On Monday, June 10, HB Studio held their Uta at 100 Gala, which celebrated actor Uta Hagen’s centennial birthday and honored actors Marlo Thomas and John David Washington and HB Studio supporter Alexander Bernstein. The gala was hosted by Tony winner David Hyde Pierce and Katie Finneran, and saw Tony winner Elaine May, Phil Donohue, Victor Garber, Helen Gallagher, Debra Monk, Caroline Aaron, Lonny Price, Scott Ellis, Stephen Bogardus, Gus Solomons jr., Laila Robins, Mark Blum, Jamie Bernstein, and surviving members of Hagen’s family in attendance.
Proceeds from the gala went to support HB Studio’s training and development programs for professional and emerging theatre artists.
If there was ever an age to celebrate with a blowout party, it would be 100. And while the actress and activist Uta Hagen passed away in 2004, her 100th birthday was cause for a big celebration on June 10, when nearly 250 guests attended the HB Studio Gala held in her memory. A crowd including Elaine May, Phil Donohue, Victor Garber, and three generations of Hagen’s descendants joined hosts David Hyde Pierce and Katie Finneran to celebrate Hagen and honor a group including Marlo Thomas (who won the Uta Hagen Legacy Award), John David Washington (who won the HB Next Generation Award), and Alexander Bernstein (who won the HB Community Leader Award). Proceeds from the evening will support HB Studio’s training and development programs for actors, playwrights, and directors. Read the article.
2019 HAGEN SUMMER INTENSIVE
Mondays – Fridays, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
June 24, 2019 – August 2, 2019 (Orientation on June 23, 2019)
What to expect from the Hagen Summer Intensive:
*A rigorous, integrated 6-week training that probes the practical applications of Uta Hagen’s approach to acting
*A faculty of master practitioners
*A direct, in-depth approach to your work and a safe, supportive, challenging environment
*To strengthen your craft and stretch all aspects of your instrument
*To complete the Intensive a stronger, more knowledgeable, more confident actor
Uta Hagen at 100 will mark a season-long celebration of the centennial of the Tony Award-winning actor, activist, and HB Studio master teacher.
Beginning April 1, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will display materials from Hagen’s archives. The exhibit, Actress + Activist: Uta Hagen at 100, will be on display on the third floor of the Lincoln Center branch through July 31, where viewers can examine readings of her unpublished diaries and mementos from her many theatrical performances, as well as objects related to the period in the 1950s when she was blacklisted for suspicion of being a communist sympathizer. The records come from the Library’s Billy Rose Theatre Division, which houses three major collections related to Uta Hagen: the Uta Hagen/Herbert Berghof Papers, the HB Studio Records, and the HB Playwrights Foundation Records.
The centennial will also include events, beginning with classes and demonstrations during an HB Studio Residency April 8–11. Learn more about the NYPL for the Performing Arts events.
The Uta Hagen Award recognizes female teachers of acting at the college or university level at a Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival-affiliated school. Preference will be given to candidates who are distinguished as full or part-time teachers of acting and distinguished as working actors. Preference will also be given to mid-career candidates.
All nominations postmarked or emailed by March 1, 2019 will be considered. Learn more about nominations and eligibility of The Uta Hagen Award.
The Uta Hagen Award
The College of Fellows of the American Theatre Uta Hagen Award, given in celebration of Uta Hagen at 100 and the 2020 centennial of the women’s vote (a voice for all women), includes the following:
A scholarship from HB Studio to attend a one week Hagen Teacher Lab at HB Studio in New York City beginning on either August 4, 2019, or August 11, 2019. All nominees must be available to attend one of these Hagen Teacher Labs in August 2019;
A $2,500 stipend for travel and accommodations from the College of Fellows of the American Theatre to attend the HB Studio Hagen Teacher Lab in New York City; and
Airfare and accommodations (provided by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival) to Washington, D.C. to receive the award on Friday, April 19, 2019 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. All nominees must be available to attend the award ceremony in Washington, D.C. on that date.
HB Studio, one of New York’s original acting studios, has announced Uta Hagen at 100, a series of special events and workshops celebrating the centenary of its master teacher, the legendary actress and activist Uta Hagen. Uta Hagen at 100, honoring the three-time Tony Award winning actress and her legacy as a pioneering theater artist, activist and master teacher of HB Studio, will kick off on Monday, February 25 with a series of centennial events. The celebration will culminate on Monday, June 10 with a centennial gala honoring the actress, whose 100th birthday is Wednesday, June 12.
The Hagen Institute is now accepting applications for its Core Training, Summer Intensive, and Teacher Training programs.
The Hagen Core Training is a full-time one-year training program for actors who seek full immersion in the practice of their craft. It runs Mon – Fri, 9:30am – 3:30pm, September 16, 2019 – June 5, 2020 (3 terms; orientation: Sept 15, 2019). READ MORE
The Hagen Summer Intensive is 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. It runs Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm, June 24, 2019 – August 2, 2019 (Orientation on June 23, 2019). READ MORE
The Hagen Teacher Training is a program for artists and educators interested in experiencing the depth and utility, for professional actor training, of Uta Hagen’s Object Exercises and scene study process. Hagen’s Teacher’s Lab 1 runs Sun – Fri, 9:30am – 4:30pm, August 4 – 9, 2019. Hagen’s Teacher’s Lab 2 runs Sun – Fri, 9:30am – 4:30pm, August 11 – 16, 2019.