Weekly Notice

Weekly Notice

HB Studio
Weekly Notice
AUG 1-7

Fall 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.

  • Fall Term runs 10 weeks, Sept 12 – Nov 22 (no classes Oct 10 or Nov 8)
  • We offer online classes and in-person classes:
    • All In-Person Classes meet for 10 weeks (with the exception of select classes)
    • All Online Classes (except Playwriting) are offered in two 5-week Parts, Part A & Part B:
      • Part A: Sept 12 – Oct 17 (no class Oct 10)
      • Part B: Oct 18 – Nov 22 (no class Nov 8)
      • 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.


Online Classes & Workshops



Acting Out is back with THIS IS THIS, and is returning to in-person performances

August 19, 7pm
August 20, 7pm
August 21, 3pm

at HB Studio Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank Street, New York

Featuring: Richie DangLud Diaz, Gavrie Elliott, Francesca Ferrara*, Charlie Grosso, John Gutierrez, Duncan Hazard*, Justo Hierro, Richard Hoehler*, Ron Horton, Demetrius James, William King, Luis Moran, José Rodriguez, Louis D. Rodriguez, Elijah Scott, Azusa SheShe Dance, Gilfredo Valentin, Damien Walker, Reginald Wout.

Conceived, Directed, and Original Scenes by Richard Hoehler
Original Spoken Word Narrative by Damien Walker
with additional scenes by: Clifford Odets¹, Michael V. Gazzo³, Tom Topor², Stephen Adly Guirgis², Lorraine Hansberry³
Assistant Director, Francesca Ferrara
Production Stage Manager, Melisa Kucevic
Lighting Design, Michael Abrams
Original Music, Joshua Gumora

* appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.


I want to pursue a career in acting. How do I get started?

HB Studio faculty members offer guidance and answer your most pressing questions on getting started in the field of acting in an online forum held on Zoom. This is a forum intended for those new to the field and new to HB Studio.

An introduction to the HB Studio training philosophy and its flexible and progressive course structure will be followed by an open discussion with distinguished members of the Studio’s faculty. The HB Studio faculty is comprised of practicing theater artists recognized for their professional work in performance in film and theater, both on and off the stage.

Attendees are encouraged to raise questions and make connections among peers and mentors.

This is a private event held online via Zoom.

Space for the Open House is limited and available on a first-come basis by reservation. Please RSVP early.

Information on how to login will be available to registered attendees at the online event page and through the order summary. Please check your order confirmation email to access this information.

Student Resources

Community News

Faculty News

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. 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

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.

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.

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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.