suggested donation | RSVP at hbstudio.eventbrite.com

Vincent Pastore‘s breakout role in the HBO award winning series THE SOPRANOS lead him from his early days of performing in community theater, running discos and owning rock and roll bars in New Rochelle, NY to becoming the household name of “Big Pussy.” He was encouraged to pursue film acting by Kevin and Matt Dillon who frequented his bars in the 80’s.

Vincent landed his first major film with Nancy Savoca’s award winning film TRUE LOVE, and then he was on his way. He worked on AMERICA’S MOST WANTED, LAW AND ORDER, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, GOOD FELLAS, AWAKENINGS and REGARDING HENRY, plus many other projects on the small stage in New York City, until he landed his first major role as Tony Scarboni opposite Alan Arkin in THE JERKY BOYS. After that, GOTTI, WITNESS TO THE MOB, and then THE SOPRANOS followed. He went on to do the films MADE, SERVING SARA, THE HURRICANE and TWO FAMILY HOUSE, to name just a few.

Recently Vincent has appeared in CHICAGO and in the Woody Allen play BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, making him now part of the Broadway community. He is the author of CRAZY HORSE, a play about his life experiences in the bar business, which is currently under the direction of his Soprano co-star Maureen Van Zandt.

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 →