Weekly Notice

Weekly Notice

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HB Studio

Weekly Notice
Mar 13–19


SPRING REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Register today before classes start Mar 27!

Noël Coward’s Design for Living at 90. An informal program of readings and commentary. Apr 3 at 7pm. Free In-Person Event at HB Playwrights Theatre.

HAGEN SUMMER INTENSIVE 2023 Applications are open for our 6-week full-time intensive. June 26–Aug 4, 2023. Register today!

HAGEN TEACHER’S LAB 2023 Applications are open for Teaching Artists who seek to further professional development. Aug 6–11, 2023. Register today!

HAGEN CORE PROGRAM 2024 Applications are open for our full-time 3-term program! Sept 11, 2023–June 7, 2024. Register today!


Spring Term Weekly Classes — In-Person & Online

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.

  • Spring Term runs 10 weeks: Mar 27 – June 5 
    • 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 Playwriting & select classes). Two 5-week Parts are available each term, Part A and Part B:
      • Part A: Mar 27 – Apr 30
      • Part B: May 1 – June 5 (no class May 29)
        • 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.

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.




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Student Resources

Community News

Faculty News

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.

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

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

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


Alumni & Student News

Youlim Nam performs in a reading of her play, A CONNECTED PLACE, at The Dramatists Guild’s Mary Rogers Room. Directed by Three-time Emmy Award-Winning Actress Cady McClain, and featuring alongside, Tom Ryan and Allegra Venturi.

Suzy Brack performs in Amy Crider’s play HEALER with Chicago’s Ubiquitous Players on April 15, 2023.

Ellis Vizcarra co-stars in WU-TANG, Season 3, Episode 5 on Hulu.

Sandra V. Weldon performs in SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT at Don’t Tell Mama on Mar 16.

Debra Lass performs in  THE “N” TRIAL at TADA! Theater (15 W. 28th St., 2nd Fl) on Mar 18. The N Trial is America’s efforts to grapple with social intolerance and politically inspired violence in the year 2023 result in the arrest of a young black man, pursuant to a newly enacted “Hate Speech” law and his trial for “provocative and malicious use” of one of the most offensive words in the English language.

GINA STAHLNECKER passed away in September, 2022. She was a long-time member of HB Studios, and student of Austin Pendleton. An actress, singer, and producer, Gina appeared on stage and in short films. After 20 plus years working in the New York State Senate, Gina returned acting and to HB Studios. She appeared in revivals of “Chamber Music”, “Small Craft Warnings”, “The Crucible”, and “Look Homeward, Angel”. In 2017, she portrayed Queen Elizabeth in the original play “Panic”. Her last stage appearance was “Hart to Heart”, a cabaret show featuring the music of Lorenz Hart. She is survived by her son, Jason Jung, writer and HB Student. For further information, please email Jason Jung at jasonjung49@gmail.com.

Ginger Grace appears in her interactive performance piece THE FIRST LADIES COALITION, directed by Austin Pendleton at libraries throughout New York, Mar 5–May 14.

Ginger Grace and Charles Black appear in Alisa Matlovsky’s 474 DAYS at La Mama, Mar 12.

Micaela Presa Patten is filming a tv series/soap opera, SOLAMENTE MILAGROS, in Peru. The show is set air this July.

Andrew Heinze‘s full-length comedy THE RIMSKY-FOGELMAN has been named a Semi-Finalist for the 2023 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. Also, his full-length play LEONARDO’S VIRGIN will be excerpted in THE BEST MEN’S STAGE MONOLOGUES, 2023 (Smith & Kraus).

Lluvia Almanza performs in PROUD at 14th Street Y. Runs Feb 10–26.

Charly Wenzel is directing two one-acts for the Queens One Act Festival at the Secret Theatre. Her play, BY YOUR SIDE, featuring Nya Yeanafehn and Steven J. Harris runs in Program C. WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND featuring Steven J. Harris runs in Program F.

Robert James Hickey performs in MUSE by award-winning Playwright, Frank Tangredi at The Tank. Runs Apr 16–30.

JNK Enzo directs, choreographs, and performs in WORDS OF THE PROPHET at Cell Theatre. The show will run the weekend of Apr 21-23.


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.