Faculty News

Faculty News


Robert McQueen received the Outstanding Direction Award for Britta Johnson’s new musical, LIFE AFTER at Toronto’s Dora Mavor Moore Awards.

Austin Pendleton is directing THE  SAINTLINESS  OF MARGERY  KEMPE which will play at the Duke on 42nd Street July 5 – August 26, 2018.

Snezhana Chernova appears in URAVNENIE produced by the Theater of Russian Actors (TRACT) at Ripley-Grier Studios on June 28, 2018. The two one acts will be performed in Russian.

Austin Pendleton appears in STARTING HERE at Pangea June 21 – 28, 2018.

Snezhana Chernova appeared in ABOVE THE BARRIERS at the International Theater Festival in Berlin, Germany, June 8, 2018 – June 12, 2018.

Melissa Errico appears in ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER at the Irish Repertory Theatre June 15 – August 12, 2018.

Robert McQueen has been deemed best director of FUNHOME at the Toronto Theatre Critics Awards.

Laura Esterman appeared in an Equality Forum presentation of Pick Up Performance Co(s) production of 217 BOXES OF DR. HENRY ANONYMOUS, in conjunction with the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association honoring the 45th anniversary of the declassification of homosexuality as a mental illness. At the Baryshnikov Arts Center, May 3-11, 2018.

Austin Pendleton appears in Nina Kethevan’s DRESS OF FIRE at 13th Street Repertory Theatre, April 19 – 29, 2018.

Maria Fontanals appeared in SEIS, directed by Pablo Andrade, as part of Teatro Circulo’s CallBack Series. In Spanish with English supertitles. SEIS has received FUERZAfest2017’s Best Playwright, Best Play, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor Awards; three 2017 HOLA Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Directing, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor, and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor; and two ATI Awards for best Actress and Director Revelation of the Year. April 6 – 15, 2018.

Carol Rosenfeld appeared in two one-act plays, WILD TERRAIN and PEOPLE OF THE BOOK by Adam Kraar at the Play Group Theater, 1 North Broadway, White Plains, NY April 21, 22, 28 and 29, 2018.

Mercedes Ruehl will perform on Broadway in TORCH SONG TRILOGY this October 2018, when the Second Stage Theater production transfers to Hayes Theater.

Mark Nelson is standing by for Nathan Lane as Roy Cohn in ANGELS IN AMERICA on Broadway at Neil Simon Theater through July 15 2018.

Maria Fontanals and Austin Pendleton appear in CITY GIRLS AND DESPERADOES at Theater for the New City, March 22 – April 8, 2018.

Russell G. Jones has been cast in MTC’s upcoming production of ST. JOAN, his Broadway debut! Previews begin April 3, 2018.

Laura Esterman and alumnus F. Murray Abraham appear in David Rabe’s GOOD FOR OTTO with Ed Harris and Amy Madigan at The New Group. Through April 8, 2018.

Pablo Andrade is Assistant Director to Hamilton’s Thomas Kail on KINGS at the Public. Through April 1, 2018.

Rasa Allan Kazlas leaves for Lithuania on March 19, 2018 to create and direct ETCHED IN AMBER. She will cast six actors for this tapestry of Lithuanian poetry brought to life in play form. The performances will take place in May in two prominent theaters in the largest cities, Vilnius and Kaunas, with possibilities of further performances throughout the country.

Mark Blum appears in AMY AND THE ORPHANS, directed by HB alum Scott Ellis, and also featuring HB friend Vanessa Aspillaga, with Roundabout Theater. Previews began Feb 1, 2018. Recently featured in the New York Times article, “A Barrier Breaks: An Actress With Down Syndrome Plays the Lead.

Christian Kelly-Sordelet is fight director for ROMEO AND JULIET at the Liceu opera house in Barcelona. Opening was February 14, 2018. Continue reading →