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AUDITIONS!

Auditions
Charlotte’s Web
By E.B. White
Adapted by Joseph Robinette
Directed by Gerard Dzuiblinski
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, August 23 & 24
7-10pm
McKenzie Fine Arts Building
Adray Auditorium
Cold readings from the script, plus
Movement improvisations and exercises.
Come either or both nights.
Rehearsals begin Thursday, August 25, 2pm
Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-5pm.
Course enrollment required.
Thirteen performances November 11-20.
Contact Gerard Dzuiblinski at 313.845.9817
Or gadzuiblinski@hfcc.edu for further information.

FALL THEATRE CLASSES! REGISTER NOW!

THEA 131/THEATRE APPRECIATION MWF 10:08-11:00 POPOVICH
THEA 131/THEATRE APPRECIATION MWF 11:08-12:00 POPOVICH
THEA 131/THEATRE APPRECIATION TR 9:40-11:00 POPOVICH
THEA 132 ACTING 1 MWF 12:00-1:00 POPOVICH
THEA 132 ACTING 1 MW 3:40-5:00 BREMER-BEER
THEA 260/ACTING III TR 11:00-12:30 POPOVICH
THEA 131/THEATRE APPRECIATION TR 12:40-2PM FLETCHER
THEA 132/ACTING I W 7:25-10:05 PM C. BREMER
THEA 133/TECHNICAL THEATRE TBA G. Dzuiblinski 313-845-9817 DZUBLINSKI
THEA 134/TECH THEATRE SPECIALITIES: ROTATING SKILLS TBA G. Dzuiblinski 313-845-9817 DZUIBLINSKI

BUG Actors Nominated!

DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW!

Two Officials from the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) nominated Henry Ford College acting students Samantha Kenbeek and Zach Ross for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions.

Their nominations are based on their performances in “BUG,” which will finish its run at HFC the weekend of June 23. Ross and Kenbeek will compete at the regional level in January 2017. If successful, they will showcase their talents at the national festival in Washington, D.C.

“Bug” is directed by HFC Director of Theatre George Popovich.

It Gets Under Your Skin!

Henry Ford College Theatre Arts presents the play “Bug” June 16-26

“Bug” will be performed in the Adray Auditorium, located in the Grant U. MacKenzie Fine Arts Center (Building F on the main campus) on the following dates:
• Thursday, June 16, at 8 p.m.;
• Friday, June 17, at 8 p.m.;
• Saturday, June 18, at 8 p.m.;
• Sunday, June 19, at 2 p.m.;
• Thursday, June 23, at 8 p.m.;
• Friday, June 24, at 8 p.m.;
• Saturday, June 25, at 8 p.m.; and
• Sunday, June 26, at 2 p.m.

AUDITIONS!

AUDITIONS FOR HFC THEATRE ARTS SUMMER SHOW
MILK LIKE SUGAR
SAT JUNE 18 2 PM/ F200
FOR MORE INFO: 313-845-9817

Written by: Kristen Greenidge
Directed by: Christopher Bremer
PRODUCTION DATES:
August 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 @ 8 pm; August 7, 14 @ 2 pm.

AUDITIONS this Wed and Sat!

HFC THEATRE ARTS IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE

AUDITIONS!!

for

Milk Like Sugar
by
Kirsten Greenidge

Wednesday 5/11/2016 from 7 to 9pm room f-200 in the fine arts building.

Saturday 5/21/2016 from 1 to 3pm in room f-100 of the fine arts building. (BUILDING F).

Two Students Nominated for Acting Awards

Two students from the Henry Ford College’s Theatre Arts production of The Diviners, directed By Mary Bremer-Beer, have been named as nominees for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions. Based on their performances, the students learned of their nomination after meeting with a respondent from the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).

Diviners Opens This Thursday

To buy tickets, click the "Buy Tickets" link at left.

The Diviners plays Thursday, Friday, Saturday April 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 @ 8 pm; April 17 and 24 @ 2 pm. For more information on The
Diviners, click here.

The Diviners Ticket Pre-Sale

HFC Theatre Arts Presents THE DIVINERS
HALF-OFF TICKET PRESALE UNTIL MARCH 15

"A splendid drama by a playwright ... with poetic as well as human feeling"-Variety

"The Diviners, which would be meritorious from anyone, is astounding from so young a writer.... Renders the humor and horror of the hinterlands with staggering accuracy.... Compelling." - New York Magazine

"The playwright's warmth, humor and love for humanity permeate the drama, and make it both touching and entertaining." –Variety

Updates For Theatre Majors

THEA 256, Directing, is a requirement for the AA in Theatre Arts from HFC. It is offered Winter semester 2016. This class will not be offered again until WINTER OF 2018. If you plan on graduating in the next 2 years, you should take the class now. There will be no waivers or exceptions to this requirement.

Other advance courses you may be interested in Winter semester are
THEA-257-01 (108181) Pantomime & Phys Tech for Actor
THEA-273-01 (108182) Voice for the Actor
VTL-268-01 (107848) Film Acting I

Recent Productions

Bug

BUG
Written by: 
Tracy Letts
Directed by: 
Dr. George Popovich
Thursday, Friday, Saturday June 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 @ 8pm; June 19 and 26 @ 2pm. All Seats 15.00.


VISIT BUG ON FACEBOOK!

"…obscenely exciting…top-flight craftsmanship. Buckle up and brace yourself…" —NY Times.

"thoroughly outrageous and thoroughly entertaining play…the possibility of enemies, real and imagined, to squash has never been more theatrical." —Associated Press.

"…a wonderfully lurid new thriller…" —Star-Ledger. "

…a riveting thriller of paranoia and an instant guilty pleasure." —Hollywood Reporter.

The Diviners

The Diviners
Written by: 
Jim Lenard, Jr.
Directed by: 
Mary Bremer
Thursday, Friday, Saturday April 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 @ 8 pm; April 17 and 24 @ 2 pm. All Seats 15.00.

Winner of the American College Theatre Festival, this marvelously theatrical play is the story of a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s. When the boy was young he almost drowned. This trauma and the loss of his mother in the same accident has left him deathly afraid of water.

"A splendid drama by a playwright ... with poetic as well as human feeling"-Variety

A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story Photos
Written by: 
By Philip Grecian. Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, © 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.
Directed by: 
Judith Fletcher
Nov 20, 21, Dec 4, 5 @ 7PM Nov 21, 22, Dec 5,6 @ 2pm

HFC Theatre prides itself on offering a diverse selection of arts entertainment for the residents of Michigan. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every person or for all ages. Therefore, patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows we offer in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets. This production is suitable for grades 6-12.

November 20 , 21; December 4 and 5 @ 7 pm.
November 21, 22, December 5, 6 @ 2pm.

Children Under 12: 10.00.
Everyone else: 15.00

Recent Press

Bug

Sometimes theater can be wildly optimistic and happy, which isn’t a bad thing, but sometimes you need a punch in the throat to really enjoy high-end art and the play Bug will do just that. Written by award-winning playwright Tracy Letts, Bug is a psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. There are adult themes that are in the play so it may not be suitable for children under 18.

From Vintage Films to National Awards: Meet the Director Behind Theatre’s New Cutting Edge Technology

If you’re ever in Henry Ford College’s Virtual Theatricality Lab, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a lot of intricate technology that costs much more than the average college education. Above is an aluminum cage-like contraption with attached lighting fixtures. Huge green screens cover the wall and expensive looking projectors are on the racks. I try not to break anything as I look around.

The VTL Sells Out Shows!

There is a certain magic churning behind the scenes at HFC. It lies in the last door on the right in the northern corner of the Fine Arts Building. You have to go past the Sisson art gallery and the Pewabic pottery drinking fountain to find it. This is the VTL, or The Virtual Theatricality Lab, which offers students a niche for technology to excel and create a product that audiences will always remember. All of this has been made possible by Dr. George Popovich, the head of the program, and Alan Contino, a motion capture technician.

A Christmas Story HFC-style

The theater program at Henry Ford College put on a live production of the classic film, A Christmas Story, which ended its run this past weekend. The play was adapted from from Philip Grecian’s stage adaptation of the widely known movie written by Jean Shephard, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark. The stage production is directed Judith Fletcher-Barber who works closely with Dr. George Popovich and many others in HFC’s theater program to make it unique to HFC. The student cast consisted primarily of current HFC students and others who have worked in various productions at the college before.

Three Dramas And A Comedy

By SUE SUCHYTA

Henry Ford College offers three dramas and a comedy for its annual student-directed One Act Festival, through June 28 at the MacKenzie Fine Arts Center.

Technical theater director Gerry Dzuiblinski said this year’s festival features four one-act plays, each about 30 minutes long, by established authors, that most audiences have not seen performed on stage.

“We’ve got a wonderful company of actors, technicians and directors who are working together to make sure not only their show works well, but that the entire ensemble and festival does,” Dzuiblinski said.

Lights, Camera, Acting!

The One Act Festival at Henry Ford College is held every year by the Theatre Department. This year it will commence be held from June 18 until June 28. A collection of short plays, these performances are typically directed by students. This year, HFC Theatre majors Joshua Neilson, Reba Neely, Christian Plonka and Anita Holsey Banks directed the shows.

Dancing Dinosaurs

Vicon’s motion-capture technology was used to create a dancing dinosaur for the live-action show Dinosaurus! at Henry Ford College's Virtual Theatricality Lab (VTL). The family show runs through November 23.

Virtual 20-Foot Dinosaurs To Be Part Of HFC Theater Production

Theater technology is taking its next step at Henry Ford College.

This fall, HFCCs groundbreaking, award-winning Virtual Theatricality Lab will stage Dinosaurus!, a children’s play about two oil engineers who find a surviving colony of dinosaurs. The play features a 20-foot-tall Tyrannosaurus rex, created by projectors, as well as a host of other images projected onto the stage, with which live actors interact.