Weekly Notice

Weekly Notice

 

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Weekly Notice
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A staged reading of Vincent R. Parker’s play Something Extraordinary Happens will be held on Monday, March 9 with two performances at 2:45 PM and 4 PM in the First Floor Studio. The play has been divided into six sections that are directed by the students of Pat Golden. Moshe Henderson, Jane Flanagan, Carmen-Sibha Keiso, and Rebecca Kaplan take their different approaches on this new play.

Featuring HB students Amanda Enzo, Edward Fee, Jason Dietz, La Veda Davis, Denise Ivanov, Eric Cerbo, Patrick Hamilton, Andrew Warner, Beckett Rosset, Belle Goodman, Devon Ahmed, and Jake Russo

FREE and on a first-come-first served basis



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AN ACTRESS’ JOURNEY PRODUCING/WRITING/DIRECTING


Sometimes we plan what we want to do. Sometimes we feel compelled. “I felt compelled to produce. My first experience as a producer occurred while I was a student at Yale School of Drama where I felt compelled to diversify the stories being presented at YSD’s student-run Cabaret by producing a Black History Month reading series, as well as directing/producing two of my own new plays. Since graduating from Yale, I have written/produced/performed in my short films, web series and plays, as well as co-founded/co-produced a film festival (St. Francis College Women’s Film Festival) and a number of theater festivals.”

“In 2018, I founded Conch Shell Productions. The mission of Conch Shell is to showcase/produce/develop new works by Caribbean-American screenwriters and playwrights and to build stronger bonds between diverse communities. As a Haitian-American artist, I recognize that American theater and film needs an infusion of the unique voices of American playwrights and screenwriters of Caribbean heritage in order for our culturally-specific contributions and unique perspectives to be acknowledged and celebrated. In March 2020, Conch Shell Productions—in partnership with Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College—will be presenting the 2nd Annual HEAR HER CALL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN THEATER FESTIVAL. This year’s festival will feature 5 new one-woman performance pieces, readings of full-length plays, and screenings of short films by American and Canadian women of Trinidadian, Puerto Rican, Bahamian, Guyanese, and Jamaican heritage. We are happy to share that Third World Media will be curating the short film program for this year’s festival. I would like to invite all members of the HB Studio community to attend. For details visit Conch Shell Productions or follow us on Instagram: @conchshellproductions.”

about

Magaly Colimon-Christopher started her acting journey at HB Studio, where she studied with Herbert Berghof, Earle Hyman, Anne Jackson, and Michael Beckett. After completing her graduate studies at Yale School of Drama, Magaly performed in numerous Prime Time, Daytime, film, commercial, and theater productions. Driven by her passion for authentic, energized, and organic acting, Magaly completed her certification as Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Practitioner and continues to explore and adopt new self-awareness, performance, and movement techniques. Her experiences as a performer, director, Feldenkrais Method instructor, and “ever-curious-student-of-enlightenment-and-truth” informs her teaching.

“My goal is to provide students with exercises and techniques that release students from habitual self-use patterns and free them to realize authentic moments in performance and life.” Learn more. 

began teaching at hb Studio

  • 2018

training

  • Yale School of Drama
  • The Actors Center
  • Feldenkrais Practitioner Training Program, NYC
  • HB Studio

recognition

  • Hear Her Call Caribbean-American Women’s Theater Festival (Founder/Producer)
  • Conch Shell New Works Reading Series (Founder/Producer)
  • Conch Shell Productions (Artistic Director)
  • Ah-Ha Moments Theater Festival (Founder/Co-Producer)
  • St. Francis Women’s Film Festival (Co-Founder)

currently teaches

  • Acting with the Camera 1

recent news

  • Currently producing the 2nd Annual Hear Her Call Caribbean-American Women’s Theater Festival (in partnership with Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College)
  • Recently finished filming in the upcoming Netflix series GRAND ARMY

notable credits

Her acting credits include: BLUE BLOODS; GRAND ARMY; HOSTAGES; LAW & ORDER SVU; ER; THE CLOSER; LAW & ORDER CI; JITNEY; MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM; LAX; BN4REAL; HER TORY; YES, MADAME; SEX AND THE CITY; LAW & ORDER; and numerous commercials. She is a proud member of The Actor’s Center and Actor’s Studio Playwright & Directors Unit.

Her writing/producing credits include: SILENT TRUTH (2018 Finalist O’Neill National Playwrights Conference); THE HUNTING SEASON (Planet Connections Theatre Festivity 2018 – Outstanding Playwriting, Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Production Winner); YES MADAME! (Official Selection: Pan African Film Festival, Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, Reel Sisters Film Festival, and HBREC Film Festival); HER TORY (Semi-Finalist Caribbean Film Festival and Market); BUTTERSCOTCH AND FUDGE (Ah-Ha Moments One-Act Play Fest); and BN4REAL (web series).


Faculty News

Mark Blum is set to star as Professor Serebryakov in UNCLE VANYA at Berkshire Theatre Group, August 6-29, 2020.

Craig Dolezel performs in MARROW at Episcopal Actors Guild, February 20-29, 2020. HB folks get a discount with code EAGFRIENDS20 ($5.00 off).

Tina Benko is nominated for Best Guest Actress (Drama) for her performance in THE REHEARSAL by the 11th Annual Indie Series Awards.

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

Julie McKee‘s two plays will be featured in readings: THE SECRET LIFE OF SEAWEED (Playmarket, New Zealand, Dec 2019; EST Satellite First Light, Jan/Feb 2019) and A HOLIDAY ON ICE IN A WARM CLIMATE (CCTA, 2019; Drama Discourse Society, Auckland, New Zealand, 2019; Theater im Kulturhaus Karistobahnof, Heidelberg, Germany, 2019; Imago Theatre, Montreal, Canada, 2019; Theatre Alliance, Kansas City, 2019; Climate Change Theater Action, Greenfield, Mass, 2019).

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

Frank Wood joins the cast of the world-premiere of THE PERPLEXED at Manhattan Theatre Club beginning February 11, 2020. He is also set to star in the world premiere of THE BEST WE COULD as part of Manhattan Theatre Club’s spring lineup.

Austin Pendleton will star in Tracy Letts’ THE MINUTES on Broadway. Performances begin Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the Cort Theatre and the official opening is Sunday, March 15, 2020, running a limited engagement through Sunday, June 14, 2020.

David Deblinger will appear in an episode of THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL. The series is currently streaming on Amazon. David Deblinger is also appearing as Sol Fidler in episodes 3 and 7 of GODFATHER OF HARLEM, starring Forest Whitaker on Epix.

Laura Esterman will appear in a new 6-part HBO series, I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE, with Mark Ruffalo. A release date is yet to be announced. 

Russell G. Jones stars as Looper on CBS’s cop drama pilot TOMMY, opposite Edie Falco, from Paul Attanasio, airing Thursdays 10/9c on CBS.


Alumni & Student News

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.

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

Ginger Grace appears in her performance piece, THE FIRST LADIES COALITION, directed by Austin Pendleton, at the Bernie Wohl Center on March 11, 2020.

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

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.

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.


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La’Shaunae Steward and Tess Holliday Talk Modeling, Body Confidence, and Owning the Word Fat

“It boils down to the fact that it’s people projecting their insecurities onto us because being fat is the worst thing to them. Fat is a more offensive word to them than it is to us, actually.”

Read the full article here.