Weekly Notice

Weekly Notice


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Weekly Notice
APR 22 – 28

Spring Classes (Part B)

Discounts valid for classes only; not valid for workshops, programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be combined nor applied retroactively. Union discount available to AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA and Dramatist Guild Union Members.

Attention F-1 Students: If you are eligible for Optional Practical Training at the end of this term- SPRING 2019- there is an invitation and information for you in the “Student Mail” folder in the office.

Please see Angela or Snezhana the International Student Advisors with any questions.


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Jonathan Lynn participates in an event at Film Forum about his 1985 cult-classic movie, CLUE, on April 20, 2019.

Mercedes Ruehl will star in the movie HUSTLERS coproduced by Jennifer Lopez and written/directed by Lorene Scafaria. Filming on the project began March 22 and a release date is yet to be announced.

Jessica Hecht will star as Karen in Netflix’s SPECIAL, due for release April 12.

Russell G. Jones will star as Looper in the new CBS cop drama pilot TOMMY from Paul Attanasio.

Peter Francis James will star as Barack Obama in the Broadway production of HILLARY AND CLINTON, opposite Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow, opening April 18, 2019.

Frank Wood stars in the Broadway production of NETWORK opposite Bryan Cranston. Performances close June 8, 2019.

Maria Fontanals received a 2019 Latin ACE Award for Best Drama Actress for her performance in EL DIVÁN.

Mark Blum appears in the Netflix original thriller YOU, streaming now.

Paul Pryce won two major awards for his original television series SERPENTS MOUTH at the Caribbean Tales Incubator Film Lab, ‘The Big Pitch,’ at the Toronto International Film Festival. His pitch for SERPENTS MOUTH was voted Best Pitch by a panel of judges and received the People’s Choice Award from an audience of media and industry professionals at the event.

David Deblinger has been cast in a guest starring role opposite Forest Whitaker in a new limited series called, THE GODFATHER OF HARLEM, on Epix.

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

Alumni & Student News

Kristin Samuelson performs the leading role in GOOD MORNING, MISS AMERICA at Steyer Opera House, April 18-27, 2019.

Shan(Mira) Jiang received the Award of Merit for individual achievement in acting for the film entitled “$2.75” in the Southern Shorts Awards – Category: Student-Spring 2019.

Alex Bender performs in the musical AUGUST RUSH at Paramount Theater, April 24-June 2, 2019.

Susan Stein will perform her one-woman play ETTY, directed by Austin Pendleton, at 92Y on May 2, 2019.

Sally Burtenshaw performs A LIE OF THE MIND by Sam Shepard at Match Arts and Theatre Center, May 24 – June 8, 2019.

A reading of Natalie Bates’s PRO BONO, performed by Jody Prusan, will be held at the Grand Central Library on April 25, 2019. Bate’s monologue OVER EASY was also published in BEST MEN’S MONOLOGUES OF 2019 (Smith & Kraus).

Hugh Heckman performs in the role of Everett in the musical CRAZY FOR YOU at The Heights Players of Brooklyn, May 3-19, 2019.

A monologue from Andrew Heinze‘s play GREAT ROLES FOR OLD ACTRESSES has been published in BEST WOMEN’S MONOLOGUES OF 2019 (Smith & Kraus).

Ginger Grace appears in THE COLOR OF LIGHT at the Schoolhouse Theater, North Salem, NY, April 4-28, 2019.

Mitch Tebo stars as Andrew Carnes in the Broadway production of OKLAHOMA! Previews began at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre on March 19, 2019 ahead of an official opening on April 7, 2019. It will play a limited engagement through September 1, 2019.

Scott Ellis directs TOOTSIE on Broadway. Previews began March 29.
Nic Marrone‘s play 420: A MUSICAL EXPERIENCE will be produced, with another HB Alum, Shirelle Ruddock, at The Kraine Theatre, April 5-27, 2019.

Rosa (Hernandez) Binod is casting for the premieres of ALATA MAR, CRIMINAL, and 45 REVOLUCIONES.

Jason Dietz produces and performs in his screenwright, PATIENT 001, streaming now on Amazon Prime, iTunes, ONDemand, Vudu, and more.

Robert Hickey appears in the indie short film SOUL BOUNCING (working title), Nov 1-June 31, 2019. 

Charly Wenzel is performing in THEN SHE FELL at The Kingsland Ward, October 1, 2018-April 30, 2019.


How Can I Say This So We Can Stay in This Car Together?

“That really is my ambition: how to have a conversation so that the space can hold discomfort, so that the thing isn’t a thing that you have to put over there, so that we can get over ourselves, in a sense — and I mean all of us, people of color, white people — that we have, suddenly, a moment where we have an investment in a kind of possibility that is beyond our negotiation of each other. I think the messiness of just saying what it is, when it is.”

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