2019 Performances

Maricela de la Luz Lights the World

A whimsical and timely play, following the adventures of Maricela and her brother Riccardo as they save the world from impending climate catastrophe.

By José Rivera. Directed by David Deblinger.

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:00PM & Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:00PM


AMERICAN SCOREBOARD – The Need for Leadership to Combat Climate Change and Protect National Security

Performance of Testimony from the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform Hearing on The Need for Leadership to Combat Climate Change and Protect National Security

Produced By: Fran Kirmser & Christopher Burney

Wednesday, November 20 & Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 7pm


Pat & Julie Project – Staged Reading Lab

A collaborative Staged Reading of selected first scenes and one acts from the students of Julie McKee, directed by the students of Pat Golden

Saturday, November 9 & Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 7pm


AMERICAN SCOREBOARD – Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients

Performance of Testimony from the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients

Produced By: Fran Kirmser & Christopher Burney

Featuring: Jenna Zhu, Nelson Menell, Sizo Mahlangu, Jonathan David, and Lorraine de Silva

Monday, September 16, 2019 | 7pm


OTHERS & US: Staged Readings of Six New Plays

Selected in honor of Uta Hagen in her Centennial year by HB Studio’s Artistic Council

June 25 – 30, 2019 | 7pm


GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES – The Hagen Core Training Students Share Their Work

An exploration of the play by Rajiv Joseph

Directed by Mark Blum and featuring the 2019 Hagen Core Training program graduates.

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 7:00pm


Staged Reading: THE WHOLE WORLD OVER

A comedy in 2 acts by Konstantin Simonov, translation by Thelma Schnee.

The play that introduced Herbert Berghof and Uta Hagen.

Directed by Irina Abraham, and featuring George Bartieneff, Michel Chahade, Snezhana Chernova, Satoshi Deleanu, Dylan Frankel, Julissa Roman, Paige Russo, Charles Sprinkle, Kenneth Thompson, Danusia Trevino, and Jim Zukowski.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 7 pm 


The Pat & Julie Project – March 2019

A collaborative Staged Reading of selected first scenes and one acts from the students of Playwright Julie McKee, directed by the students of Director Pat Golden

Saturday & Sunday, March 9 &10, 2019 | 7:00 PM


The Young Uta Hagen: An Actress’s Beginnings

Readings and scenes from Uta Hagen’s early career

Join us as we launch our celebration of American actor-teacher Uta Hagen’s Centennial year…

Monday, February 25, 2019 | 7:00 PM
Made possible by support from the Noël Coward Foundation.


THE SECRET LIFE OF SEAWEED by Julie McKee

directed by Jean Randich

New Zealand, 1941, under threat of a Japanese invasion Louise MacGregor, formidable scientist, and Mae Smith, untried youngster, are sent on a mission in search of Pterocladia Lucida, a simple seaweed to aid the war effort.  

February 2, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15, 16, 7:30 pm | February 3 & 10, 3 pm
Funded in part by The Ensemble Studio Theatre / Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project


In partnership with the City Council - HB Studio
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.