Acting Classes

HB’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.


For Summer 2017, also check out these acting workshops:
George Port – Self-Taping Auditions (May 30)
Corey Parker – The On-Camera Audition (June 5 – 7)
George Bartenieff – Shakespeare Basics (June 16 – July 14)
Austin Pendleton – Joanna Glass Scene Study (June 18 – July 16)
George Bartenieff – María Irene Fornés Scene Study (July 21 – August 18)
Austin Pendleton –  Chekhov & Turgenev Scene Study (July 23 – August 20)


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