Student & Alumni News

Student & Alumni News


Robert Hickey performs in TROOPER featuring in the Short of the Week—jump off to film festivals like Tribeca, Sundance etc.

Barbara Linton is featured on NBC’s LAW & ORDER playing Alice Meade in this upcoming season’s 5th episode.

Rosary O’Neill is a Resident Fellow at the Irish Cultural Center in Paris, to do research on her book and screenplay about Edgar Degas.

Scott Ellis is to direct Roundabout’s one-night-only THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE CONCERT on Broadway on October 17.

Kelley Lord performs in BURBANK at the Wild Project. Runs Sept 6–18.

Jeffrey Adam Baxt feature in SABATES EYE CENTERS has been renewed.

Tatiana Korinfsky wrote and directs the play DEAR ANTON! DEAR OLGA! performing at Theatre 71. Featuring HB Actors: Rachel Marcus and Dave Konig. Runs Sept 10–11.

Georgia Buchanan is featured in THE EQUALIZER as Billie Peters, along side Queen Latifah on CBS.

Xavier Reyes performs in SCAPIN at Pioneer Theatre Company.

Micaela Presa Patten performs in LABERINTO DE MONSTRUOS in Microtheatre in Lima, Perú.

Jacqueline Masrgolis performs in GENERATION WOMEN at Joe’s Pub.

J.B. Alexander‘s play @VANEK.CZ will be performed  New York Theater Festival. Runs Oct 27, 29 & 30, 2022.

John L. Payne performs in AS YOU LIKE IT at Theatre 71.

Zach Wegner performs in COMPLICITY at The New Ohio Theater.

Inés Martina performs with her band at Pete ‘s Candy Store and Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1.

Kimberly Milburn, Mezzo-soprano, will be appearing as Ericlea and covering Giunone in IL RITORNO D’ULISSE IN PATRIA and covering Rafaela in the professional premiere of JUANA with the Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble at the Rose Nagelberg Theatre Aug. 13-27.

Debra Lass performs in the reading of THE N TRIAL at the K/Q Short Play Fest.

Ginger Grace appears in her interactive performance piece THE FIRST LADIES COALITION, directed by Austin Pendleton, at the Open Eye Theater, August 27th.

Polly McKie performs in THE BUTCHER BOY at the Irish Repertory Theatre. Runs July 21 – Sept 11, 2022.

Cynthia Granville directs AT THE THERAPIST at Fifth Avenue Theater.

Joan La Barbara‘s composed music will be featured in BANG ON A CAN MUSIC SERIES: IVA CASIAN LAKOS PLAYS MUSIC BY JOAN LA BARBARA at Noguchi Museum Garden on Sunday, July 17, 2022

Xavier Reyes performs in ANNA IN THE TROPICS at Barrington Stage.

Jason Dietz performs in PERFECT CRIME. Playing Detective James Ascher in Perfect Crime, the longest running play on or off-Broadway.

Albert Insinnia performs in HEISENBERG by Simon Stephens, directed by Austin Pendleton, with Irene Glezos at TheatreLab on July 13.

Ellis Charles Hoffmeister performs in DEAD MAN WALKING in Program #8 and Program #11 of the Chain Theatre Play Festival 2022.

Mateo Lamuño stars in the international campaign THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE CHROME for Google.

Megan McLain‘s multi-award winning screenplay, NOW HEAR THIS, has set September to beginning shooting. Megan will also be directing. The film will star HB faculty, Marsha Mason, as well as current and former students: Andrew Warner, and Victor Rodriquez.

Xavier Reyes performs in TRADING PLACES with Alliance Theatre in Georgia.

Sarah Rose Kearns is organizing an online panel discussion: JANE AUSTEN, DRAMATIZED: discussing Jane Austen’s place in the theatrical canon and the many, varied representations of her novels on stage . . . past, present, and future. Panelists: Playwright Kate Hamill, scholar Devoney Looser, and blogger-librarian Tabrizia Jones.

Richard Lear performs in Theater Breaking Through Barriers 3rd Playmakers’ REDUX: OUT OF THE BOX, a short play series.

Jane Henzerling performs in THE WINTER’S TALE & PERICLES at International Shakespeare Center at New Mexico Actors Lab.

Andrew Matthews directs and performs in JIM’S STORY at Black Theater Fringe Festival of South Florida.

Erich Rausch performs in THE CATHEDRAL which is being featured at New Directors/New Films {Film at Lincoln Center/MOMA). Indie filmmaker Ricky D’Ambrose’s 2nd feature finishes its festival run on the heels of acclaim at Venice and Sundance.

Erich Rausch performs in a reading A MARKET PLACE at HungaryLive! Festival at HERE. Janos Mohacsi brings from Budapest his acclaimed adaptation of the prize-winning Pal Zavada novel about the aftermath of the Holocaust.

Lluvia Almanza performs in SMOKING IS BAD FOR YOU! by Meny Beriro at The Player’s Theatre on June 16-19. This is a part of the Short Play Festival.

Juana Zavalia performs in REMINISCENCE at Italytime Cultural Center on June 10 & 11.

Charly Wenzel directs his play BY YOUR SIDE at LUNGS Summer Theater Festival – Garden 6B on June 11. Featuring Nya Yeanafehn, Kevin Hobaichan, Fernando Rockenbach.

Ellis Vizcarra co-stars in Season 3 of WU-TANG: AN AMERICAN SAGA which you can stream on Hulu.

Albert Insinnia performs in HEISENBERG with Irene Glezos. Directed by Austin Pendleton. Runs June 7–23.

Franco Pistritto performs in FIVE BY TENN by Tennessee Williams at the Bernie Wohl Center.

Suzy Brack portrays award-winning author Fern Schumer Chapman in the world-premiere of her play MOTHERLAND based on her best-selling memoir for Chicago Writers’ Bloc 30th Anniversary & New Play Festival on May 23, 24, 25, and 26, 2022.

Robin Berl‘s 10-Minute Play A RIGHT WAY TO FOLD A FITTED SHEET will have its world premiere as part of the Eight 10’s in Tucson ONLINE Play Festival streaming through the end of June. Robin wrote this play in Julie McKee’s Playwriting Technique class in 2021!

Katherine O’Sullivan performs in THE PILGRIM SOUL at Theatre Row. The show performs after HIS HOLINESS and is in repertory with DOUBLE BLIND. Directed by Siobhan Dunne. Runs May 26 to June 12.

Kae Fujisawa directs the play DESIRÉE AND HER DESIRES (written by Sarah Myers) from Japan via Zoom. Performances take place at Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre at P. N. Symphony Space in NYC. Produced by Nicole Gut.

Suzy Brack performs in playwright Selma Hazouri’s CAT!, a parody of Tennessee Williams’ “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof” with Chicago’s Ubiquitous Players on May 21.

Connie Kirk performs in the staged reading of LUCKY LABRADOR at Stomping Grounds Arthouse Playwright’s Night on May 20.

Suzy Brack performs as Grace in William Inge’s BUS STOP with Chicago’s Ubiquitous Players on May 14.

Scott Ellis was nominated for an Outer Critic’s Circle “Outstanding Director of a Play” Award for TAKE ME OUT on Broadway.

Stefan Diethelm‘s play NEUTRALITY – A REBUTTAL is being performed as part of the New York Theater Festival’s “Summerfest” 2022. Starring Christian Miranda. Performs May 9th and May 11 at 9pm; and May 14 at 6:45pm at Teatro LATEA.

Suzy Brack performs in Tasmin Jahan’s play IT’S CRACKED OPEN: BITTER BLOOD; BITTER DOORSTEP; DISTURBING SECRET for Chicago’s Ubiquitous Players on May 7.

Megan McLain‘s short film script, NOW HEAR THIS has been making the rounds on the festival circuit this spring. Megan and her script have won awards, so far, at sixteen festivals. Awards include multiple wins for both Best Script/Screenplay and Best First Time Screenwriter.

Reynaldo Romero performs in LA BREVE Y MARAVILLOSA VIDA DE ÓSCAR WAO at Repertorio Español Theater.

Brandon Caban performs in the Hawai’i Premiere of CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND at Manoa Valley Theatre.

Craig Perkins performs in DREAMS AND CHOICES at New York Summerfest on May 29.

Jeffrey Adam Baxt performs in SABATES EYE CENTERS which you can catch on TV, and has been renewed for 2022.

Maiza Dubhé‘s film 8×8 is screening at the Museum Ludwig in Koln, as part of the Moovy Tanz film Festival on April 24.

JNK Enzo is directing a MFA Live Performance of Smear Campaign & Bridges4Life’s VISIONS OF HOME at Abrons Arts Center on May 14, 2022.

Frank Nicholas Poon is the Line Producer on WAR STORIES by Marthe Rachel Gold, directed by Christina Roussos. Runs May 20–June 15, 2022 at The Tank.

Kristin Eliasberg features in the short film, URANIA LEILUS, directed by Andrew Serban, at Regal Cinema Times Square as part of the Katra Series Film Festival on April 19, 2022.

Reynaldo Romero performs in Repertorio Español Theater’s production of LA BREVE Y MARAVILLOSA VIDA DE ÓSCAR WAO, runs April 8–22, 2022.

Adina Taubman presents the World Premiere of her new solo performance, THE ROAD BACK: ONE WOMAN’S JOURNEY FROM DEPRESSION TO RECOVERY at the Chain Theatre. Runs April 21–May 15, 2022. USE CODE: HB10 for $10 Tickets.

Kelley Lord performs in Third Wing’s THE UNITED NATIONS at Wild Project. Runs April 5–17, 2022.

Lluvia Alamanza performs in SABOR with Schapiro Studio on April 9, 2022.

Zach Wegner performs in Theater Row’s production of SATAN & GOD, from April 7–24, 2022.

Hugh Heckman performs as Jo Stengel in DINNER AT EIGHT, premiering at the Heights Players in Brooklyn, NY on April 1, 2022.

Micaela Presa Patten performs in JUNTA DE VECINOS on the Latino TV platform America TvGo, filmed in Lima-Perú.

Suzy Brack performs as Miss Cornelia Scott in Tennessee Williams’ play SOMETHING UNSPOKEN for Chicago’s Ubiquitous Players on March 26, 2022.

Xiaoxiao Sun portrays the main antagonist in the new play, THE WOMAN AND THE BANANA TREE at Morris A. Schapiro Hall on March 19, 2022.

A. Enzo is performing their MFA Thesis at VISIONS OF HOME, an immersive installation and performance for the Black & POC TGNC sex worker community, at Abrons Arts Center on May 14, 2022.

Ginger Grace appears in her interactive performance piece INSIDE EMILY DICKINSON: HER POETRY & HER LIFE in libraries throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, March 19 – April 24.

Barbara Bleier performs in a Cabaret with Austin Pendleton in AUSTIN & BARBARA SING STEVE & OSCAR at Don’t Tell Mama on April 3, 2022.

Cynthia Granville directs the MIS(S)COMMUNICATION web series.

Charly Wenzel performs in BY YOUR SIDE with TADA! Youth Theatre for the Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series. Featuring: Nya Yeanafehn, Kevin Hobaichan, Fernando Rockenbach.

Andrew Heinze‘s play THE BAR MITZVAH OF JESUS GOLDFARB gets published by Heuer Publishing.

Albert Insinnia performs as Elia Kazan in THE UNAMERICAN at the Theater for the New City a compelling look at The House UnAmerican Activities Committee.

Eric Roffman is speaking at ONLINE THEATRE RESOURCES UNLIMITED (TRU) on how extended reality (XR) provides creative new opportunities for theater and vice versa. This is an opportunity to hear the latest information about how Theater & new technology (next gen web, the “Metaverse”, NFT’s, AI, & more) need each other!

Natalie Bates‘s play FINDING THE WAY performs at Dorset Theater in Vermont on March 6, 2022. Featuring Lynne Marcus.

Cynthia Granville performs in L’ODGE D’OOR OR ALL THINGS WITH EYES MUST SLEEP which premieres at the Santa Fe Film Festival.

Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky‘s play CALL ME will perform at Gallery Players Blackbox New Play Festival. Featuring Annette Fox and Clare Louise Frost.

Justin Linville is featured in WELCOME TO FLATCH on Fox.

Suzy Brack performs in Richard Lyons Conlon’s play LOVE AND DAMAGE with Diane Dorsey, Jodi Kingsley, Elliot Mitchell, and James Leo Ryan for Chicago’s Ubiquitous Players on February 5, 2022.

Georgia Buchanan is featured in HELLO TOMORROW as the Operator in Episode 105, streaming on Apple+ TV.

Joan La Barbara performs in her CONCERT in Germany’s Neue Berliner Kunstverein.

Victor Rodriguez performs in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Arden Theatre. Runs January 18–February 13.

Xiaoxiao Sun performs in THE EMPEROR’S NIGHTINGALE with Pan Asian Repertory Theatre at Theatre Row. Runs January 15–30.

Barbara Bloemink performs in SWEAT with Ghostlight Productions at Richmond Hall.

Polly McKie will be in Irish Repertory Theatres’ THE STREETS OF NEW YORK on January 30th, 2022. Followed by Mint Theater Company’s THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW which runs thru March 20, 2022.

Connie Kirk plays Senator Mae Rae Thibodeaux in PLEDGE: THE MUSICAL at the Fertile Ground Festival 2022.

Ginger Grace appears in WEDDING MARCH, California Women’s Film Festival, Short Script Finalist, January 7-9.

Cliff LoBrutto stars in A GOOD COP on NTD TV. Episodes can be seen until February 5, 2022.

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

Mark Gorham‘s one-act play, “BONNE CHANCE!”, received 3 award nominations (including Best Short Play) at the New York Theater Festival – Fall/Winterfest 2021 at Latea Theatre, Soho.

Suzy Brack performs in Selma Hazouri’s play STAND-UP with Tony Dobrowolski, James Leo Ryan, Shariba Rivers, and Susan Gosdick for Chicago’s Ubiquitous Players on January 15, 2022.

Amanda Enzo performs in an interactive installation of INTERNET NOSTALGIA in Hot Bed Philly.

Jason Dietz is featured in THE TANNERY which is being featured in Film Festivals.

Suzy Brack performed in the world-premiere of Sheryl Mylan’s play WAR ON WALGREENS with John S. Green and Gerald Cole for Chicago Writers’ Bloc Fest on December 16, 2021. WAR ON WALGREENS was awarded Best Play in the fest from a tabulation of votes from professionals and audience members.

James Gavin performs in CHASING JACK at the Actors Temple Theatre.

Moshe Henderson was nominated for Best Director and Ronan Colfer was nominated for Best Play for A FORAY IN INNOCENCE at the New York Theater Festival.

Andrew Heinze‘s full-length play SHYLOCK THE FIRST will be published in The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 2022 and The Best Men’s Stage Monologues 2022 (Smith & Kraus).

David Nash appears in FBI: MOST WANTED on CBS, Season 3 Episode 6, which aired Nov 9, 2021.

Richa Chandra appears in the film INDIA SWEETS AND SPICES, which opened in US theaters Nov 21, 2021.

Jeffrey Adam Baxt performs in a reading of SATURPLAY. An event for the whole family, featuring eight short plays written by Philadelphia-area students.

John L. Payne performs in WHO IS CHRISTMAS EVE? on the Bounce Channel.

Cliff LoBrutto stars in A GOOD COP on NTD TV.

Aarti Tiwari performs the role of Paulina in musical adaptation of THE WINTER’S TALE at Cornish Playhouse in Seattle Washington. Directed by Desdemona Chiang. Runs until December 19, 2021.

Mark Gorham‘s one-act play, “BONNE CHANCE!” is performing at the New York Theater Festival – Winterfest at Latea Theatre, Soho on December 4, 2021.

Polly McKie performs in THE STREETS OF NEW YORK at Irish Repertory Theatre. Runs until January 30, 2022.

Ginger Grace is featured in the short film, WEDDING MARCH, awarded Best Indie Film at the Amsterdam International Short Film Festival November – December.

Jason Dietz guest stars along side Jimmy Buffett in BLUE BLOODS (CBS) and is also in the sketch Almost Veteran’s Day on THE DAILY SHOW (Comedy Central).

Kate Fuglei performs in ANIMATE at Mixed Blood Theater in Minneapolis, MN. A site specific play performed live at the Como Zoo. And released a book, THE EMBRACE OF HOPE: A Novel Based on the Life of Frank Capra, which you can find on Amazon.

Eric Roffman is featured in NYXR, StoryCode, StoryForward Online Meetup Event: BIG ADVANCES IN XR 2021 & A LOOK FORWARD AT 2022.

Erik Mueller is featured in a Capital One Commercial. What’s in your wallet?

Amanda Enzo performs in an interactive installation of INTERNET NOSTALGIA by Arty Kopiscke in Hot Bed Philly.

Elaine Yudkovitz performs and produces in a zoom production of SHUT IN BUT NOT SHUT DOWN , PART 2. Featuring Elaine Yudkovitz, Jason Hart, Jason Dietz, Laura Gardner, Leyla Hadi, Charles Black, Laura Esterman (Director), Fareeda Ahmed.

Megan McLain has selected to participate in the Asbury Park Monologues competition On Friday November 5, 2021.

Ashok K Chaudhry performs in CODE NAME ABDUL, which is showing in South Asia and Europe. Runs December 10, 2021 to January 31, 2022.

Sandra Weldon plays Nana in Netflix’s Emmy-winning series GO GO CORY CARSON.

Moshe Henderson directs a A FORAY IN INNOCENCE by Ronan Colfer at Teatro LATEA.  as part of the New York Theater Festival. Runs November 16–20. Features Charles Manning, Amy Finkbeiner, Neil J. Elda, Benjy Balatbat, Karine Kolibri. Sarah Chirboga (Production Manager) and Stephan Schmidt (Dramaturg).

Brad Forenza’s AROUND THE SUN podcast is released on October 21 on Broadway Podcast Network. Available until December 21.

Katharine Cullision is performing in THE DARK OUTSIDE at Theatre for the New City. Performs November 10–28.

Kae Fujisawa stars in the short film MID AUTUMN directed by Raine Honson. Filming was held from October 21–25. Manifesto, which Kae Fujisawa directed, won Best Zoom Theatre Film, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Ensemble at Manhattan Rep’s Film Festival.

Malane Siegrist-Silver is narrating A BLACK AND WHITE COOKIE at Silver Spring Stage. Runs October 15–17.

Reynaldo Romero is performing in LA BREVE Y MARAVILLOSA VIDA DE ÓSCAR WAO (THE BRIEF AND WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO) at Repertorio Español Theater Performances run November 12–December 12.

Charly Wenzel is performing in TAMMANY HALL at SoHo Playhouse. Runs October 15–January 9, 2022.

Mitch Tebo performs the role of Andrew Carnes in the National Tour of OKLAHOMA!

Jose Sanchez performs in NOVIEMBRE ROJO at La Nacional on October 26, 2021.

Jocelyn Druyan performs her play 23 MINUTES FOR CANDY THE CHEERLEADER opposite Otto Sanchez as a part of TADA! Theatre’s New Work Series.

Kendra Augustin performs in DEATH IN THE FAMILY at Dixon Place. Runs October 28–30, 2021.

Kae Fujisawa performs in THE PROGRAM at Falconworks Theatre from October 21–November 6, 2021.

Greg Jones Ellis‘s play THE CALLING won the annual Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights Award.

Suzy Brack performs in Sheryl Mylan’s play SHORT-SHEETED with Kate Buddeke, Josette Di Carlo, Francesca Peppiatt, and Molly Burns for Chicago Writers’ Bloc on October 7, 2021.

Robert Eigen performs as Judge Boyer in CHASING JACK at the Jerry Orbach Theatre. Runs September 21, 2021-January 15, 2022.

Bill Corry performs in the cabaret, A MUSICAL ROMP WITH NOEL AND COLE at St. John’s Church on October 3, 2021.

Youlim Nam performs in her play, A CONNECTED PLACE at the Gene Frankel Theatre on October 24, 2021. Directed by Sophia Treanor and features Delil Baran.

Barbara Bleier and Austin Pendleton perform in LIFE, AND LOVE, AND WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE? at Pangea, October 13 & 27, 2021.

Kae Fujisawa directs MANIFESTO, featuring Elena D. Clark, Kenneth Scott Thompson, and Samuel Barnes Jaffe, an Official Selection of Manhattan Rep’s Stories Film Festival, streaming now through October 3, 2021.

Robin Berl‘s show UNSPOKEN; VOLUME III – REACHING ACROSS will be presented with Breaking Wave Theatre Company, September 25-30, 2021.

Richard Lear stars in the short film BRING WOOD, O’TROJANS.

Kae FujisawaNicole Gut and Elena D. Clark will perform in Arts & Eats at Le Rivage on September 25, 2021.

J.B. Alexander presents a table read of a TV pilot for METAMORPHOSIS, adapted from his one-man show, with Northern Unicorn Films, September 26, 2021.

Ginger Grace performs in A KNOCK AT THE DOOR with New Perspectives Theatre Company, September 17, 2021.

Mary Francina Golden and Wendy Peace perform in FOREIGNER IN MY HOME with NJ Repertory Company on August 28, 2021.

Connie Kirk performed in BLAME HAITI at the Pacific Northwest Multi-Cultural (PNMC) Festival, August 21, 2021.

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