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CASTING CALL: Fall 2019 Pat & Julie Project

HB Studio Seeks Actors

HB’s Director’s New Play Lab, taught by director Pat Golden and Playwriting II-Studio Practice, taught by playwright Julie McKee seek actors for scenes from new plays to be performed as Staged Readings.

 

Performances: Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, 2019

HB Playwrights Theatre, 7:00 PM

Tech: November 6th or 7th

Dress/Tech: November 8th

Final Dress: November 9th

 

Directors will schedule regular rehearsals at the actor’s convenience including Class Presentations on select Mondays between 2:30P-5:30P

Producer: HB Studio

Casting Directors: Catherine French, Sarah Chiriboga, Elizabeth Hupper, Adi Ray

 

Actors Wanted to Play (updated):

SPECIFIC ROLES:

Woman 20’s Caucasuian. She is confident and full of life. Intense and creative, free spirited. Speaks with an Irish accent

Woman 20’s  Any Ethnicity. New to the city, taken aback by her new neighborhood. Caring, close to her family.

Man 35’s-50’s Caucasuian. A Catholic priest. Speaks with a strong Polish accent. Uncomfortable speaking English. Is not a warm person.

Man 40’s -50’s Any Ethnicity. Kathleen’s neighbor. Heavy Drinker. No lines at this point, a lot of physical comedy. Comfortable with comedy.

Man 30s to 50s: Latinx; professional truck driver, divorced with three kids. Can dance. Dancers welcome.

Woman 30’s. Latinx. Mambo Dance Instructor. Loves to Mambo. Dancers welcome.

Woman Teen to early 20’s:  Any ethnicity, pretty, teenage daughter, non-speaking role.

MEN

Men 20’s

Any ethnicity; Small-town, welder. Grounded, earthy, with personal magnetism. Loves his guns.

Early to mid-20’s: Any ethnicity; Very good-looking high school drama teacher in a lot of trouble. In desperate situation.

18-25 Any ethnicity; College student, Republican club member, sarcastic outcast. Wants to fit into a world that isn’t necessarily his own.

Men 40’s – 60’s

Any ethnicity; Very successful partner in old-fashioned, stodgy law firm. Family man with teenager daughter.

Any ethnicity; Academic, highly-skilled public speaker, normally deliberate and stoic. Intimidating.

Specific Men

20’s; African-American, professional football player. A team player, but he’s out-spoken when pushed.

30-50; Latinx; professional truck driver, divorced with three kids. Can dance. Dancers welcome.

40s-50’s; Any Ethnicity. Kathleen’s neighbor. Heavy Drinker. No lines at this point, lots of physical comedy.

35-50; Caucasian. A Catholic priest. Speaks with a strong Polish accent. English is hard for him. He is not a warm person.

50-60; Caucasian. An executive with a big presence; Alpha-male who doesn’t like to be questioned

50-60; Caucasian. A morally conflicted executive with a nice-guy persona

18-25; Caucasian; College student, Republican club president, neurotic, ambitious, driven, intends to use academics as the launching pad for his future.

18-25; Caucasian; College student, Republican club member; Freshmen, insecure follower, but true believer in the cause. Passionate. Wants to change the world.

Early 30’s: African-American, principled with soft spot for family. Stressed due to his failing restaurant business. He is the younger brother.

Late 30s: African-American, irresponsible, the family’s black sheep, a gambler. He is the older brother.

WOMEN

Woman 15-20’s

Teen to early 20’s:  Any ethnicity, pretty, teenage daughter, non-speaking role.

Women 20’s

Any ethnicity; Big city woman in a small town, fluid, adventurous with a stable life.

Any Ethnicity, New to the city, taken aback by her new neighborhood. Caring, close to her family.

Woman 30’s

Any ethnicity. Licensed Clinical Social Worker with five years of experience. Smart and caring. She wants to help, but is a stickler for the rules.

Women 40’s

Late 30s to 40s: Any ethnicity;  Patient at state psychiatric hospital. Aggressive, with a serious attitude, but very sensitive and vulnerable. Frustrated because she cannot win her freedom.

Specific Women

30’s. Latin. Mambo Dance Instructor. Loves to dance the Mambo. Dancers welcome.

20’s: Caucasian.  She speaks with an Irish accent, is confident and full of life. Intense and creative, free spirited.

 

Please submit your headshot and resume to casting@hbstudio.org ASAP for an audition appointment on the afternoons of Monday September 23rd or September 30th. Feel free to submit yourself for several roles.

PLEASE NOTE: IN SUBJECT HEADER – Type the following in  ALL CAPS:

 “P&J PROJECT FALL 2019”

Thank you for your submission.

 

Sign Up Now for Fall Term Classes!

UNION DISCOUNT*: AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA and Dramatist Guild Union Members receive 10% OFF Fall 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.

AMERICAN SCOREBOARD: Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients

American Scoreboard Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients Staged Reading

A Staged Reading of Transcripts from the Hearing on Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients

A PERFORMANCE SERIES IN THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS

Produced By: Fran Kirmser & Christopher Burney

Featuring students of HB Studio

HB Studio is honored to welcome back AMERICAN SCOREBOARD this season for a performance series in the democratic process! Because knowledge is power, we hope you will join us for these important and edifying presentations.

Kicking off the series on September 16 will be a verbatim staged reading of transcripts from testimony given on March 6, 2019 before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Protecting Dreamers and TPS (Temporary Protected Status) recipients.
Tickets are FREE. Please RSVP via Eventbrite.

Monday, September 16, 2019 | 7:00 pm 
HB Playwrights Theatre
124 Bank Street, New York City

Reservations are open! 
RSVP NOW

AMERICAN SCOREBOARD is an ongoing series that reflects the issues that face the current administration, President Trump and the American people today. Conceived and produced by two-time Tony Award winning Broadway Producer Fran Kirmser and produced by Tony Nominee and Tony Nominating Committee member Christopher Burney, AMERICAN SCOREBOARD are readings of timely verbatim Senate hearing transcripts presented in the theater performed by stage and screen actors. For questions regarding the program, please call 212-554-3431.

This new series marks the return of AMERICAN SCOREBOARD to HB STUDIO where it premiered in January 2017 with a hearing concerning corporate fraud and the Wells Fargo Bank. The subjects of the remaining readings in the series at HB Playwrights Theatre will be announced at a later date.

Fall Term – Register Now for Early Bird Savings!

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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)

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

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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. 

CLASSES

WORKSHOPS

ALSO UPCOMING

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.

Application deadline extended to: Aug 11, 2019.

APPLICATION NOW CLOSED

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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.