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Polly McKie and Amanda Quaid appear in THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON with Miranda Theatre Co, May 12 – 27.

David Sharp’s article “Changing Channels: Rethinking Your Approach to Financial Health” appears in Money, Inc.

Lorraine Serabian directs MERCIFUL DELUSIONS: An Evening of Six One Act Plays by Tennessee Williams. At The HB Playwrights Theatre, June 6 – 11.

Ted Brunetti appears on Broadway in A BRONX TALE.

Snezhana Chernova appears in the TV Drama THE AMERICANS, Season 5. Now airing on FXNetwork.

Maria Fontanals won the award for Best Comedic Actress at the ACE Awards.

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Demetrius Blocker appears in HORSE, with choreography by Gus Solomons, Jr. At the Clemente Center Flamboyan Theatre, June 17 – July 3.

Frankie Delessio and Ines Choucino Storani appear in an evening of one acts and ten minute plays, including THE BOOKMAN, HAVE YOU EVER SEEN LORRAINE, and THE FOOD TASTER (directed by Alison Preece). May 25 – 28 at Under St. Mark’s Theater.

Joan La Barbara‘s song cycle “The Wanderlusting of Joseph C.“, inspired by the life and work of visual artist Joseph Cornell premieres at Roulette Intermedia, 30 Third Ave, Brooklyn, 8pm with singers Lauren Flanigan, Julia Meadows, Mario Diaz-Moresco and Ne(x)tworks.

Robert James Hickey appears as the lead in the comedy Pilot, SHADY PINES. To premier at the Hoboken International Film Festival, Sunday, May 21st, 2PM, at Lakeside Beach Theatre at Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park in Greenwood Lake, NY.

Richard Stelnik appears in RICHARD III by William Shakespeare, at American Theater of Actors, May 17 – June 4.

J.R. Carter, Lena Clark, Patricia Clune, Jen Fellman, Melanie Futorian, Brandon Grimes, Nicole Gut, Michael S. Horowitz, Elizabeth Maille, Jason Min, Katherine O’Sullivan, Maria Sivakova, Natapong Theansawatkit, and Cory Walker appear in MERCIFUL DELUSIONS: An Evening of Six One Act Plays by Tennessee Williams. At The 124 Bank Street Theatre, June 6 – 11. Produced by Nicole Gut and directed by Lorraine Serabian.

Austin Pendletonand Barbara Bleier appear in BEAUTIFUL MISTAKE (the songs of John Bucchino & Amanda McBroom) at PANGEA, May 9, 18 & 23.

Alenka Kraigher appears in THE BLUE at LaMaMa, May 18 – May 21.

Mary Francina Golden appears in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE with the Oxford Shakespeare Company, at Villa Foscari, Venice, Italy. June 7 – 15.

Judy Rosenblatt and Ginger Grace appears in STAGE STRUCK at New Perspectives Theatre Company, May 19 – 22.

Lee Wilkof directed the feature film NO PAY, NUDITY. Now available on The Starz Network, Amazon and iTunes.

Sally Burtenshaw appears in YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU at A.D. Players Theatre, May 3 – 28.

J.B. Alexander appears in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE with Oxford Shakespeare Co., at Villa Foscari in Venice, Italy. June 13 – 14.

Andrew Matthews appears in MOMENTS AN EVENING WITH BILL W at the United Solo Festival, October 18.

Matthew Widman’s play HOMELAND SECURITY has been chosen to be part of the Madlab Theatre Company’s 18th Annual Theatre Roulette festival in Columbus, Ohio. Directed by Stephen Woosley, May 11, 19 and 27 at 8pm.  His period farce LUST, GREED AND MURDER will be performed by cast members of the Peekskill High School Advanced Drama Class as part of Peekskill High School’s 1st Annual 10 Minute Play Festival, which received over 200 national submissions.  May 22nd at 6pm.  Peekskill High School Auditorium, Peekskill, New York.

Cynthia Nixon appears alongside Laura Linney in THE LITTLE FOXES, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Performances began March 29.

 

PEOPLE WHO MAKE THEATER: MEET THE 2017 HB STUDIO RESIDENCY ARTISTS

 A conversation with the recipients of HB’s First Floor Studio Residency opportunity:

Liliya Lifanova & Hiroya Miura: Flight Over Wasteland
Ingrid Wheatley: Passing Thru
Julia Mounsey & Peter Mills Weiss: momgrab
Eleanor Herman & Arthur French: One Two and Then Three
Melody Erfani: Bee

Moderated by Catrin Lloyd-Bollard

Tuesday, May 30 | 7:30pm
HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank St.
$5-10 suggested donation
RSVP at hbstudio.eventbrite.com

ABOUT THE PROJECTS
An artist’s adaptation of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land with handcrafted language, visuals, sound and movement; a collaboratively written series exploring characters in transient spaces; a monologic investigation of sadism and girlhood; a story of an inter-racial couple in 1975 Hawaii and their 25 year old secret; and a devised piece based on interviews conducted in the Middle East about a young woman in 1940s Iran…

Join us to learn about these projects, selected for a 2017 HB Residency, and the artists that make them.

ABOUT THE HB FIRST FLOOR STUDIO RESIDENCY
At intervals throughout the year, HB Studio makes workshop performance space available in our First Floor Studio, for the development of creative projects that further the training and artistic practices fostered at HB. We offer an opportunity for practicing theater artists to collaborate on experimental projects, to be shared among peers and colleagues, for constructive critical feedback and mutual growth.

Scene Study with Mercedes Ruehl: June 6 – 21

Mercedes Ruehl returns to HB Studio this June to teach an advanced Scene Study – Studio Practice course.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20 & 21

Application required.*
Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Deadline: June 2

APPLY ONLINE

*Ms. Ruehl’s prior students may register without an application.

TEACHER STATEMENT:

“I would describe the work in my class as helping the actor develop a personal technique for tapping into the imagination and opening the sluice gates of his or her inherent emotional power. This goal is approached through exercises, monologues and scene work.”

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First Floor Studio Residency – PASSING THRU

PASSING THRU Passing Thru graphic
A First Floor Studio Residency Project

By Enraged Scribbler’s Society

7:30pm | Saturdays & Sundays: May 6/7*, 13/14, 20/21*, 27/28
FREE | RSVP
*open rehearsals

“Passing Thru” is the exploration of characters that the writers of the Enraged Scribbler’s Society have been exploring for some time. The characters in “Passing Thru” are placed in two different settings throughout the four weekends. The settings are public spaces that are not necessarily the final destination for any of the characters, but places they need to go through to get to their destination. It is an exploration of these characters and their conflicts, and of the idea of “privacy in public places.” People come in and out of these settings and different characters from different stories will be sharing the same space, such as on a train platform or hotel lobby. The project also explores the idea of creating a series. The situations for all these characters will change and evolve over the four weekends. Audience members are invited to return to see what will happen to these characters the following weekend, or simply watch a single performance.

Writers include:
CT Marie
Ingrid Wheatley
Craig McNulty
Karen Zechowy
Erik Wdowiak
Frank Delessio
Jess Stark
David Deblinger

With lighting by:
Eduardo Nava

NEA, NYSCA, and the NYC DCA credits

Free Seminar “Never Audition Again (Prepare to Work, Not Audition)” with Ted Brunetti

On May 16th, Ted Brunetti returns to HB Studio with his free seminar, “Never Audition Again! (Prepare to Work, Not Audition).” This seminar is offered as an introduction to the intensive on-camera course that Ted will be teaching at HB Studio, June 13 – July 13, Acting On-Camera: from the Audition to the Set.

Never Audition Again (Prepare to Work, Not Audition)
1pm – 5pm, May 16th | Free, RSVP required. This seminar is at capacity.

Add yourself to the waitlist here

Have you ever asked yourself the questions; What does studying acting have to do with landing work in the business? How do I apply experience and skills in theatre to work with a camera and the “audition” process successfully? Stemming from the legendary acting class of Master teacher Uta Hagen, Ted Brunetti, a longtime student and protégé, shares his lifelong work with you. Ted’s mission is to build bridges between the classroom and the work environment. You will walk away from this practical, immediately accessible Seminar with a new self-empowering approach to your work…Read more.

 

Register now for Summer Term!

Summer Term will run 10 weeks, June 13 – August 22. (No classes July 4).
Browse classes & register online. We also offer a variety of workshops.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT*: Through May 31, you can receive 10% OFF Summer Term registration by using code SUMMER17W at check out.*

UNION DISCOUNT*: AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA and Dramatist Guild Members receive 20% off when registering for Summer term by May 31. To receive the discount, please present membership card in the office or email a copy to registration@hbstudio.org

INTAKE AUDITION / CONSULTATIONS: Interested in our upper level classes? Audition & consult with a panel of HB’s faculty to discuss your goals, where you are in the work, and plan your course of study at HB Studio. For audition schedule, details and sign up info, visit the Auditions & Prerequisites page.

REEL SUBMISSIONS: Are you a working professional seeking a place to practice? Submit your reel and resume for placement into our studio practice classes.

*Discounts not valid for workshop offerings, cannot be combined, and cannot be applied retroactively

Summer Term starts June 13: Apply Now for Financial Aid, Schedule Your Audition, and More.

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER TERM OPENS MAY 1.
Summer Term will run 10 weeks, June 13 – August 22. (No classes July 4).
Browse classes & register online. We also offer a variety of workshops.

FINANCIAL AID: Scholarship & Work-Study Applications for the Summer Term 2017 are now open! Deadline: April 24.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT*: Register by May 31 with code SUMMER17W for 10% off.

UNION DISCOUNT*: AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA and Dramatist Guild Members receive 20% off when registering for Summer term by May 31. Present membership card in the office or email a copy to registration@hbstudio.org

INTAKE AUDITION / CONSULTATIONS: Interested in our upper level classes? Audition & consult with a panel of HB’s faculty to discuss your goals, where you are in the work, and plan your course of study at HB Studio. For audition schedule, details and sign up info, visit the Auditions & Prerequisites page.

REEL SUBMISSIONS: Are you a working professional seeking a place to practice? Submit your reel and resume for placement into our studio practice classes.

*Discounts not valid for workshop offerings, cannot be combined, and cannot be applied retroactively

Half-Term Classes Start April 24 – with Austin Pendleton, Laura Esterman & More

Join us for the second half of Spring Term with one of these 5-week classes or workshops:

Scene Study – Studio Practice  – with Austin Pendleton
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM | Mondays | 4/24/2017 – 5/22/2017 | $280.00
Open to Studio Practice Level Students or by Audition or Submission

Actuar en español / Acting in Spanish  – with Pablo Andrade & Maria Fontanals
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Wednesdays |  5/3/2017 – 5/31/2017 | $230.00

Scene Study 3 – with Laura Esterman
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Fridays | 5/5/2017 – 6/2/2017 | $255.00
Open to Acting Level 3 Students or by Audition or Submission

Shakespeare Scene Study – with Austin Pendleton
10AM – 1 PM | Sundays | 5/7/2017 – 6/4/2017 | $275.00
Open to Studio Practice Level Students or by Application