Weekly Notice- Winter Week #6

February 13-19, 2017

Winter Term: Week #6

HB Studio

February 13 – 19
Register now for Winter half-term classes starting this week!
Spring Term registration is now open. 
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.
  • EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Receive 10% off with code SPRING17 when registering for Spring Term by March 6, 2017.*
  • UNION EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA and Dramatist Guild Members receive 20% off Spring Term classes when registering through March 6. 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.


Join us at HB for the second half of Winter Term with one of these 5-week classes or short- term workshops!


February 7, 8 & 15 | 7:00 PM
HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank Street
Proceeds support HB Studio’s World-Renowned Training, Practice and Development Programs for Aspiring and Professional Theater Artists.
A Life In The Theatre by David Mamet is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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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Acting in Accent: Irish

With Amanda Quaid
Fridays | February 17 – March 17
10am – 12pm | $205
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Acting Through the Method of Etudes 2 – Scenes

With Snezhana Chernova
Sundays | February 19 – March 19
1pm – 4pm | $270*

Open to students who completed Etudes 1.
*If purchased with Etudes 1, 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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Voice Over 2

With Mark Blum
Saturdays & Sundays | March 4, 5, 10, 11
10am – 12pm | $160
Open to students who took Voice Over 1, or by application.
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Events & Performances

People Who Make Theater:
Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos)

A conversation with actor Vincent Pastore
Moderated by David Deblinger

Wednesday, March 8 | 7:30pm | $5-10 | RSVP
HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank Street.

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Faculty News                                                Meet Our Faculty

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. Also, their song “Caitlyn” will be performed by the GenOUT Youth Chorus, February 11, in a concert sponsored by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington D.C. At Atlas Performing Arts Center/Lang Theatre.

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

Marsha Mason will star in WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena Stage this winter, directed by Jackie Maxwell. Feb 3 – March 5.

Reed Birney appears in MAN FROM NEBRASKA by Tracy Letts, directed by David Cromer. At Second Stage, January 26 – March 12.

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

Aaron Minerbrook, HB’s Technical Director, has been named a 2017 Target Margin Theater Institute Fellow.

Christopher Heard and Jennifer Farrugia appear in FORGET-ME-KNOT at Courthouse Theater @Anthology Film Archives as part of the NEWFILMMAKERS, NY, WINTER SERIES. 6pm, Feb 15.

Paolina Weber and Annette Benda Fox appear in NORTHBOUND, about two young slaves in 1859 and their desire for life, love and the pursuit of happiness amidst the growing anti-slavery movements. At Theatre for a New City, February 9 – 27.

Almog Pail appears in ME, MYSELF AND RITA at 54 BELOW, April 20. 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.

Ginger Grace appears in the film FRAT STAR, currently playing online. Written & directed by Grant Johnson, she plays the character “Ginger.”

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

John Higgins appears in SYLVIA at Arc Stages (Pleasantville, NY), Feb 3 – 18.

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.

Matthew Widman’s 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. His comedy LUST, GREED AND MURDER was performed on February 9th and 10th as part of the “Honey, I Shrunk the Plays!” evenings at Mission Viejo High School in Mission Viejo, California.

Kathleen Peirce appears in MAN FROM NEBRASKA by Tracy Letts, directed by David Cromer. At Second Stage, January 26 – March 12.

Paolina Weber appears in NORTHBOUND at Theater For The New City, February 9-26. This is a historical play set in the 1860’s about Slavery in America and the abolitionist movement.

Julia Lederer‘s play WITH LOVE AND A MAJOR ORGAN has been published by Scirocco Drama (J. G. Shillingford Publishing).

John Higgins appears in SYLVIA at Arc Stages in Westchester. Feb 3 – 18.

Juan Pablo di Pace appears in his new cabaret solo show, ACT ONE, at 54 Below. Feb 21 – 22.

Kim Paris appears in INTO THE OUTBREAK, a feature horror film written and directed by Larry Rosen. She also appears in LAST CALL, a dramatic short film she co-produced with writer and director Larry Rosen.

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

Drew Stone appears in TWELFTH NIGHT, Jan 26 – Feb 26, with the Pittsburgh Public Theater.


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No tickets or RSVP’s are required. Details here.

  • February 16, 6pm: Everybody Page to Stage – Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins & Director Lila Neugebauer
  • 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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