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began teaching at hb Studio

  • 2015


  • HB Studio
  • MFA, Acting, Yale School of Drama


  • Eldon Elders Fellowship (2012)
  • Oliver Thorndike Award for Acting (2013)
  • Caribbean Life Newspaper’s 40 Under 40 Award (2014)

currently teaches

  • Director, Hagen Summer Intensive
  • Acting Technique, Hagen Core Training and Hagen Summer Intensive
  • Acting 1
  • Acting 2
  • Acting in English
  • Audition Technique: Contemporary Monologues

recent news

  • Feature film THE DELIVERER, writer, producer, lead actor currently in production


HB Teacher Paul Pryce returned to HB Studio to teach after being a student in the HB International Student program. In addition to his teaching, Paul is an actor, writer, producer, and former co-artistic director of Scarlett Project, a non-profit performing arts and arts education company dedicated to producing Caribbean theatre. Learn more. 

notable credits

Notable credits include: Netflix original series MARVEL’S JESSICA JONES; HAMLET featuring Academy Award nominee Paul Giamatti; Yale Repertory Theatre, PERICLES; PRINCE OF TYRE AND JULIUS CAESAR; Elm Shakespeare Company, PECONG featuring Tony Award winner Lillias White; National Black Theatre of Harlem among many others. As a Producer/Writer: COME OUT, COME ON (Short Film/NYC); JUS SAYIN’ COMEDY (Web series/NYC).

feature film: the deliverer

THE DELIVERER is a proof of concept short film written, produced, and starring Paul Pryce, currently screening at international film festivals. The screenplay was a 2017 Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab finalist and is currently being produced into a feature length film. 

Hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, the story is inspired by real people and real events from his home: A Trinidadian fisherman brokers a deal with a Venezuelan refugee to traffic cocaine to save his village from a corrupt government, in exchange for helping her find asylum for her family. Watch the trailer below!

While Paul is away in Trinidad for the production of THE DELIVERER, we look forward to having Julissa Roman and Jackson Moran teaching in his stead. We wish you the best of luck, Paul, and we look forward to having you back very soon!

Faculty News

Theresa Buchheister stars in SLEEPING CAR PORTERS by Ryan Downey at The Brick, December 5-14, 2019.

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).

Tina Benko stars in THE ROSE TATTOO at Roundabout Theatre Company, which began September 19, 2019. 

Jessica Hecht received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for her role as Karen in Netflix’s SPECIAL, which released on April 12. She will also star as a lead on the upcoming third season of USA Network’s anthology crime thriller series THE SINNER

Frank Wood joins the cast of THE GREAT SOCIETY as Senator Everett Dirksen, which opened October 1, 2019 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. He also joins the cast of the world-premiere of THE PERPLEXED at Manhattan Theatre Club beginning February 11, 2020.

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 in the forthcoming CBS cop drama pilot TOMMY, opposite Edie Falco, from Paul Attanasio.

Alumni & Student News

Katharine Cullison performs in the reading THE DARK OUTSIDE by Bernard Kops at The National Portrait Gallery in London, January 17, 2020.

Katherine O’Sullivan and Jerilyn Sackler perform in UNCLE VANYA at The Studio, December 13-15, 2019.

John Higgins co-stars in NBC’s medical drama NEW AMSTERDAM, currently airing Season 2.

Jenna Zhu continues her performance in WHITE PEARL at Studio Theatre, extended by popular demand through December 15, 2019.

Ken Raboy performs in NEAR TO THE WILD HEART at New Stage Theater Company, December 5-January 17, 2020.

Ellis Vizcarra stars in two short films: PIECE BY PIECE by Sean Tracy, available to view on YouTube, and HUMANS, BIRDS AND FIRE by Rohat Turk.

J.B. Alexander performs as Pope in DOCTOR FAUSTUS at The Secret Theatre, December 5-15, 2019.

Amanda Enzo performs in THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT at The New Workshop Theater at Brooklyn College, December 6-11, 2019.

Catrin Lloyd-Bollard is featured in the new horror film, THE MOOSEHEAD OVER THE MANTEL, recently released by Gravitas Ventures and available for streaming on Amazon Prime. 

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

Johanna Griesé can be seen in the trailer for the forthcoming book FACE, by Jessica Helfland, directed by Lake Buckley.

Robert Hickey is featured as Mr. Reynolds in the short film MR. REYNOLDS. He was also cast in a supporting role in the indie film ANE’S NIGHT, currently in production.

Allison Plamondon choreographs the musical HOLIDAY INN at Shaw Festival, November 16-December 22, 2019.

Mitch Tebo stars as Andrew Carnes in the Broadway production of OKLAHOMA! It will play an extended engagement through January 19, 2020.


Meaning, Without the White Gaze

“Pecola lost her mind because she wanted the blue eyes set inside the ceaseless standard of white beauty—a gaze so narcotic that it ravaged her body from flesh to bone—and I almost did, too.”

Read the full article here.