Acting Classes

HB Studio’s approach to acting is practical and physical. We mean for you to realize all the means at your disposal to discover yourself in the character’s particulars and to come alive, in action, on camera or on stage.

Browse term-length weekly classes in the navigation menu to the left (desktop) or above (mobile).


We also offer the following short-term acting workshops:

David DeblingerCreating Solo Performance (Nov 26-Dec 13)
Paul PryceContemporary Monologues & Auditioning Technique (Nov 26-Dec 13)
Austin PendletonAdvanced Scene Study (Nov 26-Dec 17)
Vincent PastoreActing Intensive with Vincent Pastore (Nov 27-Dec 18)
Rasa Allan KazlasImprovisation (Nov 28-Dec 12)
Michael BeckettThe Actor’s Instrument (Nov 28-Dec 14)
Theresa BuchheisterVoice Over: Cartoon, Videogame, Audiobook and Commercial (Dec 1-Dec 9)
Austin PendletonClifford Odets Scene Study, Part A (Jan 7-Feb 4)
Austin Pendleton– Clifford Odets Scene Study, Part B (Feb 11-Mar 11)
Carol RosenfeldUta Hagen’s Acting Process, Part A (Jan 10-Feb 7)
Carol Rosenfeld Uta Hagen’s Acting Process, Part B (Feb 14-March 14)
Mark BlumVoice Over 1 (Jan 29- Feb 6)


About HB Studio Acting Classes:

Studio Practice: If you are a professional actor working at an advanced level of artistic training, having mastered the skills we emphasize in our studio curriculum, Studio Practice is a place to work out, renew, stretch, explore, and maintain an ongoing diagnostic relationship with your work.

Level 3: Advanced practice with complex scenes and exercises to help you compete and thrive as a professional actor. You expand your repertoire, strengthen your technique, and develop reliable tools for solving challenges outside your comfort zone.

Level 2: Breaking down the scene, building a truthful, repeatable life on stage. You continue to develop skills introduced in Level 1, moving into scene work and text, and using Uta Hagen’s powerful suite of exercises to find the character’s circumstances and give them organic life.

Level 1: Whether you are starting out or wish to return to the foundations of a strong technique, the focus at this level is on presence and awareness: developing a deeper, more dynamic sensory relationship to your body, exploring your creative resources, and expanding your sense of self in relation to an array of possible circumstances. *No audition, placement or prerequisite required.

HB’s Studio Practice offerings are made possible through the National Endowment for the Arts nea-lockup-A