Weekly Notice

Weekly Notice

HB Studio
Weekly Notice
August 10-16

*Industry Union Members receive 20% OFF Fall Term 2020 classes through August 31, 2020, and 10% off thereafter. 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.

Fall Class Highlights

The Uta Hagen Institute

Performances & Events

Student Resources

HB Studio DEI Task Force

HB Studio is organizing a Task Force from HB’s community to work together to set benchmarks for diversity, representation, equity and inclusion at HB Studio. We are seeking HB students who are interested in this conversation and the effort to shape a more just and equitable future for the organization.

The group will consist of 3-4 representatives each from staff, students, faculty, and HB’s Board. The commitment is to 5 meetings; we expect these will happen over a period of 5-10 months. The schedule will be set in consultation with the Task Force members, taking into account everyone’s availability.

Those interested in joining the HB DEI Task Force as a student representative are invited to apply here.

HB Remembers

Eric Bentley, critic, author and playwright

HB notes with sadness the passing of the brilliant and talented Eric Bentley, an influential theater critic who was also a scholar, author and playwright. We celebrate Bentley’s rich life and the keen insight he shared on the world of artistic theatre.

Community News

Information listed under Community News may be out-of-date as theater and public gatherings have closed due to city mandates.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

Snezhana Chernova is a member of The Literary Theater Dialogue, which was nominated for the prestigious award INTERNATIONAL STAR OF THEATER, 2020 in the category BEST RUSSIAN THEATER ABROAD. Cast your votes here.

Joy Coronel is dialect coaching a Williamstown Theatre Festival radio play that is being recorded by Audible.

Melissa Errico released TWO SPRING SONGS FOR SUMMER available to listen on Spotify, Amazon and Apple Music.

Magaly Colimon‘s Conch Shell Productions, in collaboration with Braata Productions and Kumu Kahua Theater, has formed RESET Theatre Coalition, which is committed to presenting new works by American playwrights – of African, Caribbean, Native American,  Latin American, Central American, Asian, European, Middle Eastern, Indian, and Polynesian descent – that will inspire a RESET in America.

Paul Pryce was interviewed by HowlRound for their series SEGAL TALKS, featuring a discussion on the situation for theatre artists in New York City.

Austin Pendleton directed a work by Lindsey Ferrentino as part of The Homebound Project, an online theatre project benefiting children affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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


Jackson Moran appears in THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA, currently streaming on HBO.

Jessica Hecht stars in the film THE SUNLIT NIGHT, opposite Jenny Slate.

Laura Esterman appears 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

Cynthia Granville performed in CITY OF WOMEN at the Hudson Theatre Works Virtual Play Festival, streaming now on YouTube.

Anna Kaliuzhnaia, Ronan Colfer and Paulo Cartier star in the short film OUTSIDE THE LIGHTHOUSE, available now on Amazon Prime.

Justin Linville is set to star as a series regular opposite Chelsea Holmes, Sam Straley and Seann William Scott in Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot THIS COUNTRY.

Ryan Czerwonko‘s film SYBARITIC, inspired by the short stories of Tennessee Williams, is available on the Ugly/Handsome Films YouTube channel.

Sabrina Spencer can be seen in GODFATHER OF HARLEM, Season 1, Episode 1, opposite Forest Whitaker, and in THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, Season 3, Episodes 5 and 8.

George Pappas appears in Episode 2 of the TV show MRS. AMERICA, entitled GLORIA, streaming now on HULU.

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.

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.

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.


Why the term “BIPOC” is so complicated, explained by linguists

There is no “one size fits all” language when it comes to talking about race. Read the full article here.