2021 Public Conversations

HB Artist Spotlight: CATCH-22 with Christopher Abbott and Austin Pendleton

HB Studio welcomes alumnus Christopher Abbott and his mentor, HB faculty member Austin Pendleton, for a roundtable discussion exploring their respective work in the CATCH-22 films. Renowned actor, director, producer, and author Bob Balaban moderates the discussion.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 7:00 PM
Held online over Zoom

COST OF LIVING with Playwright Martyna Majok

HB Studio welcomes award-winning playwright Martyna Majok for a conversation with HB Teaching Artist Paul Pryce on her Pulitzer-Prize and 2x Lucille Lortel Award-winning play, COST OF LIVING, and her remarkable journey as a playwright!

Monday, March 29, 2021 | 7:00 PM
Held online over Zoom

SIGHTED EYES/FEELING HEART: Art & Activism of an American Icon

HB Studio welcomes SIGHTED EYES/FEELING HEART Executive Producer Chiz Schultz and Mario Sprouse, Arts Ministry Coordinator of Marble Collegiate Church, for a conversation on the remarkable life and lasting legacy of Lorraine Hansberry.

Saturday, March 13, 2021 | 4:00 PM
Held online over Zoom

Crisis Competence: The Artists of the Performing Arts Legacy Project Reflect on the Pandemic Year

We bring together artists from the Performing Arts Legacy Project to reflect on their wide-ranging artistic careers and the current state of the arts and of the world.

The Performing Arts Legacy Project is led by Joan Jeffri, author of the study “Still Kicking” about how performing artists stay active and resilient. Panelists include PAL Artists Barbara KahnBill KochGlenn KubotaJasper McGruder, and Virginia Wing. Each artist represents a cohort since the group’s inception (5 years). Moderated by Theresa McElwee

Monday, February 22, 2021 | 7:00 PM
Held online over Zoom

The Artist and the Earth: Our Role in Confronting Climate Change

Artists and climate activists Tim Guinee and Amanda Quaid will host a presentation and discussion on the climate crisis amid the pandemic and the artist’s role in confronting it.

Monday, February 8, 2021 | 7:00 PM
Held online over Zoom

Joy Equity: Accessibility and Art

In partnership with ReelAbilities Film Festival, a moderated, thought-provoking discussion on accessibility and the performing arts and the three short films CODA, REVEL IN YOUR BODY & THE MILKY POP KID.

Guests include CODA actors CJ Jones and Ryan Lane, and Yaara Kedem, ReelAbilities Film Festival NY Associate Director/International Director. The discussion is be co-moderated by Desmond Holliday and HB teaching artist Magaly Colimon-Christopher.

Monday, January 25, 2021 | 7:00 PM
Held online over Zoom
Online presentations are made possible with support from the Noël Coward Foundation.