Now more than ever we need engagement and support. In this time of isolation, we encourage you to stay connected and engaged with the field and with your craft. HB Studio has compiled a list of online performance opportunities, live-streamed performances, discussions with artists, and events for actors and theater-makers to explore. We will continue to update our list of recommendations as more opportunities become available (last updated May 21, 2020).
The HB Studio ACTS OF LOVE Performance Lab presents “The Letter”
The HB Studio ACTS OF LOVE Performance Lab presents “The Letter,” an original story in a series of segments that include music, movement, story, and comedy all loosely inspired by the theme “Acts of Love.”
HB Teacher Carol Rosenfeld on Uta Hagen’s Object Exercises
#BlueLightSeries Artist Chats from Conch Shell Productions
In partnership with HB Studio, Conch Shell Productions presents another #BlueLightSeries artist chat with Sergei Burbank, Taylor Barfield, Arminda Thomas, and Magaly Colimon.
The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) presents a series of webinars and discussions for actors and performance artists on topics ranging from screenwriting to social media management for artists. HOLA Talks are offered weekly.
Film Forum presents MEPHISTO
The 1981 Academy Award-winning Best Foreign Language Film MEPHISTO, by Hungarian master István Szabó, concerns a passionate but struggling actor (Klaus Maria Brandauer) who remains in Germany during the Nazi regime and reaps the rewards of this Faustian pact by finally achieving the stardom he has long craved. Sparkling new 4K restoration by the Hungarian Film Fund. Stream now.
Artist Forum: Cancer Survivors Share Advice on Isolation
Nancy Giles, Evan Handler, Dan O’Brien, Michael O’Keefe and Victor Slezak create a forum where cancer survivor’s share what they’ve learned from self isolation. All of these talks can be found on Victor Slezak’s channel.
Opéra de Paris Dancers present a Quarantine Dance
The dancers from the Paris Opera present a dance in tribute to the essential workers fighting on the frontlines of the pandemic.
Spotlight on Plays
Broadway’s Best Shows presents Spotlight on Plays, a new series of one night only livestream readings of Broadway’s best plays, benefiting The Actors Fund.
Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration
A musical tribute to Stephen Sondheim with HB Teacher Melissa Errico and many, many others, available to stream on YouTube.
“Songs of Comfort” by Anya Turner and Robert Grusecki
Singer-songwriters HB accompanist Robert Grusecki and his wife Anya Turner serenade you with “Songs of Comfort” to keep calm during the quarantine.
Play at Home
Playwrights and theater companies from across the country have teamed up to create 30+ mini-plays that you can perform at home.
HB Connects: Recommendations from HB Teacher Francesca Ferrara
#HBConnects is a new series that features the many voices of HB – alumni, faculty, students, friends and colleagues. This week, we highlight Francesca Ferrara, actress and teaching artist at HB Studio.