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HFC Theatre concludes year with run of student-directed one-act plays

HFC Theatre ends 2023-24 on a high note in a year filled with innovative and transformative productions.
Heads shots of Zuri Jamal (l) and Sydney Lane (r)

Two HFC students nominated for prestigious Irene Ryan Excellence in College Acting Scholarship

Zuri Jamal and Sydney Lane are both nominated for the prestigious acting scholarship; Jamal for the second time in two years.
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“The Detroit Wall Project” performance debuts April 12-13 at Henry Ford College

What’s this about a wall built to separate Detroit residents along racial lines? It’s part of our history. Alongside HFC students, Dr. John Michael Sefel has created an original play called “The Detroit Wall Project.”
Image of trombone players at an orchestra concert.

29th Annual President’s Collage Concert is March 20

The President's Collage Concert features a variety of talented HFC musical groups. Tickets are available now.
Kourtney Collins takes a selfie with Theatre director, John Sefel in the Adray Auditorium.

HawkStrong: Kourtney Collins sees Theatre as a crash course in dedication and teamwork

As a student, actor, director, and club president, Kourtney Collins has earned the respect of the HFC Theatre program faculty and staff.
Panoramic shot of students in the Sisson Art Gallery.

First HFC-24 “way beyond expectations”

More than 40 students from Theatre, Telecommunication, Graphic Design, Studio Arts, and Music worked together on HFC-24, which concluded "way beyond expectations."
HFC students Amal Khalil and Hannah Whitaker with Gita the puppet.

“Leo’s Big Day Out” makes its national onstage debut at HFC

"Leo's Big Day Out" is family-friendly fun for audiences of all ages, especially children. This theatre-musical collaboration makes its national onstage debut at HFC Nov. 18-19.
Illustration of Leo the cat walking along a windowsill with the New York skyline in the background.

Pizza and a Play with President Kavalhuna

President Kavalhuna invites you to a pizza dinner in the ASCC Atrium, followed by the HFC production of "Leo's Big Day Out." Please register so we will know you are attending. The play is fully suitable for all ages.
A large group of theatre club students posing and smiling front of a large white screen.

HFC Theatre Club is looking to expand its membership to theatre and non-theatre majors

The HFC Theatre Club provides a home away from home for any HFC student interested in theatre and the arts.
Portrait of Henry Ford College alumnus Jim Nemeth.

HawkStrong: alumnus and veteran appointed CEO of Oakleaf Surgical Hospital

Jim Nemeth says his clinical skills may have been born in the Army, but his leadership skills were born at HFC.
John Sefel smiling in front of a brick background.

After a summer directing in New York City, John Michael Sefel prepares for a great year with HFC Theatre

HFC Director of Theatre Dr. John Michael Sefel is excited about the innovative and community-based theatre projects scheduled for the 2023-24 academic year.
Portrait of Kat Peter.

HawkStrong: Kat Peter led HFC’s Student Council in new directions

Kat Peter worked to overcome stereotypes and biases while leading sustainability efforts as the leader of Student Council for four years.
"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" graphic of Shakespeare with his characters surrounding his head.

Final play of Winter semester: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)”

HFC does a hilarious spoof of Shakespeare in a madcap farce April 28-29. This is the last play of the academic year. We hope to see you there.
President Kavalhuna in the ASCC Atrium

Pizza and a Play with President Kavalhuna

President Kavalhuna invites you to a pizza dinner in the ASCC (L) Atrium, followed by the HFC production of the parody, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).” Registration required.
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POSTPONED: The innovative “HFC23!” will be rescheduled

Scheduled for March 3, "HFC23!" has been postponed due to heavy snow. It will be rescheduled.
Safa Alamiri portrait with multi-colored lighting.

HawkStrong: Dual enrollment student finds her voice at HFC

Acting class not only inspired Safa Alamiri to play the lead in a theatre production, but also to run for class president and speak to legislators.
Portrait of John Toon.

HawkPride: From architecture to acting -- on a national level

HFC Theatre alumnus John Toon has guest-starred on "The Equalizer," "American Horror Story," and "FBI." He loves the acting life.
Sharon Pearl Picking and film critic Leonard Maltin.

Get to Know HFC: Sharon Pearl Picking has a passion for higher education and classic movies

Sharon Pearl Picking's love of history, historical places, and film has no boundaries.
Actor Jim Piche as Captain Ahab.

HawkStrong: Jim Piché overcomes Guillain-Barré, resumes acting at HFC

Jim Piché refused to let Guillain-Barré Syndrome defeat him, regaining his mobility and returning to the stage at HFC.
Photo of a student auditioning at a microphone for a drama teacher (other students are in the background).

Join us for open Theatre auditions Jan. 25-26

All HFC students and employees are welcome to audition in the Adray Auditorium Jan. 25-26.
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Two performances in one: “5AM Pancakes” and “Tenderly”

HFC's two upcoming plays, “5AM Pancakes” and “Tenderly,” will be presented in single, 90-minute sessions Jan. 21-22 and 28-29. They are “a calming, positive love letter to all of us dealing with difficult times.”
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Kennedy Center recognizes HFC’s “The Passage” with Merit and Excellence awards

"The Passage," the first play of the 2022-23 season and the first play directed by HFC's new Director of Theatre John-Michael Sefel, was honored by the Kennedy Center.
A headshot of Cheyenne Stephens.

HawkStrong: Veteran Cheyenne Stephens finds her passion in business, education, and theatre

Attendinng HFC has opened many doors for Cheyenne Stephens, who plans to pursue multiple degrees and become a high school principal.
A photo of Courtnee Pruitt.

HawkStrong: Courtnee Pruitt sang at Carnegie Hall; aspires to be stage manager

Courtnee Pruitt, who sang with the Detroit Youth Choir for seven years, will be a stage manager for HFC's production of “The Passage” in early December.