2023 Public Conversations

Plays & Playwrights of Greenwich Village

Recognizing the Cherry Lane’s 100th, torch-passing year. A Conversation with Angelina Fiordellisi and Playwrights of The Cherry Lane Theatre Mentor Project. Featuring: Anton Dudley, Angelina Fiordellisi, Mary Geerlof, David Henry Hwang, Lisa Ramirez, Alfred Uhry. Moderated by Pat Golden.

Sept 19 at 7:00 PM
at HB Playwrights Theatre

This program is in partnership with The Village Trip Festival and made possible with support from the Noël Coward Foundation, as part of our series “A Great and Exciting Place”: HB celebrates the Theatrical Heritage of Greenwich Village.

HB Insight Series Podcast: Episode 8: Kate Fuglei

Exploring the artistic journey of Kate Fuglei, actress, writer, and author. We talked about growing up artistic, trauma, and retelling those human experiences to find healing and human experience, which lead Kate to write In The Blink Of An Eye.

Now streaming on your podcast provider.

HB Insight Series Podcast: Episode 7: Maria Cominis

Explore the artistic journey of Maria Cominis, actor, playwright, director, author, educator, mother. We talk about finding truth and how she came to write her new piece, Women of Zalongo, a story inspired by her ancestral history.

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HB Insight Series Podcast: Episode 6: Deirdre MacNamara

Explore the artistic journey of Deirdre MacNamara, playwright, actress, yoga instructor. We take a look back of how she got her start as an artist, from being offered the wrong kind of dance job, to the artists she’s worked with over the years—and to this day, and creating art through personal experiences.

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HB Insight Series Podcast: Episode 5: Kayhan Irani

Exploring the artistic journey of Kayhan Irani, artist and activist. We talk about how Kayhan got her start at HB, taking classes a very young age, sharing a special moment with founder Herbert Berghof, how she found her activist spirit in her art and life, and how it all lead to her to start her project: The Whole World Over: Refugee Art Making & Making Home in the West Village, bringing together immigrants artists to share their work with the community and how it’s grown.

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HB Insight Series Podcast: Episode 4: Matt Butler

Exploring the artistic journey of Matt Butler, musician and songwriter. We talk about transition of being a lone wolf artist to working a collaborative theatre setting, and his work performing and storytelling with the incarcerated.

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Noël Coward’s Design for Living at 90

Design for Living opened on Broadway in early 1933. Noël Coward, who wrote the play for himself and the Lunts, opted to premiere the work in New York rather than London, partly for fear of being denied a license by the Lord Chamberlain, then Britain’s official censor.

Commentary by Alan Pally with scenes performed by artists from the HB community, including Demetrius Blocker, Olivia De Salvo, Steven Eng, and Xavier Reyes. Scenes directed by Laura Esterman.

Monday, Apr 3 at 7 PM
at HB Playwrights Theatre

This program is made possible with support from the Noël Coward Foundation.

 

HB Studio’s programs are supported in part by public funds from 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.