Weekly Notice

Weekly Notice

HB Studio
Weekly Notice
January 11-17

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

*Industry Union Members receive 20% OFF Winter Term 2021 classes through December 1, 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, UFT, and Dramatist Guild Union Members or international equivalent.

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Student Resources

Community News

Information listed under Community News may be out-of-date as theaters have closed and public gatherings have been limited. 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

Theresa Buchheister and Ryan William Downey present THE EXPONENTIAL FESTIVAL, a month-long festival in January dedicated to New York City-based emerging artists working in experimental performance. 

Joan La Barbara portrays Honorata in ONLY YOU WILL RECOGNIZE THE SIGNAL, available for streaming through Here Art Center until February 17, 2021.

Peter Francis James is currently filming and will star in upcoming episodes of THE GODFATHER OF HARLEM

Jessica Hecht stars in the new indie film THE ATLANTIC CITY STORY.

Dael Orlandersmith, who recently received the prestigious Doris Duke Artist Award for theater from the DDCF, will have her solo show UNTIL THE FLOOD rebroadcast beginning November 15, 2020 as part of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater’s Fall 2020 virtual lineup.

Melissa Errico performed in the concert LOVE, DESIRE & MYSTERY alongside Adam Gopnik on October 14, 2020, now available to stream.

Magaly Colimon stars as Antoinette Pierre in the Netflix show GRAND ARMY, which premiered on October 16, 2020.

Austin Pendleton stars in the dark comedy PAINT, the 2020 Dances with Films Festival prize winner. He also stars in Thomas F. Mazziotti’s THE MIMIC, set to release February 5, 2021.

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.

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, 2020

Alumni & Student News

Ryan Czerwonko‘s new film, airing now on the Ugly/Handsome Films YouTube, has been accepted into Manhattan Repertory Theatre’ Stories Film Festival.

Christina Calph voiced the leading role in Hamid Rahmanian’s latest production, SONG OF THE NORTH, which will be premiering at BAM in 2021.

Mary Francina Golden, Jaime Sheedy, Duncan Hazard, Elissa Middleton, Elaine Yudkovitz (producer and performer) and Jacquelyn Avery Greenspan, directed by Laura Esterman, performed in SHUT IN BUT NOT SHUT DOWN on November 11, 2020, available for streaming now.

Lauren Eve will star in the short films SIR and PURPLE LADY.

Susan Barnes Walker plays the cashier in two scenes of MR ROBOT, Episode 404, streaming now on Amazon Prime.

Anna Katarina leads an acting intensive for seniors, TRANSCENDING AGEISM, which culminates in an outdoor performance at a country retreat.

Ginger Grace plays the lead in WEDDING MARCH, winner of PBS Reel 13 “Shorts” which was initially developed in Austin Pendleton’s class, now streaming online. 

Lenore Loveman performs in the feature film PRINCE HARMING, currently streaming on Amazon Prime.

Amanda Enzo performs in FIRST DAY from Eden Theater Company’s The Living Room Plays.

Youlim Nam‘s film ACTING IS MY DESTINY is available to watch on YouTube.

John Varina performs and directs in DOOMED TO LIVE, Theare68’s 9th Annual One Act Festival, Tuesday evenings at 8PM EDT.

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.


Pro-Trump rioters’ insurrection on Capitol Hill
makes plain the racial double standard in America

The violent breaching of the halls of power on Capitol Hill by the insurrectionist mob on Wednesday represents one of the plainest displays of a racial double standard in both modern and recent history. Since the founding of the democracy in the blood and secession of the American Revolution, white people’s destructive and obstructionist conduct has been couched in patriotism. It’s been a fundamental part of a national myth about whose dissent and pursuit of redress for grievance is justified, and whose is not.

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