Faculty and Staff
Gerard (Gerry) Dzuiblinski is an adjunct instructor, Technical Director, and resident scenic designer. He earned his BA in Communications and Growth Environments at Antioch College, and his MA in Directing through the McGregor School of Antioch University. His undergraduate work included study at the Cockpit Theatre in London, England, and in his graduate study he was instructed by internationally known movement artist Marcel Marceau. Gerard has toured in seven states, directed and designed Shakespeare, musicals, theatre for the young, contemporary and period drama and comedy, as well as experimental work. His work has been sponsored by two National Endowment for the Arts grants, and multiple Detroit and Michigan Arts Council grants. He has adapted several works for the stage, and has been awarded the Dearborn Community Arts Council Mayor’s Arts Educator Award and the American College Theatre Festival’s Certificate of Merit, for his scenic design of Ruined. He directed Charlotte's Web, fall 2016.
Judith Fletcher, a Detroit native, studied art at Michigan State and Wayne State University before raising a family and relocating several times in the U.S. Returning to Mich. in 1989, she began studying Theatre, first at Macomb Community College, then transferring to Wayne State to complete her BFA in acting while also taking several classes in Costume Design and Theatrical Makeup. She spent one summer touring with the U of D/Mercy Theatre Company in Greece and another summer at Cobalt Studio in White Lake, NY studying Scenic Art. Upon returning from NY she founded a studio--"Ariadne's Atelier" specializing in Scenic and Decorative Art for commercial and residential environments.
She came to HFC in 1995 to teach Theatre classes and to oversee the Costume Department. She has won awards for her costume and makeup designs. She has designed and built costumes for the Dance Department at HFC and also was the assistant costumer at Michigan Opera Theatre for several years.
She has worked as lead costumer at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, MI on several productions, most recently A Servant of Two Masters and Boars Head Festival in the fall of 2016. She had also designed several profession productions at Jewish Ensemble Theatre, West Bloomfield, MI and an independent production: Strawberry—What Party? in Detroit, January 2017. She has directed productions for HFC, including the Theatre for Young Audiences production of To Kill a Mockingbird in 2007 and Secret Garden in 2010. She directed Grease on the HFC stage, winter 2011, her own adaptation of Snow White and the Dwarfs, fall 2013, A Christmas Story, fall 2015 and recently Blithe Spirit, winter 2017.
Christopher Bremer (Instructor/Shop Foreman) is a Detroit native who attained his BA in Liberal Arts and MA in Theatre from the University of Detroit.
After a stint as a banker, in 1993 he became Production Manger for ECA/Mr. Wizard shows where he would produce, direct and in some cases perform over 4,000 shows annually in elementary and Middle Schools all over the United States. In 1999 he moved on to the Jewish Ensemble Theatre, a 501-c-3 not for profit professional theatre located in West Bloomfield Michigan, where he became Managing Director. The Jewish Ensemble Theatre (JET) produces Seven main stage shows and reaches over 40,000 children annually with its outreach touring shows which deliver messages about bullying and tolerance of diversity.
In 2005 Mr. Bremer was selected as one of the five best directors in metropolitan Detroit by the Detroit Free Press. He has been nominated for best director by the Detroit Free Press, The Oakland Press and Between the Lines in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010. He has directed shows for Meadowbrook Theatre, JET, The University of Detroit Mercy (in Athens Greece), Henry Ford College as well as community theatres in the Detroit area. He has also performed in Italy, Greece, and 44 of the United States. Mr. Bremer directed the Winter 2013 production of HFC's Ruined and was nominated for The Wilde Award (Detroit) for his comedy, Moonlight and Magnolias at the Jewish Ensemble Theatre.
As of August, 2014, Mr. Bremer is the executive director of the Jewish Ensemble Theatre.
Mary Bremer-Beer directs and acts at numerous Detroit area professional theatres. She has won all of Detroit’s major acting and directing awards as well as a Distinguished Career Achievement award from the Detroit Free Press. Mary is the Director of the Dearborn Youth Theatre. Recently, she won a Wilde award for ensemble work in Moonlight and Magnolias at the Jewish Ensemble Theatre, and directed the original production of Strawberry: What Party? at the Boll Theatre to sell-out crowds. At HFC she has directed Drinking in America ,The Good Doctor, Hairspray and The Diviners.
Mike has appeared on the HFC stage in The Game, I Bet Your Life, Commedia Americana, Peer Gynt, The Tempest, and Arabian Nights. He is an HFC Alumni and is currently attending The University of Toledo and is majoring in Theatre. He plans to move to Los Angeles or New York and pursue a film career. Mike is the publicity specialist for the Theatre program.
Brandon Grantz earned his MFA in Acting from Wayne State University. Since graduating, he has worked throughout the Midwest and East Coast developing his trade to become a master of his craft. He has also had the privilege of traveling abroad to Moscow, Russia, where he took part in an intensive training program at the Moscow Art Theatre School. 10 years ago Brandon began acting at Henry Ford College, and is excited to see his journey come full circle.
Sarah Hawkins Moan
Sarah Hawkins Moan is an adjunct instructor. A native of Indiana, Sarah has been working as an actress, director, and educator across the country for the last ten years. Sarah earned her BA in Theatre from Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN) and her MFA in Acting from Wayne State University's Hilberry Theatre. She has studied at the London Dramatic Academy and is working towards certification in the Michael Chekhov technique through the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. Sarah was a member of the Commonweal Theatre's inaugural Apprentice Company, and has since worked as an actress with theaters across the country including Creede Repertory Theatre, CLIMB Theatre, Matrix Theatre, Planet Ant, and Open Book Theatre. As a director, Sarah has worked with numerous theaters across the Midwest, most recently directing Little Women at To Be Productions, a community theatre focused on providing opportunities to females in the arts, where she served as a founding artistic partner. Sarah's play Good Girls was awarded first place in the Louise Heck-Rabi Playwrighting Festival through Wayne State University. Sarah currently acts, directs, and teaches across the Detroit area.