From September 2014 to June 2015, HB will be exploring the work of Noël Coward with a series of special workshops and events, made possible with support from the Noël Coward Foundation:
- Fall People Who Make Theatre – Acting Coward: a symposium featuring guests who are connected to recent Noël Coward productions and scholarship.
- Two Winter Workshops focused on Coward: an acting scene study intensive and a musical theatre workshop. HB master teacher and accomplished Broadway and film actor Austin Pendleton will lead the acting workshop. Tony Award winner Helen Gallagher will lead the musical theatre workshop. Both workshops will give performers the opportunity to rehearse, prepare and present scenes and songs from a range of Coward works, receiving feedback and adjustments from seasoned artists.
- Spring Performance Lab: Noël Coward’s DESIGN FOR LIVING, led by Tony Award-winning director Jack Hofsiss. A five week exploration of the play, culminating in shared work-in-progress presentations. DESIGN FOR LIVING offers a keen perspective on the life of an artist, the search for success, love and identity as well as the artist’s need to be “other.” HB Performance Labs are open by audition to current and recent HB students, and participants take part free of charge.
Stay tuned for details as these programs get underway!