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March 28 - April 3

Spring Term will run 10 weeks, March 21 - June 5
There will be no classes during Spring Clean Up (May 3 – 8) or on Memorial Day (May 30)
Browse classes & register online. We also offer a variety of workshops.
  • REEL SUBMISSIONS: Are you a working professional seeking a place to practice? Submit your reel and resume for placement into our studio practice classes.
  • UNION DISCOUNT: Union members receive 10% OFF Spring Term registration.
    Present membership card in the office or email a copy to registration@hbstudio.org*
Attention F-1 Students
 If you are eligible for Optional Practical Training at the end of this term – Spring 2016 – there is an invitation and information for you in student mail on the third floor. Please see Lois or Snezhana, the international student advisors, with any questions.


Join Julliard graduate and faculty member Danyon Davis for Movement for Actors 2 at a special 40% discount!  Connect to your center and learn to be "authentic" in any style you may be called upon to perform.

Class meets Wednesday nights 4pm - 6pm.  Use the code SP16TAKETWO40 for your discount!  Offer good through March 30, 2016, not combinable with any other discounts.

Spaces Still Left in Tina Benko's Scene Study Class!

Tina Benko, currently appearing on Broadway in Ivo Van Hove's THE CRUCIBLE, joins HB's faculty this Spring!
Spaces are still available in her Studio Practice - Scene Study Class: 
Scene Study - Studio Practice - Fridays, 10am - 1pm | $545
Sign Up or Apply today!


Acting in Accent: Cockney

With Amanda Quaid
Fridays | April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
10am - 12pm | $205
Submission required | Apply online by March 28

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Everything You Need to Know about the Actor's Homework

With Carol Rosenfeld
Saturday & Sunday | April 2, 3, 9 & 10
1:30pm - 5:30pm | $265

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Introduction to Producing Your Own Work

With Sasha Eden
Saturday, April 16
11am - 5pm | $115

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Singing On Stage

With Jane Streeton
Saturday & Sunday | April 23 & 24
12pm - 4pm | $175
Submission required. Apply online by April 15.
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Voice Over Workshop

With Mark Blum
Saturdays & Sundays, April 30, May 1, 14 & 15
10am - 12pm | $160

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The Musical Theater Duet

With Robert McQueen
Mondays, May 9 - 23
11:30am - 3:30pm | $295
Open to Robert McQueen's previous students.
New students must apply online by April 29.

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"Lost" Plays of Eugene O'Neill

With Laura Esterman
Saturdays & Sundays | May 14, 15, 21 & 22
1pm - 6pm | $325
Open to Acting level 3 and up or by submission.
New students must apply online by May 2.

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Edward Albee Scene Study

With Austin Pendleton
Sundays | May 15 - June 12
10am - 1pm | $275
Open to Studio Practice students or by submission
Apply Online by May 2

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Voice/Speech Kickstart

With Ilse Pfeifer & Theresa McElwee
Monday - Friday | June 6 - 10
10am - 2:30pm | $320 

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Events & Performances


By Perry Guzzi | Directed by Amy Wright
With: James Fordyce, Chris Heard, Hugh Heckman, George Port, Kevin Mackenzie, Donna Svennevik, Tony Raymond
April 8, 9, 12-16 @ 8pm | April 9, 10, 16, 17 @ 3pm
HB Playwrights Theatre | 124 Bank Street
Free! RSVP Online

Hagen Institute Programs

The Hagen Summer Intensive

A rigorous, integrated 6-week training that probes the practical applications of Uta Hagen’s approach to acting.
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, June 19, 2016 - July 29, 2016
Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
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Hagen Teacher Training

For the continuing professional development of educators and artists. Experience the depth and value of Uta Hagen’s Object Exercises and scene study process in actor training.
Mon - Sat | Aug 1 - 6 | 9:30am - 4:30pm | Apply by June 27
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The Hagen Core Training

A full-time one-year training program for actors who seek full immersion in the practice of their craft.
Mon – Fri, 9:30am-3:30pm | Sept 11, 2016 – June 6, 2017
Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
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Faculty News                                                Meet Our Faculty

Snezhana Chernova appears in the TV drama THE AMERICANS, season 4, episodes 5 & 11.

Victor Slezak appears in Neil Labute's short film THE MULBERRY BUSH, which is part of the Tribeca Film Festival's short films lineup.

Tina Benko appears in THE CRUCIBLE, directed by Ivo Van Hove, on Broadway. Opening March 31.

Our friend Frank Wood appears in HUGHIE at Booth Theatre. Through March 27.

Robert McQueen directs NoteWorthy, in association with Acting Up Stage Company: a writers' lab in Toronto focussing on collaboration that brings together three playwrights and three composer/lyricists. McQueen also directed the workshop of three new pieces created with the Art Gallery of Ontario, to be presented at the gallery in April.

Jessica Hecht appears in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Broadway Theatre.

Mark Blum appears as Union Bob in the TV series MOZART IN THE JUNGLE. He also appears as Henry in the feature film HOW HE FELL IN LOVE.

Student & Alumni News                                  Meet Our Alumni

Byron O'Hanlon appears in THE HOSTAGE at Curtain Call, March 31 - April 3.

Reanna Armellino, Hazen Cuyler, Keegan McDonald, James Meneses & Spencer Scott of The Greenhouse Ensemble appear in their new original piece WHILE YOU WAIT at Theatre West 97. March 31 - April 3.

Jen Danby brings her solo show SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN to Key West, Miami, and Daytona Beach (FL) April 2-11. Part one of her developing Trilogy on Sharon Tate, directed by Austin Pendleton, and in co-creation with Daniel Delano as Charles Manson for a Part 2 and Drew Stone (Andy) as Tate's husband (noted film director Roman Polanski) for Part 3. On Friday April 22 @8pm Part 1 will play at 124 Bank Street Theatre for Earth Day. Performances in Florida and New York help Big Cat Rescue, Stand Up for Gus, and the Wolf Conservation Center. Produced by This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions. 

Eric Roffman, using 360 panoramic and 3D VR Video, interviewed French-American actress/director Julie Delpy on camera, and directed panoramic and 3D videos of the interview, which are available as Virtual Reality on Google Cardboard and Oculus/Samsung Gear VR, and permanently on YouTube VR.

Ellis Vizcarra appears in ANDROMACHE at American Theater of Actors, April 7 - 10.

Alison Plamondon appears in JULIUS CAESAR at Queens Theatre, April 10 - May 25.

Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING has been extended through April 17. At Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater.

From the Horse's Mouth celebrates the career and accomplishments of Gus Solomons jr. in its next production. At The Theater at the 14th Street Y, April 1 - 3.

David Holmes' documentary STARRING AUSTIN PENDLETON has been accepted by the Tribeca Film Festival.

Craig McNulty will appear in multiple episodes of the 4th season of INSIDE AMY SCHUMER on Comedy Central. April 1 - May 31.

Matthew Widman's drama STOP AND FRISK will premiere on March 29 as part of the 2016 New York City Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) at the HERE Arts Center. Directed by Gwynn MacDonald, the play features Paul Eisemann and Misha Braun

Kendra Augustin appears in THE THREE-MILE LIMIT at Theater For The New City, March 17 - April 3.

Ginger Grace appears as Emily Dickinson in her interactive performance piece INSIDE EMILY DICKINSON: HER POETRY & HER LIFE at libraries throughout Connecticut, April 3 - 19. She also appears in THE FIRST LADIES COALITION directed by Austin Pendleton at the Oliver Wolcott Library, Litchfield, CT, April 27.

Jen Gorman appears in SHOW BOAT at Winspear Opera House. April 15 - May 1 .

John Fennessy will be presented with the Stage Managers' Association's 2016 Del Hughes Award for Lifetime Achievement. At Connolly's (121 W 45 St) May 23, 5pm. RSVP: 917-499-5808

Sally Burtenshaw appears in HAIR LIKE THE SUN as Frida Mix at Texas Repertory Theatre, March 17 - April 10.

Matthew Widman's short drama STOP AND FRISK will be directed by Gwynn MacDonald and staged as part of the 2016 New York City Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUFT) at the HERE Arts Center in Soho, March 4th - April 2nd.
Emily Giant and Mateo Lamuño launched BARKERS, a theater company that sponsors fresh American writers as they adapt European works. Submissions for playwrights are open on www.barkersnyc.com

Robert Sean Leonard appears in PRODIGAL SON at Manhattan Theatre Club. Previews started January 9.


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Asian American Arts Alliance's 2016 Van Lier Fellowship is now accepting applications from Asian American actors and directors, age 30 or younger, living in NYC. Recipients receive a grant and a residency. Read more.

Casting for FIRST MATCH, Olivia Newman's first feature film
MONIQUE “MO” MORRIS: 15, African-American, born and raised in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood. Mo is fiery and street-wise with a sharp tongue, keen wit and larger-than-life personality. There’s nothing Monique is afraid to say and no one she’s afraid to say it to … at least that’s what she’ll have you believe.
Email resume, photo or headshot to firstmatchcasting@gmail.com.

Ushers Needed for DOUBLE FALSEHOOD, produced by Letter of Marque.
At the Iron Dale Centre at 85 S Oxford Street.
Seeking volunteers FOH from 5th March - 9th April for short evening shifts (Tuesday-Friday 7-8pm; 6-8pm on Saturdays) when the shows are being performed. There are three shifts available each evening. Find out more info and sign up for shifts at this link.

Buran Theatre is accepting applications for their inaugural CartHorse Fellowship,
for theatre projects in 2017/18.
Details and application HERE.

Visit the site for a full listing of School Theatre discount offers!
Broadway and Off-Broadway offers!

*Discounts not valid for workshop offerings, cannot be combined, and cannot be applied retroactively

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