Weekly Notice- Winter Week #10

March 13-19, 2017

Winter Term: Week #10

HB Studio

March 13 – 19
Spring Term starts next week! Register today.
Spring Term will run 10 weeks, March 20 – June 4 (no classes April 25-30, May 29).
Browse classes & register online. Also check out our short-term workshops.
Winter Term continues through March 19.
  • UNION DISCOUNT: AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA and Dramatist Guild Members receive 10% off Spring Term classes. To receive a union discount, you must present your membership card in the registration office, or email a copy to registration@hbstudio.org.*
  • 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 Auditions & Prerequisites.
  • REEL SUBMISSIONS: Are you a working professional seeking a place to practice? Submit your reel for placement into our studio practice classes.
  • FULL-TIME INTENSIVES – THE UTA HAGEN INSTITUTE: Looking to immerse yourself in a full-time acting program? Check out The Hagen Summer Intensive and The Hagen Core Training.

Eight St. Louis residents speak about the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
With music by Elliott Sharp | A Benefit for HB Studio

Monday, March 20  & Tuesday, March 21 | 7:00 PM | HB Playwrights Theatre
$250 – Premiere Ticket  | $125 – Preferred Ticket  | $75 – Standard Ticket
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Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie-Award winning playwright Dael Orlandersmith brings her latest work to HB Studio for an exclusive New York engagement. Focused on the social unrest in Ferguson, MO after the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, the one-woman show explores the experience of an American community through the eyes of multiple characters, developed by Dael through her extensive interviews with St. Louis residents. 

Acting Classes for Young People (Ages 9 – 17)

Did you know that celebrated actors such as Amanda Peet and Jerry O’Connell got their start in HB Studio’s acting classes for Young People? Did you know that HB Studio offers classes for kids and teens ages 9-17? From children starting out, to teens prepping for a college or conservatory, we have a class for them:
The Hagen Teen Intensive (ages 14 – 17): Sundays | 12:30pm – 5:00pm
Acting for Teens (ages 14 – 17): Saturdays | 10am – 1pm
Acting for Young People (ages 9 – 13): Fridays | 4pm – 6pm
Acting for Young People (ages 9 – 13): Saturdays | 10am – 12pm


Lillian Hellman Scene Study

With Austin Pendleton
Sundays | March 26 – April 23
10:00 am – 1:00 pm | $275
Open to Studio Practice students or by application.
Apply online.

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Discovering Chekhov through the Method of Etudes 1 – Monologues

With Snezhana Chernova
Sundays | March 26 – April 23
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | $270*
*If purchased with Discovering Chekhov Through the Method of Etudes 2 – Scenes both for $525
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The Actor’s Homework: A 4-Part Series

With Carol Rosenfeld
Saturdays & Sundays | 1:30pm – 5:30pm
$265 per workshop / $955 if purchased as a series
Workshop 1: Jan 21, 22, 28, 29
Workshop 2: Feb 18, 19, 25, 26
Workshop 3: March 18, 19, 25, 26
Workshop 4: April 8, 9, 22, 23
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New York Accents

With Amanda Quaid
Saturday & Sunday | April 1 – 2
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm | $125

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Voice Over 1

With Mark Blum
Saturdays & Sundays | April 8, 9, 15, 16
10am – 12pm | $160
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Singing on Stage: A Two-Day Masterclass

With Jane Streeton, Course Leader for the Musical Theatre Courses at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London
Wednesday & Thursday | April 11 & 12
11am – 4pm | $195
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Self-Producing for Artists

With Fran Kirmser
Saturday | April 22
11:00 am – 2:00 pm | $75

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Shakespeare Scene Study

With Austin Pendleton
Sundays | May 7 – June 4
10:00 am – 1:00 pm | $275
Open to Studio Practice students or by application.
Apply online by April 15.

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Discovering Chekhov through the Method of Etudes 2 – Scenes

With Snezhana Chernova
Sundays | May 7 – June 4
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | $270*

Open to prior students of Ms. Chernova’s Etudes workshops.
*If purchased with Discovering Chekhov Through the Method of Etudes 1 – Monologues both for $525
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UTA Hagen Institute PROGRAMS

Hagen Summer Intensive

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.
June 19 – July 28, 2017 | Mon – Fri,
 9am – 5pm | $3,250
APPLY ONLINE – Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
Early Admission Deadline: March 4, 2017
NYC Auditions: March 18, 2017
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Hagen Core Training

A full-time one-year training program for actors who seek full immersion in the practice of their craft.
Sept 18, 2017 – June 8, 2018 (3 terms)
Mon – Fri, 9:30am – 3:30pm | $13,500
– Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
Early Admissions Deadline: March 4, 2017
NYC Auditions: March 19, 2017
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Hagen Teacher Training

For the continuing professional development of educators and artists. Experience the depth and value of Uta Hagen’s Object Exercises and scene study process in actor training. 
July 31 – August 5 | Mon – Sat, 9:30am – 4:30pm | $750
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
Application deadline: June 26, 2017
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Events & Performances

FLIGHT OVER WASTELAND: A First Floor Studio Residency Presentation

Director: Liliya Lifanova | Composer: Hiroya Miura
Sat, March 11 @ 5:30pm | Sun, March 19 @ 7:30pm
First Floor Studio, 120 Bank Street | FREE! | RSVP
Work-in-progress showings of an adaptation of T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land,” reimagined and retold in a series of evocative tableaux vivants, choreographed gestures, and language, set amidst a hand crafted sculptural and sound installation.
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Faculty News                                                Meet Our Faculty

Snezhana Chernova appears in the TV Drama THE AMERICANS, Season 5. It will premiere March 7, 2017 on FXNetwork.

Jessica Hecht appears in Arthur Miller’s THE PRICE with Roundabout Theater. Feb 17 – May 7.

Maria Fontanals won the award for Best Comedic Actress at the ACE Awards.

Robert Grusecki and Anya Turner will be honored with a 2017 Bistro Award for “Outstanding Songwriters” at The Annual  Bistro Awards gala, March 13, Gotham Comedy Club. Discount tickets available thru 2/10.

Arthur French appears in THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH with Theatre for a New Audience. Feb 14 – March 19.

Reed Birney appears in MAN FROM NEBRASKA by Tracy Letts, directed by David Cromer. At Second Stage, extended through March 26!

Ted Brunetti will be back in NYC when A BRONX TALE goes to Broadway. Previews began Nov 3.

Frank Wood appears in THE BABYLON LINE, at Lincoln Center. Previews began Nov 10.

Student & Alumni News                                  Meet Our Alumni

Reanna Armellino, Boris Brownstein, Hazen Cuyler, Michael Donaldson, James Fordyce, Roman Freud, Toni Goldman, Ekaterina Golovina, Ariel Polanco, David A. Russell, Jo Anne Sellers, John Trujillo and Di Zhu appear in THREE SISTERS, directed by Aleksey Burago. At The Balcony Theater at West Park Presbyterian Church, 165 W86th Street. March 24 – April 15.

Joan La Barbara appears in PARALLEL DREAMS, a short film by Aleksandar Kostic, at Queens World Film Festival; screening March 16th at 6pm. La Barbara‘s original music is also featured in the film.

Matthew Widman’s social drama STOP AND FRISK will be performed as part of American Stories/Forgotten Voices at the Spotlight On Festival in the East Village.  Directed by Gwynn MacDonald and featuring Paul Eisemann, Pharaoh Champion, Lenny Thomas and Jed PetersonAt Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street, April 22 (8pm), April 23 & 25 (5:30pm). Widman’s play HOMELAND SECURITY has been chosen to be part of the Madlab Theatre Company’s 18th Annual Theatre Roulette festival in Columbus, Ohio. Directed by Stephen Woosley, May 11, 19 and 27 at 8pm.

Christopher Heard appears in THE IRISH WAKE OF PATTY O’TOOLE at The Alpha Theatre, March 16 – 18.

Jody Prusan, Georgina Bates and Paul Weissman appear in Natalie Bates’ THESE THINGS HAPPEN. At The Players Club, April 3.

Congratulations to HB alumnus Kenneth Lonergan for receiving the 2017 Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his film, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA.

Pam Wilterdink appears in POOLSIDE AND OTHER STORIES at Kraine Theater, March 10 – 19.

SHARON TALKS, a short film about actress Sharon Tate talking about her preparation for the role of Jennifer North in “Valley of the Dolls” (1967) is now on Vimeo. Screenplay by and featuring Jen Danby.

Mitch Tebo appears in THE CHRISTIANS at Riverside Theatre, March 21 – April 9.

Kanji Furutachi is featured in an interview in The Japan Times about his experience as an actor in Japan’s film industry.

Almog Pail appears in ME, MYSELF AND RITA at 54 BELOW. A one woman show written and performed by Almog Pail about Hollywood glamour girl Rita Hayworth’s life and her struggle with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. April 20.

Ginger Grace appears as Emily Dickinson in her interactive performance piece INSIDE EMILY DICKINSON:  HER POETRY & HER LIFE at libraries in the New York area for Women’s History Month.  March 4 – 17. She also appears in her one-woman show THE FIRST LADIES COALITION directed by Austin Pendleton at the Southbury Public Library, CT, March 24 and at the New City Public Library, NY, March 28.

John Leguizamo’s one-man show LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS premieres at The Public Theater. Feb 24 – April 23.

Ellis Vizcarra appears in DARK PLACES on the Investigation Discover Channel as Richard Ramirez, the Night Stalker. To air March, 2017. He also appears in the short film DIFFERENT COLORS, to hit film festivals later in 2017.

Kathleen Peirce appears in MAN FROM NEBRASKA by Tracy Letts, directed by David Cromer. At Second Stage, extended through March 26!

Cynthia Nixon appears alongside Laura Linney in THE LITTLE FOXES, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Performances begin March 29.


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Saturday, March 25th from 3pm – 10pm. RSVP

Excerpts of new plays by Rattlestick alums, Middle Voice artists, Actor/Writer Lab artists, and new writers to the Rattlestick community.

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NYFA: Website and Social Media Essentials for Filmmakers
A session on how filmmakers, media artists, and the general public can use online platforms to drive audiences to their film and measure the success of their social media campaignsThursday, March 30, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
$10 for NYFA-affiliated artists and $15 for the general public. Click here to register.

The Pershing Square Signature Center at 480 W42nd St.
No tickets or RSVP’s are required. Details here.

  • February 22, 6pm: Wakey, Wakey Page to Stage Playwright/Director Will Eno
  • March 2, 6pm: Everybody Backstage Pass – Set Designer Laura Jellinek
  • March 8, 6pm: Wakey, Wakey Backstage Pass – Set Designer Christine Jones
  • March 16, 7:30pm: Signature Book Club (When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi)

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