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Release Date: 
Thursday, January 12, 2023

Join us for open Theatre auditions Jan. 25-26

Event Date: 
Wed, 01/25/2023 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Thu, 01/26/2023 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Adray Auditorium (F-100) in MacKenzie Fine Arts Center (Bldg. F)
Photo of a student auditioning at a microphone for a drama teacher (other students are in the background).
"HFC23!" and "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" are two of HFC Theatre's upcoming productions. Auditions will take place Jan. 25-26 in the Adray Auditorium. All HFC students and employees are welcome to audition.

The HFC Theatre department will hold auditions for two upcoming productions – HFC23! and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) – on Wednesday, Jan. 25, and Thursday, Jan. 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Adray Auditorium (Room F-100), located in the MacKenzie Fine Arts Center (Bldg. F) on the main campus.

Auditions are open for any member of the HFC community.


HFC23! is a fast-paced event during which new plays will be written, rehearsed, and performed in just 23 hours. The proceedings begin with a kick-off celebration on the evening of Thursday, March 2, according to HFC Director of Theatre Dr. John Michael Sefel. Afterward, playwrights write overnight with student directors, actors, and technicians coming in the next morning to stage the new shows. The event culminates on the evening of Friday, March 3, with performances of the new plays.


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is a slapstick farce in which three actors – none of whom know much about Shakespeare – attempt to perform all 37 plays and 154 sonnets in just 97 minutes with predictably disastrous results. The play features physical comedy, silly parodies, and even Godzilla! Rehearsals will be decided based on actor availability, and the show will be performed at several locations in April.

When auditioning

Auditioners will be asked to deliver a short comic monologue or tell a joke, after which there will be a series of activities and cold readings. Students and employees are welcome to show up to either or both audition nights. Headshots and résumés are always welcome, but are not required.

For questions or more information, contact Sefel at