Faculty News

Faculty News


David Maurice Sharp‘s children’s book about financial literacy, A BELL FOR MAURY’S BICYCLE is available on Amazon.

Jermaine Rowe‘s new play LEGEND OF THE ROLLING CALF: A DUPPY STORY is a selection for The Team’s Petri Projects.

Jean-Marc Berne is the narrator for the audiobook of THE DEVIL TAKES YOU HOME by Gabino Iglesias.

Keith David voices Commander Zavala in the DESTINY 2.

Magaly Colimon‘s short film I MARRIED A BLACK REPUBLICAN, directed by Pat Golden was selected as part of New York Women in Film & Television’s 6th Annual Online Shorts Festival presented by iWomanTV!

Rachel Christopher perform on Broadway at MTC’s production of JAJA’S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING. Run begins Sept 12.

Francesca Ferrara will play Melanie Harper, a melanoma survivor, in the new play ONION SKIN at the Capital Fringe Fest in Washington, DC. Runs July 16–21.

Snezhana Chernova performs (in Russian) THE HUMAN VOICE by J. Cocteau as a part of the Equation with Two Unknowns performance.

Daniel Carlton‘s play HIDDEN INSIDE, co-written with Nambi E. Kelley and directed by Christopher Burris is featured in Keen Teen’s Festival Of New Work. Runs May 19–21.

Jessica Hecht is nominated for a Tony for Lead Actress in a Play in SUMMER, 1976.

David Maurice Sharp is featured in the podcasts THE TABLE READ and STOCKS FOR BEGINNERS.

PlayCo produces Sarah Einspanier‘s play LUNCH BUNCH. Performs at 122CC, runs Mar 15–Apr 15.

Lorraine Serabian directs a reading of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL by Horton Foote on March 11, 7pm, at Studio 353 (353 West 48th Street). The cast features HB Artists: Letty Ferrer, Damian Graham, Michelle Leicht, Steve Saracino, Elena Clark, Louis Sciancalepore, and Gavin McDonough. Free admission.

Mark Blum‘s short film, AUDITION TO HELL, directed by George Port, featuring Austin Pendleton is now available to watch on Youtube. The short went on to the film festival circuit, winning 5 Best Animation Awards, 3 Honorable Mentions, and a Best Actor Award for Mark.

Jessica Hecht performs in David Auburn’s SUMMER, 1976 at Manhattan Theatre Club. Performances start Apr 4.

Jessica Hecht performs in Signature Theatre’s LETTERS TO MAX by Sarah Ruhl. Runs Feb 7–Mar 19.

Eduardo Machado directs the World Premiere of his new play NOT ABOUT ME at Theatre for the New City. Runs Jan 13–Feb 5. Features HB Artists: Charles Manning, Ellis Charles Hoffmeister, and Moshe Henderson.

Anya Turner & Robert Grusecki have been named the 2022 recipients of THE ASCAP FOUNDATION JAMIE deROY & FRIENDS AWARD, recognizing outstanding work and dedication to the craft of songwriting.

Snezhana Chernova performs in Dialogue Theater’s production of AT THE LIMIT OF FEELINGS at HB Playwrights Theater, 124 Bank Street Theater.

Snezhana Chernova is featured in LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME, EPISODE 301, playing the role of Mariel Marchenko.

Jessica Hecht returns to Arlekin Player’s THE ORCHARD premiering the production in Boston, Nov 4–13.

Lorraine Serabian directs 4-ONE ACT PLAYS by TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: Moony’s Kid Don’t Cry, The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, The Case of the Crushed Petunias, Hello From Bertha at Theatre Row on November 2–12. Special ticket offer: $18 tickets if you email: clareannelorenz@gmail.com to reserve.

Francesca Ferrara performs in Acting Out’s THIS IS THIS. August 19–21 in HB’s Playwrights Theater.

Magaly Colimon‘s film AFTERSHOCK: A TETRA OF OUR TIMES is having an online screening on July 30, 2022 at 2:00pm.

Craig MacArthur Dolezel‘s one-man show, MARROW by Brian Quirk, directed by Melissa Firlit. Performs 59E59’s East of Edinburgh Fringe July 12–14, before their run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.

THE WILD ONE featured at Tribeca Film Festival is an autobiographical Documentary about the late Jack Garfein. World Premieres on June 11, and two additional screenings on June 14 & 19 at Village East by Angelika: Theater 1.

Austin Pendleton directs BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY by Stephen Adly Guirgis at Second Stage’s Hayes Theatre.

Austin Pendleton is nominated for an Outer Critics Circle’s “Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play” Award, for his role as Mr. Oldfield in THE MINUTES on Broadway.

Mark Nelson and Jessica Hecht perform in THE ORCHARD, a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, at Baryshnikov Arts Center. Performances begin May 30.

David Deblinger‘s short play, HOT TEA is being produced as a film to be shot in late April.

David Deblinger is working on a new play called CHARNA RIVKA that will be read at LAByrinth’s barn series on Sunday 4/10 at 7pm.

David Deblinger
 booked a role on a few episodes of a new show on Paramount plus’s TULSA KING, produced by Sylvester Stallone, Taylor Sheridan(1883, Yellowstone) Terence Winter(Boardwalk Empire, Sopranos).

Peter Francis James plays Florenz Ziegfeld in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway.

Austin Pendleton performs in Steppenwolf’s production of THE MINUTES on Broadway. Performance begin April 2, 2022.

Barbara Bleier & Austin Pendleton‘s HOLIDAY HANGOVER performs on January 11, 2022.

Maria Fontanals is performing in LA VIDA ES SUEÑO at Teatro Círculo. Runs November 26-December 12, 2021.

Ben Mehl stars in Season 3 of YOU on Netflix—premieres October 15, 2021, and in the first episode you’ll find a beautiful tribute to Mark Blum.

Ashish Pant‘s film THE KNOT (ULJHAN), which he also directs, was selected in competition at the International Thai Film Festival, October 7-17, 2021 and the Heartland International Film Festival, September 17-30, 2021.

Steven Eng will perform in the original musical GOLD MOUNTAIN with Utah Shakespeare Festival this November, 2021.

Laura Esterman performs in THE WOMAN’S PARTY, streamed for free with Clubbed Thumb through September 23, 2021.

Ashish Pant‘s film THE KNOT (ULJHAN), which he also directs, was selected in competition at the Asian American International Film Festival, August 11-22, 2021 and the Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati, August 5-August 21, 2021.

Vincent Pastore stars in the new film THE BIRTHDAY CAKE opposite Ewan McGregor, Val Kilmer and Shiloh Fernandez.

Robert Grusecki and Anya Turner published the book WORDS MATTER, a collection of their song lyrics, essays, monologues, and photographs.

David Deblinger performed in BACKSEAT, which he also wrote, with Labyrinth Theater Company, June 25-27, 2021.

Magaly Colimon‘s company Conch Shell Productions will produce RESERT SERIES 2021 on July 24 & 31, 2021.

Austin Pendleton directs the New York concert premiere of the new musical BLUE ROSES with York Theatre Company, October 18, 2021.

Ashish Pant‘s film THE KNOT (ULJHAN), which he also directs, was selected in competition at IFFLA, May 20-27, 2021, NYIFF, June 4-11, 2021 and Shanghai International Film Festival, June 11-20, 2021.

Jessica Hecht and Mark Nelson star in chekhovOS /an experimental game/ by Zero Gravity (zero-G) Virtual Theater Lab, now through June 24, 2021. Jessica Hecht also stars in Season 2 of SPECIAL.

Amanda Quaid‘s new one-act opera THE EXTINCTIONIST premiered with Heartbeat Opera in May and is available to stream online.

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