Weekly Notice

Weekly Notice


HB Studio

Weekly Notice
June 24–30

Summer Term Weekly Classes — In–Person & Online

Summer Term runs 10 weeks, June 12 – August 22

  • In-person Classes meet 1 session per week for 10-weeks (except select classes).
  • Online Classes meet 1 session per week for 5-weeks (except writing courses).
    • Summer Part A: Jun 12 – Jul 18 (no classes Jun 19 & Jul 4)
    • Summer Part B: Jul 19 – Aug 22
      • A $15 discount will apply when registering for both parts. Sign up for either Part independently (5 weeks each), or join both for the full 10-week term. You may join Part B without taking Part A.

*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.

Class & Workshop Highlights




Faculty News

Jessica Hecht will be back on Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club in Eureka Day by Jonathan Spector, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. Coming Fall 2024.

Jack Vincent Moran performs in Zero Day, streaming soon on Netflix.

Magaly Colimon-Christopher‘s company Conch Shell Productions’ is now distributing short films previously screened at Conch Shell International Film Fest via www.Hoopladigital.com on their new channel – CSIFF CHANNEL. Hoopladigital is a FREE digital library service that offers movies & more to public library patrons. HooplaBingepass is available to library card holders in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.

Paul Pryce is invited as a special guest to attend the inaugural Cross Continental Co-Production Forum (CFF) in Barbados and Trinidad. This forum brings together media executives and high level producers from Canada, UK, South Africa, and several Caribbean countries, aiming to encourage collaboration, business development, and co-productions. This year’s focus will be ‘Decolonizing the co-production process for the benefit of the Global South.’

Executive & Artistic Director, Edith Meeks and Ilse Pfeifer gave a presentation on the actor’s art of embodying a role, as part of Yale University’s International Symposium on Embodied Cognition, hosted by the Yale Center for Brain and Mind Health, April 13.

Stephen DeRosa performs in the blockbuster Off-Broadway production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS.

In conjunction with Coward 125, a celebration of the 125th birthday of Noël Coward, HB Board Member Alan Pally has curated MEN ABOUT TOWN: AL HIRSCHFELD DRAWS NOËL COWARD, an online exhibition presented by the Al Hirschfeld Foundation.

Maria Fontanals and her creative team in RADOJKA at Repertorio was nominated as Best NY Hispanic Production at Talia Premios Gala in Madrid, Spain.

Nehassaiu deGannes performs in the THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND at Shaw Festival in Ontario, Canada. Runs June 12–Oct 12.

Christopher Abbott plays Alfie Blessington in The Oscar-winning film, POOR THINGS.

David Maurice Sharp‘s A BELL FOR MAURY’S BICYCLE won a 2024 First Place Book Award in the Children’s Books category from BooksShelf.

Theresa Buchheister and Ryan William Downey received an OBIE AWARD for their work with The Brick Theatre.

Alumni & Student News

David R. Nash, student of Michael Beckett, appeared as a recurring guest star on the last two seasons of the hit CBS police drama series, Blue Bloods playing serial killer, Sam Evans. David also recently appeared as a guest star on another popular CBS drama series, FBI: Most Wanted.

Mai Ozeki performs in Voice, a new play by Momo Akashi and directed by Kevin Cheng. Other performers include: Sudip Ulak, and Raymond Xavier. Performance is on July 5 at 3:00pm at The Chain Theatre as part of The Factory Series.

Max Casella, who studied with Michael Beckett, is a series regular on Sylvester Stallone’s Tulsa King. Season 1 premiered on Paramount Plus and will be broadcast on CBS on July 14 at 7 pm. Season 2 is expected to be released Fall 2024.

Moshe Henderson‘s play Velvet Rage is performing at The Tank’s Pridefest on June 27. The creative team includes: Allie Posner (Production Manager), Michael Dale (Performer), Amy Finkbeiner (Scenic Designer) Kiara Luna (Stage Manager), Mariya Chekmarova (Casting), ASH (Sound Designer), Kyle J. Artone (Costume Designer), Randy McHaney (Producer), Benjamin Lang (Understudy).

Time Capsule Project, a week-long Theatre Festival at Chain Theatre runs July 1–7. This festival is produced by a collective HB Studio artists with Ai Toyoshima, Producer & Executive Director. Their mission is to empower our participating artists to become the next generation of creative leaders in the theatrical industry both in New York and Japan. They provide an intimate, supportive network and a creative space that will serve to inspire and entertain our audiences. Our program includes a range of genres from a new play, dancing and music.

Nick Thomas performs in A Man Among Ye at The Player’s Theater. A raucous, rollicking, and quite unbelievable (semi) true story of pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Sword fights, sea shanties and mythical creatures help set the tone in this highly stylized and carnivalesque outrageous dark comedy. Performances run June 13–July 14.

Kevin Cheng performs in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Script Club NYC at ART/NY Brooklyn Location. Only two performances July 5 & 6 at 7:00pm.

John L Payne is featured in the indie film, On Purple.

Leonard J. Altamura, Esquire, an attorney and philanthropist whose advocacy touched lives all over the world, died Tuesday, March 19 in New York City. He was 85.

Donna McKechnie is playing Madame Morrible in Broadway’s Wicked.

HB Studio’s programs are supported in part by public funds from 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, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and many generous supporters.