Student & Alumni News


John David Washington has been nominated for the Golden Globes Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, for his role in BlacKkKlansman.

Anne Stockton won Best One Woman Drama for her playwright and performance at United Solo Festival.

Burak Tatar directs SEASON OF INNER LIGHTS at Goddard Riverside’s Bernie Wohl Center, December 18, 2018.

John Payne performs in WARS OF THE ROSES at Theatre for the New City, December 3-5, 2018.

Ken Saito performs RAKUGO NIGHT at Producers Club Theaters, December 7-8, 2018.

Ellany Kincross will perform in her play BLINDED BY THE SUN at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, December 7-8, 2018.

Polly McKie performs A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES at Irish Repertory Theatre, November 28 – December 30, 2018.

Megan McLain performs in THE WHITE SHEEP OF THE FAMILY at Trumbull New Theatre, January 11-27, 2019.

Charly Wenzel is performing in THEN SHE FELL at The Kingsland Ward, October 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019.

Jean Bergantini Grillo‘s play CRADLE, starring Paul Eisenmann has been selected to be performed at The Strawberry One-Act Theatre Festival, March 22 – March 24, 2019.

Robert Hickey appears in the indie short film SOUL BOUNCING (working title), Nov 1 – June 31, 2019. He also appears in the Medicare Open Enrollment commercial, airing on National TV, November 27  – December 7, 2018.

Sarah Rose Kearns performs in a reading of her original play PERSUASION at The New York Society Library, December 1, 2018.

Richard Sacher is performing in FORT DICKS, THE MUSICAL at The John Cullum Theatre at the American Theatre of Actors, November 9-18, 2018.

Charly Wenzel is performing in THEN SHE FELL at The Kingsland Ward, October 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019.

Elena Clark and Stephan Schmidt are performing in MAMMA MIA! at Julie Harris Theatre, Briarcliff Manor, NY. November 2-11, 2018.

Ken Raboy is performing in UNCLE VANYA at The Studio at Schapiro, November 2-4, 2018.

Robert Peter Miller is performing Stand-up Comedy at Georgine’s Comedy Works in Bristol, PA. October 27, 2018.

Ellis Vizcarra is performing in the indie film PIECE BY PIECE. He is also performing in the One Minute Play Festival at INTAR Theater, directed by Pablo Andrade, October 27-28, 2018.

Katherine O’Sullivan is performing in THIS SINKING ISLAND with The Anthropologists, free and family friendly in various venues in Upper Manhattan. October 24 – 31, 2018.

Buran Theatre, a former artist-in-residence with HB Studio, is offering the HB community $15 tickets ($10 off) to their new show, some higher glimmer in our landscape of flat down the street at The Collapsable Hole. Discounted tickets are available with code HBFolk15 for shows on October 21, 23, 25 & 26.

Jean Bergantini Grillo‘s play CRADLE, starring Paul Eisenmann has been selected to be performed at The Strawberry One-Act Theatre Festival, March 22 – March 24, 2019  

Polly McKie appears in A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR directed by Austin Pendleton, at Theatre as St. Clements, September 13 – October 21, 2018.

Jane Kotlyar performs in STEPS TO HOME at The Bridge Theatre, September 29, – October 7, 2018.

Joan La Barbara composed and performs her performance opera, VIRGINIA AND THE TIME MACHINE, at The Flea Theater, November 2-3, 2018.

Mateo Lamuño appears in VERANO VERANO by Myrna Casas. Performed in Spanish with English supertitles, November 2 – 18 at IATI Theater.

Stan Buturla appears in  ARENDT-HEIDEGGER A LOVE STORY at Theater for the New City, September 27, 2018 – October 14, 2018.

Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier appear in STARTING HERE at Pangea, October 2-9, 2018.

Robert Hickey appears in the indie short film SOUL BOUNCING (working title), Nov 1 – June 31, 2019. He also appears in the Medicare Open Enrollment commercial, airing on National TV, November 27  – December 7, 2018, and the Shoprite Commercial airing on Regional TV, October 20 – November 30, 2018.

Allison Plamondon choreographed RAISON D’ETRE: an evening of Pirandello. Featuring R. David Robinson and Giovanni Villari, who also does the light design and fight choreography. At Theatre 71 at Blessed Sacrament, September 29, 2019.

Sarah Rose Kearns performs in a reading of her original play PERSUASION at The New York Society Library. December 1, 2018.

Mitch Tebo appears in OKLAHOMA! at St. Ann’s Warehouse. September 27-November 11, 2018.

Matthew Widman has two comedies developed in Donna De Matteo’s Studio Practice playwriting workshop being produced this October: HOMELAND SECURITY, which premiered in the 2014 HB Studio Office Plays Festival, was a winner of the 2018 WORDWAVE ONE-ACT FESTIVAL and will be staged October 20 at the Valhalla Boathouse Theater in South Lake Tahoe, California. LUST, GREED AND MURDERMatt’s award-winning farce, will have its New York City premiere at The Complete Theatre Company’s 2018 NEW YORKER ONE-ACT FESTIVAL.  Five shows at the Producer’s club in Times Square, October 11-14.

George Pappas appears in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Dreamland Film and Performing Arts Center in Nantucket, MA, October 4-14, 2018.

Lauren Hobbs and Pat Dwyer star in their new webseries TWO DIMES which will be streaming through October 9, 2018.

Hugh Heckman appears in DETECTIVE STORY at The Heights Players, Brooklyn. October 5-25, 2018.

Francesca Ferrara appears as a guest performer in THIS IS THIS at the Otisville Correctional Facility September 12 & 13, 2018. For reservations and protocol information, please email

Richard Hoehler conceived & directed THIS IS THIS at the Otisville Correctional Facility September 12 & 13, 2018. For reservations and protocol information, please email

George Pappas appears in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Dreamland Film and Performing Arts Center in Nantucket, MA, October 4-14, 2018.

Mary Tierney, Larry Fleischman, & Ron Ryan appear in David Loughlin’s play THE PERFECT CUP OF COFFEE at the Hell’s Kitchen Festival September 7, 8 & 9, 2018

Brad Forenza’s THE REHEARSAL appears for a single performance as part of the the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival’s Free Incubator Reading Series on August 16, 2018 at The Theatre at 14th St Y. Barbara Butcher, Mike Folie, and Derek Henriksen will be performing.

International students Satori Fukuzumi and Satoshi Deleanu of Japan celebrated their wedding on July 16. Satori and Satoshi met for the first time in October 2017 at HB Studio. Nine months later, they’re husband and wife! A huge congratulations and best wishes to the new family!

Marilyn Louis appears in BOUND FOR BROADWAY at the West End Lounge July 26.

Jack Wink and Youlim Nam appears in Miss Nam’s play 28+2, directed by Delil Baran at The Secret Theatre through August 1, 2018.

Lynda Crawford’s play STARS OUT OF BALANCE will have a reading  at Latea on August 1, 2018.

Judy Rosenblatt appears in WOMAN BEFORE A GLASS at Bridge Street Theater, August 10, 11 & 12, 2018. Another showing will take place at the Rochester Fringe Festival September 13, 14 & 15, 2018

Jac Ford appears in LGBTQ+ ROMEO/JULIET at Metro Baptist Church in Hells Kitchen, August 24 – September 9 2018.

Andrew Matthews appears in MOMENTS…AN EVENING WITH BILL W at the 7th Annual World Conference on Addiction and Addiction Therapy July 16 – 18. We extend our congratulations to Andrew for his first international appearance!

Marilyn Louis appears in BOUND FOR BROADWAY at the West End Lounge July 26.

Betsy Ross appears in MYRTLE BEACH SUNRISE at the Long Island City One Act Play Festival at The Secret Theatre on July 14, 20, 25, 29, & August 2.

Kristin Samuelson appears in YOU ARE PERFECT at Theatre 80 St. Marks Place on July 29.

Charles Baran plays the title role in the world premiere of S.P. Monahan’s new tragicomedy AUNT JACK at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale Florida July 19 – August 12, 2018.

Rosary O’Neill, long time participant of Julie McKee’s Advanced Playrighting Class, has been named an artist/scholar in the American Studies Department of the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms Universitaet in Bonn, Germany as part of the Fulbright Specialist Program.

Scott Mendelsohn appears in RICHARD II at the Walking the Dog Theater in Hudson, NY July 18 – July 28, 2018.

Fran Kirmser is producing back-to-school repeat performance of AMERICAN SCOREBOARD chronicling the Betsy Devos Confirmation Hearing for The Secretary of Education. There will be a reading at ARENA STAGE in The Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, DC September 17, 2018 at 6:00pm.

Ginger Grace appears in THE  SAINTLINESS  OF MARGERY  KEMPE, directed by Austin Pendleton, at the Duke on 42nd Street July 5 – August 26.

Sarah Rose Kearns will appear in her own play, PERSUASION in a staged reading at the Actors Theatre of Louisville on July 14 2018.

John L Payne appears in Austin Pendleton’s Shakespeare adaptation, WARS OF THE ROSES; HENRY VI & RICHARD III throughout the month of August.

Nancy J (Elliott) Lilley is Director, Producer, Narrator and Lyricist of the feature documentary 4 DANCERS’ DREAMS. Screening at the New Hope Film Festival July 20-29, 2018.

Andrew R. Heinze‘s WOULD YOU LIKE A TISSUE? will be showing at the New Jersey Repertory Company, September 15 – September 30, 2018.

Russell G. Jones appears in MTC’s production of ST. JOAN, his Broadway debut! The show runs through June 9, 2018.
Mercedes Ruehl will perform on Broadway in TORCH SONG TRILOGY this October 2018, when the Second Stage Theater production transfers to Hayes Theater.
Robert McQueen has been deemed best director of FUNHOME at the Toronto Theatre Critics Awards.

Barbara Bleier appears in STARTING HERE at Pangea June 21 – 28, 2018.

Elizabeth Primamore‘s book SHADY WOMEN: THREE SHORT PLAYS was released June 15, 2018 by Upper Hand Press. Order here.

Joan La Barbara
and Gelsey Bell, voices; perform John King’s micro-operas “Ping” and “WHAT IS THE WORD” (texts by Samuel Beckett) and “A-R-S” text by Thomas Aquinas. At The Stone, May 18, 2018.

Donna Svennevik, Mary Francina Golden, Carolyn Groves, Byron O’Hanlon  and Albert Insinnia appeared in a reading of THE SHADOWBOX at The Gene Framkel Theater, April 7, 2018.

Scott Mendelsohn appears in THREE WILDER STAGES – short plays by Thornton Wilder, at Michael Chekhov Studio NYC, May 6 – 9, 2018.

Ellis Vizcarra appeared in WHEN OCTOBER GOES, at Jewel Box, April 30, 2018.

Richard Alleman‘s play QUIET CAR, featuring Sam Khazai, will be performed at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre, May 11-12, 2018.

Maho Honda appears in TIME’S JOURNEY THROUGH A ROOM at The Play Company. HB Studio community receives $10 tickets with the code HB10, through May 6! Performances begin May 10, 2018. Maho has also appeared in THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI and THE UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT.

Read the NYT review of Joan La Barbara‘s recent performance of her compositions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Catrin Lloyd-Bollard appears in the feature film THE MOOSEHEAD OVER THE MANTEL, NYC premiere at The Anthology Film Archives, April 26, 2018. The film has won multiple awards including Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Ensemble Cast (2018 Macabre Faire Film Festival); Best Feature (2017 Independent Horror Movie Awards); Best Feature Film, Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay (2018 Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival).

J.B. Alexander appears in his play KARLOS BEFORE THE LAW at The Tank, May 26, 2018, and at Prague Fringe Festival, May 29 – June 2, 2018.

Kim Paris appears in GRIFFITH PARK at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, May 4 – 5, 2018.

Jane Kotlyar appears in HOW I MARRIED MYSELF AND OTHER MISADVENTURES at Columbia University School of the Arts, April 13 – 15, 2018. She also appears in a reading of THE NUMBENING at the HB Playwrights Theatre, May 3, 2018.

Ginger Grace plays Emily Dickinson in THE BELLE OF AMHERST at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, in Bath, Maine, April 29, 2018.

Danusia Trevino performs in The Wooster Group’s A PINK CHAIR, based on the Polish theater artist Tadeusz Kantor. April 28 – May 19, 2018.

Eric Roffman and Mary Francina-Golden perform in the annual SHAKESPEARE SONNET SLAM at Central Park, April 27, 2018.

Jacqueline Margolis appears in YOM HASHOAH for Holocaust Remembrance Day at Cornelia Street Cafe. Poetry, Memoir, Music & Film. April 12, 2018.

Elizabeth Primamore‘s book SHADY WOMEN: THREE SHORT PLAYS will be released June 15, 2018 by Upper Hand Press. Pre-order now!

Joan La Barbara performed her composition THE WANDERLUSTING OF JOSEPH C. at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, moving throughout the galleries. April 13, 2018.

Georgia Buchanan appears in the principal role of Kim Belcher in the new HBO Original Feature Film, PATERNO. Released April 7, 2018.

Barbara Bleier, Austin Pendleton and Liam Mitchell appear in the film SUNSET, which has won “best ensemble cast” at LA Film Critics Association, and is up for “best film” in LA, Miami and Manhattan Film Festivals. Manhattan Film Festival, Village Arts Theater, April 27, 2018.

Sally Burtenshaw appears in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Jones Theater, April 18 – 30, 2018.

Polly McKee appears in the new Steven Soderbergh film UNSANE. Now in theaters.

Grant Schumacher, Zala Djuric, Gaia Visnar and Delil Baran appear in THE DOORMAN, written and directed by Zala Djuric. At The 124 Bank Street Theater, April 10, 2018.

Jen Danby and Daniel Delano appear in SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, SHARON AND MIA,  CHARLIE AND SHARON, and the SHARON TATE QUADRILOGY. Created by Jen Danby and directed by Austin Pendleton. At The Bridge Theatre @Shetler Studios – 244 West 54th St, April 9 – 15, 2018.

John L Payne appears in SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER at Love Creek Productions, May 4 -, 7 2018.

Richard Millen’s film FRAGMENTS 83 will be having its East Coast premiere at the Queens World Film Festival, Zukor Theatre, Queens on March 25, 2018. Nominated for Best LGBTQ Short.
Matthew Widman’s black comedy, HOMELAND SECURITY will be performed April 13-14 and April 20-21st as part of the Stage Door Production’s 2018 One-Act Festival in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Robert James Hickey appears in EDGE OF OUR BODIES by Adam Rapp at 59&59 Theaters, April 4 – 22, 2018.

Richard Millen wrote, directed and appears in the short film, FRAGMENTS 83, produced by Corentin Koskas. East Coast Premiere screening at Kaufman Astoria Studios Zukor Theatre, March 25, 2018.

Matthew Widman’s black comedy, HOMELAND SECURITY will be performed April 13-14 and April 20-21st as part of the Stage Door Production’s 2018 One-Act Festival in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Robert James Hickey appears in EDGE OF OUR BODIES by Adam Rapp at 59&59 Theaters, April 4 – 22, 2018.

Richard Millen wrote, directed and appears in the short film, FRAGMENTS 83, produced by Corentin Koskas. East Coast Premiere screening at Kaufman Astoria Studios Zukor Theatre, March 25, 2018.

Mitch Tebo appears in PLAZA SUITE at Gallery Players, Brooklyn, NY, March 10, 2018 – March 25, 2018.

Jo Anne Sellers appears in THE ANGEL OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY with New Wave Theater Collective at Bridge Theater, April 24 – 29, 2018.

Michael Ruggiere and Olivia De Salvo appear in ROMEO AND JULIET at Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY. March 14-25, 2018.

Hugh Heckman appears in GEORGE M! at The Heights Players, May 11 – 27, 2018.

Brian Kelly performs live music and a monologue at the Brooklyn Museum during a screening of Julian Schnabel’s BASQUIAT, part of the DAVID BOWIE IS exhibition. The film’s soundtrack includes a song Brian Kelly wrote and recorded. March 8, 2018 in the Cantor Auditorium at the Museum, and March 13, 2018 at The House of Yes in Bushwick.

Gigi Bermingham is featured on the podcast THE WORKING ACTOR’S JOURNEY, aired February 27, 2018.

Ginger Grace appears as Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Mary Todd Lincoln & Colleen McCracken in her performance piece THE FIRST LADIES COALITION, directed by Austin Pendleton, at libraries throughout Westchester and Long Island, March 7 – 22, 2018.

Matthew Widman’s one-act play, SENTIENT BEINGS will have it ‘s premiere at the Emerging Artists Theatre’s 19th Annual New Works Series on March 8th at 7pm at the TADA! Theatre.  Featuring Courtney Torres and Andre Ozim and directed by Gwynn MacDonald.

Jessica Carillo, Jill Cook and Maia Nero appear in THE COVER OF LIFE at Gene Frankel Theatre, March 8 – 31, 2018.

Sarah Rose Kearns’ stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s PERSUASION will be performed for a one-night-only celebration of the original novel’s 200th anniversary. At The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South, April 9 2018.

Laurence Wallace appears in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at Philipstown Depot Theatre, March 8 2018 – March 25 2018.

Tom Paolino appears in HALCYON DAYS, by Academy Award Winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman, On Your Feet), at A.R.T./ New York Theatres, March 4 – March 25, 2018.

J.B. Alexander appears in THE METAMORPHOSIS at Zizkovska Noc Festival, March 22 – 24, 2018.

Austin Pendleton, Barbara Bleier and Liam Mitchell received the Best Ensemble Cast Award given to the film SUNSET by the LA Film Critics Association.

Jane Kotlyar appears in ONLY ONE (Winter One-Acts Festival) at St. Jean’s Players, February 23 – 25 2018.

Demetrius Blocker appears in MR. CHEKHOV & MR. PORTER at Medicine Show Theatre, January 31 – February 24, 2018.

Catrin Lloyd-Bollard appears in Object Collection’s IT’S ALL TRUE at LaMama, February 8 – 25.

Brian Kelly appears in THE LESSON at LATEA Theatre, February 16 – 25, 2018.

Susan Ward directors and appears in TWISTED VALENTINE at Axial Theatre at Saint John’s Church in Pleasantville, NY, February, 9 – 18, 2018.

ABOMINATION by Jason Jung will have a reading by the Out Front Theatre Company as part of Spectrum Spotlight Series in Atlanta. February 20, 2018.

Anne Stockton appears in I WON’T BE IN ON MONDAY, directed by Austin Pendleton, at Urban Stages as part of This Fortnight is Female festival, February 6 – 17, 2018. Discount code: ‘artists’

Ginger Grace appears as Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Mary Todd Lincoln & Colleen McCracken in her performance piece THE FIRST LADIES COALITION, directed by Austin Pendleton, at the Mount Pleasant Public Library, Pleasantville, New York, February 11.

Austin Pendleton, Barbara Bleier and Liam Mitchell are featured in the upcoming film SUNSET, directed by award winning director Jamison Locascio.

Carole Schweid‘s book STAGED READING MAGIC has been published by Smith and Kraus.

Doug Botnik appears in CHEKHOV SHMEKHOV at the Hudson Guild Theatre, Feb 8-11, 2018.

Stan Buturla appears in ONE DROP at Theater for the New City, February 1 2018 – February 18 2018.

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. 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.