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Weekly Notice

 

HB Studio
Weekly Notice
JUNE 24 – JUNE 30



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Performances



OTHERS & US: Staged Readings of Six New Plays
June 25 – June 30

June 25 – 30, 2019 | 7pm 
HB Playwrights Theatre
124 Bank Street, NYC

AMITE by Elizabeth Nichols 
Tuesday, June 25 – RSVP
Three old friends find themselves together after their thirty-fifth high school reunion is canceled due to Hurricane Katrina. As the storm terrorizes the dilapidated cottage where they take refuge, old wounds between them resurface and secrets are exposed.

THE EVEN MORE LAMENTABLE TRAGEDY OF LAVINIA by Laura Zlatos 
Wednesday, June 26 – RSVP
A retelling of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus from Lavinia’s perspective. Set in the present day, reminiscent of the late Roman Empire if the late Roman Empire had Twitter, this dark comedy reimagines Lavinia’s experience of womanhood in a neo-Swiftian society (Taylor, not Jonathan) as Lavinia becomes a bad-ass vigilante who avenges the crimes committed against her, all while attempting to take the perfect selfie.

ANNA KARENINA by Gwen Kingston 
Thursday, June 27 – RSVP
Love, lust and Russian ennui abound in this female-driven, musical riff on the classic novel.

NATIVE TONGUE by Amanda Quaid 
Friday, June 28 – RSVP
An immigrant visits an accent coach to help him sound more American. The line between insider and outsider shifts as he assimilates in unexpected ways.

WILL SACRIFICE by Julie McKee
Saturday, June 29 – RSVP
Bridget’s fraught marriage to Nigel, a cramped NYC apartment and her stagnant career convince her to search for a country escape in the post 9/11 real estate gold rush up in the Lower Catskill Mountains. Armed with a limited budget and plenty of nervous enthusiasm, she enlists the aid of Mr. Sunshine to help her realize her dream. A comedy.

7 SHITTY HOMBRES by Ellen DeLisle
Sunday, June 30 – RSVP
Unexpectedly single, sleep deprived marriage-party planner, Alexis, faces eviction from her hypochondriac ex, Randolph. She must battle 7 shitty hombres to find cheap rent and true love in NYC.


Student Resources








Community News


Faculty News

Frank Wood appears this summer in A HUMAN BEING OF A SORT at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, June 26 – July 7, 2019.

Austin Pendleton is featured in the new documentary, FIDDLER: MIRACLE OF MIRACLES, about the origin story and staying power behind the musical that became an international hit, in select theaters beginning August 23, 2019.

David Deblinger will appear in an episode of THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL. The series is currently streaming on Amazon.

Laura Esterman will appear in a new 6-part HBO series, I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE, with Mark Ruffalo. A release date is yet to be announced. 

Christian Kelly-Sordelet is the fight director for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Paper Mill Playhouse. Performances began May 29, 2019 and will run through July 3, 2019. He is also the fight director for THE THREE MUSKETEERS at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Performances began June 12.

Mercedes Ruehl will star in the movie HUSTLERS coproduced by Jennifer Lopez and written/directed by Lorene Scafaria, which releases on September 13, 2019. Mercedes Ruehl will also star in the World Premiere of SAFE SPACE at Bay Street Theater, June 25–July 21.

Jessica Hecht stars as Karen in Netflix’s SPECIAL, which released on April 12.

Russell G. Jones stars as Looper in the new CBS cop drama pilot TOMMY from Paul Attanasio.

Maria Fontanals received a 2019 Latin ACE Award for Best Drama Actress for her performance in EL DIVÁN.


Alumni & Student News

Jessie Winograd performs CHAPTER 1, SECTION 1 OF THE DANCING MANIA, which began as part of Robbie McCauley’s “Playing the Self, Playing the Other” workshop at HB, at HERE, July 9-11, 2019.

Annette Fox performs as Queen Anne of Austria in THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK at Hudson Warehouse, July 4-28, 2019.

Andrew R. Heinze‘s comedy WOULD YOU LIKE A TISSUE? will be produced at the Studio Players’ Annual Ten-Minute Play Fest, July 25-28, 2019.

Yoshiko Fuji performs as Dragon in the Up In Arms original musical PIRATE SONG, touring now.

Andrew G. Matthews performs his one-man show MOMENTS…AN EVENING WITH BILL W at New York Summer Festival, July 11-July 14, 2019.

Nancy Redman performs her one-woman play AT WIT’S END: A HOME FOR RETIRED COMICS at Theatre Row as part of United Solo Theatre Festival and “The Best of the Festival’s First Decade” on October 19, 2019.

Nobue Takizawa can be seen in the official music video “Nah” by Zāna.

Toshiji Takeshima performs in HBO Asia’s original period drama, GRISSE, streaming now.

Jo Anne Sellers performs in THE ERROR OF THE MOON at Hudson Guild Theater, June 30-July 7, 2019.

Christopher Abbott stars as the lead in the TV show CATCH-22, streaming now on HULU.

Andrew R. Heinze‘s play THE BAR MITZVAH OF JESUS GOLDFARB will be featured at the Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival, August 19-24, 2019.

Mitch Tebo stars as Andrew Carnes in the Broadway production of OKLAHOMA! It will play a limited engagement through September 1, 2019.

Robert Hickey appears in the indie short film SOUL BOUNCING (working title), Nov 1-June 31, 2019. 


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Four Middle Eastern Directors Found Consulting Group

Maia Directors is a resource for organizations and artists engaging with stories from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.

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Student & Alumni News

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Jessie Winograd performs CHAPTER 1, SECTION 1 OF THE DANCING MANIA, which began as part of Robbie McCauley’s “Playing the Self, Playing the Other” workshop at HB, at HERE, July 9-11, 2019.

Annette Fox performs as Queen Anne of Austria in THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK at Hudson Warehouse, July 4-28, 2019.

Andrew R. Heinze‘s comedy WOULD YOU LIKE A TISSUE? will be produced at the Studio Players’ Annual Ten-Minute Play Fest, July 25-28, 2019.

Yoshiko Fuji performs as Dragon in the Up In Arms original musical PIRATE SONG, touring now.

Andrew G. Matthews performs his one-man show MOMENTS…AN EVENING WITH BILL W at New York Summer Festival, July 11-July 14, 2019.

Nancy Redman performs her one-woman play AT WIT’S END: A HOME FOR RETIRED COMICS at Theatre Row as part of United Solo Theatre Festival and “The Best of the Festival’s First Decade” on October 19, 2019.

Ruya Koman is featured in the short film INTERFERENCE (as director/producer/actress) along with Edward J. Fee, available on Amazon Prime Video Direct to stream for free through June 24, 2019.

Kae Fujisawa, Jeremy Toda-Ambaras (waltz dancers) and Shai Ben Dov (Mozart) star in MOZART AND SALIERI & THE BEAR at The West End Theater, June 5-9, 2019.

Nobue Takizawa can be seen in the official music video “Nah” by Zāna.

Toshiji Takeshima performs in HBO Asia’s original period drama, GRISSE, streaming now.

Jo Anne Sellers performs in THE ERROR OF THE MOON at Hudson Guild Theater, June 30-July 7, 2019.

Christopher Abbott stars as the lead in the TV show CATCH-22, streaming now on HULU.

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Faculty News

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Frank Wood appears this summer in A HUMAN BEING OF A SORT at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, June 26 – July 7, 2019.

Austin Pendleton is featured in the new documentary, FIDDLER: MIRACLE OF MIRACLES, about the origin story and staying power behind the musical that became an international hit, in select theaters beginning August 23, 2019.

Christian Kelly-Sordelet is the fight director for THE THREE MUSKETEERS at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Performances began June 12.

David Deblinger will appear in an episode of THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL. The series is currently streaming on Amazon.

Laura Esterman will appear in a new 6-part HBO series, I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE, with Mark Ruffalo. A release date is yet to be announced.

Christian Kelly-Sordelet is the fight director for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Paper Mill Playhouse. Performances begin May 29, 2019 and will run through July 3, 2019.

Maria Fontanals will perform at the opening of the play EL ESPACIO ENTRE MEDIAS, by Fernando Travesi and directed by Marcia Bella, at Julia de Burgos, May 10-11, 2019.

Mercedes Ruehl will star in the movie HUSTLERS coproduced by Jennifer Lopez and written/directed by Lorene Scafaria. Filming on the project began March 22 and a release date is yet to be announced. Mercedes Ruehl will also star in the World Premiere of SAFE SPACE at Bay Street Theater, June 25–July 21.

Jessica Hecht will star as Karen in Netflix’s SPECIAL, due for release April 12.

Russell G. Jones will star as Looper in the new CBS cop drama pilot TOMMY from Paul Attanasio.

Peter Francis James will star as Barack Obama in the Broadway production of HILLARY AND CLINTON, opposite Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow, opening April 18, 2019.

Maria Fontanals received a 2019 Latin ACE Award for Best Drama Actress for her performance in EL DIVÁN.

American Scoreboard, co-produced and co-created by Fran Kirmser, will feature performances of a reading that originated at HB Studio, at Detroit Public Theatre, March 2 and 3, 2019.

Mark Blum appears in the Netflix original thriller YOU, streaming now.

Austin Pendleton performs in the Broadway premiere of CHOIR BOY from the Manhattan Theater Club at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, now through February 24, 2019. Read the announcement by The New York Times.

Snezhana Chernova performs the role of Mademoiselle Duclos in The Metropolitan Opera’s ADRIANA LECOUVREUR, November 30 – January 26, 2019.

Congratulations to Melissa Errico on the release of her new album, SONDHEIM SUBLIME, on November 2, 2018!

Congratulations to Mercedes Ruehl on Ben Brantley’s Nov 1, 2018 rave review in the New York Times on her performance in TORCH SONG TRILOGY, at Hayes Theater.

Frank Wood appears in NETWORK, on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre. Previews begin Nov 10, 2018.

Paul Pryce won two major awards for his original television series SERPENTS MOUTH at the Caribbean Tales Incubator Film Lab, ‘The Big Pitch,’ at the Toronto International Film Festival. Pryce’s pitch for SERPENTS MOUTH was voted Best Pitch by a panel of judges and received the People’s Choice Award from an audience of media and industry professionals at the event.

David Maurice Sharp choreographs The F#@%ING WRIGHT BROTHERS at FringeNYC, October 16-23, 2018. Don’t miss David’s upcoming workshop, Show Me the Money: Financial Empowerment for Artists, starting October 20, a five week class offered for just $25.

David Deblinger has been cast in a guest starring role opposite Forest Whitaker in a new limited series called, THE GODFATHER OF HARLEM, on Epix.

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity has nominated Magaly Colimon-Christopher‘s play THE HUNTING SEASON for a number of awards including: Outstanding Playwright of a Play (New Script) Outstanding Direction of a Play Outstanding Production of a Play Outstanding Projection Design Outstanding Sound Design Outstanding Lead Actress Outstanding Supporting Actress; Outstanding Lead Actor  Outstanding Supporting Actor Outstanding Featured Actor Outstanding Ensemble.

Laura Esterman returns to HB teaching a new Scene-Study – Studio Practice class on Monday afternoons.  Laura won Best Actress Awards for her film CAN HITLER HAPPEN HERE at both the Brooklyn & Chelsea Film Festivals.

Jessica Hecht returns teaching another new Scene-Study – Studio Practice class on Thursdays after an extensive Broadway tour.

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Join Us- The Ghostlight Project

Join us this Thursday at the HB Playwrights  Theater as we participate in The Ghostlight Project!

Theater groups across the city and the U.S. will be holding “be a light” events next Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 5:30pm as a collective, simultaneous action to reaffirm our commitment, as theater people, to protect values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone — regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

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Online Registration Unavailable April 23rd 6-10pm

Our online Registration System will under go routine server upgrades Saturday, April 23rd from 6-10pm. Please note that the system will be unavailable and you will not be able to access your account information or register for classes. If you have any urgent requests, please call the registration office (212) 675-2370 x1 or email techadmin@hbstudio.org. All should be up and running on Sunday, April 24th. We will keep you notified if their are any additional changes.

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HB Studio Faculty and Alumni featured in the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival!

SAPWStarring Austin Pendleton has been accepted in the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival! The documentary film by HB Alumnus, David Holmes, features our very own faculty member Austin Pendleton. Footage was shot in Austin‘s classes at HB Studio over a period of a few years.

Starring Austin Pendleton, directed by Gene Gallerano and David H. Holmes. (USA) – World Premiere. The most famous actor you’ve never heard of; Austin Pendleton reflects on his life and craft while his A-list peers discuss his vast influence and what it means to be an original in a celebrity-obsessed world. Includes interviews with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, Olympia Dukakis, and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Also part of the Tribeca Film Festival short films lineup is the short film The Mulberry Bush, directed and written by Neil Labute which features our very own HB Alumnus Victor Slezak.

The Mulberry Bush, directed and written by Neil LaBute. (USA) – World Premiere. Two men sit next to each other on an autumn day in Central Park. They make small talk about the weather and the joys of summer. When the conversation turns personal, however, it becomes clear that this is no random encounter, and they are headed toward a startling confrontation.

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