Weekly Notice

April 16-22, 2018
Spring Term Week #5

HB Studio

Spring Term: Week #5
April 16-22, 2018
Spring Term continues through June 3. NO CLASSES during Spring Clean Up, April 24-29, nor Memorial Day, May 28.

Sign up now for a 5-week class for the second part of Spring Term. 
Browse classes & register online:

upcoming 5-Week spring Classes and workshops:


  • UNION DISCOUNT:* Industry union members receive 10% OFF Spring 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 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.

Create your own work using Acting as your source!
With SUGAR’s OBIE & Bessie Winner Robbie McCauley

Mondays, 10AM-1PM | Feb 12-March 12

APPLY ONLINE (due April 18)
Expand your ability to shape language for performing subjects that matter to you; deepen your vocal and body connections; collaborate with others; and explore possibilities to play characters other than ones you are likely to be cast for — ones that you yearn to play.
“I found the workshop helpful for the work I’m doing on a solo performance piece. Robbie is excellent and gives thoughtful advice on writing and performance.” – Past Participant

Spring Clean up is just around the corner (April 24-27).
It’s a tradition carried on from the start of HB Studio, created by its founders — a time to give back, enrich the building where you practice, and meet other actors.
Key Students and SAs are required to volunteer for one shift, and the rest of the HB community is encouraged and invited to pitch in as well!
Please sign up for shifts here.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

Apply Now for Financial Aid for Summer Term

Applications are now being accepted for those seeking financial aid for the Summer Term. Financial aid is awarded on both merit and need. HB Studio offers two forms of financial aid:

  • Scholarships, which support partial enrollment in one studio class
  • Work study, which offers one free class in exchange for working at the studio once a week.

Application deadline: April 22

Read More and Apply
Summer Term will run 10 weeks, June 13 – August 22. Registration opens May 1.


Hagen Summer Intensive

6-week immersive actor training.
June 25, 2018 – August 3, 2018
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Hagen Core Training

Year-long conservatory training
September 17, 2018 – June 7, 2019 (3 terms)
(Now eligible for college credit transfer!)
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Hagen Teacher’s Lab 1 & 2

Week-long professional development consortia.

Hagen Teacher’s Lab 1: August 6 – 11, 2018 | APPLY NOW!
Hagen Teacher’s Lab 2: August 13-18, 2018 | APPLY NOW!

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Voice Over Intensive: Cartoons, Videogames, Audiobooks & Commercials

With Theresa Buchheister (VO director: Pokémon, Winx Club)
Saturday & Sunday | 10AM-4PM
April 21 & 22 | $205

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Playing the Self, Playing the Other

With Robbie McCauley
Mondays | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
April 23 – May 21, 2018
Application required. Apply online by April 9.
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Annie Baker Scene Study

With Austin Pendleton
Mondays, 11:30am -2:30pm
April 23 – May 21 | $275

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Intimacy in Performance

With Alica Rodis (co-founder of Intimacy Directors Int’l)
Tuesdays, 4pm-6pm
May 1 – 29 | $195

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Embodied Speech

With Theresa McElwee
Wednesdays, 2:30pm-4:30pm
May 2-30 |  $205

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Show Me the Money: Financial Empowerment for Artists

With David Sharp
Mondays | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
May 7 – June 11, 2018 | Only $25!

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Singing Sondheim

With Broadway Director Lonny Price
Thursdays | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
May 10 – June 7, 2018 (5 sessions) | $375
Application required. Apply online by April 21.
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The Actor and the Business

With Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos)
Tuesdays | 6:30 pm- 9:30 pm
June 17 – July 10 (4 sessions) | $250

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Casting Call for SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY HAPPENS – HB Residency Project
Seeking actors and actresses.
Rehearsals: April 1 – May 25 | Performances: May 26 and 27
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Seeking Actors for Directing Class
Directors in Austin Pendleton’s Monday night Directing class are looking for actors to participate in their class projects. Submit your headshot and resume in the Registration Office.

Former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns. Her 2016 departure means there are currently no black female CEOs running Fortune 500 companies.
“Despite an increasing awareness among business leaders of the importance of diversity, women and people of color are still often subject to subtle or even outright bias in the workplace that can make it more difficult for them to ascend the corporate ladder.”
by Jillian Berman

Read the Story

Events & Performances


Six Evenings, Six Plays-in-Process: Staged Readings of New Works

May 1-6, 2018 | 7pm
HB Playwrights Theatre
124 Bank Street, NYC

With plays by: Frankie Delessio, David Don Miller, Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky, Dan Haft & David Logan Rankin, Sonia Mera, and Anton Spivack.


For FREE Reservations visit
or call (212) 989-7856 Mon-Fri between 1pm-5pm

Faculty News                                                Meet Our Faculty

Maria Fontanals appears in SEIS, directed by Pablo Andrade, as part of Teatro Circulo’s CallBack Series. In Spanish with English supertitles. SEIS has received FUERZAfest2017’s Best Playwright, Best Play, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor Awards; three 2017 HOLA Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Directing, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor, and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor; and two ATI Awards for best Actress and Director Revelation of the Year. April 6 – 15, 2018.

Carol Rosenfeld appears in two one-act plays, WILD TERRAIN and PEOPLE OF THE BOOK by Adam Kraar at the Play Group Theater, 1 North Broadway, White Plains, NY April 21, 22, 28 and 29.

Mercedes Ruehl will perform on Broadway in TORCH SONG TRILOGY this fall, when the Second Stage Theater production transfers to Hayes Theater.

Mark Nelson is standing by for Nathan Lane as Roy Cohn in ANGELS IN AMERICA on Broadway at Neil Simon Theater, February 23 – July 15 2018.

Russell G. Jones has been cast in MTC’s upcoming production of ST. JOAN, his Broadway debut! Previews began April 3, 2018.

Mark Blum appears in AMY AND THE ORPHANS, directed by HB alum Scott Ellis, and also featuring HB friend Vanessa Aspillaga, with Roundabout Theater. Previews began Feb 1, 2018. Recently featured in the New York Times article, “A Barrier Breaks: An Actress With Down Syndrome Plays the Lead.

Jessica Hecht appears in ADMISSIONS with Lincoln Center Theater. Through April 29, 2018 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

Student & Alumni News                                  Meet Our Alumni

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

Eric Roffman performs Sonnet 37 in the annual SHAKESPEARE SONNET SLAM at Central Park, April 27, 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 feature film UNSANE. Now in theaters.

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

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

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

Ginger Grace appears as Eleanor Roosevelt in ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: HER SECRET JOURNEY at the Schoolhouse Theater, Croton Falls, NY, April 12-28, 2018.


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SUNY Empire State College Statewide Open House

There’s no doubt you’re busy making plans for your future. If transferring to a four-year college to pursue your bachelor’s degree/going back to school is in your plans, we encourage you to attend the SUNY Empire State College Statewide Open House. SUNY Empire is an ideal place to take your career to the next level.

  • With SUNY Empire you can save time and money through generous transfer credit options.
  • SUNY Empire’s degree programs are delivered online, onsite or both, making it convenient for you to earn your degree while you work, wherever you live.
  • SUNY tuition and accreditation make a SUNY Empire degree affordable and well respected.

SUNY Empire’s Statewide Open House is on Tuesday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m. If you attend, you’ll learn about admissions, transfer credit, financial aid, online learning and more. For the Manhattan location, we will have a panel of faculty, alumni and current students. There’s no better way to discover the benefits of a SUNY Empire degree.

Register Today

The HB Studio Library is Open!

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.

(*Discounts valid for Studio Classes only; not valid for workshop offerings, full-time programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be combined nor applied retroactively.)