Weekly Notice


HB Studio

Weekly Notice
MAY 29–June 4


SUMMER 2023 EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION is Open! Use code: SUMMER23N for 10% Off Summer Classes. Ends Wednesday, May 31!

HAGEN INSTITUTE PROGRAMS Applications are open. Register today!

Summer Weekly Classes — In-Person & Online

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.

  • Summer Term runs 10 weeks, June 12 – August 22 (no classes June 19, July 4)
    • 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 termPart A & Part B:
      • Summer Part A: June 12–July 18 (no classes June 19, July 4)
      • Summer Part B: July 19–Aug 22
      • 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.

*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.


Acting Improvisation
with Snezhana Chernova
Thurs | 6:00pm | In-Person

Acting the Song
with Jermaine Rowe
Thurs | 10:00am | In-Person

Part A & B

Hagen Institute


Student Resources

Community News

Faculty News

Daniel Carlton‘s play HIDDEN INSIDE, co-written with Nambi E. Kelley and directed by Christopher Burris is featured in Keen Teen’s Festival Of New Work. Runs May 19–21.

Jessica Hecht is nominated for a Tony for Lead Actress in a Play in SUMMER, 1976.

David Maurice Sharp is featured in the podcasts THE TABLE READ and STOCKS FOR BEGINNERS.

Mark Blum‘s short film, AUDITION TO HELL, directed by George Port, featuring Austin Pendleton is now available to watch on Youtube. The short went on to the film festival circuit, winning 5 Best Animation Awards, 3 Honorable Mentions, and a Best Actor Award for Mark.

Jessica Hecht performs in David Auburn’s SUMMER, 1976 at Manhattan Theatre Club. Performances start Apr 4.

Anya Turner & Robert Grusecki have been named the 2022 recipients of THE ASCAP FOUNDATION JAMIE deROY & FRIENDS AWARD, recognizing outstanding work and dedication to the craft of songwriting.

Snezhana Chernova is featured in LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME, EPISODE 301, playing the role of Mariel Marchenko.

Alumni & Student News

Andrew Heinze‘s full-length comedy THE RIMSKY-FOGELMAN was honored as a Finalist for the 2023 Todd McNerney Playwriting Award (College of Charleston). His full-length play SHYLOCK THE FIRST was honored (retroactively due to Covid) as a Finalist for the 2021 Todd McNerney Playwriting Award (College of Charleston).

Nancy Redman performs her solo play A SÉANCE WITH MOM, directed by Austin Pendleton at Chain Studio Theatre. Runs May 24 –June 4.

Lorna Courtney is nominated for a Tony for Lead Actress in a Musical in & JULIET!

Katharine Cullison co-stars as Carl’s Mom in HBO’s FANTASMAS, written/directed by Julio Torres.

John L Payne co-stars as Whelan’s Father in NBC’s LAW AND ORDER ORGANIZED CRIME, EPISODE 323.

Ellis Vizcarra is featured in a CRICKET WIRELESS NATIONAL COMMERCIAL CAMPAIGN in Spanish.

Youlim Nam performs in a reading of her play, A CONNECTED PLACE, at The Dramatists Guild’s Mary Rogers Room. Directed by Three-time Emmy Award-Winning Actress Cady McClain, and featuring alongside, Tom Ryan and Allegra Venturi.

Ellis Vizcarra co-stars in WU-TANG, Season 3, Episode 5 on Hulu.

Micaela Presa Patten is filming a tv series/soap opera, SOLAMENTE MILAGROS, in Peru. The show is set air this July.

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.