Summer FUNdraising Bash

August 24, 2017  |  7:00 pm

Help HB reach our summer FUNdraising goal!

Celebrate end-of-term with HB friends, faculty and staff, hanging out in the HB Playwrights Theater and garden on a warm summer night. Enjoy free food, cash bar, and LIVE MUSIC with

Vinny Pastore’s

Gangster Squad Jam

featuring Killer Joe


Thursday, August 24

124 Bank Street | NYC 10014

Doors open at 7:00 pm



Includes one free drink

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First Floor Studio Residency – One, Two and Then Three, By Eleanor Herman

A First Floor Studio Residency Project

By Eleanor Herman
Directed by Arthur French

5:30 pm | Saturday August 5, 12, 19, & 26
6:30 pm | Sunday August 6, 13, 20, & 27
FREE – RSVP Online

A young man deals with important events that have affected his life in the past and now have become a destructive influence in the present.

Cast: Sean C. Turner, Donna Svennevik, Maurice Singletary, Malinda Logan, Vickie Thomas, Cooki Winborn, and Christina L. Williams

Stage Manager: Sirlouis A. Jones
Production Assistants: Andrew Tsai & Camilo Ramirez

Costumer: Katherine Roberson

THE AUDIT – a new play by Lynda Crawford

by Lynda Crawford
Directed by Arthur French

Featuring: Sally A Stewart* and David Logan Rankin*
With music by Jon Pierson

June 22, 23, 24 & June 29, 30, July 1, 2017 | 7pm
HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank Street
FREE – RSVP Online

A tax audit reveals a lot more than flawed accounting when the auditor is a returning female vet and her subject is a frequently high and highly disorganized aging hippie songwriter.

*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, Equity approved Showcase.


 A conversation with the recipients of HB’s First Floor Studio Residency opportunity:

Liliya Lifanova & Hiroya Miura: Flight Over Wasteland
Ingrid Wheatley: Passing Thru
Julia Mounsey & Peter Mills Weiss: momgrab
Eleanor Herman & Arthur French: One Two and Then Three
Melody Erfani: Bee

Moderated by Catrin Lloyd-Bollard

Tuesday, May 30 | 7:30pm
HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank St.
$5-10 suggested donation

An artist’s adaptation of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land with handcrafted language, visuals, sound and movement; a collaboratively written series exploring characters in transient spaces; a monologic investigation of sadism and girlhood; a story of an inter-racial couple in 1975 Hawaii and their 25 year old secret; and a devised piece based on interviews conducted in the Middle East about a young woman in 1940s Iran…

Join us to learn about these projects, selected for a 2017 HB Residency, and the artists that make them.

At intervals throughout the year, HB Studio makes workshop performance space available in our First Floor Studio, for the development of creative projects that further the training and artistic practices fostered at HB. We offer an opportunity for practicing theater artists to collaborate on experimental projects, to be shared among peers and colleagues, for constructive critical feedback and mutual growth.

First Floor Studio Residency – PASSING THRU

PASSING THRU Passing Thru graphic
A First Floor Studio Residency Project

By Enraged Scribbler’s Society

7:30pm | Saturdays & Sundays: May 6/7*, 13/14, 20/21*, 27/28
*open rehearsals

“Passing Thru” is the exploration of characters that the writers of the Enraged Scribbler’s Society have been exploring for some time. The characters in “Passing Thru” are placed in two different settings throughout the four weekends. The settings are public spaces that are not necessarily the final destination for any of the characters, but places they need to go through to get to their destination. It is an exploration of these characters and their conflicts, and of the idea of “privacy in public places.” People come in and out of these settings and different characters from different stories will be sharing the same space, such as on a train platform or hotel lobby. The project also explores the idea of creating a series. The situations for all these characters will change and evolve over the four weekends. Audience members are invited to return to see what will happen to these characters the following weekend, or simply watch a single performance.

Writers include:
CT Marie
Ingrid Wheatley
Craig McNulty
Karen Zechowy
Erik Wdowiak
Frank Delessio
Jess Stark
David Deblinger

With lighting by:
Eduardo Nava

NEA, NYSCA, and the NYC DCA credits

SPRING READS – HB Playwrights New Plays in Process

New Plays in Process from the HB Playwrights

April 4 – 9, 2017
May 9 – 14, 2017

All readings at 8pm
HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank Street
FREE – RSVP online:

Tues 4/4 Craig McNulty – NIGHT VISION

Wed 4/5 Natalie Bates – FOR ALL

Thur 4/6 Lynda Crawford – THE AUDIT

Fri 4/7 Stanley Hathaway – MARCH 9, 1965

Sat 4/8 Susan Eve Haar – SAUGERTIES

Sun 4/9 Daniel O’Donnell – TIME TO GO

Tues 5/9 Jason Jung – PANIC


Thur 5/11 Randy McHaney – FABRICATIONS

Fri 5/12 Adam Delia – SWIPE

Sat 5/13 Sarah Rose Kearns – PERSUASION

Sun 5/14 Robert King – OUR SON

First Floor Studio Residency – Flight Over Wasteland

Flight Over Wasteland 
First Floor Studio Residency

Saturday, March 11 5:30 pm
Sunday, March 19 7:30 pm

RSVP here!

Director: Liliya Lifanova in collaboration with composer Hiroya Miura

Cast: Mickaela Tombrock, Christopher Pio, Bradley Carter, Oliver James Burke, Sandra Herlog, Andrea Davina Clinton, Corrine Paulson, Chang Liu, Tatiana Galliher Jackson, Carlos E. Rojas, Shinno Seto, Tom Cryan, Andrew Braddock

“Flight Over Wasteland” is a work in progress toward a live performance and film by visual artist and director Liliya Lifanova in collaboration with composer Hiroya Miura. This duo comes together to create an adaptation of T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land,” reimagined and retold in a series of evocative tableaux vivants, choreographed gestures, and language, set amidst a hand crafted sculptural and sound installation.

HB Studio Presents UNITL THE FLOOD by Dael Orlandersmith




– 7:00 PM–

Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie-Award winning playwright Dael Orlandersmith brings her latest work to HB Studio for an exclusive New York engagement. Focused on the social unrest in Ferguson, MO after the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, the one-woman show explores the experience of an American community through the eyes of multiple characters, developed by Dael through her extensive interviews with St. Louis residents. Commissioned by The Rep in 2016, and featuring music by Elliott Sharp, we hope you can join us for this very special benefit presentation. Benefit proceeds support HB’s world-renowned training, practice, and development programs for aspiring and professional theater artists.









“There is a tough and necessary beauty in {her} writing…Orlandersmith hears the human need for dignity and justice, for love. She is critic, witness, and poet.”– Tony Kushner, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America.  

Sharp is “a composer and guitarist who has been one of downtown’s most influential and prolific musicians…” The New York Times


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People Who Make Theater: Vincent Pastore

a conversation with actor
Vincent Pastore (THE SOPRANOS)

Moderated by David Deblinger

Wednesday, March 8 | 7:30pm
HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank Street
$5-$10 suggested donation | RSVP at

Vincent Pastore‘s breakout role in the HBO award winning series THE SOPRANOS lead him from his early days of performing in community theater, running discos and owning rock and roll bars in New Rochelle, NY to becoming the household name of “Big Pussy.” He was encouraged to pursue film acting by Kevin and Matt Dillon who frequented his bars in the 80’s.

Vincent landed his first major film with Nancy Savoca’s award winning film TRUE LOVE, and then he was on his way. He worked on AMERICA’S MOST WANTED, LAW AND ORDER, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, GOOD FELLAS, AWAKENINGS and REGARDING HENRY, plus many other projects on the small stage in New York City, until he landed his first major role as Tony Scarboni opposite Alan Arkin in THE JERKY BOYS. After that, GOTTI, WITNESS TO THE MOB, and then THE SOPRANOS followed. He went on to do the films MADE, SERVING SARA, THE HURRICANE and TWO FAMILY HOUSE, to name just a few.

Recently Vincent has appeared in CHICAGO and in the Woody Allen play BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, making him now part of the Broadway community. He is the author of CRAZY HORSE, a play about his life experiences in the bar business, which is currently under the direction of his Soprano co-star Maureen Van Zandt.

Benefit Event – Shakespeare on Bank Street



Join Us – Click here to buy tickets! 

For generations, the HB community has been a source of inspiration and connection for the many thousands of talented souls that have come through our doors in the heart of Greenwich Village. Over the past 10 years, HB Studio has hosted an annual benefit to celebrate our theater community and honor esteemed alumni, colleagues and dear friends.  This year HB Studio is bringing it all back home, and bringing it back to the process of making theater.

Instead of one big benefit bash this year, throughout the 2016-2017 season, HB will be hosting small benefit performance events in our theater at 124 Bank Street. First up this season is: Continue reading →