Student & Alumni News

Student & Alumni News


Gina Stahlnecker, along with Tammy Faye Starlite, Julian Maile, and Austin Pendleton, will perform in a reading on Zoom of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE through Quarantine Theater Company on May 31, 2020.

Denise Ivanoff appears in The Playground Experiment’s reading of WRONG NUMBER, streaming now.

Randy Schein plays the role of Dr. Stanley Ferris on CBS-TV’s BULL, airing Monday nights at 10pm.

Andrew R. Heinze‘s monologue from his new full-length play SHYLOCK THE FIRST will be published in BEST MEN’S MONOLOGUES OF 2020 (Smith & Kraus).

Judy Rosenblatt is featured in the first episode of the 10 episode series HUNTERS, with HB Alum Al Pacino, streaming now on Amazon Prime.

Ryan Czerwonko and Laura Ornella perform in the short film COURTESAN, along with others, available on the Ugly/Handsome Films YouTube channel.

Pat Dwyer becomes the first actor ever tasked with playing all 3 of the kings (Claudius, Player King and Ghost) in a movie of Shakespeare’s HAMLET, available now on Amazon, iTunes, and YouTube.

Andrew R. Heinze‘s prize-winning short play MASHA: CONDITIONS IN THE HOLD LAND will be published in the Spring 2020 issue of the Ponder Review, the literary journal of the MFA program at the Mississippi University for Women.

Amanda Enzo directed and stars in the short film LA SUA CENA, available on YouTube.

Ryan Czerwonko appears in a top-of-show guest star role on NBC’s CHICAGO MED, airing March 4, 2020 at 8pm on NBC.

Kenneth Scott Thompson performs in AN EVENING WITH FRIENDS: LOVE, LOSS, & CABARET at 53 Above, March 12, 2020.

Richard Fisher performs in TERRORISM at Lenfest Center For The Arts at Columbia University, March 5-14, 2020.

Shyla Idris performs in THE WHITE BLACKS at Theater For The New City, February 27-March 15, 2020.

Frankie Delessio directs and Richard Lear performs in THE STANDS at The Kraine Theater, February 20-March 6, 2020.

Thami Moscovici performs in THE JERRY DUNCAN SHOW at The 13th Street Repertory Theater, March 5-15, 2020.

Stan Buturla plays Colonel Redfern in LOOK BACK IN ANGER at Gene Frankel Theater, February 14-29, 2020.

Mitch Tebo performs in NATIVE GARDENS, directed by Jade King Carroll, at Portland Stage, March 3-29, 2020.

Amanda Enzo performs her senior thesis in SUNSET BABY at Brooklyn College – Roosevelt Extension 316, February 27-29, 2020.

Andrew R. Heinze‘s one-act play THE FQ, developed in Julie McKee’s playwriting class, will be performed by the B.F.A Student Directing Program at Kean University, February 15-April 30, 2020. A monologue from his full-length play GREAT ROLES FOR OLD ACTRESSES has been published in The Best Women’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019 (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books). A different monologue from the same play appears in Best Women’s Monologues of 2019 (Smith & Kraus); both available on Amazon.

Chris Zach performs in LAMBS FOR SLAUGHTER at Russian Arts Theatre & Studio, February 29-March 21, 2020.

Yoshiko Fuji can be seen in the role of Dragon in PIRATE SONG at the Company Theatre in Norwell, Massachusetts on February 18, 2020.

Youlim Nams play JUST B’DAY DINNER IN NYC, directed by Sophia Treanor and starring Carlos Rivera, Eli Moran, Juana Zavalia, Wolfgang Mcrae and Hyojin Park, will be presented at The Secret Theater, February 1-March 4, 2020 as part of the Act One: One Act Festival.

John Higgins plays the character Ambrose Bierce in a feature film (UNTITLED) that is set for production this summer.

Robert James Hickey is featured in episode #206 of the Netflix show THE POLITICIAN, streaming now. He also plays the lead in the 10-minute play BRAINS POEMS, written by Larry Rinkle and directed by Steve Shoup at Burgdorff Performance Center, February 21-23, 2020.

Laurie Woodard, historian, will introduce the screening of BLACK AND TAN FANTASY about the Harlem Renaissance performer, Fredi Washington at MoMA, March 1, 2020.

Joan La Barbara premieres her work “Ears of an Eagle; Eyes of a Hawk: In the Vortex” commissioned by NY Philharmonic Project 19, at LEADING VOICES, SOUND ON SERIES, at Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center, February 10, 2020.

Ginger Grace appears in her performance piece, THE FIRST LADIES COALITION, directed by Austin Pendleton, at The Bridge Street Theatre, February 21-23, 2020, and for the W.H.A.M. Festival at the Bernie Wohl Center on March 11, 2020.

Kendra Augustin performs a reading of her play SISTERHOOD IN THE TIME OF THE APOCALYPSE at The Kraine Theater as part of The Fire This Time Festival, January 30, 2020.

Nobue Takizawa is a featured actor in Gary Go’s official music video LOVE LOST FREEDOM FOUND.

Stephan Schmidt performs in WATCHLIST at The TANK, February 11-22, 2020.

Andrew R. Heinze‘s play FAIR USE will have a staged reading as part of Urban Stages’ 10-minute play festival “Tourist Traps,” January 26, 2020. A monologue from Andrew Heinze‘s full-length play GREAT ROLES FOR OLD ACTRESSES has been published in The Best Women’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019 (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books). A different monologue from the same play appears in Best Women’s Monologues of 2019 (Smith & Kraus); both available on Amazon.

Maral Tatar produced, translated and is acting in her first professional production, WILL YOU PLEASE SHUT UP? by Dan O”Brien and directed by her brother Burak Tatar, in Istanbul, January 21-April 29, 2020.

Joan La Barbara performs in Jean-Baptiste Barriere’s multidisciplinary opera THE ART OF CHANGE at Arnheim Hall, The New School, January 16-21, 2020.

Thami Moscovici performs in HELP A HANDICAPPED GOD TROT ACROSS THE UNIVERSE at The 13th Street Repertory Theater, January 16-26, 2020.

Katherine O’Sullivan performs in THE 8TH at The Secret Theater as part of First Irish Festival, January 7-18, 2020.

Katharine Cullison performs in the reading THE DARK OUTSIDE by Bernard Kops at The National Portrait Gallery in London, January 17, 2020.

Katherine O’Sullivan and Jerilyn Sackler perform in UNCLE VANYA at The Studio, December 13-15, 2019.

John Higgins co-stars in NBC’s medical drama NEW AMSTERDAM, currently airing Season 2.

Jenna Zhu continues her performance in WHITE PEARL at Studio Theatre, extended by popular demand through December 15, 2019.

Kae Fujisawa directs the short film LULLABY with Nicole Gut, in two screenings at Shetler Studios, December 1, 2019.

Ken Raboy performs in NEAR TO THE WILD HEART at New Stage Theater Company, December 5-January 17, 2020.

Ruya Koman performs in her one-woman show HER KIND at Susan Batson Studios, November 14-December 8, 2019.

Popra Nakayama will star as a samurai in WOMEN WHO’VE MADE A DIFFERENCE by the Bronx Intergenerational Theatre Ensemble, December 7-8, 2019.

Ellis Vizcarra stars in two short films: PIECE BY PIECE by Sean Tracy, available to view on YouTube, and HUMANS, BIRDS AND FIRE by Rohat Turk.

Adele Batchelder performs in OUR TOWN at the Elmwood Playhouse, November 15-December 7, 2019.

J.B. Alexander performs as Pope in DOCTOR FAUSTUS at The Secret Theatre, December 5-15, 2019.

Katherine O’Sullivan and Betsy Ross perform in the reading MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Bernie Wohl Center, December 8, 2019.

Galia Barkol presents a reading of her comedy pilot script DEEP YEARNING along with Rich Fisher, Joey Rotter, and Kristin Pilgreen at Dolby Screening Room NYC as part of NYCTV Fest’s competition, November 22, 2019.

Nancy Redman was invited back to perform a second performance of her one-woman play AT WIT’S END: A HOME FOR RETIRED COMICS at Theatre Row as part of United Solo Theatre Festival and “The Best of the Festival’s First Decade,” November 16, 2019.

Sally Burtenshaw performs in THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood at Rec Room Arts, November 7-December 7, 2019.

Kae Fujisawa directs two short plays, ANGELS and DESIREE AND HER DESIRES, at The John DeSotelle Theatre as part of the New Short Play Festival, October 25-November 3, 2019.

Barbara Linton performs the lead in THE BIRTHDAY CUT, debuting on opening night of the Toronto Shorts International Film Festival, November 14-19, 2019.

Joan La Barbara performs her work NE(X)TWORKS: THEN -> NOW -> NEXT? A FAREWELL CONCERT at ISSUE Project Room, October 24, 2019.

Pascale Roger-McKeever performs in her play THE INS AND OUTS OF FINGERS, SPOONS AND AN OPEN MARRIAGE, directed by Austin Pendleton, at Theatre Row, November 2, 2019.

Amanda Enzo performs in THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT at The New Workshop Theater at Brooklyn College, December 6-11, 2019.

Delil BaranRonan ColferDylan Grunn and Grant Schumacher premiered their movie, WHELM at the Heartland Film Festival on October 9, 2019.

Jenna Zhu performs in WHITE PEARL at Studio Theatre, November 6-December 8, 2019.

Susan Ward performs her show WASBIAN, directed by Austin Pendleton, in the United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row Theatre, October 26, 2019.

Catrin Lloyd-Bollard is featured in the new horror film, THE MOOSEHEAD OVER THE MANTEL, recently released by Gravitas Ventures and available for streaming on Amazon Prime.

Matthew Conlon and Duncan Hazard star in Ken Ludwig’s BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Hampton Theatre Company, October 24-November 10, 2019.

Eric Fallen‘s series of short plays, AMERICAN FABLES, developed in Julie McKee’s workshop, will be presented at HERE, October 10-20, 2019. HB folks are welcome to discounted tickets with code HBSTUDIO.

Justin Linville stars in the independent film THE FRAT HAZE, currently in filming.

Thami Moscovici performs in A LIFE IN THE RYE at The Theater for The New City, November 7-24, 2019.

Johanna Griesé can be seen in the trailer for the forthcoming book FACE, by Jessica Helfland, directed by Lake Buckley.

Ken Raboy performs the role of Columbia Pictures head David Begelman in YOU’LL NEVER EAT LUNCH IN THIS TOWN AGAIN at NY Fringe Festival, October 20-31, 2019.

George Pappas performs in THE GIVER at Nantucket Dreamland, October 9-20, 2019.

Amanda Peet and Cynthia Nixon are set to star in HBO period drama THE GILDED AGE.

Ginger Grace, Matt de Rogatis, Spencer Scott & Alex Rose appear in THE GLASS MENAGERIE directed by Austin Pendleton and Peter Bloch at the Wild Project, October 3-20, 2019.

Robert Hickey is featured as Mr. Reynolds in the short film MR. REYNOLDS. He was also cast in a supporting role in the indie film ANE’S NIGHT, currently in production.

Andrew R. Heinze‘s one-act play I CAN’T HELP IT will be produced by the Nylon Fusion Theatre Company at TADA! Theatre, October 25-26, 2019.

Brad Forenza’s play URBAN DWELLERS will be featured in a reading at TADA! Theatre, October 6, 2019.

Stan Buturla plays Bertrand Russell in LUDWIG AND BERTIE at Theater for the New City, September 26-October 13, 2019.

Burak Tatar directs PRIME REAL ESTATE, starring HB’s Pat Clune and James Fordyce, at New York Theater Festival, September 26-29, 2019.

Richard Sacher will be performing his new cabaret show, JUST SONGS! at Parnell’s, September 26, 2019.

Amanda Peet will star in Season 2 of DIRTY JOHN. Details on an air date have yet to be announced.

Nicole Gut performs in her screenings of OPPOSITE OF LOVE and LULLABY, directed by Kae Fujisawa, at The Network Film Festival, September 18, 2019.

Allison Plamondon choreographs the musical HOLIDAY INN at Shaw Festival, November 16-December 22, 2019.

Fred Gordon’s play I AM THE WOLF will be presented in a reading at Ensemble Studio Theatre, October 29, 2019.

Eric Roffman will speak on “Ethics in Emerging Media” and present a trailer for his new VR video at the NYVR Meetup at NYEDC RLab, September 19, 2019.

Anne Stockton performs her one-woman drama I WON’T BE IN ON MONDAY at United Solo Festival as part of “The Best of” Selection, September 25, 2019.

Stan Buturla performs in the one-man cabaret ONE ENCHANTED EVENING at Don’t Tell Mama, September 19, 2019.

Mary Francina Golden and Karen Christie-Ward perform in ZOO THEORY at West End Arts Center, N.J. Rep, Theatre Brut Festival, October 2-6, 2019.

Susan Jacobson performs in her show COLLECTING DRIFTWOOD (developed at HB Studio with David Deblinger, Director and Nina Wise, Dramaturge) at the 10th Annual United Solo Theatre Festival at The Studio Theatre, October 5, 2019.

J.B. Alexander performs in A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at Brave New World Repertory Theatre, September 12-October 6, 2019.

Jane Kotlyar performs in SPACE RACE at The Dixon Place, September 14-21, 2019.

Katie Finneran stars in WHY WOMEN KILL opposite Lucy Liu, streaming now on CBS.

Tatiana Korinfsky’s play DEAR ANTON! DEAR OLGA! will be performed at Pushkin Hall, August 30-31, 2019.

Amanda Enzo performs in JAGUAR WOMAN at the WOW Café on September 29, 2019.

Hugh Heckman performs the role of Mr. Weber in GYPSY at Heights Players of Brooklyn, September 6-22, 2019.

J.B. Alexander performs in ARRIVALS at Polaris North on August 27, 2019.

John Payne performs with Mardi Sykes in David Laughlin’s play ALBUQUERQUE at Cell Theatre, August 27, 2019.

Francesca FerraraDavid Lee, Michael S. HorowitzGeorgia Buchanan, and Elizabeth Maille can be seen in I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER, directed by Richard Hoehler, at The Chain Theatre, September 5-22, 2019. HB Students get $15 tickets by following the link! Code: HB

Doug Wallace performs as Lord Capulet in ROMEO & JULIET at The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, August 3-October 27, 2019.

Minerva Paz returns as Dr. Priya Badami in season 4 episode 6 of QUEEN SUGAR on the OWN Network.

Robert A Villanova performs in DRINKING WITH THE PRIME MINISTER at the Hudson Guild Theater, July 25-28, 2019.

Zach Wegner performs in RAW PASTA at the New Ohio Ice Factory Festival, August 7-10, 2019.

Burak Tatar directs the play MOLOTOV COCKTAIL written by Edward J. Fee, which was developed at HB Studio’s P&J Project, at the Hudson Guild Theater, July 25-28, 2019.

Katherine O’Sullivan performs in THE LARGE JAR, directed by HB Alum Siobhan Dunne, at Fringe PVD, July 25-27, 2019.

Lawrence Ong stars as Raymond in the film THE VERY LAST DAY, which released on December 9, 2018.

Galia Barkols feature film DON’T LET THE NIGHT END, in which she wrote, directed and stars in the lead role, is now available on Amazon Prime.

Youlim Nam performs her show ACTING IS MY DESTINY, directed by Snezhana Chernova, at The Hudson Guild Theater, July 25-28, 2019.

Jessie Winograd performs CHAPTER 1, SECTION 1 OF THE DANCING MANIA, which began as part of Robbie McCauley’s “Playing the Self, Playing the Other” workshop at HB, at HERE, July 9-11, 2019.

Annette Fox performs as Queen Anne of Austria in THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK at Hudson Warehouse, July 4-28, 2019.

Andrew R. Heinze‘s comedy WOULD YOU LIKE A TISSUE? will be produced at the Studio Players’ Annual Ten-Minute Play Fest in Lexington KY, July 25-28, 2019.

Yoshiko Fuji performs as Dragon in the Up In Arms original musical PIRATE SONG, touring now.

Andrew G. Matthews performs his one-man show MOMENTS…AN EVENING WITH BILL W at New York Summer Festival, July 11-July 14, 2019.

Nancy Redman performs her one-woman play AT WIT’S END: A HOME FOR RETIRED COMICS at Theatre Row as part of United Solo Theatre Festival and “The Best of the Festival’s First Decade” on October 19, 2019.

Ruya Koman is featured in the short film INTERFERENCE (as director/producer/actress) along with Edward J. Fee, available on Amazon Prime Video Direct to stream for free through June 24, 2019.

Kae Fujisawa, Jeremy Toda-Ambaras (waltz dancers) and Shai Ben Dov (Mozart) star in MOZART AND SALIERI & THE BEAR at The West End Theater, June 5-9, 2019.

Nobue Takizawa can be seen in the official music video “Nah” by Zāna.

Toshiji Takeshima performs in HBO Asia’s original period drama, GRISSE, streaming now.

Jo Anne Sellers performs in THE ERROR OF THE MOON at Hudson Guild Theater, June 30-July 7, 2019.

Christopher Abbott stars as the lead in the TV show CATCH-22, streaming now on HULU.

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