Weekly Notice

December 18-24, 2017
Winter Interim

HB Studio

Winter Interim
December 18-24, 2017

Happy Holidays to All! HB Studio will be closed Dec 23-Jan 1. 
Register now for Winter Term. Winter Term will run 10 weeks, Jan 8-March 18.

Browse classes & register online. Also check out our short-term workshops.

  • UNION DISCOUNT: Industry union members can receive 10% OFF Winter Term Classes. Present your membership card in the registration office, or email a copy to registration@hbstudio.org.*
  • INTAKE AUDITION / CONSULTATIONS: Interested in our upper level classes? Audition & consult with a panel of HB’s faculty. For audition schedule, details and sign up info, visit Auditions & Prerequisites.
  • REEL SUBMISSIONS: Are you a working professional seeking a place to practice? Submit your reel for placement into our studio practice classes.
    (*Discounts valid for Studio Classes only; not valid for workshop offerings, full-time programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be combined nor applied retroactively.)

Broadway Director Lonny Price teaches Masterclass

Broadway Director Lonny Price (SUNSET BOULEVARD, SWEENEY TODD) leads this masterclass for experienced singers who act and actors who sing: An exploration of the theatrical music of Leonard Bernstein, offered as part of the Bernstein Centennial celebration and made possible by the Bernstein Family Foundation as the 2018 Felicia Montealegre Bernstein Masterclass.
Mondays | January 8-February 5, 2018 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm | $375
This workshop requires an application and work sample
Application Deadline: December 22

HB Studio Gift Certificates!

Support the theater artists in your life this holiday season with a gift certificate to HB Studio. Gift certificates are available for purchase in any amount, and are redeemable for Classes, Workshops, Student Studio Rentals, Books and Special Products!

To purchase, call our registration team at 212-675-2370.


The Musical Theater Works of Leonard Bernstein

With Broadway Director Lonny Price (Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd)
Mondays | 11am – 2pm
January 8 – February 5, 2018
Application required. Apply online by December 22.

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Tony Kushner Scene Study

With Austin Pendleton
Mondays | 11:30am – 2:30pm
January 8 – February 5 (5 sessions) | $275
Open to Studio Practice students or by application. Apply online by Dec 26.
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Get Real About Auditioning

With Taylor “Sharky” Williams (Casting Associate, New York Theater Workshop)
Tuesdays | 6:30pm – 9:30pm
January 9 – Feb 6, 2018 | $325

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Self-Producing for Artists

With Tony Award winning Broadway Producer, Fran Kirmser
Wednesday, January 10 | 11am-2pm | $75
Recommended add-on: Production Management for Self-Producing Artists 

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Production Management for Self-Producing Artists

With Liz Nielsen
Wednesday, January 10
3pm – 6pm | $75
Recommended add-on: Self-Producing for Artists

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Word Play: Exploring Sound and Sense in Heightened Text

With Theresa McElwee
Wednesdays | 2:30pm – 4:30pm
January 10 – February 7, 2018
Open to students placed at acting level 2 and up, or by application. Apply online by January 1.

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Shakespeare Fundamentals

With George Bartenieff and Paul Pryce
Fridays, 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Part A: January 12 – February 9 | $270
Part B: February 16 – March 16 | $270

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The Actor’s Homework: A Four Part Series

With Carol Rosenfeld
Saturdays & Sundays | 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Workshop 1: January 13,14, 20, 21
Workshop 2: February 10,11, 17, 18
Workshop 3: March 10,11, 17, 18
Workshop 4: April 7, 8, 14, 15
$265 per workshop / $955 for series
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Acting Through the Method of Etudes – Scenes

With Snezhana Chernova
Sundays | 12pm – 3pm
January 14 – February 11, 2018 (5 sessions) | $270*
*if purchased with Acting Through the Method of Etudes – Monologues, both for $525
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Acting Beyond Marginalization

With Peter Kuo
Thursdays | January 18 – February 15, 2018
6:30pm – 9:30pm | $250

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Show Me the Money:
Financial Empowerment for Artists

With David Sharp
Saturdays | Jan 27 – Feb 24 (5 sessions)
2:30pm – 4:30pm | $25

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Tracy Letts Scene Study

With Austin Pendleton
Mondays | 11:30am – 2:30pm
February 12 – March 12 (5 sessions) | $275
Open to Studio Practice students or by application. Apply online by Feb 1.
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NYC Accents: Brooklyn & Bronx

With Ginger Eckert
Tuesdays, 12pm – 2pm
February 13 – March 13, 2018 | $205

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Contemporary Monologues and Auditioning Technique

With Paul Pryce
Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 9pm
February 13 – March 13, 2018 | $230

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Acting Through the Method of Etudes  – Monologues

With Snezhana Chernova
Sundays | 12pm – 3pm
February 18 – March 18, 2018 (5 sessions) | $270*
*if purchased with Acting Through the Method of Etudes – Scenes, both for $525
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Race & Its Role in Theater

“Sometimes the subject matter in a show demands race specific casting or gender specific casting and I get that.  But when you’re in high school, I think those roles should be suspended.  I believe that when you’re in high school you should be able to play whatever role you want.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda. THINKR

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Events & Performances

Faculty News                                                Meet Our Faculty

Tina Benko appears in the Atlantic Theater Co,’s DESCRIBE THE NIGHT, through December 24, 2018.

Read Culture Sonar’s interview with Fran Kirmser, “This Broadway Producer Has a Heart for Dance

The Association of Latin Entertainment Critics of New York (Latin ACE Awards) nominated Maria Fontanals (Best Actress in a Drama) and Pablo Andrade (Best Director) for their work on SEIS.

Lorraine Serabian with appear in the World Premier of DAYBREAK, presented by Tisa Chang’s Pan Asian Reperatory, on Theater Row, April 1 – May 1, 2018.

Dael Orlandersmith will perform her new solo show UNTIL THE FLOOD at Rattlestick, January 6 – February 8, 2018.

Ted Brunetti appears on Broadway in A BRONX TALE.

Student & Alumni News                                  Meet Our Alumni

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.

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

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

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

Polly McKie appears in Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming feature film, UNSANE, to be released March 2018.


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Special Theater Resources

The HB Studio Library is Now Open to Students!

Are you looking for some new reading material? Are you searching for a new play to work on?  The HB Studio Library has recently opened to students! We have over 3,000 titles on our shelves here on the third floor. For information on how to browse and check out a book, click here.