Announcements & Upcoming

Register Now for Spring Term Classes & Workshops

Spring Term Weekly Classes – Online & In-Person*:

  • Spring Term runs 10 weeks, Mar 25 – June 3 (no classes May 27)
    • 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). Two 5-week Parts are available each term, Part A & Part B:
      • Spring Part A: Mar 25–Apr 28
      • Spring Part B: Apr 29–June 3 (no classes May 27)
        • 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.
  • Audit Online Classes: HB Studio offers you the opportunity to audit any of our Weekly Online Classes, in order to observe the instructor’s teaching style and the culture of the class before making the commitment to register. Unless otherwise noted, audits are not allowed for workshops and are currently not available for in-person classes.

Spring Term Workshops – Online & In-Person*:

  • Special-focus topics, with short & long-term options
  • Check back often; workshops updated regularly
  • Browse Workshops and Register Now


EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT:** Get 10% OFF Spring Term Weekly Classes with code SPRING24W, valid through Mar 5, 2024. NOTE: APPLYING MULTIPLE DISCOUNT CODES IS PROHIBITED. You are prohibited from using the Early Bird Discount code when receiving a Union Discount.

UNION DISCOUNT:** AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA, UFT, and Dramatist Guild Union Members or international equivalent receive 20% OFF Spring Term Weekly Classes through Nov 30 and 10% OFF thereafter. Discount will automatically apply for HB-verified Union Members. To become verified, email a copy of your active union membership card to NOTE: You are prohibited from using the Early Bird Discount code when receiving a Union Discount.

Descuento de NYC Latin Media: Los miembros de NYC Latin Media pueden auditar gratuitamente una clase o taller en el estudio y recibir un 20% de descuento en todas clases del estudio y talleres.*** El descuento será aplicado automáticamente para miembros verificados por HB. Para convertirse en usuario verificado, debe mandar un correo electrónico a con detalles de su membresía de NYC Latin Media.

Auditions and Prerequisites:

AUDITIONS: Interested in our upper level classes? ****Audition & consult with a panel of HB’s faculty. For details and sign up info, visit Auditions & Prerequisites.

REEL SUBMISSIONS: Are you a working professional seeking a place to practice? Submit your reel for placement into our studio practice classes.

*Those participating in-person in onsite activity at HB Studio must abide by our requirements for taking in-person classes.

**Discounts valid for weekly 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. APPLYING MULTIPLE DISCOUNTS IS PROHIBITED.

***Incluye una sesión gratuita por instructor. No se permite auditar múltiples veces la misma clase. Los descuentos son solamente válidos para clases semanales y talleres, no son válidos para programas o mercancías. Los descuentos no pueden ser combinados ni se aplicarán con efecto retroactivo. El descuento para los socios es aplicado para clases tomadas solamente por miembros de NYC Latin Media y no puede ser utilizado para inscribir familiares o amigos.

HB Insight Series Podcast

HB Studio, est. 1945, is a globally recognized training studio with the privilege of working with artists from all over the world. HB Insight Series episodes feature artists from the HB community, engaging in the conversation centered on their journey. Within each of these stories is a love letter written for all artists.

Streaming now on:
Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon, Castbox, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Overcast, PocketCasts, Radio Public and Youtube.

Exploring the artistic journey of Melody Erfani, founder of Lower Eastside Shakespeare Company, Resident HB Artist developing,The Words Will Come, a play about dyslexia. Join us as Melody shares her upbringing as an Iranian-American living in Texas, falling in love with theatre, traveling the world, her love of classical theatre and the power of artistic collaboration. We reflect on the conception of Melody’s 2017 HB residency Bee, a story inspired about her Iranian grandmother’s arranged marriage. Melody transparently shares works from her own lived experience and through her honesty we are opened to how theatre has the capability to inspire the creation of marginalized stories. Listen as we unpack the ways our own lived experiences are the heart of powerful theatre.


Explore the artistic journey of Nehassaiu deGannes, actor, poet, maker, educator, storyteller and so much more… Experience with us as Nehassaiu shares her unique path to the development of her artistry. We explore her relationship to language, her ethos as an artist and educator, her Caribbean background, her diverse educational journey, some of her favorite roles and mentors that guided her along the way.Nehassaiu graciously shares personal stories and challenges us to advocate for our creativity and how we can find our alchemy as artists. Nehessaiu comes to HB with degree’s in English Literature, African American Studies, Poetry and trained at Trinity Repertory Conservatory. Listen as we dive into the intersectional ways theatre can be a vehicle for our unique creativity.


Exploring the artistic journey of multi-hyphenate creator Jermaine Rowe as he reflects and shares his journey towards becoming an artist through cultural exploration, self acceptance, growth, and spirituality. We talk about his upbringing in Spanish Town Jamaica, being an F1 student new to NYC with a scholarship to Alvin Ailey, touring with The Lion King and Fela!, his transition into becoming an educator, and his inventive new works under his genre Afro Caribbean magical realism. Fresh off of working alongside Bill T. Jones as his associate director for Watch Night at the Perelman Performing Arts Center Jermaine is diving into every part of his artistry. Listen as Jermaine genuinely offers us insight on the conception of his artistry.


Exploring the artistic journey of Recovery, a devised theatre experience produced and directed by 2023 HB resident artists Ashley Olive Teague and Jayne McLendon. Ashley and Jayne share their community based approach to theatre as they guide us through the conception of their healing presentation. As leaders of their own theatre spaces the ladies give us advice on the collaborative process and how to create stories around difficult topics. Listen as Ashley and Jayne dive into how they create theatre that touches audiences, creates ensemble and inspires further communal conversations.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 in correctional facilities.


Artist-in-Residency, Ashley Olive Teague and Playwright, Gwen Kingston, share with us the development of their residency project: DICK, excavating the iconic text of Moby Dick and telling stories from womxn, and non-binary folx perspective. Not to mention their work with Notch Theatre Company in helping communities through art.


Richard Hoehler discusses his company, ACTING OUT: a theatre that offers professional training, practice, and performance opportunities for the formerly incarcerated. Each participant in ACTING OUT experienced the transformative value of a theatre program while in prison and wish to continue their training upon release.

Co-Host: Richie Dang


It’s our first episode! Long time student and now-instructor, Francesca Ferrara is joined by co-host and HB Alumni, Yessi Hernandez as they talk to Movement & Core Instructor, Ben Mehl about how he got his start in acting, becoming a teaching artist, and his vision- all leading to his role in season 3 of Netflix’s You.

Co-Host: Yessi Hernandez


Creative Team
Production Manager: Melisa Kucevic
Graphics Design: Claudia Quintero
Composter: Zaq Latino
Editor: Josiah Smiley
Producer: Frank Nicholas Poon & HB Studio

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.


Professional Acting Workshops for Artists –

HB Studio offers both online workshops and in-person workshops at the Studio. Before your first class, please review the information outlined on the relevant page(s).

HB Studio offers a variety of special focus acting workshops throughout the year on topics related to both artistic and career development. These offerings are designed for theater artists looking to sharpen and expand their skills and build professional peer relationships. Our list of upcoming workshops is updated regularly.

Winter Workshops:

Spring Workshops:

Acting Workshops In NYC at HB Studio

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.