HB Resident Artists, Joey Massa & Katharine Lorraine presents Workshop

Sunday, July 28

at HB Playwrights Theatre
124 Bank St, New York

We’ll be rehearsing for a staged reading of a new play. The focus will be on the rehearsal process with the primary goal being to further develop the play. WORKSHOP follows YURI, a confident late-twenties digital artist, and JAMES, a progressive late-twenties New Yorker, as they navigate a complicated history of intimacy and harm. The play explores consent, boundaries, and accountability, and it examines the question: how do we move forward from harm?

Joey Massa is a Brooklyn-based writer, filmmaker, and intimacy coordinator. Their work has appeared at The Tank, Symphony Space, Playwrights Downtown, and the Providence Fringe Festival. They had a 2022 residency with the Peter Bullough Foundation, and they were an Athena Playwriting Fellow and Fresh Ground Pepper Artist in Residence in 2019. Joey was a Semifinalist for the 2021 Ensemble Playwright Lab Residency, the 2022 Princess Grace Award, and the 2021 and 2022 UCross + The Blank’s Future of Playwriting Prizes. Their shorts have screened at Madrid Film Awards (Winner: LGBT short), Boden International Film Festival (Winner: LGBT short), and OUTSOUTH Queer Film Festival among others. Their latest work explores NYC nightlife as a haven for queer community and radical queer joy.

Katharine Lorraine (she/they) is a director, teaching artist, and actor living in Rockaway, New York. As a performer, New York credits include Social! (Park Avenue Armory), We Are Here (Steve Hoggett, Spiegelworld), Sleep No More (Punchdrunk), The Gray Man (Pipeline Theatre Company), among other devised and immersive work. Katharine has directed and taught across NY and the country. Productions include The Winter’s Tale (The Juilliard School); Self Defense, or Death of Some Salesmen, The Columnist, Apt. 3A (Stella Adler); Down in the Holler (NYU); Honk!, The Hope and Heartache Diner (The Berkeley Carroll School.) They studied at HB Studio before attending Juilliard (Drama Group 42.) www.katharinelorraine.com

HB Studio is dedicated to training and practice for the theater, and seeks to provide a commerce-free environment for the nurturing and growth of theater artists. In pursuit of this goal, HB offers five one-week Rehearsal Space Residencies each year for the development of creative projects. The HB Rehearsal Space Residency is an opportunity for practicing theater artists to collaborate on experimental projects, develop new work, and share workshop presentations among peers and colleagues, for constructive critical feedback and mutual growth. The Rehearsal Space Residency is an open opportunity; you do not have to be affiliated with HB Studio to apply. However we do ask that our resident artists work with us to engage with our community of students and faculty while in residence at HB. For more information on our HB Residencies. Click here.


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 the Office of the Governor 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.