Student & Alumni News

Student & Alumni News


Brad Forenza’s THE REHEARSAL appears for a single performance as part of the the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival’s Free Incubator Reading Series on August 16, 2018 at The Theatre at 14th St Y. Barbara Butcher, Mike Folie, and Derek Henriksen will be performing.

International students Satori Fukuzumi and Satoshi Deleanu of Japan celebrated their wedding on July 16. Satori and Satoshi met for the first time in October 2017 at HB Studio. Nine months later, they’re husband and wife! A huge congratulations and best wishes to the new family!

Marilyn Louis appears in BOUND FOR BROADWAY at the West End Lounge July 26.

Jack Wink and Youlim Nam appears in Miss Nam’s play 28+2, directed by Delil Baran at The Secret Theatre through August 1, 2018.

Lynda Crawford’s play STARS OUT OF BALANCE will have a reading  at Latea on August 1, 2018.

Judy Rosenblatt appears in WOMAN BEFORE A GLASS at Bridge Street Theater, August 10, 11 & 12, 2018. Another showing will take place at the Rochester Fringe Festival September 13, 14 & 15, 2018

Jac Ford appears in LGBTQ+ ROMEO/JULIET at Metro Baptist Church in Hells Kitchen, August 24 – September 9 2018.

Andrew Matthews appears in MOMENTS…AN EVENING WITH BILL W at the 7th Annual World Conference on Addiction and Addiction Therapy July 16 – 18. We extend our congratulations to Andrew for his first international appearance!

Marilyn Louis appears in BOUND FOR BROADWAY at the West End Lounge July 26.

Betsy Ross appears in MYRTLE BEACH SUNRISE at the Long Island City One Act Play Festival at The Secret Theatre on July 14, 20, 25, 29, & August 2.

Kristin Samuelson appears in YOU ARE PERFECT at Theatre 80 St. Marks Place on July 29.

Charles Baran plays the title role in the world premiere of S.P. Monahan’s new tragicomedy AUNT JACK at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale Florida July 19 – August 12, 2018.

Rosary O’Neill, long time participant of Julie McKee’s Advanced Playrighting Class, has been named an artist/scholar in the American Studies Department of the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms Universitaet in Bonn, Germany as part of the Fulbright Specialist Program.

Scott Mendelsohn appears in RICHARD II at the Walking the Dog Theater in Hudson, NY July 18 – July 28, 2018.

Fran Kirmser is producing back-to-school repeat performance of AMERICAN SCOREBOARD chronicling the Betsy Devos Confirmation Hearing for The Secretary of Education. There will be a reading at ARENA STAGE in The Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, DC September 17, 2018 at 6:00pm.

Ginger Grace appears in THE  SAINTLINESS  OF MARGERY  KEMPE, directed by Austin Pendleton, at the Duke on 42nd Street July 5 – August 26.

Sarah Rose Kearns will appear in her own play, PERSUASION in a staged reading at the Actors Theatre of Louisville on July 14 2018.

John L Payne appears in Austin Pendleton’s Shakespeare adaptation, WARS OF THE ROSES; HENRY VI & RICHARD III throughout the month of August.

Nancy J (Elliott) Lilley is Director, Producer, Narrator and Lyricist of the feature documentary 4 DANCERS’ DREAMS. Screening at the New Hope Film Festival July 20-29, 2018.

Andrew R. Heinze‘s WOULD YOU LIKE A TISSUE? will be showing at the New Jersey Repertory Company, September 15 – September 30, 2018.

Russell G. Jones appears in MTC’s production of ST. JOAN, his Broadway debut! The show runs through June 9, 2018.Mercedes Ruehl will perform on Broadway in TORCH SONG TRILOGY this October 2018, when the Second Stage Theater production transfers to Hayes Theater.
Robert McQueen has been deemed best director of FUNHOME at the Toronto Theatre Critics Awards.

Barbara Bleier appears in STARTING HERE at Pangea June 21 – 28, 2018.

Elizabeth Primamore‘s book SHADY WOMEN: THREE SHORT PLAYS was released June 15, 2018 by Upper Hand Press. Order here.

Joan La Barbara
and Gelsey Bell, voices; perform John King’s micro-operas “Ping” and “WHAT IS THE WORD” (texts by Samuel Beckett) and “A-R-S” text by Thomas Aquinas. At The Stone, May 18, 2018.

Donna Svennevik, Mary Francina Golden, Carolyn Groves, Byron O’Hanlon  and Albert Insinnia appeared in a reading of THE SHADOWBOX at The Gene Framkel Theater, April 7, 2018.

Scott Mendelsohn appears in THREE WILDER STAGES – short plays by Thornton Wilder, at Michael Chekhov Studio NYC, May 6 – 9, 2018.

Ellis Vizcarra appeared in WHEN OCTOBER GOES, at Jewel Box, April 30, 2018.

Richard Alleman‘s play QUIET CAR, featuring Sam Khazai, will be performed at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre, May 11-12, 2018.

Maho Honda appears in TIME’S JOURNEY THROUGH A ROOM at The Play Company. HB Studio community receives $10 tickets with the code HB10, through May 6! Performances begin May 10, 2018. Maho has also appeared in THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI and THE UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT.

Read the NYT review of Joan La Barbara‘s recent performance of her compositions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Catrin Lloyd-Bollard appears in the feature film THE MOOSEHEAD OVER THE MANTEL, NYC premiere at The Anthology Film Archives, April 26, 2018. The film has won multiple awards including Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Ensemble Cast (2018 Macabre Faire Film Festival); Best Feature (2017 Independent Horror Movie Awards); Best Feature Film, Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay (2018 Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival).

J.B. Alexander appears in his play KARLOS BEFORE THE LAW at The Tank, May 26, 2018, and at Prague Fringe Festival, May 29 – June 2, 2018.

Kim Paris appears in GRIFFITH PARK at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, May 4 – 5, 2018.

Jane Kotlyar appears in HOW I MARRIED MYSELF AND OTHER MISADVENTURES at Columbia University School of the Arts, April 13 – 15, 2018. She also appears in a reading of THE NUMBENING at the HB Playwrights Theatre, May 3, 2018. Continue reading →