Faculty News


Laura Esterman received “Best Actress” at the Chelsea Film Festival, Fall 2017, for her portrayal of an eccentric artist in CAN HITLER HAPPEN HERE?. She will also appear in David Rabe’s play GOOD FOR OTTO at the New Group and later in Ain Gordon’s play 217 BOXES, both this Spring.

David Deblinger appears in ABC’s DECEPTION, starting January 9, 2018. He will also be appearing in the world premiere of DIVINE HORSEMAN, with David Zayas and Paul Calderon, January 10-27, 2018.

Tina Benko appears in the Atlantic Theater Co,’s DESCRIBE THE NIGHT, through December 24, 2018.

Read Culture Sonar’s interview with Fran Kirmser, “This Broadway Producer Has a Heart for Dance

The Association of Latin Entertainment Critics of New York (Latin ACE Awards) nominated Maria Fontanals (Best Actress in a Drama) and Pablo Andrade (Best Director) for their work on SEIS.

Lorraine Serabian with appear in the World Premier of DAYBREAK, presented by Tisa Chang’s Pan Asian Reperatory, on Theater Row, April 1 – May 1, 2018.

Austin Pendelton & Arthur French appear in EVERYONE’S CAROL at Morgan Library and Museum, December 15, 2017.

Pablo Andrade directs CRÓNICAS DESQUICIADAS at Comicionado Dominicano de Cultura, December 1 & 15, 2017. Featuring HB alumni Kevin McKenzie and Mateo Lamuño.

Dael Orlandersmith‘s play YELLOWMAN is showing at the Young Vic (London). November 22 – December 2, 2017. Additionally, Orlandersmith will perform her new solo show UNTIL THE FLOOD at Rattlestick, January 6 – February 8, 2018.

Laura Esterman appears in the feature film CAN HITLER HAPPEN HERE? Showing at the Chelsea Film Festival, AMC Loews Theater on 34th Street. Oct 21, 2017.

Lorraine Serabian directs MERCIFUL DELUSIONS, An Evening of One Act Plays by Tennessee Williams. At Mile Square Theater, Hoboken, N.J.  October 13 – 15, 2017.

Janice Orlandi is Movement Consultant on RED VELVET, with Lantern Theater Co (Philadelphia, PA). Nominated for a Barrymore Award. Sept 13 – Oct 8, 2017.

Amanda Quaid’s short film TOYS has won several prizes on the festival circuit, including LUNAFEST (Prize Winner), DC Shorts (Best Animation), Boston International Kids Film Festival (Best of Fest, shared).

Mercedes Ruehl appears in TORCH SONG TRILOGY at Second Stage, extended through December 3, 2017. Read her interview about the role with Playbill.

Mark Blum recently wrapped another season of MOZART IN THE JUNGLE on Amazon.

David Maurice Sharp’s article, “The Retirement Picture: Piecing Together the Puzzle” appears in the September 2017 issue of Money Inc.

Congratulations to Pablo Andrade and Maria Fontanals, who both won Hola awards (outstanding achievement in directing, outstanding performance by a female actor) for their production of SEIS, along with another member of their cast, Sandor Juan. Join Pablo and Maria at HB this Fall in their class, Actuar en Español.

Rasa Allan Kazlas directs APARTMENT BLOCK by Adam Wyeth. At the 124 Bank Street Theater, Sept 20 – 24.

Russell Jones
and Frank Wood are both appearing in Suzan Lori Parks’ play IN THE BLOOD, as part of the Signature Theater season. The play is a partner to Parks’ play FUCKING A, with Christine Lahti. Together they are THE RED LETTER PLAYS. Aug 29 – Oct 8, 2017.

David Maurice Sharp’s article, “Personal Finance Timing is Everything: How to Make Financial Planning a Priority When You’re Swamped” appears in the July 2017 issue of Money Inc.

Eliza Simpson appears in SHELTER with American Theater of Actors. June 13 – 24, 2017.

George Morfogen appears in Horton Foote’s THE TRAVELING LADY, directed by Austin Pendleton. At Cherry Lane Theater. June 7 – July 16, 2017.

Pablo Andrade directed and Maria Fontanals appeared in SEIS at FuerzaFest2017.

Paul Pryce‘s short film COME OUT, COME OUT premiers at the Cannes Film Festival, starting May 22, 2017. Pryce wrote and produced the film, which is a 12-minute thriller.

Lorraine Serabian directs MERCIFUL DELUSIONS: An Evening of Six One Act Plays by Tennessee Williams. At The HB Playwrights Theatre, June 6 – 11, 2017.

Polly McKie and Amanda Quaid appear in THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON with Miranda Theatre Co, May 12 – 27, 2017.

David Sharp’s article “Changing Channels: Rethinking Your Approach to Financial Health” appears in Money, Inc.

Lorraine Serabian directs MERCIFUL DELUSIONS: An Evening of Six One Act Plays by Tennessee Williams. At The HB Playwrights Theatre, June 6 – 11, 2017.

Ted Brunetti appears on Broadway in A BRONX TALE.

Snezhana Chernova appears in the TV Drama THE AMERICANS, Season 5. Now airing on FXNetwork.

Maria Fontanals won the award for Best Comedic Actress at the ACE Awards 2017.