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The Hagen Summer Intensive

The Hagen Summer Intensive is a rigorous, 6-week workshop that probes the practical applications of Uta Hagen’s technique as discussed in her book A CHALLENGE FOR THE ACTOR. Through acting technique, scene study, script analysis, and technical exercises, “The Six Steps” will become an integral part of the actor’s craft. When you have strong technique and more confidence in how to find yourself in the role, acting will be joyful. Classes include: Acting Technique, Scene Study, Alexander Technique, Movement & Voice.

Classes meet Mondays – Fridays, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, over six weeks:

  • 2022 HAGEN SUMMER INTENSIVE:
    • June 27, 2022 – August 5, 2022 (Orientation on June 26, 2022; no classes July 4)
  • 2023 HAGEN SUMMER INTENSIVE:
    • June 26, 2023 – August 4, 2023 (Orientation June 25; no classes July 4)

APPLICATIONS:

  • Apply Now! Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • Early Admissions Deadline: March 5

APPLY ONLINE
(includes $50 non-refundable application fee)
*Fill out application from a computer – not a phone or tablet

AUDITIONS:

For your audition please prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues, three-minutes each. Due to Covid-19, all auditions are currently taking place by appointment virtually over Zoom. You will be contacted to schedule your audition after you submit your application.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • A rigorous, integrated 6-week training that probes the practical applications of Uta Hagen’s approach to acting
  • A faculty of master practitioners
  • A direct, in-depth approach to your work and a safe, supportive, challenging environment
  • To strengthen your craft and stretch all aspects of your instrument
  • To complete the Intensive a stronger, more knowledgeable, more confident actor

INSTRUCTORS:

Tuition: $3,250
International visa students pay an annual, non-refundable administrative fee of $150.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

International students are welcome to apply for the Hagen Summer Intensive. International students are required to obtain an F-1 visa to participate, and our International Student Advisors assist you with this process. For a listing of the required documentation to apply as an international student, please see the “International Students Only” section of the Hagen Summer Intensive Application. This application form will allow you to upload all of the required documentation to apply as an international student. Questions? Email international@hbstudio.org

The Hagen Core Training

The Hagen Core Training is a full-time one-year training program for actors who seek full immersion in the practice of their craft. Taught over three terms by world-class faculty/practitioners, this program offers an integrated progressive curriculum of essential classes: Acting Technique, Scene Study, Script Analysis, Movement, Alexander Technique, Voice, and Speech. Now eligible for college credit transfer!*

Classes meet Mondays – Fridays, 9:30am-3:30pm, for three terms:

  • 2022-2023 HAGEN CORE TRAINING: Sept 12, 2022 – June 5, 2023 (Orientation: Sept 11)
    • Fall Term: Sept 11 – Dec 12, 2022 (no class Oct 10, Nov 8, Nov 21-27)
    • Winter Term: Jan 9 – March 20, 2023  (no class Jan 16)
    • Spring Term: March 27 – June 5, 2023 (no class May 29)
  • 2023-2024 HAGEN CORE TRAINING: Sept 11, 2023 – June 7, 2024 (Orientation: Sept 10)
    • Fall Term: Sept 11 – Dec 12, 2023 (no class Oct 9, Nov 7, Nov 20-26)
    • Winter Term: Jan 8 – March 18, 2023  (no class Jan 15)
    • Spring Term: March 25 – June 3, 2023 (no class May 27)

APPLICATIONS:

  • Accepting Applications on a Rolling Basis – Apply Now!
  • Early Admissions Deadline: March 5
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis

Apply Online
(includes $50 non-refundable application fee)
Log into your account from a computer – not a phone or tablet

AUDITIONS:

For your audition please prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues, three-minutes each. Auditions will be held online via Zoom conferencing, by appointment. After submitting your application, you will be contacted to schedule your audition.

WHAT IS THE HAGEN CORE TRAINING?

  • An affordable full-time one-year Actor Training program taught by world-class faculty/practitioners
  • An integrated progressive curriculum of essential classes: Acting Technique, Scene Study, Script Analysis, Movement, Alexander Technique, Voice and Speech
  • Rooted in the advanced teachings of Uta Hagen, you will probe, practice, stretch, risk, fail, play truthfully and find the courage not to settle for cliché or imitation
  • A safe place where you live in a state of constant discovery

THIS IS FOR YOU IF:

  • You are prepared to train within a creative environment that will be constantly demanding artistic excellence
  • You seek and can commit to full immersion in furthering your practice
  • You are ready to meet yourself in your work

WHAT YOU TAKE AWAY:

  • Respect for the collaborative art and craft of acting
  • Knowledge of your responsibility in the work, to your colleagues, to yourself and to the audience
  • A solid approach to creating a role in the professional rehearsal situation
  • Security in your own process, ability and purpose
  • Greater physical and emotional stamina, flexibility and awareness

INSTRUCTORS:

TUITION: $13,500
International visa students pay an annual, non-refundable administrative fee of $150.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

International students are welcome to apply for the Hagen Core Training. International students are required to obtain an F-1 visa to participate, and our International Student Advisors assist you with this process. For a listing of the required documentation to apply as an international student, please see the “International Students Only” section of the Hagen Core Training Application. This application form will allow you to upload all of the required documentation to apply as an international student. Questions? Email international@hbstudio.org

*ABOUT COLLEGE CREDIT TRANSFER:

The National College Credit Recommendation Service has evaluated, and recommends, The Hagen Core Training for college credit transfer. The program has been evaluated as equivalent to 52 credit hours in undergraduate study. NCCRS recommendations are recognized by over 1,500 accredited colleges and universities nationwide. For more information, visit www.nationalccrs.org/organizations/hb-studio.

Hagen Teacher’s Lab 1

HB Studio is thrilled to bring back the Hagen Teacher’s Lab in person in August 2022!

“It changed my teaching. It changed my life…the experience and generosity of the Hagen Teacher’s Lab teachers were extraordinary.” – Flori Doyle, Board of Directors, New York State Theatre Education Association

Immerse yourself in Uta Hagen’s approach to acting and teaching

Meet & Greet: Sun, Aug 7, 12-3pm
Lab Sessions: Mon – Fri, Aug 8 – 12, 9:30am-5pm
Wrap-Up: Fri, Aug 12, 5-6pm
Location: HB Studio, 120 Bank Street, NYC

Apply Online

Application deadline: Accepted on a Rolling Basis. Priority Deadline: June 5.
Registration deadline: July 3

Faculty

Program Director & Scene Study: Mark Nelson
Program Founder & Acting Technique: Carol Rosenfeld
Voice Warm Up: Theresa McElwee

Held annually at HB Studio since 2014

The Uta Hagen Institute’s Hagen Teacher’s Lab 1 is an intensive, five-day program where artists and educators from around the world come to continue their professional development. The program is designed to serve teachers, future teachers, and professional actors who wish to explore and expand their understanding and experience of Uta Hagen’s approach to acting and teaching.

In the artistic home where Uta Hagen taught her legendary professional classes for more than 50 years

Experience the depth and value of Uta Hagen’s Object Exercises and Scene Study process. Led by HB Studio faculty who trained directly with Uta Hagen, we will explore the infinite potential of the exercises in the actor’s practice, and apply the same rigorous values to scene work. Through participation and discussion, we see the individual talent revealed and released through this approach. As an actor, you will be asked to prepare an exercise and rehearse a scene. As a teacher, you will consider how to empower each actor’s discovery through clear, specific guidance.

The extremely practical exercises found in Uta Hagen’s world-famous books, Respect for Acting and A Challenge for the Actor, probe the depths and heights of human behavior.

They offer the actor a structure for lifelong practice exploring the dynamic interaction between sensory/emotional experience and the creative imagination. They hone the actor’s ability to actively live through the circumstances of the play and the character’s dilemma. When the work becomes a part of the actor’s process, unpremeditated truthful behavior replaces cliché and easy sentiment in performance. The actor grows to honor an authentic, present and intuitively responsive self in the role while making imaginative choices that serve the play.

Upon registration, you will be given guidelines on how to prepare for the workshop. Rehearsal outside class is required.

“…An organic transference of oneself to the role, the development of a new “I” who is alive in the world of the play, involves a creative process which is not a willy-nilly, loose way of working that depends solely on intuitive or elusive inspiration. On the contrary, it is a process which, however slow and painstaking, can be structured in an orderly way over which the actor has control, although no part of it is mechanical… It is a true challenge of one’s diligence and one’s talent. This process is to me like the drafting of a musical score in which the actor composes the character’s theme, orchestrates it, defines the phrases, individual beats, and the arrangement of the notes he will eventually play with spontaneity at each performance, putting to use his finely honed inner and outer techniques.” – Uta Hagen, A Challenge for the Actor © 1991, by Uta Hagen, All Rights Reserved.

Tuition: $850.00

Required Texts: Respect for Acting by Uta Hagen and Acting and Living in Discovery by Carol Rosenfeld

Daily Schedule:
• 9:30am-10:25am Vocal Warm-up
• 10:30am-1:00pm Technique
• 1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch
• 2:00pm-4:30pm Scene Study
• 4:30pm-5pm Discussion