News

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
Open to Studio Practice Level Students or by Application Continue reading →

Join Us- The Ghostlight Project

Join us this Thursday at the HB Playwrights  Theater as we participate in The Ghostlight Project!

Theater groups across the city and the U.S. will be holding “be a light” events next Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 5:30pm as a collective, simultaneous action to reaffirm our commitment, as theater people, to protect values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone — regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Continue reading →

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!