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Winter Term Registration Opens Nov 1

Winter Term will run 10 weeks, January 7 – March 17, 2019.
Registration opens November 1.

Browse classes and register online. Also check out our short term workshops.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT*: Use code WINTER19W for 10% OFF Winter Term Classes when registering by December 3, 2018.

UNION DISCOUNT*: Industry Union members receive 20% OFF Winter Term Classes when registering by December 3, 2018. 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. For 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.

*Discounts valid for classes only; not valid for workshops, programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be applied retroactively. 

Theater in Activism: A Series of HB Public Conversations

1.) HB Public Conversation: THE MOTHER LINE STORY PROJECT

The Mother Line Story ProjectAmplifying Women’s Voices Past & Present

With Eliza Simpson & Lauren Nordvig
Moderated by Julissa Roman

Monday, October 29 | 7:30pm
HB Playwrights Theatre | 124 Bank Street
$5-$10 suggested donation | RSVP

In 2015, The Mother Line Story Project began by building a collective – story by story. It started with an idea to lead women through writing workshops, encouraging them to create short monologues in the voices of their female ancestors. (Think – The Moth meets ancestry.com.) Before long, they had women of all ages & ethnicities performing for diverse audiences Off-Broadway – these previously untold stories were in turns  hysterical, heartbreaking, poignant, & slice-of-life. The Mother Line Story Project collaborates with female-identifying performers, designers, directors, activists, students, businesses & communities, presenting these stories all over the world. Fostering connection & providing a safe artistic space for female expression are their proudest accomplishments.Join us for a conversation about The Mother Line Story Project with Founder/Executive Director Eliza Simpson and President/Director of Education and Development Lauren Nordvig. Also featuring the performance of a Mother Line story.

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New York Times features Mercedes Ruehl and her HB students

Mercedes Ruehl Takes Weekly Strolls with her Acting Students - New York Times

Mercedes Ruehl, far left, chatted with Francesca Ferrara, her acting student, and Jim Kempner, a gallery owner. Gabriella Angotti-Jones/The New York Times

By Alexis Soloski
Oct. 12, 2018

“Do you want to ask me about acting?” Mercedes Ruehl said, holding her water bottle. “I also take questions on faith and morals.”

On a wet Wednesday afternoon, Ms. Ruehl, the Oscar– and Tony-winning actress who stars in the Broadway revival of Harvey Fierstein’s “Torch Song” (now in previews), had just exited her apartment on West 42nd Street and was marching toward the Hudson River.

Flanking her, with the full-body adoration usually reserved for pet dogs or cult members, were two of her longtime acting students: Francesca Ferrara and Nick Feitel…read more

INFO SESSION: SUNY EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE & HB STUDIO PARTNERSHIP

Interested in pursuing a bachelors degree? 

HB Studio has partnered with State University of New York Empire State College to provide opportunities for HB students to work towards a bachelors or associates degree. This mutually beneficial partnership allows students at HB and SUNY Empire State College to receive discounts and other forms of support, as well as credit transfer for HB’s Hagen Core Training Program, and more. Join us for an info session about SUNY ESC, lead by SUNY’s Catherine Law, at HB Studio on Tuesday, October 23, at 4pm in the Speech Room.

RSVP
Tuesday, October 23 | 4pm
Speech Room – 3rd Floor
120 Bank Street

About SUNY ESC Undergraduate Degrees:
At SUNY ESC students self-design their Associate or Bachelor’s degree using an area of study guideline and the SUNY and ESC degree requirements. Students pursuing a degree at SUNY ESC through this partnership work with an assigned SUNY ESC faculty mentor to determine the most appropriate degree for their interests and goals to determine how best to apply their advanced standing credits and design their degree. (Advanced standing credits are the credits that can be transferred into SUNY ESC. Possible sources for advanced standing credits are the Individualized Prior Learning Assessment, credit from other accredited colleges/universities, credit from NCCRS evaluated programs such as the Hagen Core Program, etc.)

Seeking actors for scenes from new plays to be performed at HB Playwrights Theatre

HB’s Director’s New Play Lab (taught by director Pat Golden) and Playwriting II & Studio Practice Classes (taught by playwright Julie McKee) seek actors for scenes from new plays to be performed as Staged Readings.

PerformancesSaturday November 10 and Sunday November 11, 2018 at HB Playwrights Theatre.

TechNovember 8-10. Directors will schedule regular rehearsals at actor’s convenience, including class presentations on select Mondays between 3P-6P.

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Join a 5-Week Class for Late Fall

Late Fall Classes run October 15 – November 18, 2018.

Join us for the second half of Fall Term with one of these upcoming 5-week classes or special workshops:

Acting:

Singing & Musical Theater:

Movement:

Speech & Voice:

Business:


UNION DISCOUNT:* Industry union members receive 10% OFF Fall Term Classes. 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. For 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.

*Discounts valid for Studio Classes only; not valid for workshop offerings, full-time programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be combined nor applied retroactively.

HB Public Conversation: THE CAMPFIRE PROJECT

HB Public Conversation: The Campfire Project

with Jessica Hecht and Jenny Gersten

Monday, November 12, 2018 | 7:30PM  
HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank St
Suggested Donation $5-10

RSVP

This summer, The Campfire Project – conceived of by actress Jessica Hecht — brought 19 international theater artists to Camp Ritsona, a refugee camp on the outskirts of Athens, Greece, to deliver humanitarian aid and to stage an Arabic language, camp-wide adaptation of Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST. The team included a psychiatrist specializing in PTSD, a NYC school teacher, 5 arabic speaking actors and a neuro-scientist/drummer. It was humbling and profound to engage with residents of this traumatized community. Their journey to use theater as a conduit for hope in a refugee camp will continue this year.

Please join us at HB on November 12 to hear more about the Campfire Project with creator Jessica Hecht and producer Jenny Gersten.

Logos of the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural affairs
This program is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and many generous supporters.

HB Public Conversation: THE MOTHER LINE STORY PROJECT

Amplifying Women’s Voices Past & PresentHB Public Conversation: The Mother Line Story Project

With Eliza Simpson & Lauren Nordvig

Monday, October 29 | 7:30pm
HB Playwrights Theatre | 124 Bank Street
$5-$10 suggested donation

RSVP

In 2015, The Mother Line Story Project began by building a collective – story by story. It started with an idea to lead women through writing workshops, encouraging them to create short monologues in the voices of their female ancestors. (Think – The Moth meets ancestry.com.) Before long, they had women of all ages & ethnicities performing for diverse audiences Off-Broadway – these previously untold stories were in turns  hysterical, heartbreaking, poignant, & slice-of-life. The Mother Line Story Project collaborates with female-identifying performers, designers, directors, activists, students, businesses & communities, presenting these stories all over the world. Fostering connection & providing a safe artistic space for female expression are their proudest accomplishments.

Join us for a conversation about The Mother Line Story Project with Founder/Executive Director Eliza Simpson and President/Director of Education and Development Lauren Nordvig. Also featuring the performance of a Mother Line story.

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Amended Business Hours in September

WE WILL BE CLOSED SEPTEMBER 1, 2 & 3 FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

Please note our amended business hours for the following weeks:

August 29-30, regular hours, 9am-10pm (registration office will be open 9:30am-7:30pm)

August 31, 9:30am-7:30pm (registration office will be open 9:30am-7:30pm; building will close at 8pm)

Sept 1-3, CLOSED

Sept 4-6, regular hours, 9am-10pm (registration office will be open 9:30am-7:30pm)

September 7, 9am-7:30pm (registration office will be open 9:30am-7:30pm; building will close at 8pm)

September 8-9, regular weekend hours 9am-6:30pm (registration office will be open 9:30am-5:30pm)

We will resume normal business for the start of Fall 2018 Term on September 10th.