Student & Alumni News


Robert Eigen appears as Lido, Jacob, Gloria and Joaquin in COUNTLESS VOICES: THE FORGOTTEN SOULS OF 9/11, a Solo Show at The Hudson Guild Theatre, 4526 48th street Apt. 1 A. February 22 – 25, 2018.

Austin Pendleton appears in DELTA IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS – OR MAYBE NOT, written by June Daniel White. At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54th St., 12th flr. January 25 – February 10, 2018. Use code delta15 for discounted tickets.

Peter Claymore, Tom Paolino, Yoshiko Fuji, Arthur French and Austin Pendleton appear in EVERYONE’S CAROL at St. Marks in the Bowery, December 30, 2017.

Joan La Barbara portrays “Dream” and also composed original music for PARALLEL DREAMS, a short film directed by Aleksandar Kostic now available on Amazon Prime.

Sally Burtenshaw appears in WELL by Lisa Kron at Mildred’s Umbrella Theater, January 15 – February 3, 2018.

John L Payne appears in MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Frog and Peach Theatre Company, February 1 – 25, 2018.

Judy Rosenblatt appears in WOMAN BEFORE A GLASS at Jermyn Street Theatre, London, January 17 – February 3, 2018. Directed by Austin Pendleton.

Katherine O’Sullivan appears in WAITING IN THE WINGS at Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew, 263 West 8th Street, December 9, 2017.

Alexandra Bigourdan, Ronan Colfer, Dylan Grunn, Camille Jaeck, Youlim Nam, and Grant Schumacher appear in DIVERSITY AND COMMUNICATION at Fairfax Old Town Hall, December 14, 2017.

Austin Pendelton, Arthur French, Laurie Jill Strickland, Peter Claymore, Tom Paolino and Yoshiko Fuji appear in EVERYONE’S CAROL at Morgan Library and Museum, December 15, 2017.

Cristina Pascual appears in BERNARDA, THE MOVIE, to be released in theaters in May, 2018.

Elilzabeth Pugh performs her solo show 222 WEST 23RD STREET at Dixon Place, December 16, 2017.

Watch the trailer for Galia Barkol’s upcoming film, MIA.

Minerva Paz appears in QUEEN SUGAR on OWN, aired October 25, 2017.

Ellis Vizcarra appears in a co-star role in FASHION VICTIM, a new pilot for NBC Universal. He also appears as the lead in PERSPECTIVE, an independent film shooting December 2017. Vizcarra also Assistant Directs CRÓNICAS DESQUICIADAS at Comicionado Dominicano de Cultura, December 1-31, 2017.

Annette Benda Fox,  Eric Rasmussen and Donna Svennevik appear in Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky’s play WOMEN IN FLUX at The Lambs Cub, NYC, December 5, 2017.

Arthur French and Betsy Ross appear in a Staged Reading of WAITING IN THE WINGS at Out of the Box Theatre Co., Chapel Room, 263 West 86th St. December 9, 2017.

Diana Craig (costar) appears in BILLIONS, Season 3 Episode 5, on Showtime TV. Airing in 2018.

Robert Peter Miller appears as a principal actor in a PA Lottery TV Commercial.

Richard Sacher appears in SONGS I NEVER GET TO SING! at don’t tell mama, November 15 – 19, 2017.

Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier appear in WE DON’T REMEMBER CHRISTMAS… at PANGEA, December 11 & 18, 2017.

Hugh Heckman appears in A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS at The Heights Players, December 1 2017 – December 14 2017.

Tom Paolino directs Austin Pendleton in THE CHALICE at Stonewall Inn, November 20 – 28, 2017.

Griffin Dunne speaks with Bullseye about his documentary JOAN DIDION: THE CENTER WILL NOT HOLD, and discusses his time studying with Uta Hagen.

Eric Roffman presents “Introduction to eXtended Reality and Cinematic VR” at TAC – The Artist Co-op 500 W 52 (3W), November 15, 2017. Eric will explain why major studio and indie actors, directors, and producers need to know how these new technologies can be used, and why they are critically important.

Ginger Grace appears in SUFFRAGISTS FROM THE STAGE  at the Flats Community Room, 554 West 53rd Street, November 16, 2017 at 7 p.m. (RSVP:

Susan Stein and Jody Prusan appear in Natalie Bates’ play OVERNIGHT, at Players Club, November 21, 2017.

Natalie Bates’ play THE GAME will be performed at Bloomingdale Library, November 18-19, 2017.

Kathryn Danielle appears in Season 3 Episode 5 of MR. ROBOT on USA, aired Nov 8, 2017.

Joan La Barbara portrays “The Spirit of Thomas Paine” in this “psychedelic electronic opera,” THOMAS PAINE IN VIOLENCE. At HERE Arts Center,  November 6-18, 2017.

Susan Ward
appears in NECTAR at Community House of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Sunnyside Ave, Pleasantville, NY, 10570. November 3 – 19, 2017.

Donna Svennevik
appears in the short film DEVIL IN DISGUISE, shot in Vermont.

Craig McNulty’s
play THE RELUCTANT ANARCHISTS will be performed at THE PARLOUR, 144 Fifth Avenue at 19th Street, 2nd Floor, November 1 – 5, 2017. Developed at HB in Julie McKee’s Studio Practice Playwriting class and Ingrid Wheatley’s HB Residency, PASSING THRU.

Diana Craig appears in the TV series GOTHAM (season 4 episode 5) “The Blade’s Pat,” recently aired on FOX TV. She will also appear in BULL on CBS TV as a costar, season 2 episode 8, airing November 17, 2017.

Youlim Nam appeared in CHILDREN ARE TERRIFYING: A 48 Hour Play Festival, at Governors Island Nolan Park, October 28, 2017.

Alfredo Narciso, Elizabeth McGovern, and HB friend Gabriel Ebert appear in TIME AND THE CONWAYS with Roundabout Theater. Through November 26, 2017.

Youlim Nam appears in PETER/WENDY at The Roebuck Theater, October 19-22, 2017.

Ronan Colfer’s play THE TRAPPED LANGUAGE OF LOVE won Best Short at the New York Theater Festival’s Summerfest. The play featured Colfer and Alexandra Bigourdan.

Jane Kotlyar appears in THE QUESTION OF ETERNITY for The Fear Festival, at The Roebuck Theater, October 20-22, 2017. She also appears in O MOTHER! at the Performance Woodside Players of Queens Fall Play Festival, 14-01 Astoria Blvd Queens Library, November 4, 2017. Additionally, she appears in THE TOUPEE ARTIST at St. Paul’s Church Theater,November 9-10, 2017.

Albert Insinnia and Byron O’Hanlon appear in MARCEL & EDDIE, by Nick DeSimone, at the Tarte Play Festival, West End Theatre. October 16-18, 2017.

Marc Gettis and Catherine Goodman appear in THE BLUE ALBUM, directed by George Pappas. At The Greenhouse Ensemble 10 Minute Play Soiree, Theatre West 97. October 20 – 22, 2017.

Robert James Hickey appears in a Medicare National commercial – Open Enrollment. Seen on TV, in Print Ads and online print.

Polly McKie appears in THE HOME PLACE with The Irish Rep. September 27 – November 19, 2017.

Paige Lindsey White, Daisuke Tsuji, Bonita Friedericy, Emma Fassler, Josh Odsess-Rubin, and Elena Campbell- Martinez appear in the West Coast premier of WITH LOVE AND A MAJOR ORGAN by Julia Lederer at The Theatre @ Boston Court  (LA/Pasadena, CA). September 28 – November 5 2017.

Shari Cohen and Laurence Wallace appear in HAND TO GOD at Black Box Performing Arts Center. September 14 – October 15, 2017

Ayse Eldek appears in MATRUSHKA at West End Theater, October 4 – 17.

Mary Francina Golden appears in THE OUTSIDE EDGE OF A FULL CIRCLE by Matthew Harrington. Part of the Theatre Brut Festival at NJRep in Long Branch, NJ, to inaugurate their new space. October 7, 2017 at 2PM.

Ginger Grace appears as Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson & Colleen McCracken in her performance piece THE FIRST LADIES COALITION, directed by Austin Pendleton at the Schoolhouse Theater, North Salem, NY on October 22, 2017.

Jane Kotlyar appears in LET US TALK! at The Duke on 42nd as part of the New York New Works Festival. Oct 3 – Nov 8, 2017.

James Saito and David Shih appear in KPOP with Ma Yi Theater Company. At Ars Nova, Sept 5 – Oct 7, 2017.

Kathryn Danielle and Bob Clohessy appear in the newly released feature film SUGAR!

Congratulations to Julissa Román, who received, along with her fellow cast-mates, an Hola award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble for their work in NANAS at LaMicro Theater.

Vinson German appears in THE CHAPERONE, a feature film for PBS Masterpiece, opposite Elizabeth McGovern. August 4 – 5, 2017.

Aston Hollins McClanahan performs music she composed and appears in A BLOOD ORANGE at The Center at West Park. Sept 28 – 30, 2017.

Barbara Bleier and Austin Pendleton appear in BEAUTIFUL MISTAKE. Their reprise of this show features the songs of John Bucchino & Amanda McBroom. At Pangea, 178 2nd Ave. Sept 26 – Oct 3, 2017.

Catrin Lloyd-Bollard appears in Object Collection’s IT’S ALL TRUE at Cafe OTO, London, England. Sept 21-22, 2017.

Joan La Barbara performs her new work “The River Also Changes” for Resonant Bodies Festival, September 6 at 8:15pm, Roulette Intermedium. Three different performers present work on each evening of the festival, Sept 5-7, 2017; shows at 7:30, 8:15 and 9:20pm.

Mitch Tebo appears in THE THREE MUSKETEERS at Syracuse Stage, Sept 20 – Oct 8, 2017.

Jim Zukowski appears in a staged reading of TATTOO ON MY ARM, by Inna Tsyrlin. Directed by Stephan Schmidt. Aug 26 – 27, 2017. Noland Park, Governors Island.

Gail Merzer Behrens, Waltrudis Buck, Jen Danby, Mark Gorham, Errol Greaves, Albert Insinnia, Debra Khan-Bey, Byron O’Hanlon, Austin Pendleton, Andrew Weisell, and Conor Weiss appear in #Seagull69 at Theatre 54 @Shetler Studios. Directed by Jen Danby. Mud’s adaptation of Chekhov’s THE SEAGULL set in LALA Land 1969. September 7 – 17, 2017.

Mary Francina Golden and John FitzGibbon appear in a reading of THE RESETTLEMENT OF ISAAC, written by Robert Korman and directed by Bob Kalving, at Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY, August 21 2017.

Tatiana Korinfsky is showing her photographs together with haiku poems in an exhibition titled “Two Women – Many Roads” at the Metro Baptist Church on W. 40 St, Aug 16 – Sep 16, 2017. Also featuring a poetry reading.

Frankie Delessio, Will Arvidson, Daniel O’Shea, Hugh Heckman, and Stephan Schmidt appear in LIFE…STILL: STORIES OF AGING AND MORTALITY. Consisting of 5 short plays, one of which, “A Leg Up” is written by Craig McNulty and directed by Jennifer Bond, and another, “Shoes,” is directed by Karen Zechowy. At The Kraine Theater, August 14 – 21, 2017.

Georgina Bates and media collaborators present a unique multi-media dance theater work spotlighting the American immigrant-refugee-experience, SOMEHOW WE END UP HERE, AGAIN. At the HERE Mainstage Theatre, Aug 24-26, 2017.

Thami Moscovici appears in RAFAEL’S OBOE in the Official Latino Short Film Festival, at the Poet’s Den Gallery & Theater. 3:30-5:30pm, Sept 15, 2017.

Kuniko Shoji and Masaki Saito have founded the Japanese Drama Project, aimed to perform modern Japanese drama in NYC. Their first performance will be in November at the HB Playwrights Theatre, directed by Robert McQueen. JDP was featured in U.S. Front Line, and they have published on youtube an introduction of themselves and an interview with Robert McQueen.

Richard Sacher appears in a staged reading of POLITICAL GRAFFITI at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave, Room 1201. Sundays, July 30 & Aug 6, 2pm.

Matthew Widman’s period comedic farce LUST, GREED AND MURDER, developed at HB in Donna De Matteo’s Studio Practice playwriting workshop, was chosen from over 300 plays to be staged as part of the Studio Players 4th Annual 10-Minute Play festival, August 10-13, 2017, at the Carriage House Theatre in Lexington, Kentucky.

Jane Kotlyar appears in THE CORPORATE SECRETARIES at The Roebuck Studio & Theater, August 10 – 13, 2017.

Robert Eigen appears in WIZARD, at The Theatre at St. Clements, July 14 – 22, 2017.

Daniel O’Donnell appears in OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at Cape May Stage, Sept 27 – Nov 10, 2017.

Youlim Nam appears in TWELVE ANGRY WOMEN at The Roebuck Studio & Theater, July 21-21, 2017.

Jason Jung‘s play PANIC!, developed at HB Studio in Donna de Matteo’s playwriting class, will be performed at the UNFringe Festival, August 10, 15, 20, 25 & 30, 2017. At The Secret Theater.

Asami Tsuzuki, Popra Nakayama, Nana Tatebayashi, and Kenneth Scott Thompson appear in MAD MEL SAVES THE WORLD at Midtown International Theatre Festival (42nd St Workshop Theater, 312 W 36 St.) July 18 – 23, 2017. Music and Lyrics by Erich Rausch!

Bruce Colbert gave a new play reading at Bruce’s Garden, Sunday, July 16.

Laura Shapanus‘s short film SHARKS VS. MINNOWS is being screened at the Long Island Film Expo. She wrote, produced, and acts in this film about a mom who is desperate to protect her son, who has Aspergers, from being excluded by the neighborhood kids. At Bellmore Theater, July 15, 2017. At 1:00PM.

Joan La Barbara is featured actor/singer/collaborator in the Lincoln Center Festival premiere of Morton Subotnick’s CROWDS AND POWER, inspired by the book by Elias Canetti. July 20 – 22, 2017.

Camilla Harden appears as “Eve” in the indie film NIGHT COME ON, directed by Jordana Spiro. Release date TBA.

Michael Leigh Cook appears in TEREZIN by Nicholas Tolkien (the great-grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien) at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater, June 13 – July 2.

Aston Hollins McClanahan appears in THREE LITTLE MEN IN A BOAT at The Brick Theater’s “This is NOT NORMAL” Festival. July 1-6, 2017.

Judy Rosenblatt and Ginger Grace appeared in SUFFRAGISTS FROM THE STAGE – “IN HER OWN WORDS” at Pearl Studios, June 22, 2017.

John L Payne appears in HAMLET at Prospect Park, Aug 19-13, 2017.

Two solo shows written and played by Jen Danby in a double feature: FARRAH about 70s Icon Farrah Fawcett at Andy Warhol’s Factory, directed by Austin Pendleton; and CALIFORNIA GIRL: BEING MICHELLE PFEIFFER about the award-winning actress’s career from teens to today, directed by Jen Danby. At The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory, July & 15, 2017. 7:30PM.

Andrew Marvel’s play MY FAVORITE HUSBANDS will be performed by Marshall Simon, John Carhart, Omar D. Cruz and Christopher Dellacruz at The Bridge @ Shetler Studios, June 22 – July 2, 2017. Written at HB in Julie McKee’s playwriting class, and developed with the support of an HB First Floor Studio Residency.

Jim Zukowski appears in SOFT LANDING at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, July 15 -16, 2017.

Jaqueline Margolis appears in AN EVENING WITH LE WILHELM at The Producers Club, June 16-18, 2017.

Penny Kreitzer‘s play IF A TREE FALLS will be read at Li Ka Shing auditorium, room 245, UC Berkeley Campus. 7pm, July 1, 2017

Natalie Bates’ play FINDING THE WAY will be performed at The Players’ Club, June 9, 2017. Her play THESE THINGS HAPPEN will be performed at Hudson Guild Theater, Sept 19 – 24, 2017.

Nicholas Thomas, George Walsh and Alexis Di Gregorio appear in THE DREAMER EXAMINES HIS PILLOW, at The Pit Loft, June 6 – 20, 2017

Samantina Zenon appears in ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN at Historic Berean Baptist Church, 1635 Bergen st. Brooklyn. June 15 – 17, 2017.

Glenda Delli appears in 12 ANGRY WOMEN at The Roebuck Studio and Theatre, June 8 – June 11, 2017.

Elisa London appears in a staged reading of THE BROTHER at Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue (@40th Street), 6th Floor. 6:30pm, May 31, 2017.

Betsy Ross appears in MORNINGS AT SEVEN with Out of the Box Theatre Company. At West End Theatre, Church of St Paul and St. Andrew 263 West 86th Street. May 31 – June 4, 2017

Amy Stiller performed her solo show JUST TRUST at Dixon Place, May 24, 2017.

Kanji Furutachi appears in the feature film HARMONIUM, which will be screened at the Lincoln Center Film Society, June 16, 2017.

Barbara Linton appears in THE WIZARD OF LIES, directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert DeNiro. Currently being broadcast and streaming on HBO.

Demetrius Blocker appears in HORSE, with choreography by Gus Solomons, Jr. At the Clemente Center Flamboyan Theatre, June 17 – July 3, 2017.

Frankie Delessio and Ines Choucino Storani appear in an evening of one acts and ten minute plays, including THE BOOKMAN, HAVE YOU EVER SEEN LORRAINE, and THE FOOD TASTER (directed by Alison Preece). May 25 – 28, 2017 at Under St. Mark’s Theater.

Joan La Barbara‘s song cycle “The Wanderlusting of Joseph C.“, inspired by the life and work of visual artist Joseph Cornell premieres at Roulette Intermedia, 30 Third Ave, Brooklyn, May 24, 2017. 8pm with singers Lauren Flanigan, Julia Meadows, Mario Diaz-Moresco and Ne(x)tworks.

Robert James Hickey appears as the lead in the comedy Pilot, SHADY PINES. To premier at the Hoboken International Film Festival, Sunday, May 21, 2017. 2PM, at Lakeside Beach Theatre at Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park in Greenwood Lake, NY.

Richard Stelnik appears in RICHARD III by William Shakespeare, at American Theater of Actors, May 17 – June 4, 2017.

J.R. Carter, Lena Clark, Patricia Clune, Jen Fellman, Melanie Futorian, Brandon Grimes, Nicole Gut, Michael S. Horowitz, Elizabeth Maille, Jason Min, Katherine O’Sullivan, Maria Sivakova, Natapong Theansawatkit, and Cory Walker appear in MERCIFUL DELUSIONS: An Evening of Six One Act Plays by Tennessee Williams. At The 124 Bank Street Theatre, June 6 – 11, 2017. Produced by Nicole Gut and directed by Lorraine Serabian.

Austin Pendletonand Barbara Bleier appear in BEAUTIFUL MISTAKE (the songs of John Bucchino & Amanda McBroom) at PANGEA, May 9, 18 & 23, 2017.

Alenka Kraigher appears in THE BLUE at LaMaMa, May 18 – May 21, 2017.

Mary Francina Golden appears in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE with the Oxford Shakespeare Company, at Villa Foscari, Venice, Italy. June 7 – 15, 2017.

Judy Rosenblatt and Ginger Grace appears in STAGE STRUCK at New Perspectives Theatre Company, May 19 – 22, 2017.

Lee Wilkof directed the feature film NO PAY, NUDITY. Now available on The Starz Network, Amazon and iTunes.

Sally Burtenshaw appears in YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU at A.D. Players Theatre, May 3 – 28, 2017.

J.B. Alexander appears in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE with Oxford Shakespeare Co., at Villa Foscari in Venice, Italy. June 13 – 14, 2017.

Andrew Matthews appears in MOMENTS AN EVENING WITH BILL W at the United Solo Festival, October 18, 2017.

Matthew Widman’s play HOMELAND SECURITY has been chosen to be part of the Madlab Theatre Company’s 18th Annual Theatre Roulette festival in Columbus, Ohio. Directed by Stephen Woosley, May 11, 19 and 27, 2017. 8pm.  His period farce LUST, GREED AND MURDER will be performed by cast members of the Peekskill High School Advanced Drama Class as part of Peekskill High School’s 1st Annual 10 Minute Play Festival, which received over 200 national submissions.  May 22, 2017 at 6pm.  Peekskill High School Auditorium, Peekskill, New York.

Cynthia Nixon appears alongside Laura Linney in THE LITTLE FOXES, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Performances began March 29, 2017.