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Benefit Series: Maricela De La Luz Lights the World

By Jośe Rivera.Maricela De La Luz Lights the World by Jose Rivera
Directed b
y David Deblinger.

Two Nights Only:
Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 | 7PM

HB Playwrights Theatre | 124 Bank Street

$250 Premiere Tickets
$125 Priority Tickets
$25 HB Student Tickets

Join HB for a staged reading of Jose Rivera’s fanciful play, following the adventures of Maricela and her brother Riccardo as they save the world from weather catastrophe. Directed by David Deblinger, HB faculty member and co-founder of the Labyrinth Theater Company.

Featuring Vanessa Aspillaga – star of the Pulitzer-prize winning drama ANNA IN THE TROPICS on Broadway.

Also featuring the talents of Oscar A. L. Cabrera, Paula Pizzi, Johnny Sanchez, Ron Orbach, Glenda Delli, Beethovan Oden, and Satoshi Deleanu.

Don’t miss this exciting and fun, whirl-wind adventure! A portion of proceeds from this reading will be donated towards The Hispanic Federation’s UNIDOS Disaster Relief & Recovery Program to meet Hurricane Maria-related needs and recovery in Puerto Rico.

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.)

Auditions & Union Discounts

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.

UNION DISCOUNT: AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA and Dramatist Guild Members can receive 10% OFF Winter Term Classes through January 28, 2018. To receive a union discount, you must present your membership card in the registration office, or email a copy to registration@hbstudio.org.*

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.

(*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.)

HB Studio Performance Lab – Not Far From Where We Were Before: Scenes and Songs From Lerner & Loewe

Book & Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner
Composer: Frederick Loewe

7PM | Fri, Sat & Sun | Nov 10, 11 & 12, 2017
HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank St. | FREE | RSVP

Directed by Robert McQueen

This autumn HB Studio presents a celebration of the work of musical theater writers Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Not Far From Where We Were Before features a company of actors from the HB Musical Theater Studio Practice program. The evening includes scenes and songs from Lerner and Loewe’s most iconic musicals, such as My Fair Lady and Camelot, as well as earlier, lesser known work. Join us for an evening that honors two of the most important, beloved and celebrated voices in the American musical theater canon.
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The HB Studio Library is Now Open to Students!

Are you looking for some new reading material? Are you searching for a new play to work on?  The HB Studio Library has recently opened to students! We have over 3,000 titles on our shelves here on the third floor. For easier access, we just made it possible to request a book through the Librarika system. Browsing our library on the site is incredibly easy and efficient. Fall Term Library hours are Thursdays, 10am – 2pm.

Here is how you can create your own account:

  1. Log into https://librarika.com  (if you do not have an account, signup for one first).
  2. Go to My Libraries
  3. Click on Request Member Access
  4. Enter Full Library URL(https://hbstudio.librarika.com/) you want to join and click Submit.
  5. You will see join confirmation message instantly.
  6. If everything is ok, you can go to the library URL and be able to log in right away.

To check out a book: 

  1. Browse at hbstudio.librarika.com. When you find the text you want, select the option to request, which will be under the accession number on the book title’s detailed page.
  2. That Thursday, the Library Student Assistant will place the book in the ‘Check-Out Bin’ in the office, and will send you a confirmation email.
  3. Pick up your book from the ‘Check Out Bin.’ Books are due 14 days after they are placed in the ‘Checkout Bin’.
  4. Within 14 days, return your book to the ‘Check In Bin.’ You will receive a confirmation email that your book is successfully returned.

Please email library@hbstudio.org with any questions or concerns.

Enjoy browsing!
HB Studio Library Staff

Teachers and students are not permitted to retrieve books from the Library on their own. We ask that if a book is lost, stolen, or damaged you replace the book. You will be charged 25 cents a day for any late returns.

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Jacqueline Margolis appears in YOM HASHOAH for Holocaust Remembrance Day at Cornelia Street Cafe. Poetry, Memoir, Music & Film. April 12, 2018.

Eric Roffman performs Sonnet 37 in the annual SHAKESPEARE SONNET SLAM at Central Park, April 27, 2018.

Elizabeth Primamore‘s book SHADY WOMEN: THREE SHORT PLAYS will be released June 15, 2018 by Upper Hand Press. Pre-order now!

Joan La Barbara performed her composition THE WANDERLUSTING OF JOSEPH C. at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, moving throughout the galleries. April 13, 2018.

Georgia Buchanan appears in the principal role of Kim Belcher in the new HBO Original Feature Film, PATERNO. Released April 7, 2018.

Barbara Bleier, Austin Pendleton and Liam Mitchell appear in the film SUNSET, which has won “best ensemble cast” at LA Film Critics Association, and is up for “best film” in LA, Miami and Manhattan Film Festivals. Manhattan Film Festival, Village Arts Theater, April 27, 2018.

Sally Burtenshaw appears in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Jones Theater, April 18 – 30, 2018.

Polly McKee appears in the new Steven Soderbergh film UNSANE. Now in theaters.

Grant Schumacher, Zala Djuric, Gaia Visnar and Delil Baran appear in THE DOORMAN, written and directed by Zala Djuric. At The 124 Bank Street Theater, April 10, 2018.

Jen Danby and Daniel Delano appear in SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, SHARON AND MIA,  CHARLIE AND SHARON, and the SHARON TATE QUADRILOGY. Created by Jen Danby and directed by Austin Pendleton. At The Bridge Theatre @Shetler Studios – 244 West 54th St, April 9 – 15, 2018.

John L Payne appears in SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER at Love Creek Productions, May 4 -, 7 2018.

Richard Millen’s film FRAGMENTS 83 will be having its East Coast premiere at the Queens World Film Festival, Zukor Theatre, Queens on March 25, 2018. Nominated for Best LGBTQ Short.
 
Matthew Widman’s black comedy, HOMELAND SECURITY will be performed April 13-14 and April 20-21st as part of the Stage Door Production’s 2018 One-Act Festival in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Robert James Hickey appears in EDGE OF OUR BODIES by Adam Rapp at 59&59 Theaters, April 4 – 22, 2018.

Richard Millen wrote, directed and appears in the short film, FRAGMENTS 83, produced by Corentin Koskas. East Coast Premiere screening at Kaufman Astoria Studios Zukor Theatre, March 25, 2018. Continue reading →

PEOPLE WHO MAKE THEATER: The Musical Magic of Lerner & Loewe

A conversation with musicologist Dominic McHugh, a primary authority on the work of Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner, and Emily Altman, president of the Frederick Loewe Foundation. With songs performed by Tony-nominee Melissa Errico in a special guest appearance.

Mon, Nov 13, 2017 | 7pm
HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank St
FREE – RSVP Here

Join us for an in-depth conversation about the musical artistry and creative partnership of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, the genius pairing behind such classic works as MY FAIR LADY, BRIGADOON, CAMELOT, GIGI, and PAINT YOUR WAGON. Continue reading →

Financial Aid for Winter Term

Applications for the winter term have closed.

Two forms of financial aid are available: Scholarships and Work Study. Scholarships cover partial costs of a single class. Work Study positions cover the full price of a single class in exchange for weekly shifts helping at the Studio. Students taking multiple classes are given priority for Work Study positions. Financial aid is awarded on consideration of both merit and need. read more.

Winter Term will run 10 weeks, January 8 – March 18, 2018. Registration opens Nov 1.

Info Session: Performance and Project Development Opportunities at HB Studio – Oct 25.

Want to know more about opportunities to perform or develop your own work at HB? Whether you are an actor, playwright, director, an individual or a member of a collective, we’ll give you a rundown of current opportunities available to HB Students to:

  • Perform
  • Audition
  • Get your info into our casting files
  • Develop a project in a rehearsal space residency
  • Submit a new play for consideration for reading or production
  • Rent space to produce your own work
…and more!
Wednesday, October 25 at 2:00PM
HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank Street