Acting Out: THIS IS THIS


August 19, 7pm
August 20, 7pm
August 21, 3pm & 7pm
at HB Studio Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank Street, New York

Featuring: Richie Dang, Lud Diaz, Gavrie Elliott, Francesca Ferrara*, Charlie Grosso, John Gutierrez, Duncan Hazard*, Justo Hierro, Richard Hoehler*, Ron Horton, Demetrius James, William King, Luis Moran, José Rodriguez, Louis D. Rodriguez, Elijah Scott, Azusa SheShe Dance, Gilfredo Valentin, Damien Walker, Reginald Wout.

Conceived, Directed, and Original Scenes by Richard Hoehler
Original Spoken Word Narrative by Damien Walker
with additional scenes by: Clifford Odets¹, Michael V. Gazzo³, Tom Topor², Stephen Adly Guirgis², Lorraine Hansberry³
Assistant Director, Francesca Ferrara
Production Stage Manager, Melisa Kucevic
Lighting Design, Michael Abrams
Original Music, Joshua Gumora

Acting Out offers professional training, practice, and performance opportunities for the formerly incarcerated, who experienced the transformative value of a theatre program while in prison and wish to continue their training upon release. Where they may continue to access traits long ignored, mine raw talent, harness misdirected energy, and build self-esteem through exposure to the rigors and rewards of a master arts environment, and in so doing, help reintegrate into their communities.

COVID Policy: Proof of the vaccination is required to attend this event. Masks must be worn at all times during the event. Read our full COVID safety Protocols here.

View the event program.

* appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
1. Paradise Lost scene is presented by special arrangement with Walt Odets.
2. Answers and Jesus Hopped the A Train scenes are presented by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service.
3. A Hatful of Rain and A Raisin in the Sun scenes are presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. 
Made possible by funding from the India Blake Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.


  • Time:
    August 19, 2022 – August 21, 2022
  • Location: HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank Street, New York, NY 10014