Announcements

CASTING CALL: Hak by Berkay Ates

Synopsis

A tale of the people who had to leave their homelands without looking back, leaving their names, identities, and languages behind in pursuit of a new life.

Cast (2 women, 1 man) Black, Latino, Asian, Mixed-race, Ethnically Ambiguous, Middle Eastern. All accents are welcome.

  • MAN M, 40s, blue-collar, loving and resilient father who loses his only daughter in a missile attack.
  • WOMAN W, 20-40, white-collar, curious, and tender. She understands the world around her better than everybody else, that is her curse.
  • DAUGHTER W, 15-25, only child, zealous, passionate, and smart. She gets lost in the war-torn city.

HAK is a recipient of an HB Rehearsal Space Residency Program.

Rehearsals: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays | 6-9pm
Saturday, August 4th |  4-10pm
Sunday, August 5th    |  6-10pm
Shows: August 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 at HB Studio | 7pm

If you are interested and do not have any conflicts with rehearsal and showtimes, please submit your resume and headshot to haktheplay@gmail.com.

If selected, you will be asked to prepare two classical monologues for your audition.

There is a limited budget, but, if chosen, you will be given a modest stipend and a professional and safe environment to create.

CASTING CALL: 2Y20M (Two Years Twenty Minutes) by Catherine Castellani

Synopsis

In 1991 a crew of eight was sealed into Biosphere 2 to conduct the largest closed-system experiment ever devised or attempted. Two years and twenty minutes later they emerged: skinny, triumphant, controversial, celebrated, and maligned. This is one story of their before, during, and after and what it meant for conducting science on a grand scale.

Cast (5 women, 5 men, + stage directions)

  • JANE W, 27, British, sharp, humorous, the youngest crew member
  • ABIGAIL W, mid-30s, American, earnest, intense
  • LINDA W, 40s, American, conscientious, agreeable
  • SIERRA W, 50s, British, no-nonsense, sharp
  • MARGRET W, mid-30s, political, sharp, aggressive, off/on lover of John
  • TABER M, early 30s, man, American, easy-going, confident
  • LASER M, 40s, Belgian, emotional, volatile
  • MARK M, 50s, American, business-like, taciturn
  • ROY M, early 70s, American, affable, unflappable, an MD, the oldest crew member
  • JOHNNY M, 60s, American, the patriarch & founder of the Synergists
  • Stage Directions, any willing reader–aspiring directors welcome

2Y20M is a the recipient of an HB Rehearsal Space Residency, which starts on May 30 and runs through two public readings on July 21 and 22.

You do not need to be available throughout the residency to participate! It’s a large cast and the plan is to cycle through lots of actors in the first month, so come try it out.

If you are interested, please send your picture/bio to Catherine Castellani at cmcastellani @ gmail.com. Thank you!

Join a Summer Class Today

Registration open until July 3.

Summer Term will run 10 weeks, June 13 – August 22, 2018. (No classes July 4)

BROWSE CLASSES

UNION DISCOUNT:* Industry union members receive 10% OFF Summer Term Classes. Present your membership card in the registration 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 on Friday, July 6 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. 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 Studio Classes only; not valid for workshop offerings, full-time programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be combined nor applied retroactively.

Casting Call for GET MINES

“GET MINES” by Frank Delessio
A staged reading in HB Studio’s TRANSGRESSIONS Reading Series.

Schedule: Rehearsals May 1 & 2 with the performance on May 2, 2018.

A pregnant African-American woman is at odds with an envious client. With her livelihood threatened, and her character questioned, she can only hope that those around her see through the lie.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Kayla (29): African-American. Kayla is very sweet. Someone you can rely on. She’s six months pregnant. She’s a receptionist at a veterinarian clinic.

Niesha (24): African-American. Niesha is very feisty. She’s carefree and careless. She’s been in some trouble before. She is also a receptionist at a veterinarian clinic.

To schedule an audition, submit headshot and resume to Director Patricia Golden at: goldencasting@aol.com

Volunteer for Spring Clean Up 2018!

Spring Clean up is just around the corner: April 24-27, 2018.
It’s a tradition carried on from the start of HB Studio, created by its founders — a time to give back, enrich the building where you practice, and meet other actors.

Key Students and SAs are required to volunteer for one shift, and the rest of the HB community is encouraged and invited to pitch in as well!

Please sign up for shifts here.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

Casting Call for SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY HAPPENS

An HB Rehearsal Space Residency Project
by Vincent Parker

Rehearsals: April through May 25th.
Performance Dates: May 26th and 27th 8PM at HB Studio.
Genre: Drama
Synopsis: Recently separated Robert arrives at childhood friends’, Bill and Christine, suburban home looking for some answers. Instead of getting the answers he is looking for though, he discovers that his old friends are wrestling with a few questions of their own.

Characters: Continue reading →

Spring Weekly Classes are underway. Register Today!

Spring Term runs March 19 – June 3 (no classes April 24-29, May 28).

BROWSE CLASSES

UNION DISCOUNT:* Industry union members receive 10% OFF Spring Term ClassesTo qualify, present your membership card in the registration office or email a copy to registration@hbstudio.org. To receive discount, register in person or on the phone (212-675-2370 x.1)

INTAKE AUDITION / CONSULTATIONS: 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 Studio Classes only; not valid for workshop offerings, full-time programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be combined nor applied retroactively.

Financial Aid Applications Now Open for Summer Term

Applications are now being accepted for those seeking financial aid for the Summer Term. Financial aid is awarded on both merit and need. HB Studio offers two forms of financial aid:

  • Scholarships, which support partial enrollment in one studio class
  • Work study, which offers one free class in exchange for working at the studio weekly.

Application deadline: April 22, 2018

READ MORE AND APPLY

Summer Term will run 10 weeks, June 13 – August 22. Registration opens May 1.

CASTING CALL for BEE

An HB Studio & LES Shakespeare Co-Production

 LES Shakespeare and HB Studio are producing a new work this season based on Izat Erfani’s life in Langarud, Iran set in 1940’s. The focus of the work is a young woman trying to give her children more and intertwine that with the interviews from others currently in the Middle East and those that have moved to the USA.

This piece received a HB Residency last year and is now part of their 2018 Season.

Director Melody Erfani is looking for an ensemble that is creative and open to playing.

This piece will be performed by only females and will have women playing men. The ages listed are the character’s age but the actress’ age is flexible.

If interested in auditioning please email lesshakespeareco@gmail.com.

OPEN ROLES

  • Dariush (male 30-45)husband to Izat, 20 years older than her, has internal demons and likes to be in control
  • Rahman(male 40-65)- Izat’s father, a religious man and leader in the community, kind and wise
  • Nassar(male 30’s) Izat’s second husband, reserved but kind, strives to do what is right

Auditions (by appointment):

Monday, April 9th 6.00-9.00pm
Tuesday, April 10th 6.00-9.00pm
Wednesday, April 11th 1.00-5.00pm
CALLBACKS Thursday April 12th 6.00-9.00pm

Rehearsal and Production Dates

Rehearsals from April 23-June 4th
Tech: June 5-8th
Performances:  June 8-10, 15-17, 22-24

This will be an equity showcase with a $300 stipend.