Author: Frank Poon

Register Now for Spring Term Classes & Workshops

Spring Term Weekly Classes – Online & In-Person*:

  • Spring Term runs 10 weeks, Mar 25 – June 3 (no classes May 27)
    • In-person Classes meet 1 session per week for 10 weeks (except select classes)
    • Online Classes meet 1 session per week for 5-weeks (except writing courses). Two 5-week Parts are available each term, Part A & Part B:
      • Spring Part A: Mar 25–Apr 28
      • Spring Part B: Apr 29–June 3 (no classes May 27)
        • A $15 discount will apply when registering for both parts. Sign up for either Part independently (5 weeks each), or join both for the full 10-week term. You may join Part B without taking Part A.
  • Audit Online Classes: HB Studio offers you the opportunity to audit any of our Weekly Online Classes, in order to observe the instructor’s teaching style and the culture of the class before making the commitment to register. Unless otherwise noted, audits are not allowed for workshops and are currently not available for in-person classes.

Spring Term Workshops – Online & In-Person*:

  • Special-focus topics, with short & long-term options
  • Check back often; workshops updated regularly
  • Browse Workshops and Register Now

Discounts:

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT:** Get 10% OFF Spring Term Weekly Classes with code SPRING24W, valid through Mar 5, 2024. NOTE: APPLYING MULTIPLE DISCOUNT CODES IS PROHIBITED. You are prohibited from using the Early Bird Discount code when receiving a Union Discount.

UNION DISCOUNT:** AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA, UFT, and Dramatist Guild Union Members or international equivalent receive 20% OFF Spring Term Weekly Classes through Nov 30 and 10% OFF thereafter. Discount will automatically apply for HB-verified Union Members. To become verified, email a copy of your active union membership card to registration@hbstudio.org. NOTE: You are prohibited from using the Early Bird Discount code when receiving a Union Discount.

Descuento de NYC Latin Media: Los miembros de NYC Latin Media pueden auditar gratuitamente una clase o taller en el estudio y recibir un 20% de descuento en todas clases del estudio y talleres.*** El descuento será aplicado automáticamente para miembros verificados por HB. Para convertirse en usuario verificado, debe mandar un correo electrónico a inscripciones@hbstudio.org con detalles de su membresía de NYC Latin Media.

Auditions and Prerequisites:

AUDITIONS: 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.

*Those participating in-person in onsite activity at HB Studio must abide by our requirements for taking in-person classes.

**Discounts valid for weekly classes only; not valid for workshops, programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be combined nor applied retroactively. Union discount applies for classes taken by cardholders only and cannot be used to enroll family or friends. APPLYING MULTIPLE DISCOUNTS IS PROHIBITED.

***Incluye una sesión gratuita por instructor. No se permite auditar múltiples veces la misma clase. Los descuentos son solamente válidos para clases semanales y talleres, no son válidos para programas o mercancías. Los descuentos no pueden ser combinados ni se aplicarán con efecto retroactivo. El descuento para los socios es aplicado para clases tomadas solamente por miembros de NYC Latin Media y no puede ser utilizado para inscribir familiares o amigos.

Register Now for Winter Term Classes & Workshops

Winter Term Weekly Classes – Online & In-Person*:

  • Winter Term runs 10 weeks, Jan 8 – Mar 18 (no classes Jan 8)
    • In-person Classes meet 1 session per week for 10 weeks (except select classes)
    • Online Classes meet 1 session per week for 5-weeks (except writing courses). Two 5-week Parts are available each term, Part A & Part B:
      • Winter Part A: Jan 8–Feb 12 (no classes Jan 15)
      • Winter Part B: Feb 13–Mar 18
        • A $15 discount will apply when registering for both parts. Sign up for either Part independently (5 weeks each), or join both for the full 10-week term. You may join Part B without taking Part A.
  • Audit Online Classes: HB Studio offers you the opportunity to audit any of our Weekly Online Classes, in order to observe the instructor’s teaching style and the culture of the class before making the commitment to register. Unless otherwise noted, audits are not allowed for workshops and are currently not available for in-person classes.

Winter Term Workshops – Online & In-Person*:

  • Special-focus topics, with short & long-term options
  • Check back often; workshops updated regularly
  • Browse Workshops and Register Now

Discounts:

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT:** Get 10% OFF Winter Term Weekly Classes with code Winter24W, valid through Nov 30, 2023. NOTE: APPLYING MULTIPLE DISCOUNT CODES IS PROHIBITED. You are prohibited from using the Early Bird Discount code when receiving a Union Discount.

UNION DISCOUNT:** AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA, UFT, and Dramatist Guild Union Members or international equivalent receive 20% OFF Winter Term Weekly Classes through Nov 30 and 10% OFF thereafter. Discount will automatically apply for HB-verified Union Members. To become verified, email a copy of your active union membership card to registration@hbstudio.org. NOTE: You are prohibited from using the Early Bird Discount code when receiving a Union Discount.

Descuento de NYC Latin Media: Los miembros de NYC Latin Media pueden auditar gratuitamente una clase o taller en el estudio y recibir un 20% de descuento en todas clases del estudio y talleres.*** El descuento será aplicado automáticamente para miembros verificados por HB. Para convertirse en usuario verificado, debe mandar un correo electrónico a inscripciones@hbstudio.org con detalles de su membresía de NYC Latin Media.

Auditions and Prerequisites:

AUDITIONS: 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.

*Those participating in-person in onsite activity at HB Studio must abide by our requirements for taking in-person classes.

**Discounts valid for weekly classes only; not valid for workshops, programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be combined nor applied retroactively. Union discount applies for classes taken by cardholders only and cannot be used to enroll family or friends. APPLYING MULTIPLE DISCOUNTS IS PROHIBITED.

***Incluye una sesión gratuita por instructor. No se permite auditar múltiples veces la misma clase. Los descuentos son solamente válidos para clases semanales y talleres, no son válidos para programas o mercancías. Los descuentos no pueden ser combinados ni se aplicarán con efecto retroactivo. El descuento para los socios es aplicado para clases tomadas solamente por miembros de NYC Latin Media y no puede ser utilizado para inscribir familiares o amigos.

Register Now for Fall Term Part B Classes & Workshops

Fall Term Part B Weekly Classes – Online & In-Person*:

  • Fall Term runs 10 weeks, Sept 11 – Nov 21 (no classes Oct 9, Nov 7)
    • In-person Classes meet 1 session per week for 10 weeks (except select classes)
    • Online Classes meet 1 session per week for 5-weeks (except writing courses). Two 5-week Parts are available each term, Part A & Part B:
      • Fall Part B: Oct 17–Nov 21 (no classes Nov 7)
  • Audit Online Classes: HB Studio offers you the opportunity to audit any of our Weekly Online Classes, in order to observe the instructor’s teaching style and the culture of the class before making the commitment to register. Unless otherwise noted, audits are not allowed for workshops and are currently not available for in-person classes.

Fall Term Workshops – Online & In-Person*:

  • Special-focus topics, with short & long-term options
  • Check back often; workshops updated regularly
  • Browse Workshops and Register Now

Discounts:

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT:** Get 10% OFF Fall Term Weekly Classes with code FALL23W, valid through Aug 31, 2023. NOTE: APPLYING MULTIPLE DISCOUNT CODES IS PROHIBITED. You are prohibited from using the Early Bird Discount code when receiving a Union Discount.

UNION DISCOUNT:** AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA, UFT, and Dramatist Guild Union Members or international equivalent receive 20% OFF Fall Term Weekly Classes through Aug 31 and 10% OFF thereafter. Discount will automatically apply for HB-verified Union Members. To become verified, email a copy of your active union membership card to registration@hbstudio.org. NOTE: You are prohibited from using the Early Bird Discount code when receiving a Union Discount.

Descuento de NYC Latin Media: Los miembros de NYC Latin Media pueden auditar gratuitamente una clase o taller en el estudio y recibir un 20% de descuento en todas clases del estudio y talleres.*** El descuento será aplicado automáticamente para miembros verificados por HB. Para convertirse en usuario verificado, debe mandar un correo electrónico a inscripciones@hbstudio.org con detalles de su membresía de NYC Latin Media.

Auditions and Prerequisites:

AUDITIONS: 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.

*Those participating in-person in onsite activity at HB Studio must abide by our requirements for taking in-person classes.

**Discounts valid for weekly classes only; not valid for workshops, programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be combined nor applied retroactively. Union discount applies for classes taken by cardholders only and cannot be used to enroll family or friends. APPLYING MULTIPLE DISCOUNTS IS PROHIBITED.

***Incluye una sesión gratuita por instructor. No se permite auditar múltiples veces la misma clase. Los descuentos son solamente válidos para clases semanales y talleres, no son válidos para programas o mercancías. Los descuentos no pueden ser combinados ni se aplicarán con efecto retroactivo. El descuento para los socios es aplicado para clases tomadas solamente por miembros de NYC Latin Media y no puede ser utilizado para inscribir familiares o amigos.

Register Now for Summer Term Part B Classes & Workshops

Summer Term Weekly Classes – Online & In-Person*:

  • Summer Term runs 10 weeks, June 12 – August 22 (no classes June 19, July 4)
    • In-person classes meet 1 session per week for 10 weeks (except select classes)
    • Online Classes meet 1 session per week for 5-weeks (except writing courses). Two 5-week Parts are available each term, Part A & Part B:
      • Summer Part A: June 12–July 18 (no classes June 19, July 4)
      • Summer Part B: July 19–Aug 22
      • A $15 discount will apply when registering for both parts. Sign up for either Part independently (5 weeks each), or join both for the full 10-week term. You may join Part B without taking Part A.
  • Browse Classes and Register Online. Classes are available in:
  • Audit Online Classes: HB Studio offers you the opportunity to audit any of our Weekly Online Classes, in order to observe the instructor’s teaching style and the culture of the class before making the commitment to register. Unless otherwise noted, audits are not allowed for workshops and are currently not available for in-person classes.

Summer Term Workshops – Online & In-Person*:

  • Special-focus topics, with short & long-term options
  • Check back often; workshops updated regularly
  • Browse Workshops and Register Now

Discounts:

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT:** Get 10% OFF Summer Term Weekly Classes with code SUMMER23W, valid through May 31, 2023. NOTE: APPLYING MULTIPLE DISCOUNT CODES IS PROHIBITED. You are prohibited from using the Early Bird Discount code when receiving a Union Discount.

UNION DISCOUNT:** AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA, UFT, and Dramatist Guild Union Members or international equivalent receive 20% OFF Spring Term Weekly Classes through May 31 and 10% OFF thereafter. Discount will automatically apply for HB-verified Union Members. To become verified, email a copy of your active union membership card to registration@hbstudio.org. NOTE: You are prohibited from using the Early Bird Discount code when receiving a Union Discount.

Descuento de NYC Latin Media: Los miembros de NYC Latin Media pueden auditar gratuitamente una clase o taller en el estudio y recibir un 20% de descuento en todas clases del estudio y talleres.*** El descuento será aplicado automáticamente para miembros verificados por HB. Para convertirse en usuario verificado, debe mandar un correo electrónico a inscripciones@hbstudio.org con detalles de su membresía de NYC Latin Media.

Auditions and Prerequisites:

AUDITIONS: 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.

*Those participating in-person in onsite activity at HB Studio must abide by our requirements for taking in-person classes.

**Discounts valid for weekly classes only; not valid for workshops, programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be combined nor applied retroactively. Union discount applies for classes taken by cardholders only and cannot be used to enroll family or friends. APPLYING MULTIPLE DISCOUNTS IS PROHIBITED.

***Incluye una sesión gratuita por instructor. No se permite auditar múltiples veces la misma clase. Los descuentos son solamente válidos para clases semanales y talleres, no son válidos para programas o mercancías. Los descuentos no pueden ser combinados ni se aplicarán con efecto retroactivo. El descuento para los socios es aplicado para clases tomadas solamente por miembros de NYC Latin Media y no puede ser utilizado para inscribir familiares o amigos.

Register Now for Spring Part B Classes & Workshops

Spring Term Weekly Classes – Online & In-Person*:

  • Audit Online Classes: HB Studio offers you the opportunity to audit any of our Weekly Online Classes, in order to observe the instructor’s teaching style and the culture of the class before making the commitment to register. Unless otherwise noted, audits are not allowed for workshops and are currently not available for in-person classes.

Spring Term Workshops – Online & In-Person*:

  • Special-focus topics, with short & long-term options
  • Check back often; workshops updated regularly
  • Browse Workshops and Register Now

Discounts:

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT**: Get 10% OFF Spring Term Weekly Classes with code SPRING23W, valid through Mar 5, 2023. NOTE: APPLYING MULTIPLE DISCOUNT CODES IS PROHIBITED. You are prohibited from using the Early Bird Discount code when receiving a Union Discount.

UNION DISCOUNT**: AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA, UFT, and Dramatist Guild Union Members or international equivalent receive 20% OFF Spring Term Weekly Classes through Mar 5 and 10% OFF thereafter. Discount will automatically apply for HB-verified Union Members. To become verified, email a copy of your active union membership card to registration@hbstudio.org. NOTE: You are prohibited from using the Early Bird Discount code when receiving a Union Discount. 

Descuento de NYC Latin Media: Los miembros de NYC Latin Media pueden auditar gratuitamente una clase o taller en el estudio y recibir un 20% de descuento en todas clases del estudio y talleres.*** El descuento será aplicado automáticamente para miembros verificados por HB. Para convertirse en usuario verificado, debe mandar un correo electrónico a inscripciones@hbstudio.org con detalles de su membresía de NYC Latin Media.

Auditions and Prerequisites:

AUDITIONS: 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.

*Those participating in-person in onsite activity at HB Studio must abide by our requirements for taking in-person classes

**Discounts valid for weekly classes only; not valid for workshops, programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be combined nor applied retroactively. Union discount applies for classes taken by cardholders only and cannot be used to enroll family or friends. APPLYING MULTIPLE DISCOUNTS IS PROHIBITED.

***Incluye una sesión gratuita por instructor. No se permite auditar múltiples veces la misma clase. Los descuentos son solamente válidos para clases semanales y talleres, no son válidos para programas o mercancías. Los descuentos no pueden ser combinados ni se aplicarán con efecto retroactivo. El descuento para los socios es aplicado para clases tomadas solamente por miembros de NYC Latin Media y no puede ser utilizado para inscribir familiares o amigos.

Remembering Richard Mawe (1929–2022)

HB notes with sadness the passing of our President Emeritus, Dr. Richard Mawe. We join Richard’s family in sharing this remembrance of a life well lived.

Richard “Dick” Mawe, brother, uncle, companion, professor, castmate, colleague, and friend, died peacefully on October 7, 2022 at 93 (DOB 4/16/29). Richard was born and raised in West New York, New Jersey, where he attended St. Joseph’s grammar & high schools. He went on to receive BS (1950) and MS (1951) degrees from Fordham University, a PhD in Biology from Princeton University (1955) and served four years as a Flight Physiologist in the US Navy. An instructorship at Columbia University was followed by an appointment to the faculty of Hunter College, where he was elected chairman of the Department of Biology in 1965 and remained in that position until President Donna Shalala selected him as the Dean of Sciences and Mathematics. In 2001, Hunter College awarded him an honorary Doctor of Science in recognition of his achievement in the acquisition, expansion and development of minority science programs sponsored by the NIH and the recruitment of minority scientists in support of those programs, as well as national recognition for the establishment of the college’s prestigious Center for the Study of Gene Structure and Function (currently The Center for Translational and Basic Research for Addressing Health Disparities and Improving Health Outcomes).

While pursuing his career in academia, Richard’s free time was consumed by his love for the stage. As early as 1956, Richard began classes at HB Studio in New York City, where he developed a close personal relationship with HB’s founders, Herbert Berghof and Uta Hagen – initially as student, and eventually as a teaching colleague. In 1987, having already achieved a career’s worth of professional success in science and administration at Hunter, Richard chose early retirement from his deanship to pursue acting full time, while continuing his affiliation with HB. Over the several decades that followed, Richard appeared in films, television and many theater productions (member: Actors’ Equity and Screen Actors Guild). Richard’s most notable films include Rounders, Nobody’s Fool, The Human Stain, Alice, and Small Time Crooks. His theatrical body of work includes 50 Years of Caddying and Trying at the Gloucester Stage Company, Eye of God with Theatre East, and Harvest along with the Off-Broadway productions of The Crucible, Inherit the Wind, Proof, and You Can’t Take It With You. Regional work includes the Boston Theatre award-winning production of Death of a Salesman, King Lear with Harvard, Orphans with Julliard, and Made in Heaven at the American Jewish Theatre. Richard was honored with Laurette Taylor Award by Theatre East in 2017.

While pursuing his acting career, Richard continued to focus his time on students, becoming keenly aware of the needs and challenges facing theater artists. In 1990, following the passing of Herbert Berghof, Uta Hagen appointed Richard Vice President of the Board of Directors of the HB Playwrights Foundation, a not-for-profit artistic organization created by Herbert Berghof in 1965. Richard assisted Ms. Hagen in her efforts to establish the HB Studio as a not-for-profit organization, an effort that was accomplished prior to her death in 2004. Richard then served as President of the Board until 2013, and as an active President Emeritus until his death. Never losing his quest for knowledge, Richard spent his final months in class pursuing a course in writing at the 92nd Street Y.

Able to entertain an entire room, Richard built strong individual relationships and positively impacted countless lives. He is predeceased by his parents William & Anna (nee: Kane), his long-term partner Grace Konrad, and his siblings William (wife Agnes) & Virginia. He is survived by his brothers Robert (wife Leila deceased), and John (wife Elizabeth deceased), nephews Bill, Jim, Tom, Bob, John (wife Lisa), niece Cathy D’Urso (husband Anthony), great-nieces Tara & Katie Colleen, great-nephew Aidan, and many friends who cherished him.