Weekly Notice

Weekly Notice


HB Studio
Weekly Notice
JUNE 24 – JUNE 30

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OTHERS & US: Staged Readings of Six New Plays
June 25 – June 30

June 25 – 30, 2019 | 7pm 
HB Playwrights Theatre
124 Bank Street, NYC

AMITE by Elizabeth Nichols 
Tuesday, June 25 – RSVP
Three old friends find themselves together after their thirty-fifth high school reunion is canceled due to Hurricane Katrina. As the storm terrorizes the dilapidated cottage where they take refuge, old wounds between them resurface and secrets are exposed.

Wednesday, June 26 – RSVP
A retelling of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus from Lavinia’s perspective. Set in the present day, reminiscent of the late Roman Empire if the late Roman Empire had Twitter, this dark comedy reimagines Lavinia’s experience of womanhood in a neo-Swiftian society (Taylor, not Jonathan) as Lavinia becomes a bad-ass vigilante who avenges the crimes committed against her, all while attempting to take the perfect selfie.

ANNA KARENINA by Gwen Kingston 
Thursday, June 27 – RSVP
Love, lust and Russian ennui abound in this female-driven, musical riff on the classic novel.

NATIVE TONGUE by Amanda Quaid 
Friday, June 28 – RSVP
An immigrant visits an accent coach to help him sound more American. The line between insider and outsider shifts as he assimilates in unexpected ways.

Saturday, June 29 – RSVP
Bridget’s fraught marriage to Nigel, a cramped NYC apartment and her stagnant career convince her to search for a country escape in the post 9/11 real estate gold rush up in the Lower Catskill Mountains. Armed with a limited budget and plenty of nervous enthusiasm, she enlists the aid of Mr. Sunshine to help her realize her dream. A comedy.

7 SHITTY HOMBRES by Ellen DeLisle
Sunday, June 30 – RSVP
Unexpectedly single, sleep deprived marriage-party planner, Alexis, faces eviction from her hypochondriac ex, Randolph. She must battle 7 shitty hombres to find cheap rent and true love in NYC.

Student Resources

Community News

Faculty News

Frank Wood appears this summer in A HUMAN BEING OF A SORT at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, June 26 – July 7, 2019.

Austin Pendleton is featured in the new documentary, FIDDLER: MIRACLE OF MIRACLES, about the origin story and staying power behind the musical that became an international hit, in select theaters beginning August 23, 2019.

David Deblinger will appear in an episode of THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL. The series is currently streaming on Amazon.

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. 

Christian Kelly-Sordelet is the fight director for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Paper Mill Playhouse. Performances began May 29, 2019 and will run through July 3, 2019. He is also the fight director for THE THREE MUSKETEERS at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Performances began June 12.

Mercedes Ruehl will star in the movie HUSTLERS coproduced by Jennifer Lopez and written/directed by Lorene Scafaria, which releases on September 13, 2019. Mercedes Ruehl will also star in the World Premiere of SAFE SPACE at Bay Street Theater, June 25–July 21.

Jessica Hecht stars as Karen in Netflix’s SPECIAL, which released on April 12.

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

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

Alumni & Student News

Jessie Winograd performs CHAPTER 1, SECTION 1 OF THE DANCING MANIA, which began as part of Robbie McCauley’s “Playing the Self, Playing the Other” workshop at HB, at HERE, July 9-11, 2019.

Annette Fox performs as Queen Anne of Austria in THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK at Hudson Warehouse, July 4-28, 2019.

Andrew R. Heinze‘s comedy WOULD YOU LIKE A TISSUE? will be produced at the Studio Players’ Annual Ten-Minute Play Fest, July 25-28, 2019.

Yoshiko Fuji performs as Dragon in the Up In Arms original musical PIRATE SONG, touring now.

Andrew G. Matthews performs his one-man show MOMENTS…AN EVENING WITH BILL W at New York Summer Festival, July 11-July 14, 2019.

Nancy Redman performs her one-woman play AT WIT’S END: A HOME FOR RETIRED COMICS at Theatre Row as part of United Solo Theatre Festival and “The Best of the Festival’s First Decade” on October 19, 2019.

Nobue Takizawa can be seen in the official music video “Nah” by Zāna.

Toshiji Takeshima performs in HBO Asia’s original period drama, GRISSE, streaming now.

Jo Anne Sellers performs in THE ERROR OF THE MOON at Hudson Guild Theater, June 30-July 7, 2019.

Christopher Abbott stars as the lead in the TV show CATCH-22, streaming now on HULU.

Andrew R. Heinze‘s play THE BAR MITZVAH OF JESUS GOLDFARB will be featured at the Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival, August 19-24, 2019.

Mitch Tebo stars as Andrew Carnes in the Broadway production of OKLAHOMA! It will play a limited engagement through September 1, 2019.

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


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