Weekly Notice

HB Studio
Weekly Notice

JUNE 27–July 3

Summer Term Weekly Classes — Online & In-Person*

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.

With the exception of our playwriting and directing classes, all classes are offered in two 5-week parts, Part A and Part B. A $15 discount will apply when registering for both parts:


  • Part A: June 12 – July 18 (No classes on June 19 & July 4)
  • Part B: July 19 – Aug 22
    • Sign up for either Part A or Part B independently (5 weeks each), or join both for the full 10-week term. You may join Part B without taking Part A. 

Browse classes and register online. Classes are available in:

*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.


Online Classes & Workshops



Join us June 26–30 for our live streamed reading series…

In honor of Uta Hagen’s birthday, June 12, HB presents a showcase of 12 works: written, developed, directed and performed by the HB Community.

Join us for our live stream readings, which will be recorded and released to the community to watch July 1. Performances will take place between June 27-30.

Performance Schedule will be released soon.

12 Featured Works

  1. A Foray in Innocence by Ronan Colfer. Directed by Moshe Henderson
  2. E.G.G. by Emile Lacheny. Directed by Emile Lacheny
  3. Fidelio by Steven J. Harris. Directed by Beverly Thiele
  4. Grief Containers by Robin Berl. Directed by Linda Osborn
  5. I Could Never by Chad Kaydo. Directed by Burak Tatar
  6. Luckiest Little Girl in the World by Kim Waldron. Directed by Stephan Schmidt
  7. Moving Day by Susan Surman. Directed by Richard Lear
  8. Orchid or Kid by Jordan Galland. Directed by Frank Poon
  9. Show & Tell by Maisa Chiang. Directed by Maisa Chiang
  10. Shut The Front Door by Max Sharam. Directed by Randy Arbujo
  11. The Fernandez Siblings by Una Bharat. Directed by Lluvia Almanza
  12. Untitled Dead Friend Comedy by Chad Kaydo. Directed by Dani Alés


Benjy Balatbat, Kaya Brown, Sonali Burns, Laurence Cantor, Nicholas Capriotti, KiYonna Carr, Michael Darby, Paul Emiliani, Jason Georges, Chris Hahn, Ellis Charles Hoffmeister, Deborah Howes, Irenka Jakubiak, Elida Jbeli, Annie Kefalas, Sue Kim, Zaq Latino, Avery Laurent, Emma Goldberg Liu, Malinda Logan, Anthony LoGrande, Charles Manning, Sara Mattsson, Paul Megna, Denisse Estefany Mendoza, Dyamee Moore, Mary Murphy, Julia Navarro, Barrett Penrod, Hannah Rose, Steve Saracino, Joanne Sellers, Joe Staton, Connor Chase Stewart, Donna Svennevik, Benjamin J. Swanson, Neil J Elda, Alexandrea Thornton, Nicolas Torres, Michael Tyrell, Jessica Van Niel, Rigoberto Vindiola, Charly Wenzel, Ryan Bess Winnick, Jim Zurkowski



Join us for YOU N YOURS, created by David Deblinger, featuring HB Artists!

Free event, July 22, 2022 at 7pm

A pilot for a “Sesame Street for adults” mining New York’s great creativity and diversity to explore one word, “Father,” …using five types of segments: documentary, comedy, animation, music and Shakespeare.

Cast includes a diverse group of HB Studio acting students and an array of special guest artists including Peter Francis James, Russell G Jones and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis whose play “Between Riverside and Crazy,” heads to broadway this fall directed by HB faculty member Austin Pendleton.

Director statement:

One of the existential threats we all face involves us not valuing human life, or seeing folks that look or speak or love differently than we do as less than human. I see this project as using artistic tools like story, animation, music and comedy to combat that lunacy.

Student Resources

Community News

Faculty News

THE WILD ONE featured at Tribeca Film Festival is an autobiographical Documentary about the late Jack Garfein. World Premieres on June 11, and two additional screenings on June 14 & 19 at Village East by Angelika: Theater 1. 

Austin Pendleton directs BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY by Stephen Adly Guirgis at Second Stage's Hayes Theatre.

Austin Pendleton is nominated for an Outer Critics Circle's "Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play" Award, for his role as Mr. Oldfield in THE MINUTES on Broadway. 

Mark Nelson and Jessica Hecht perform in THE ORCHARD, a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, at Baryshnikov Arts Center. Performances begin May 30.

David Deblinger's short play, HOT TEA is being produced as a film to be shot in late April.

David Deblinger is working on a new play called CHARNA RIVKA that will be read at LAByrinth's barn series on Sunday 4/10 at 7pm.

David Deblinger booked a role on a few episodes of a new show on Paramount plus's TULSA KING, produced by Sylvester Stallone, Taylor Sheridan(1883, Yellowstone) Terence Winter(Boardwalk Empire, Sopranos).

Peter Francis James plays Florenz Ziegfeld in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway.

Austin Pendleton performs in Steppenwolf’s production of THE MINUTES on Broadway. Performances begin April 2, 2022.

Ben Mehl stars in Season 3 of YOU on Netflix—premieres October 15, 2021, and in the first episode you’ll find a beautiful tribute to Mark Blum.

Alumni & Student News

Xavier Reyes performs in TRADING PLACES with Alliance Theatre in Georgia.

Sarah Rose Kearns is organizing an online panel discussion: JANE AUSTEN, DRAMATIZED: discussing Jane Austen’s place in the theatrical canon and the many, varied representations of her novels on stage . . . past, present, and future. Panelists: Playwright Kate Hamill, scholar Devoney Looser, and blogger-librarian Tabrizia Jones.

Richard Lear performs in Theater Breaking Through Barriers 3rd Playmakers' REDUX: OUT OF THE BOX, a short play series.

Jane Henzerling performs in THE WINTER'S TALE & PERICLES at International Shakespeare Center at New Mexico Actors Lab.

Andrew Matthews directs and performs in JIM'S STORY at Black Theater Fringe Festival of South Florida.

Erich Rausch performs in THE CATHEDRAL which is being featured at New Directors/New Films {Film at Lincoln Center/MOMA). Indie filmmaker Ricky D'Ambrose's 2nd feature finishes its festival run on the heels of acclaim at Venice and Sundance.

Erich Rausch performs in a reading A MARKET PLACE at HungaryLive! Festival at HERE. Janos Mohacsi brings from Budapest his acclaimed adaptation of the prize-winning Pal Zavada novel about the aftermath of the Holocaust.

Lluvia Almanza performs in SMOKING IS BAD FOR YOU! by Meny Beriro at The Player's Theatre on June 16-19. This is a part of the Short Play Festival.

Juana Zavalia performs in REMINISCENCE at Italytime Cultural Center on June 10 & 11.

Charly Wenzel directs his play BY YOUR SIDE at LUNGS Summer Theater Festival – Garden 6B on June 11. Featuring Nya Yeanafehn, Kevin Hobaichan, Fernando Rockenbach.

Ellis Vizcarra co-stars in Season 3 of WU-TANG: AN AMERICAN SAGA which you can stream on Hulu.

Albert Insinnia performs in HEISENBERG with Irene Glezos. Directed by Austin Pendleton. Runs June 7–23.

Franco Pistritto performs in FIVE BY TENN by Tennessee Williams at the Bernie Wohl Center.

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These programs are supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, public funds from the New York City Development of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and many generous supporters.