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OTHERS & US – Staged Readings of Six New Plays

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Selected in honor of Uta Hagen in her Centennial year by HB Studio’s Artistic Council

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.

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.

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.

Click here for more information about the HB Playwrights Reading Series

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Actress + Activist: Uta Hagen at 100 Gala Tickets On Sale

Tickets to Actress + Activist: UTA HAGEN AT 100 GALA are now on sale! PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.

Actress + Activist: UTA HAGEN AT 100 GALA
Celebrating the legacy of one of the greatest women of American theater
Monday, June 10, 2019 | Tribeca Rooftop

Uta Hagen Legacy Award: Marlo Thomas
HB Next Generation Award: John David Washington
HB Community Leader Award: Alexander Bernstein

Proceeds support HB Studio’s world-renowned training and development programs for professional and emerging actors, playwrights, and directors.

Learn more about UTA HAGEN AT 100 GALA.

Info Session – Full Time Acting Conservatory: The Hagen Core Training

Join us on June 5th to learn about HB Studio’s full-time acting conservatory program, the Hagen Core Training. With Program Director Mark Blum and Hagen Institute Director Jim Boerlin, along with graduates of the program.

The Hagen Core Training Information Session

2019-2020 Hagen Core Training

Mondays – Fridays, 9:30am-3:30pm
Three Terms: September 16, 2019 – June 5, 2020


  • An affordable full-time one-year Actor Training program taught by world-class faculty/practitioners
  • An integrated progressive curriculum of essential classes: Acting Technique, Scene Study, Script Analysis, Movement, Alexander Technique, Voice and Speech
  • Rooted in the advanced teachings of Uta Hagen, you will probe, practice, stretch, risk, fail, play truthfully and find the courage not to settle for cliché or imitation
  • A safe place where you live in a state of constant discovery

Learn more about The Hagen Core Training.

Sign Up Now for Summer Classes, with Early Bird Savings!

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT*: Use code SUMMER19W for 10% OFF Summer Term Weekly Classes when registering by May 30, 2019. Continue reading →

Rehearsal Residency: MEMORY HOME, Created by Zoe Lasden-Lyman and Allison Plamondon

You enter from the street. A nurse in black gives you a name tag with an unfamiliar name. She says: “Don’t speak anymore.” She brings you to a room in Memory Home. She asks you to wait, says: “You are safe. You are home. You are loved,” and leaves you alone. There’s a door left ajar to an adjacent room. Unobserved, you watch the director speaking to an unseen audience: your family. She thanks them for entrusting Memory Home with you, their loved one with dementia. An immersive play.
Public showings: May 11 & 12, 2019 @ 7PM and 9PM | RSVP

Every fall HB Studio invites theater artists and playwrights to apply for The HB Rehearsal Space Residency, which provides access to free rehearsal space for the development of new work. Recipients are asked to offer a minimum of two public presentations of their work in process. These presentations may range from a seated reading, to a full dress rehearsal, and they are intended to provide the recipients the opportunity to interact with the HB community and receive valuable feedback on their work in process.

New York State Council of the Arts





Planning for Summer? Acting Classes for Kids and Teens

HB Studio is pleased to announce its Summer 2019 Young People’s Program:

Monologues and Auditions for Teens with Claudia Terry
Saturdays, 1-3pm | June 8-29 | register now!

Acting for Young People (Ages 9-13) with Claudia Terry
Saturdays, 10am-12pm | June 15 – August 10 | registration opens May 1

Acting for Teens (Ages 14-17) with Marlene Mancini
Saturdays, 10am-1pm | June 15 – August 10 | registration opens May 1

Acting for Teens (Ages 14-17) with Trudy Steibl
Sundays, 1pm-3:30pm | June 16 – August 11 | registration opens May 1

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT*: Use code SUMMER19W for 10% OFF Summer Term Classes when registering by May 30, 2019.

Questions? Call the Registration Office at 212-675-2370 x.1 or Write to Us.

*Discounts valid for classes only; not valid for workshops, programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be combined nor applied retroactively.

RSVP to the 2019 Hagen Summer Intensive Info Session


Information Session with Program Director Paul Pryce and Hagen Institute Director Jim Boerlin, along with graduates of the program.

  • Monday, April 15, 2019 | 3:00 p.m.
  • Speech Room, 3rd Floor, 120 Bank Street

RSVP for the Information Session here.

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

Learn more about the Hagen Summer Intensive.

Registration is Still Open for Spring (Part B) Classes & Workshops

Part B classes run for 5 weeks, Now through June 2, 2019 (No classes May 27).


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Playbill Announces Uta Hagen Centennial Celebration at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

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Playbill Headline on Uta Hagen Celebration with HB Studio and New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

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.

Register now for Spring Term!

Spring Weekly Classes run for 10 weeks, March 18 – June 2, 2019. (No classes April 23-28, nor May 27)

Browse Spring Term classes and register online. Also check out our short term workshops (updated regularly) and full time programs.

UNION DISCOUNT*: Industry Union Members receive 10% OFF Spring Term 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

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 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.