HB Recommends: Virtual Performances, Discussions, and Opportunities for Artists

Now more than ever we need engagement and support. In this time of isolation, we encourage you to stay connected and engaged with the field and with your craft. HB Studio has compiled a list of online performance opportunities, live-streamed performances, discussions with artists, and events for actors and theater-makers to explore. We will continue to update our list of recommendations as more opportunities become available (last updated August 28, 2020).

Voices from the Frontlines: COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter Performance Lab

Participating actors in HB Teacher Paul Pryce’s summer Performance Lab “The Interview Project” interviewed several individuals out on the frontlines of this double pandemic. The actors were tasked to find a story that resonated with them and which sheds light on their personal experience with the coronavirus or the protests for racial justice and equality. Watch the performances from August 22 and August 23, 2020.

Newly Launched: RESET Theatre Coalition

Conch Shell Productions, in collaboration with Braata Productions and Kumu Kahua Theater, has formed RESET Theatre Coalition, which is committed to presenting new works by American playwrights – of African, Caribbean, Native American,  Latin American, Central American, Asian, European, Middle Eastern, Indian, and Polynesian descent – that will inspire a RESET in America.


HB Teacher Melissa Errico released TWO SPRING SONGS FOR SUMMER available to listen on Spotify, Amazon and Apple Music.

HB Connects: Shakespeare Reading Recommendations from Peter Francis James

#HBConnects is a new series that features the many voices of HB – alumni, faculty, students, friends and colleagues. Following are recommendations from Shakespearean actor and teacher at HB Studio, Peter Francis James.

  • THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR by William Shakespeare
  • HENRY VI, PARTS I, II & III by William Shakespeare
  • TIMON OF ATHENS by William Shakespeare