HB Studio has partnered with State University of New York Empire State College to provide opportunities for HB students to work towards a bachelors or associates degree. This mutually beneficial partnership allows students at HB and SUNY Empire State College to receive discounts and other forms of support, as well as credit transfer for HB’s Hagen Core Training Program, and more. Join us for an info session about SUNY ESC, lead by SUNY’s Catherine Law, at HB Studio on Tuesday, October 23, at 4pm in the Speech Room.
RSVP Tuesday, October 23 | 4pm
Speech Room – 3rd Floor
120 Bank Street
About SUNY ESC Undergraduate Degrees:
At SUNY ESC students self-design their Associate or Bachelor’s degree using an area of study guideline and the SUNY and ESC degree requirements. Students pursuing a degree at SUNY ESC through this partnership work with an assigned SUNY ESC faculty mentor to determine the most appropriate degree for their interests and goals to determine how best to apply their advanced standing credits and design their degree. (Advanced standing credits are the credits that can be transferred into SUNY ESC. Possible sources for advanced standing credits are the Individualized Prior Learning Assessment, credit from other accredited colleges/universities, credit from NCCRS evaluated programs such as the Hagen Core Program, etc.)
This summer, The Campfire Project – conceived of by actress Jessica Hecht — brought 19 international theater artists to Camp Ritsona, a refugee camp on the outskirts of Athens, Greece, to deliver humanitarian aid and to stage an Arabic language, camp-wide adaptation of Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST. The team included a psychiatrist specializing in PTSD, a NYC school teacher, 5 arabic speaking actors and a neuro-scientist/drummer. It was humbling and profound to engage with residents of this traumatized community. Their journey to use theater as a conduit for hope in a refugee camp will continue this year.
Please join us at HB on November 12 to hear more about the Campfire Project with creator Jessica Hecht and producer Jenny Gersten.
In 2015, The Mother Line Story Project began by building a collective – story by story. It started with an idea to lead women through writing workshops, encouraging them to create short monologues in the voices of their female ancestors. (Think – The Moth meets ancestry.com.) Before long, they had women of all ages & ethnicities performing for diverse audiences Off-Broadway – these previously untold stories were in turns hysterical, heartbreaking, poignant, & slice-of-life. The Mother Line Story Project collaborates with female-identifying performers, designers, directors, activists, students, businesses & communities, presenting these stories all over the world. Fostering connection & providing a safe artistic space for female expression are their proudest accomplishments.
Join us for a conversation about The Mother Line Story Project with Founder/Executive Director Eliza Simpson and President/Director of Education and Development Lauren Nordvig. Also featuring the performance of a Mother Line story.
Have questions about SAG-AFTRA? Join us for a conversation with SAG-AFTRA representatives and leading commercial performers about the benefits of the union and taking the next step in your career. Learn what it takes to navigate today’s changing media landscape and what SAG-AFTRA is doing to stay ahead of the curve.
with Debra Kay Anderson*, Grace C. Benedetto, Olivia De Salvo, David James, Olivia Jampol, Nico Kiefer*
Saturdays & Sundays, September 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, October 6 & 7 | 8 pm
First Floor Studio | 120 Bank Street, New York
As young Julie reveals in her new doll house story: Once upon a time, a monster came to town and ate all the men except for Julie’s Uncle Sandy who is locked away in a dark little cave. Today, the monster is back for the women — Julie, Mommy, Grammy, and a stranger named Lisa who has suddenly appeared at their door.
*these actors are appearing courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association
Drawing by Laura Benedetto
A new play by Luigi Laraia
With Richard Tanenbaum & Daniel Owen
Directed by Pablo Andrade
September 13, 14, &15 | 7:30 pm | $25*-35 TICKETS
HB Playwrights Theatre
124 Bank Street, New York City
In true Hitchcockian style, the author sets the play in an everyday space and invites the audience to share it with the actors.. Claustrophobic, gripping, relevant.
— Capital Fringe Festival
A parable about climate change and its impact on two unsuspecting individuals trapped in an elevator in a modern-day high rise. At its simplest level, TOO CLOSE is a microcosm of a world in which depletion of resources leads to the inhumanity of man against man.
Each evening will also feature leading scientists, writers, and climate change activists discussing the global impact of climate change on our daily lives and ultimately the relationships within our community. Followed by a complimentary reception.
*$25 Student Tickets are available in limited quantities!
HAK is an outcry of people who had to leave their home.
Based on the real life story of Amal Omran, a Syrian actress who left her home, HAK follows the story of five characters after leaving their war-torn country and hopes to communicate one of the biggest humanitarian crisis.
Created and Directed by Emilyn Kowaleski and Sarah Stites
This Play Was Not Written by a Woman is a devised performance piece that explores the layered nature of personal identity and self-expression. By creating privilege-wielding alter-egos and aggressively self-positive WWE wrestling personas, our ensemble lampoons society’s expectations of sex, gender, and race in a raucous farce of never-ending reveals.
THE PERFORMING ARTS LEGACY PROJECT at The Actors Fund (PAL) is an inter-generational project to document and represent performers’ careers aged 62+. Trainers, students and volunteers work to create career timelines, oral histories, video and audio life reviews, capturing memorabilia and experiences, and saving our national legacy. The digital legacies will be housed at an open source archive online, as well as in related performers’ unions and libraries. PAL is being piloted with small cohorts of actors aged 62+ at The Actors Fund and several small theaters around New York City towards a public launch.
Join us to hear about the project from its creator, Joan Jeffri (Director of the Research Center for Arts and Culture) and to see a preview of the online platform.
Also featuring HB Studio’s Craig Dolezel, a PAL Fellow and participant in the project. More speakers TBA!