Weekly Notice

Weekly Notice

HB Studio
Weekly Notice

Oct. 11 – 17

Fall Term Weekly Classes – Online & In-Person*

As of Fall 2021, 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.

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

Performances & Events

Playing Together: Catalonia at HB Studio Presents


HB Studio is pleased to continue its series Playing Together: Catalonia at HB Studio, a special showcase of select Catalan plays followed by discussions with the artists in partnership with Institut Ramon Llull.

Closing out our series will be the classic play, SOLITUD, written by a woman (Caterina Albert) under a man’s name (Victor Catala), and SOLITUD A STROMBOLI which compares SOLITUD to the film STROMBOLI by Rosselini.

Our talk will feature Alícia Gorina (director) and actors Maria Ribera and Pol López from SOLITUD and Fina Rius (actress), Núria Casado Gual (author and dramaturg), and Imma Colomer (director) from SOLITUD A STROMBOLI. Moderated by HB Teaching Artist Maria Fontanals.

Please join us for a lively discussion about the two Catalan plays from Teatre Nacional de Catalunya (TNC)!



Monday, October 18, 2021 | 2:00 P.M. ET / 8:00 P.M. CET


Please watch the plays in advance of your attendance. The plays will be made available to those that register to attend the talk via email on October 4th. 

Student Resources

Community News

Faculty News

Steven Eng will perform in the original musical GOLD MOUNTAIN with Utah Shakespeare Festival this November, 2021.

Laura Esterman performs in THE WOMAN’S PARTY, streamed for free with Clubbed Thumb through September 23, 2021.

Ashish Pant‘s film THE KNOT (ULJHAN), which he also directs, was selected in competition at the Asian American International Film Festival, August 11-22, 2021 and the Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati, August 5-April 21, 2021.

Vincent Pastore stars in the new film THE BIRTHDAY CAKE opposite Ewan McGregor, Val Kilmer and Shiloh Fernandez.

Robert Grusecki and Anya Turner published the book WORDS MATTER, a collection of their song lyrics, essays, monologues, and photographs.

David Deblinger performed in BACKSEAT, which he also wrote, with Labyrinth Theater Company, June 25-27, 2021.

Magaly Colimon‘s company Conch Shell Productions will produce RESERT SERIES 2021 on July 24 & 31, 2021.

Austin Pendleton directs the New York concert premiere of the new musical BLUE ROSES with York Theatre Company, October 18, 2021.

Ashish Pant‘s film THE KNOT (ULJHAN), which he also directs, was selected in competition at IFFLA, May 20-27, 2021, NYIFF, June 4-11, 2021 and Shanghai International Film Festival, June 11-20, 2021.

Jessica Hecht and Mark Nelson star in chekhovOS /an experimental game/ by Zero Gravity (zero-G) Virtual Theater Lab, now through June 24, 2021. Jessica Hecht also stars in Season 2 of SPECIAL.

Amanda Quaid‘s new one-act opera THE EXTINCTIONIST premiered with Heartbeat Opera in May and is available to stream online.

Alumni & Student News

Barbara Bleier and Austin Pendleton perform in LIFE, AND LOVE, AND WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE? at Pangea, October 13 & 27, 2021.

Kae Fujisawa directs MANIFESTO, featuring Elena D. Clark, Kenneth Scott Thompson, and Samuel Barnes Jaffe, an Official Selection of Manhattan Rep's Stories Film Festival, streaming now through October 3, 2021.

Robin Berl's show UNSPOKEN; VOLUME III – REACHING ACROSS will be presented with Breaking Wave Theatre Company, September 25-30, 2021.

Richard Lear stars in the short film BRING WOOD, O'TROJANS.

Kae FujisawaNicole Gut and Elena D. Clark will perform in Arts & Eats at Le Rivage on September 25, 2021.

J.B. Alexander presents a table read of a TV pilot for METAMORPHOSIS, adapted from his one-man show, with Northern Unicorn Films, September 26, 2021.

John L. Payne performs in WHO IS CHRISTMAS EVE on Bounce TV.

Ginou Gilles performs in the film KOJO.

Nancy Redman was honored with a 2021 Jerry Kaufman Excellence in Playwriting Citation and Award from the American Renaissance Theater Company for her play AT WIT'S END: A HOME FOR RETIRED COMICS.

Youlim Nam performs in her new podcast NO PRESSURE, IT'S JUST A SHORT PLAY PODCAST.

Joy Ciarcia-Levy's play THE REVIEW, cowritten with Cyndi Scott, will be presented in an ongoing Zoom production with Irvington Theatre, May 18-December 31, 2021.


Hollywood says its antiracism push is not a ‘fad.’

Is the industry keeping its promises? Check out this LA Times article and take a look at major studios efforts in their commitment to diversity.

Read the article here!