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Student Directed One Acts

Student Directed One Acts

Production Times
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm
Henry Ford Centennial Library
16301 Michigan Avenue

HFCC Continues Student Directed One-Act Festival

Sue Suchyta Dearborn Times Herald June 2009

Henry Ford Community College presented the first of two weekends of its annual student directed One Act Play Festival June 18 to 21 at Henry Ford Centennial Library. “Medusa’s Tale” and “27 Wagons Full of Cotton” ran the first weekend.

“Medusa’s Tale”, by Carol Lashof, follows Perseus and his quest to behead Medusa, a Gorgon who has the power to turn those who look at her into stone. However, Perseus begins to see Medusa as a victim of Poseidon and begins to questions his motives and ambition.

Directed by: James Hodges
June 18-28, 2009

Cast and Crew

Medusa's Tale

By Carol S. Lashof
Produced by arrangement with Carol S. Lashof

Director: Jeff Waddell
Stage Manager: Christian Plonka
Choreographers: Jeff Waddell, Janeen Bodary
Sound Designers: Shardai Davis, Jeff Waddell, Janeen Bodary


  • Medusa: Yolanda Aquino
  • Perseus: Chris Romeo
  • Poseidon: Jairen Lott
  • Athena: Shardai Davis
  • Girl: Patricia Castillo-Bello
  • Dancers: Jeff Waddell, Stephanie Leon, Chris Call, Brittany Redden
  • Statues: Hasem Salem, Matt Votruba, Elise Johnson

27 Wagons Full of Cotton

A Mississippi Delta Comedy
By Tennessee Williams
Produced by Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc
Director: James Dizmang
Sound Designer: Shardai Davis, James Dizmang


  • Jake:Derek Fawaz
  • Flora: Brittany Redden
  • Vicarro: Hasem Salem
  • Neighbor: James Dizmang

A Way with Words

By Frank Kilroy
Produced by arrangement with Samuel French, Inc
Director: Patricia Castillo-Bello
Stage Manager: Matt Votruba
Sound Designers: Patricia Castillo-Bello, Matt Votruba, Steve Navarek


  • Artie: Chris Romeo
  • Frank: Steve Nazarek
  • Louise: Shardai Davis
  • Waiter: Matt Votruba

Identity Crisis

By Christopher Durang
Produced by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc

  • Director/Stage Manager/Sound Designer: James Hodges
  • Edith: Stephanie Leon
  • Jane: Elise Johnson
  • Robert: Chris Call
  • Mr. Summers: Hasem Salem
  • Woman: Patricia Castillo-Bello

Production Staff

  • Artistic Director: Gerry Dzublinski
  • Scenic Designer: Alex Carr
  • Technical Director: Gerry Dzublinksi, Alex Carr
  • Lighting Designers: Brian Tarasiewicz, Gerry Dzublinski, Chris Bremer
  • Shop Foreman: Chris Bremer
  • Costume Designer: Angie Lai
  • Costume Assistants: Yolanda Aquino
  • Costume Managers: Chris Call, Brittany Redden, Shardai Davis, Chris Romeo
  • Properties Designers: Yolanda Aquino, Matt Votruba
  • Hair/Makeup Design: Gerry Dublinski, The Company
  • Light Board: Steve Nazarek
  • Sound Board: James Hodges
  • Lighting Crew: James Dizmang, Steve Nazarek
  • Scenic Artist: Alex Carr
  • Set Painting: Shardai Davis, Michelle Hamilton, Matt Votruba, Yolanda Aquino, The Company
  • Publicity: Gerry Dzublinski, Michael Cochran
  • Box Office/Ushers: Friends of the Company
  • Program: Angie Lai
  • Printing: HFC Graphics

Special Thanks to:

  • Dr. Reg. Gerlica
  • Dean Jim Nelson
  • Dr. Popovich
  • Mayor O'Reilly
  • Mark Guido
  • Maryanne Bartles
  • Dale Van Dorp
  • HFCC Graphics