Weekly Notice

Weekly Notice

HB Studio
Weekly Notice
May 23–29

Summer Term Weekly Classes — Online & In-Person*

HB Studio offers both online classes and in-person classes at the Studio. Before your first class, please review the information outlined on the relevant page(s). Classes are in NYC’s Eastern Time Zone.

With the exception of our playwriting and directing classes, all classes are offered in two 5-week parts, Part A and Part B. A $15 discount will apply when registering for both parts:

  • Part A: June 12 – July 18 (No classes on June 19 & July 4)
  • Part B: July 19 – Aug 22
    • Sign up for either Part A or Part B independently (5 weeks each), or join both for the full 10-week term. You may join Part B without taking Part A. 

Browse classes and register online. Classes are available in:

*Those participating in onsite activity at HB Studio must abide by our requirements for taking in-person classes.

*Discounts valid for studio classes only; not valid for workshops, programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be combined nor applied retroactively. Union discount applies for classes taken by cardholders only and cannot be used to enroll family or friends. Union discount available to AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA, UFT, and Dramatist Guild Union Members or international equivalent.


Online Classes & Workshops



Hagen Core Program Showcase Performance!

Our 2021-2022 Core Students have been working hard training and improving in the art of acting. We invite you to come see their showcase performance this June 4 & 5, only three performances!


Saturday, June 4 at 7:30pm
Sunday, June 5 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Email marketing@hbstudio.org for more information.

Learn more about Uta Hagen, her legendary technique, meet the Program Leaders, and we will see you in one of our back in–person programs!


Uta Hagen was one of the foremost acting teachers of the 20th century. A celebrated actress in her own right, and author of the seminal texts Respect for Acting and A Challenge for the Actor, she trained many of the outstanding actors of the American Stage and Screen. The Uta Hagen Institute at HB Studio offers full-time immersion in the practical approach to acting craft that characterized Uta Hagen’s legendary master classes and classic acting texts. Its four key programs are highly structured, integrated courses for actors with serious professional and artistic intent.

Meet our Uta Hagen Institute Leaders.
Paul Pryce, Director of the Hagen Core Training and Hagen Summer Intensive
Jim Boerlin, Uta Hagen Institute, Program Administrator
Mark Nelson, Director of the Hagen Teacher’s Lab
Carol Rosenfeld, Hagen Teacher’s Lab, Program Founder

Student Resources

Community News

Faculty News

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. Performances begin April 2, 2022.

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.

Alumni & Student News

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, 2022.

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.

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.

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.

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These programs are supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, public funds from the New York City Development of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and many generous supporters.