Weekly Notice

Weekly Notice

HB Studio
Weekly Notice

JAN. 17–23

Winter Term Weekly Classes – Online & In-Person*

HB Studio offers both online classes and in-person classes at the Studio. Before your first class, please review the information outlined on the relevant page(s). Classes are in NYC’s Eastern Time Zone.

With the exception of our playwriting and directing classes, all classes are offered in two 5-week parts, Part A and Part B. A $15 discount will apply when registering for both parts:


  • Part A: January 10 – February 14 (No classes Jan. 17)
  • Part B: February 15 – March 21
    • Sign up for either Part A or Part B independently (5 weeks each), or join both for the full 10-week term. You may join Part B without taking Part A. 

Browse classes and register online. Classes are available in:

*Those participating in onsite activity at HB Studio must abide by our requirements for taking in-person classes.


*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.

Online Classes & Workshops

The Uta Hagen Institute



Friday, Feb. 25, 2022 at 3:30pm

The HB Community is invited to meet acclaimed showrunner, filmmaker and author Noah Hawley! This Meet & Greet is a unique opportunity for actors and artists to ask their burning questions about what to expect IN THE BUSINESS.

Join us for a chance to ask questions about: how to get engaged in the industry, the process of creating and writing a show, etc. This is also an opportunity for you to learn more about the different perspective roles in the industry that actors often work in closely with. Please come prepared with questions.

The conversation will be moderated by Francesca Ferrara.

About Noah Hawley

Award-winning Noah Hawley is one of the most accomplished auteurs and versatile storytellers working in television, film and literature. Hawley balances the art of telling cinematic, unforgettable character-driven stories that linger long after you’ve been immersed in them.

Over the course of his more than 20-year career, Hawley’s work as a novelist, screenwriter, series creator, showrunner and director has garnered acclaim – winning an Emmy®, Golden Globe®, PEN, Critics’ Choice, and Peabody Award – and passionate response from audiences.


Student Resources

Community News

Faculty News

Barbara Bleier & Austin Pendleton‘s HOLIDAY HANGOVER performs on January 11, 2022.

Ben Mehl stars in Season 3 of YOU on Netflix—premieres October 15, 2021, and in the first episode you’ll find a beautiful tribute to Mark Blum.

Alumni & Student News

Polly McKie will be in Irish Repertory Theatres’ THE STREETS OF NEW YORK on January 30th, 2022. Followed by Mint Theater Company’s THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW on March 20, 2022.

Connie Kirk plays Senator Mae Rae Thibodeaux in PLEDGE: THE MUSICAL at the Fertile Ground Festival 2022.

Ginger Grace appears in WEDDING MARCH, California Women’s Film Festival, Short Script Finalist, January 7-9.

Cliff LoBrutto stars in A GOOD COP on NTD TV. Episodes can be seen until February 5, 2022.

Barbara Bleier & Austin Pendleton‘s HOLIDAY HANGOVER performs on January 11, 2022.

Mark Gorham‘s one-act play, “BONNE CHANCE!”, received 3 award nominations (including Best Short Play) at the New York Theater Festival – Fall/Winterfest 2021 at Latea Theatre, Soho.

Suzy Brack performs in Selma Hazouri’s play STAND-UP with Tony Dobrowolski, James Leo Ryan, Shariba Rivers, and Susan Gosdick for Chicago’s Ubiquitous Players on January 15, 2022.

Amanda Enzo performs in an interactive installation of INTERNET NOSTALGIA in Hot Bed Philly.

Jason Dietz is featured in THE TANNERY which is being featured in Film Festivals.

Suzy Brack performed in the world-premiere of Sheryl Mylan’s play WAR ON WALGREENS with John S. Green and Gerald Cole for Chicago Writers’ Bloc Fest on December 16, 2021. WAR ON WALGREENS was awarded Best Play in the fest from a tabulation of votes from professionals and audience members.

James Gavin performs in CHASING JACK at the Actors Temple Theatre.

Moshe Henderson was nominated for Best Director and Ronan Colfer was nominated for Best Play for A FORAY IN INNOCENCE at the New York Theater Festival.

Andrew Heinze‘s full-length play SHYLOCK THE FIRST will be published in The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 2022 and The Best Men’s Stage Monologues 2022 (Smith & Kraus).

David Nash appears in FBI: MOST WANTED on CBS, Season 3 Episode 6, which aired Nov 9, 2021.

Richa Chandra appears in the film INDIA SWEETS AND SPICES, which opened in US theaters Nov 21, 2021.

Jeffrey Adam Baxt performs in a reading of SATURPLAY. An event for the whole family, featuring eight short plays written by Philadelphia-area students.

John L. Payne performs in WHO IS CHRISTMAS EVE? on the Bounce Channel.

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Honor Martin Luther King Jr. and the Full Movement

As Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaches, educators across the nation will teach about King’s life and works. Countless others will echo his famous quotes. Few will offer a full picture of who King truly was—or of the collectivist movement that surrounded him.

These resources can help you offer a fuller account of King, his peers and the ongoing legacy of their shared dreams and actions.

Past articles

#DEAFWOKE with Jermaine Williams. #DeafWoke is a Virtual Consciousness-raising, Engaging Online Talk Show, Led by Black and Native American Deaf Host Mr. Antoine Hunter PurpleFireCrow. Read the article here.

Emerging From the Cave—Reimagining our Future in Theater and Live Performance. In this independent study commissioned by the Sundance Institute, Jesse Cameron Alick interviews over 70 artists and arts workers, writes about their individual experiences during the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter uprising, analyzes the state of the field now, and offers potential pathways that can take us into the future. The study is available in presentation and film form.

Dear Hollywood: It's (Beyond) TIme to Start Hiring More Black Hairstylists and Makeup Artists. For the first time, two Black women have won an Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Allure investigates why it took this long — and whether this marks a turning point. Will the beauty challenges of acting while Black finally be addressed by more than hashtags? Read the article here.