Author: Catrin Lloyd-Bollard

Sign Up Now for Online Fall Term Classes!

Fall Term Weekly Classes:

  • All Classes Offered Online, in two 5-week Parts: With the exception of our Playwriting and Playwriting Technique classes, all Fall Term classes are offered in two 5-week parts, Part A and Part B. A $15 discount will apply when registering for both parts:
    • Part A: Sep 14 – Oct 18, 2020
    • Part B: Oct 19 – Nov 22, 2020
  • Browse Classes and Register Online. Classes available in:
  • Audit Online Classes: All classes will be held online via Zoom, allowing artists to train from any location. We encourage you to try virtual learning with us by auditing a class.
  • Classes Tailored to Online Space: HB Studio will tailor its teaching and the topic to the virtual space, taking advantage of the medium’s unique creative possibilities. Please check each course page for more information on how teachers will conduct specific classes online, and read more about HB’s online classes here.

Fall Term Workshops:

  • Special-focus topics, with short & long term options
  • Check back often; workshops updated regularly
  • Browse Workshops and Register Now

Discounts:

UNION DISCOUNT*: AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA and Dramatist Guild Union Members 10% OFF Fall Term Weekly Classes. Discount will automatically apply for HB-verified Union Members. To become verified, present your active union membership card in the registration office or email a copy to registration@hbstudio.org.

*Discounts valid for weekly classes only; not valid for workshops, programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be combined nor applied retroactively. Union discount applies for Classes taken by cardholders only and cannot be used to enroll family or friends.

Auditions and Prerequisites:

AUDITIONS: 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.

Sign Up Now for Late Summer Online Classes

Summer Term “Part B” starts July 20th, and consists of five-week Classes and Workshops. You may join Part B classes without having taken Part A, so browse these late summer offerings and sign up now:

Summer Term “Part B” Weekly Classes:

Summer Term Workshops:

  • Special-focus topics, with short & long term options
  • Check back often; workshops updated regularly
  • Browse Workshops and Register Now

Discount:

UNION DISCOUNT*: AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA and Dramatist Guild Union Members receive 10% OFF Summer Term Weekly Classes. Discount will automatically apply for HB-verified Union Members. To become verified, present your active union membership card in the registration office or email a copy to registration@hbstudio.org.

*Discounts valid for weekly classes only; not valid for workshops, programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be combined nor applied retroactively. Union discount applies for Classes taken by cardholders only and cannot be used to enroll family or friends.

Auditions and Prerequisites:

AUDITIONS: Interested in our upper level classes? Audition & consult with a panel of HB’s faculty, or send in an online placement submission. 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.

Sign Up Now for Summer Online Classes

Summer Term Weekly Classes:

  • All Classes Offered Online, in Two 5-week Parts: With the exception of our Playwriting Technique class, all Summer Term classes are offered in two 5-week parts, Part A and Part B. A $15 discount will apply when registering for both parts:
    • Part A: June 13 – July 19
    • Part B: July 20 – Aug 23
  • Browse Classes and Register Online. Classes available in:
  • Audit Online Classes: All classes will be held online via Zoom, allowing artists to train from any location. We encourage you to try virtual learning with us by auditing a class.
  • Classes Tailored to Online Space: HB Studio will tailor its teaching and the topic to the virtual space, taking advantage of the medium’s unique creative possibilities. Please check each course page for more information on how teachers will conduct specific classes online.

Summer Term Workshops:

  • Special-focus topics, with short & long term options
  • Check back often; workshops updated regularly
  • Browse Workshops and Register Now

Discounts:

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT*: Register for Summer Term Weekly Classes with code SUMMER20W and receive 10% through May 30, 2020.

UNION DISCOUNT*: AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA and Dramatist Guild Union Members receive 20% OFF Summer Term Weekly Classes through May 30, 2020, and 10% OFF thereafter. Discount will automatically apply for HB-verified Union Members. To become verified, present your active union membership card in the registration office or email a copy to registration@hbstudio.org.

*Discounts valid for weekly classes only; not valid for workshops, programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be combined nor applied retroactively. Union discount applies for Classes taken by cardholders only and cannot be used to enroll family or friends.

Auditions and Prerequisites:

AUDITIONS: Interested in our upper level classes? Audition & consult with a panel of HB’s faculty, or send in an online placement submission. 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.

5-Week Online Classes & Workshops – Late Spring 2020

Join us for upcoming Spring Term “Part B” 5-week classes and workshops, held online via Zoom Conferencing: 

Acting 

Actuar en Español (Parte B) with Maria Fontanals & Pablo Andrade | May 5, 2020 – June 2, 2020 | Tuesdays, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Acting with the Camera 3: Skill Integration for Film (Part B) with Lisa Pelikan | May 9, 2020 – June 6, 2020 | Saturdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Scene Study Studio Practice with Jessica Hecht | May 7, 2020 – June 4, 2020 | Thursdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Scene Study Studio Practice (Invitational – Part B) with Mercedes Ruehl | May 7, 2020 – June 4, 2020 | Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Movement 

The Art of Transformation (Part B) with Janice Orlandi | May 6, 2020 – June 3, 2020 | Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Stage Combat (Part B) with Christian Kelly-Sordelet | May 5, 2020 – June 2, 2020 | Tuesdays, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Workshops 

Lanford Wilson Scene Study (Part B) with Austin Pendleton | May 4, 2020 – June 8, 2020 | Mondays, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Uta Hagen’s Acting Process (Part B) with Carol Rosenfeld | May 6, 2020 – June 3, 2020 | Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Singing Sondheim with Lonny Price | April 30, 2020 – May 28, 2020 | Thursdays, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Movement for Actors with Michelle Uranowitz | May 2, 2020 – May 30, 2020 | Saturdays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

HB Studio will tailor our teaching and the topic to the virtual space and explore that creatively with our students. We hope not to stay in cyberspace for long for most of our classes, but while we’re there, we’re going to take advantage of the opportunity to get to know its possibilities. Just as on camera work is different from live performance in the theater or studio, the virtual sphere is a compelling new place for us to learn to play. Please check each course page for more information on how teachers will conduct specific classes online.

Those registered for online classes will be contacted via email with instructions on how to connect to your class via Zoom. You will need a device (computer, laptop, phone, tablet) with an internet connection. View this tutorial on how to join a Zoom meeting. We look forward to seeing you online!

Before your class, please review our Zoom User Guide for Students.

Union Discount: Union Members receive 10% OFF Spring Term classes.  The Union discount will automatically apply for HB-verified Union Members. To become verified, present your union membership card in the registration office or email a copy to registration. Discounts valid for classes only; not valid for workshops, programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be combined nor applied retroactively. Union discount available to AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA and Dramatist Guild Union Members.

Spring Term Classes Postponed

To the HB Studio Community:

HB will postpone the start of Spring term until March 30, 2020. The Studio will be closed from Saturday, March 14 through March 29. Effective the evening of Friday, March 13, the remaining Winter classes are also cancelled.

You will have seen news about the rapidly evolving situation in NYC with the covid-19 coronavirus, and the closing of arts institutions, colleges, and theaters across the city and beyond.

Organizations are coming together in preemptive action to reduce public activities and circulation on mass transit, to prevent an escalation in the number of coronavirus cases. These actions are being taken out of shared concern for the most vulnerable people in our midst, and in solidarity with the health care workers who are the front line of this crisis. If we can act together now to slow the spread of the virus, we can give our healthcare system the time it needs to stay resilient.

If you are a full-time F1 visa student, we will be following up with additional details that relate specifically to your program. We will host a call-in briefing for F1 students early next week, and we urge you to reach out to Snezhana or Angela with questions, or to let us know if you need help or support of any kind.

At this time, we plan to resume classes on March 30. That said, there is much that is uncertain, so we will be evaluating the situation over these two weeks to make the most prudent decision about how to move forward. We hope to be back together in the Studio, but should it seem wisest to stay closed, we will also be introducing online versions of some classes and projects so that we can continue to work together remotely.

Most of HB’s staff will also be working remotely through March 29. We will be checking telephone messages regularly, but the fastest way to reach us with questions is on email. We will also be posting updates here on the home page of our web site.

In addition to spring term classes, auditions for the advanced scene study showcase, and March public events in the theater, will be postponed until a later date.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions. Your comments and concerns are important to us.

This was a tough decision but we are certain it is the right one. We will be in touch as things develop, and we hope you will stay in touch with us as well.

With best regards,

Edith Meeks
Executive & Artistic Director

Weekend Classes Cancelled: March 13, 14 & 15

Evening classes on Friday March 13 and ALL classes this weekend, Saturday March 14 and Sunday March 15 are cancelled, so that we may do our part to support containment of the COVID-19 virus.

Make-up classes for this weekend will be scheduled at a later date.

Additionally, given the rapidly developing news, like other organizations, we are closing down for the next two weeks as well. A more detailed update will follow about postponement of Spring classes.

Classes cancelled this weekend are:

3/13/2020 Michael Beckett: Scene Study 2
3/13/2020 Magaly Colimon: Acting with the Camera 1
3/13/2020 Julissa Roman: Acting 1
3/13/2020 Mercedes Ruehl: Scene Study- Studio Practice (Invitational)
3/14/2020 Michael Beckett: Acting 1
3/14/2020 Michael Beckett: Acting 2
3/14/2020 Snezhana Chernova: Acting in Russian: Method of Etudes
3/14/2020 David Deblinger: Acting 2
3/14/2020 Craig Dolezel: Speech 1
3/14/2020 Marlene Mancini: Acting for Teens: Ages 14-17
3/14/2020 Theresa McElwee: Speaking Voice 1
3/14/2020 Ben Mehl Mehl: Movement for Actors
3/14/2020 Lisa Pelikan: Acting with the Camera 3: Skill Integration for Film
3/14/2020 Claudia Terry: Acting for Young People: Ages 9-13
3/15/2020 Michael Beckett: Scene Study – Studio Practice
3/15/2020 Michael Beckett: Scene Study 2
3/15/2020 Michael Beckett: Scene Study 3
3/15/2020 Snezhana Chernova: Scene Study 2-3 with Hagen Exercises
3/15/2020 Laura Esterman: Scene Study – Studio Practice
3/15/2020 Stefanie Proessl: Alexander Technique
3/15/2020 Trudy Steibl: Acting 1
3/15/2020 The Hagen Teen Intensive

Call for Playwright Submissions: The Pat & Julie Project – Spring 2020

HB Playwrights from Julie McKee’s Playwriting classes are invited to submit original work for the Pat & Julie Project, a weekend of staged readings on May 16 & 17, 2020 in the HB Playwrights Theatre.

Application Deadline EXTENDED TO: March 1, 2020
(NOTE: In addition to online submission, hard copies must be snail-mailed or hand-delivered to be received by this date)

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Up to six (6) selected plays will be paired with directors from Pat Golden’s Directors New Play Lab for a joint Staged Reading Project. The staged readings will be presented to an invited audience. This is an opportunity to see your play beyond the sit down reading, and to work with a director. The process will directly address the art of collaboration. Dramatist Guild Guidelines and AEA Staged Reading Guidelines will be honored. PLEASE NOTE: A staged reading is not off book. Scripts will be in hand. Continue reading →

Sign Up Now for Spring Term Classes!

Spring Term Weekly Classes

Spring Workshops

UNION DISCOUNT*: AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA and Dramatist Guild Union Members receive 10% OFF Spring Term Weekly Classes. Discount will automatically apply for HB-verified Union Members. To become verified, present your active union membership card in the registration office or email a copy to registration@hbstudio.org.

AUDITIONS: 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 weekly classes only; not valid for workshops, programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be combined nor applied retroactively. Union discount applies for Classes taken by cardholders only and cannot be used to enroll family or friends.

Sign Up Now for Late Winter Classes & Workshops

Winter Part B runs for 5 weeks, February 10 – March 16, 2020.

It’s not too late to keep your creative practice warm this winter! Join a Winter “Part B” half-term class or workshop today:

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