Weekly Notice

Weekly Notice

HB Studio
Weekly Notice
July 26 – AUGUST 1

*Industry Union Members receive 20% OFF Summer Term 2021 classes through May 30, 2021 and 10% off thereafter. Discounts valid for studio classes only; not valid for workshops, programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be combined nor applied retroactively. Union discount applies for classes taken by cardholders only and cannot be used to enroll family or friends. Union discount available to AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA, UFT, and Dramatist Guild Union Members or international equivalent.


The Uta Hagen Institute

Performances & Events

Student Resources

Community News

Faculty News

Robert Grusecki and Anya Turner published the book WORDS MATTER, a collection of their song lyrics, essays, monologues, and photographs.

David Deblinger performed in BACKSEAT, which he also wrote, with Labyrinth Theater Company, June 25-27, 2021.

Magaly Colimon‘s company Conch Shell Productions will produce RESERT SERIES 2021 on July 24 & 31, 2021.

Austin Pendleton directs the New York concert premiere of the new musical BLUE ROSES with York Theatre Company, October 18, 2021.

Ashish Pant‘s film THE KNOT (ULJHAN), which he also directs, was selected in competition at IFFLA, May 20-27, 2021, NYIFF, June 4-11, 2021 and Shanghai International Film Festival, June 11-20, 2021.

Jessica Hecht stars in Season 2 of SPECIAL and the film THE ATLANTIC CITY STORY.

Amanda Quaid‘s new one-act opera THE EXTINCTIONIST premiered with Heartbeat Opera in May and is available to stream online.

Keith David will star in the new Broadway play THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN which opens on October 31, 2021.

Snezhana Chernova performs in the independent film WHO KILLED PUSHKIN? produced by independent film company JUMP ROOM FILMS that is currently in post production.

Mercedes Ruehl stars in Guild Hall’s 90th season celebration, which began May 23.

Peter Francis James is currently filming and will star in upcoming episodes of THE GODFATHER OF HARLEM.

Alumni & Student News

Charly Wenzel (playwright and director), Nya Yeanafehn, Kevin Hobaichan, and Fernando Rockenbach perform in Charly’s play BY YOUR SIDE, and Charly also performs in DEAD END KIDS, at The Chain One Act Festival, July 25-August 11, 2021.

Nancy Redman was honored with a 2021 Jerry Kaufman Excellence in Playwriting Citation and Award from the American Renaissance Theater Company for her play AT WIT’S END: A HOME FOR RETIRED COMICS.

Youlim Nam performs in her new podcast NO PRESSURE, IT’S JUST A SHORT PLAY PODCAST.

Joy Ciarcia-Levy‘s play THE REVIEW, cowritten with Cyndi Scott, will be presented in an ongoing Zoom production with Irvington Theatre, May 18-December 31, 2021.

Giovanni Morassutti narrates his creative project STRASBERG LEGACY, available through Google’s Arts & Culture Exhibit.

Suzy Brack performed in FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT for Chicago Dramatists’ 48 Hour Play Festival on March 20, 2021. Suzy’s team won the fest in both categories for having the most votes and by raising the most funds for the theatre’s playwriting scholarships. FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT will be available for viewing online in August, 2021.

Ginger Grace appears in WEDDING MARCH, award winner PBS Reel 13, currently streaming on PBS Reel 13 Shorts WINNERS, a project that began in Austin Pendleton’s class.

Raymon Turturro performs in the film HOBO HEYSEUS, which released on March 2, 2021.

Georgia Buchanan appears as Abby Westbrook in episode 312 of NEW AMSTERDAM.

Jeffrey Adam Baxt is featured in the Sabates Eye Center commercial for a third year in a row.

Katherine O’Sullivan performs in the ALONE TOGETHER SCREENING SERIES with Fallen Angel Theatre Company.

Yurika Foster stars in the sci-fi film FACTION, available now to stream on Amazon Prime.

Randy Schein plays several characters in the video games TONY HAWK’S PRO SKATER 1 & 2.

Christina Jacquelyn Calph stars in the role of Crash on the Nickelodeon show SIDE HUSTLE, which premiered on November 7, 2020.

Ryan Czerwonko‘s new film, airing now on the Ugly/Handsome Films YouTube, has been accepted into Manhattan Repertory Theatre’ Stories Film Festival.

Lauren Eve will star in the short films SIR and PURPLE LADY.

Susan Barnes Walker plays the cashier in two scenes of MR ROBOT, Episode 404, streaming now on Amazon Prime.

Lenore Loveman performs in the feature film PRINCE HARMING, currently streaming on Amazon Prime.

Amanda Enzo performs in FIRST DAY from Eden Theater Company’s The Living Room Plays.

Justin Linville is set to star as a series regular opposite Chelsea Holmes, Sam Straley and Seann William Scott in Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot THIS COUNTRY.


How America lost its commitment to the right to vote

The Voting Rights Act is arguably the most successful civil rights law in American history. Originally signed in 1965, it was the United States’ first serious attempt since Reconstruction to build a multiracial democracy — and it worked. Just two years after President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, Black voter registration rates in the Jim Crow stronghold of Mississippi skyrocketed from 6.7 percent to nearly 60 percent. And yet, in a trio of recent cases, the Court drained nearly all of the life out of this landmark statute.

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