Weekly Notice

Weekly Notice



HB Studio
Weekly Notice
may 25-MAY 31

*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 and Dramatist Guild Union Members.

Online Classes & Workshops

All Classes Offered in 5-Week Parts

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

Summer Term:

  • Part A:  June 13 – July 19
  • Part B:  July 20 – Aug 23

Registration Policies & Audits

The Studio will approve and process requests for refunds, credits, withdrawals, and transfers only through the day (24 hours) before your first class. Please take a moment to review HB Studio’s registration policies.

We offer the opportunity for new and existing students to audit online classes in order to observe the instructor’s teaching style and the culture of the class before making the commitment to register. We encourage you to try virtual learning with us by auditing a class.

Classes Tailored to Online Space

HB Studio will tailor its teaching and the topic to the virtual space, taking advantage of the medium’s unique creative possibilities. Please check each course page for more information on how teachers will conduct specific classes online.

Learn more about our online classes.

Workshop Highlights:

Make a donation to HB Studio

Can’t take a class this term at HB? Make a donation to help our artistic community remain resilient and connected.

HB Studio will continue to offer critical financial support through the HB Scholarship Fund for artists taking online classes and workshops. As a 501c3 non-profit organization, donations to the studio are fully tax-deductible and serve a vital role in supporting the studio’s robust mission-driven programs for artists, including the HB Scholarship Fund. Making a donation to HB Studio eliminates financial barriers for artists and ensures they continue to have access to the critical resources they need.

The Uta Hagen Institute

Virtual Performances & Events

Student Resources

Community News

HB Remembers: Jerry Stiller

PHOTO: “Jerry Stiller, Comedian With Enduring Appeal, Is Dead at 92,” New York Times

HB Studio notes with deep sadness the passing of our friend, colleague and alumnus, the brilliant actor and comedy legend Jerry Stiller. 

As stellar a person as he was an artist, Jerry gave back generously to the community of actors. He moved and delighted us with his sharp humor and kind heart. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.

Read his obituary in the NY Times

HB Remembers: Zirka Derlycia

We are grieved to share the passing of Zirka Maria Derlycia. Zirka was a long-time student and friend of HB, an engaged and supportive member of our community, and a regular in Rochelle Oliver’s and Helen Gallagher’s classes. Singing was her passion. 

“Over the years that Zirka had  studied with me, we became very close friends. She loved the work, going deep and connecting with the needs of the character. She loved coming to HB. She wrote poetry and was a wonderful photographer. She gave me a book she had put together of her poems and photographs. She was an extraordinary woman and a beautiful human being and I will never forget her and will miss her forever.” – Rochelle Oliver

Read her obituary

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Information listed under Community News may be out-of-date as theater and public gatherings have closed due to city mandates. We want to acknowledge the outstanding work from our Faculty, Students, and Alumni. Please continue to keep us updated with your activity and news.

Faculty News

Joan La Barbara performed in the zoom opera ALL DECISIONS WILL BE MADE BY CONSENSUS, available to stream now.

Austin Pendleton directs a radio play rendition of Miller’s THE AMERICAN CLOCK with more than 30 Steppenwolf ensemble members, including John Malkovich and Laurie Metcalf. He will also perform.

Tina Benko, who was nominated for Best Guest Actress (Drama) for her performance, stars in THE REHEARSAL, available to stream now.


Jackson Moran appears in THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA on HBO this year.

Jessica Hecht stars in the third season of the anthology crime thriller series THE SINNER, on USA Network Thursdays 9/8c

Frank Wood stars in the world premiere of THE BEST WE COULD as part of Manhattan Theatre Club’s spring lineup.

Austin Pendleton stars in Tracy Letts’ THE MINUTES on Broadway. Performances are at the Cort Theatre, running a limited engagement through Sunday, June 14, 2020.

Laura Esterman will appear in a new 6-part HBO series, I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE, with Mark Ruffalo. The show premiered on April 27.

Russell G. Jones stars as Looper on CBS’s cop drama show TOMMY, opposite Edie Falco, from Paul Attanasio, airing Thursdays 10/9c on CBS. He also stars in VIRAL MONOLOGUES, a collection of videotaped soliloquies that contemplate the way we live now, in isolation.

Alumni & Student 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.

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

Robert James Hickey is featured in Episode #6 of Season 2 of the Netflix show THE POLITICIAN, streaming now. 

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

Lorna Courtney stars as Shark Girl in WEST SIDE STORY at Broadway Theatre, now through September 6, 2020.

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


Let Our People Go

A letter from inside Marion Correctional Institution is the voice of those
locked in cages and discarded during this pandemic.

Read the full article here.