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Call for Playwright Submissions: The Pat & Julie Project – Fall 2019

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 November 9 & 10, 2019 in the HB Playwrights Theatre.

Application Deadline: Aug 12
(NOTE: In addition to online submission, hard copies must be snail-mailed and received by this date)

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Sign Up Now for Late Summer Classes & Workshops

Summer Part B classes run for 5 weeks, July 19-Aug 22, 2019. 

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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.

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.

Apply Now! The Alan M. Bluestone Scholarship – the Hagen Teen Intensive 2019-2020

The Alan M. Bluestone Scholarship covers full tuition for a student to attend a full year of the Hagen Teen Intensive Sunday Acting Conservatory.

Established in memory of Alan M. Bluestone, a cherished member of the HB community, this scholarship is intended to encourage a young person’s interest in theater and lend critical support to emerging talent. A professional stage manager, Alan understood all aspects of the theater and shared with infectious enthusiasm his love and appreciation for its literature. Support is offered for a student to attend a full year (3 terms) of the Hagen Teen Intensive program free of charge.

Applications due: July 21, 2019.

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Playbill Goes Inside HB Studio’s Uta Hagen at 100 Gala

Playbill article on Uta Hagen at 100 HB Studio Gala

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 PriceScott EllisStephen 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.

View the Playbill Gala photo slideshow.

Town & Country: UTA HAGEN AT 100 GALA “New York’s Most Exclusive Event”

Town & Country Magazine Headline on Uta Hagen at 100 Gala

Elaine May at HB Studio Gala

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.

Sign Up Now for Summer Classes

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.

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 Summer Classes – Early Bird Savings end Thursday!

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

OTHERS & US – Staged Readings of Six New Plays

OTHERS & US play readings graphic
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.

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.

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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

GALA HONOREES
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.

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