Project RECOVERY brings communities in recovery (from injury, addiction, trauma, grief and so on) together in the creation of an interdisciplinary performance combining video, interactive theater, meditation, and a museum installation to raise awareness, build community, and create spaces for healing.
ASHLEY OLIVE TEAGUE is the Founding Artistic Director of Notch Theater Company (www.notchtheatre.org), a recipient of an Embark Award for social innovation in entrepreneurship, a member of the New Georges JAM, and was recently awarded a CoLAB residency to create original plays with refugee communities about the issues these communities face in trying to find home. Teague co-created Wild Home, collaborating with rural towns pressured by fossil fuel to tell personal stories of climate change, as well as Remember2019 which makes space for the congregation of Black communities in the Delta, facilitating local artistic practices of memory and healing. She co-developed FIT, a play that partners with the intellectual disability community and Talk It Out, which traveled California using theater to change public policy around the school-to-prison pipeline crisis.
JAYNE MCLENDON is an actor, singer/songwriter, and founder of Houselight, a theatre and film production company. Recent acting credits include Don’t Look Up, Hayseed, Prom Car ’91 (FilmQuest Best Supporting Actress Nomination) & “The Changeling” upcoming on Apple TV+. She has worked at theaters across the country including Trinity Rep, Northern Stage, Detroit Rep, White Heron Theatre & The Malibu Playhouse. Jayne received her BFA from NYU Tisch & MFA from Brown/Trinity Rep. In a past life Jayne was a back-up singer on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and for bands including Jared Leto’s 30 Seconds to Mars. Her recent single “Grace” is available wherever you stream your music. She is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA & ACTRA.
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.