Weekly Notice- Winter Week #9

March 6-12, 2017
Winter Term: Week #9

HB Studio

March 6 – 12
Spring is on its way! Register now for Spring Term classes.
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.

Featured: Lillian Hellman Scene Study with Austin Pendleton

Sundays | 10am -1pm | March 26 – April 23, 2017 (5 weeks) | $275
Rehearsed scenes from the works of Lillian Hellman are critiqued and developed in class. Scenes will be drawn from selected works including THE CHILDREN’S HOUR, THE LITTLE FOXES, WATCH ON THE RHINE, ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST, THE AUTUMN GARDEN, and TOYS IN THE ATTIC.
Open to Studio Practice students OR by application
Apply online by March 10. 
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Events & Performances

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. 

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.Read More

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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FREE! Financial Literacy for Performers: IRAs and Retirement Planning

With David Maurice Sharp
Saturday, March 11
2:30 – 4:30pm | FREE!Read More

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 by March 10.
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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 | $125Read More

Voice Over 1

With Mark Blum
Saturdays & Sundays | April 8, 9, 15, 16
10am – 12pm | $160
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Self-Producing for Artists

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

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.Read More

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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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

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.

Natalie Bates’ play THESE THINGS HAPPEN, featuring Karen Ludwig, Georgina Bates, Jody Prusan, Paul Weisman, Jim Armstrong and Penelope Tarr, will be performed at Workshop Theater, March 5.

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

Kim Paris appears in LAST CALL, a dramatic short film she co-produced with writer and director Larry Rosen. LAST CALL has earned a nomination for “Best Short” at Brightside Tavern Film Festival. Screening Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Brightside Tavern in Jersey City.

A screenplay reading of VALLEY OF THE DOLLS featuring Austin Pendleton and Cathie Boruch, Waltrudis Buck, Jen Danby, Daniel Delano, Nick DeSimone, Mark Gorham, Victoria Hale, Albert Insinnia, Debra Khan-Bey, Gail Merzer-Behrens, Byron O’Hanlon, Lisa Raymond, Andrew Weisell, and Conor Weiss will be performed Friday March 10th @7:30 at Shetler Studios.

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

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.” She also 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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


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