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.


Don’t miss these upcoming acting workshops for Fall & Winter 2017-18!

Snezhana ChernovaActing Through the Method of Etudes 1 – Monologues
(February 18 – March 18)
Acting Through the Method of Etudes 2 – Scenes
(January 14 – February 11)
Austin PendletonAdvanced Scene Study
(November 28 – December 19)
Tony Kushner Scene Study
(January 8 – February 5)
Tracy Letts Scene Study
(February 12 – March 12)
George Bartenieff & Paul PryceMaría Irene Fornés Scene Study
(October 20 – November 17)
Vincent PastoreThe Actor and the Business
(November 7 – December 5)
Mark BlumAdvanced Acting with the Camera
(November 11 – December 16)
David DeblingerCreating Solo Performance
(November 27 – December 14)
Michael BeckettThe Actor’s Instrument
(November 29 – December 15)
Rasa Allan Kazlas Improvisation
(November 29 – December 13)
Taylor Williams – Get Real About Auditioning
(January 9 – February 6)
Carol RosenfeldThe Actor’s Homework
(January 2018 – April 2018)
Peter Kuo – Acting Beyond Marginalization 
(December 14, 2017)


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