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Summer Half-Term Classes Start July 19

Summer’s too busy to commit to a 10-week class? We’ve got you covered.
Sign up today for one of these 5-week Summer Half-Term classes:

Acting 2-3  Rochelle Oliver, 3:30-6PM, Thu, 7/20-8/17, $230
Acting 2-3 – Trudy Steibl, 10AM-12:30PM, Tue, 7/25-8/22, $230
Acting for Teens: Ages 14-17 – Marlene Mancini, 10AM-1PM, Sat, 7/22-8/19, $255
Acting for Young People: Ages 9-13 – Claudia Terry, 10AM-12PM, Sat, 7/22-8/19, $205
Actuar en Español – Pablo Andrade/Maria Fontanals, 2:30-5PM, Wed, 7/19-8/16, $230
Alexander Technique – Martha Bernard, 3:30-5PM, Thu, 7/20-8/17, $155
Scene Study 2-3 – Karen Ludwig, 1:30-4PM, Wed, 7/19-8/16, $255
Scene Study 3 – George Morfogen, 11:30AM-2PM, Thu, 7/20-8/17, $255
Scene Study 3 – Rochelle Oliver, 6-8:30PM, Thu, 7/20-8/17, $255
Scene Study – Studio Practice Austin Pendleton, 10AM-1PM, Tue, 7/25-8/22, $280
Singing Voice 1 – Martha Bernard, 1-3PM, Tue, 7/25-8/22, $205
Singing Voice 1 – John Bowen, 7-9PM, Wed, 7/19-8/16, $205
Singing Voice 2 – Martha Bernard, 5:30-7:30PM, Mon, 7/24-8/21, $205
Singing – Studio Practice – Helen Gallagher, 3:15-5:45PM, Tue, 7/25-8/22, $230

We also offer a variety of short-term workshops.

UNION DISCOUNT*: AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA and Dramatist Guild Members receive 10% off when registering for Summer term. To receive the discount, please present membership card in the office or email a copy to registration@hbstudio.org  *workshops not included

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

Student & Alumni News

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Michael Leigh Cook appears in TEREZIN by Nicholas Tolkien (the great-grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien) at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater, June 13 – July 2.

Aston Hollins McClanahan appears in THREE LITTLE MEN IN A BOAT at The Brick Theater’s “This is NOT NORMAL” Festival. July 1-6, 2017.

Judy Rosenblatt and Ginger Grace appeared in SUFFRAGISTS FROM THE STAGE – “IN HER OWN WORDS” at Pearl Studios, June 22, 2017.

John L Payne appears in HAMLET at Prospect Park, Aug 19-13, 2017.

Two solo shows written and played by Jen Danby in a double feature: FARRAH about 70s Icon Farrah Fawcett at Andy Warhol’s Factory, directed by Austin Pendleton; and CALIFORNIA GIRL: BEING MICHELLE PFEIFFER about the award-winning actress’s career from teens to today, directed by Jen Danby. At The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory, July & 15, 2017. 7:30PM. Continue reading →

THE AUDIT – a new play by Lynda Crawford

THE AUDIT  THE AUDIT graphic
by Lynda Crawford
Directed by Arthur French

Featuring: Sally A Stewart* and David Logan Rankin*
With music by Jon Pierson

June 22, 23, 24 & June 29, 30, July 1, 2017 | 7pm
HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank Street
FREE – RSVP Online

A tax audit reveals a lot more than flawed accounting when the auditor is a returning female vet and her subject is a frequently high and highly disorganized aging hippie songwriter.

*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, Equity approved Showcase.

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Eliza Simpson appears in SHELTER with American Theater of Actors. June 13 – 24, 2017.

George Morfogen appears in Horton Foote’s THE TRAVELING LADY, directed by Austin Pendleton. At Cherry Lane Theater. June 7 – July 16, 2017.

Pablo Andrade directed and Maria Fontanals appeared in SEIS at FuerzaFest2017.

Paul Pryce‘s short film COME OUT, COME OUT premiers at the Cannes Film Festival, starting May 22, 2017. Pryce wrote and produced the film, which is a 12-minute thriller.

Lorraine Serabian directs MERCIFUL DELUSIONS: An Evening of Six One Act Plays by Tennessee Williams. At The HB Playwrights Theatre, June 6 – 11, 2017.

Polly McKie and Amanda Quaid appear in THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON with Miranda Theatre Co, May 12 – 27, 2017.

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, 2017.

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 2017.

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.

UNION DISCOUNT*: AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA and Dramatist Guild Members receive 10% off when registering for Summer term. To receive the discount, please present membership card in the office or email a copy to registration@hbstudio.org  *workshops not included

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