Announcing HB Public Conversations: Fall 2018 Series

This Fall, HB hosts a series of three public talks. Join us for a conversation!

1.) HB Public Conversation: SAG-AFTRA Info Session

SAG/AFTRA_Info Session

With Aaron Serotsky and Phoebe Jonas

Moderated by Paige Russo

Monday, September 24 | 7:30pm
HB Playwrights Theatre | 124 Bank Street

Have questions about SAG-AFTRA? Join us for a conversation with SAG-AFTRA representatives and leading commercial performers about the benefits of the union and taking the next step in your career. Learn what it takes to navigate today’s changing media landscape and what SAG-AFTRA is doing to stay ahead of the curve.


The Mother Line Story ProjectAmplifying Women’s Voices Past & Present

With Eliza Simpson & Lauren Nordvig
Moderated by Julissa Roman

Monday, October 29 | 7:30pm
HB Playwrights Theatre | 124 Bank Street
$5-$10 suggested donation | RSVP

In 2015, The Mother Line Story Project began by building a collective – story by story. It started with an idea to lead women through writing workshops, encouraging them to create short monologues in the voices of their female ancestors. (Think – The Moth meets Before long, they had women of all ages & ethnicities performing for diverse audiences Off-Broadway – these previously untold stories were in turns  hysterical, heartbreaking, poignant, & slice-of-life. The Mother Line Story Project collaborates with female-identifying performers, designers, directors, activists, students, businesses & communities, presenting these stories all over the world. Fostering connection & providing a safe artistic space for female expression are their proudest accomplishments.Join us for a conversation about The Mother Line Story Project with Founder/Executive Director Eliza Simpson and President/Director of Education and Development Lauren Nordvig. Also featuring the performance of a Mother Line story.

3.) HB Public Conversation: THE CAMPFIRE PROJECT

The Campfire Projectwith Jessica Hecht and Jenny Gersten

Monday, November 12, 2018 | 7:30PM  
HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank St
Suggested Donation $5-10 | RSVP

This summer, The Campfire Project – conceived of by actress Jessica Hecht — brought 19 international theater artists to Camp Ritsona, a refugee camp on the outskirts of Athens, Greece, to deliver humanitarian aid and to stage an Arabic language, camp-wide adaptation of Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST. The team included a psychiatrist specializing in PTSD, a NYC school teacher, 5 arabic speaking actors and a neuro-scientist/drummer. It was humbling and profound to engage with residents of this traumatized community. Their journey to use theater as a conduit for hope in a refugee camp will continue this year.

Please join us at HB on November 12 to hear more about The Campfire Project with creator Jessica Hecht and producer Jenny Gersten.

Logos of the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural affairs
This program is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and many generous supporters.