Announcements

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.

Register Now for Spring Term Weekly Classes

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

BROWSE CLASSES

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT:* Use code SPRING18W for 10% OFF Spring Term Classes, valid through March 5. (Don’t forget to mention the code if registering over the phone or in person!)

UNION DISCOUNT:* Industry union members receive 20% OFF Spring Term Classes, valid through March 5. 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. 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.

5-Week Winter Term Classes Start this Week: Register Today!

Sign up now for an acting class or workshop for the second half of Winter Term! Check out these 5-week offerings:

Tracy Letts Scene Study with Austin Pendleton
11:30AM-2:30PM | Mondays | 2/12/2018-3/12/2018 | $275

Playing the Self, Playing the Other with Robbie McCauley
10:00AM-1:00PM | Mondays | 2/12/2018-3/12/2018 | $270

NYC Accents: Brooklyn & Bronx with Ginger Eckert
12:00PM-2:00PM | Tuesdays | 2/13/2018-3/13/2018 | $205

Scene Study – Studio Practice (Invitational) with Mercedes Ruehl
6:30PM-9:30PM | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 2/13/2018-3/15/2018 | $545 |
This Class is Now Full

Contemporary Monologues and Auditioning Technique with Paul Pryce
6:30PM-9:00PM | Tuesdays | 2/13/2018-3/13/2018 | $230

Actuar en Español with Pablo Andrade & Maria Fontanals
7:00PM-9:30PM | Tuesdays | 2/13/2018-3/13/2018 | $230

The Art of Transformation with Janice Orlandi
6:30PM-8:30PM | Wednesdays | 2/14/2018-3/18/2018 | $180

Shakespeare Fundamentals with George Bartenieff & Paul Pryce
3:30PM-6:30PM | Fridays | 2/16/2018-3/16/2018 | $270

Advanced Acting with the Camera with Caroline Aaron
10:00AM-1:00PM | Saturdays | 2/17/2018-3/17/2018 | $325

Acting Through the Method of Etudes – Monologues with Snezhana Chernova
12:00PM-3:00PM | Sundays | 2/18/2018-3/18/2018 | $270

In Memory of Earle Hyman

HB notes with sadness the passing of Earle Hyman, formerly of HB’s faculty and a longtime HB friend. In addition to his regular acting classes at HB, Earle taught classes in Shakespeare and Ibsen.

Among his many Broadway credits, in 1957 he starred as Vladimir in Herbert Berghof’s all black production of Waiting for Godot opposite Mantan Moreland as Estragon. Earle’s career broke many boundaries. He was a brilliant actor, wonderful teacher and an extraordinary soul.

Winter Term Registration

Winter Term will run 10 weeks, January 8 – March 18, 2018.
Browse classes and register online here.
We also offer a variety of short-term workshops.

UNION DISCOUNT: AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA and Dramatist Guild Members can receive 10% OFF Winter Term Classes. To receive a union discount, you must 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 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.

(*Discount code must be mentioned when registering in person or on phone. Discounts valid for Studio Classes only; not valid for workshop offerings, full-time programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be combined nor applied retroactively.)