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Howard Community College’s Arts Collective Announces 2012-13 Season of “What Improv Group?!?!”

September 14, 2012

HCC’s improv troupe returns for a six-show season featuring its popular brand of improv paired with special guest appearances

(Columbia, Maryland) – Howard Community College’s Arts Collective (AC) proudly announces the 2012-13 season of its popular improv troupe, “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.), featuring six performances spread throughout AC’s upcoming 18th season. Now in its fourth year, W.I.G. promises a unique, wig-wearing take on improv that’s always spontaneous, high on audience participation, and seriously funny. This year, the W.I.G. gang will be joined by special guests at each performance, including local actors and improv groups. Special guests will be announced prior to each show on the AC website.  Performances are scheduled for three weekends: September 28 and 29, 2012, November 8 and 9, 2012, and February 8 and 9, 2013. Performances begin at 8 p.m. in the college’s Smith Theatre.

“What Improv Group?!?!” features Keith Becraft, Bryan Czerwinski, Keri Eastridge, Kathryn Hamilton, Daniel Johnston, Tom Matera, Shawn Naar, and Jessica Welch.

Individual tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students with identification. New this year is a special improv subscription series, featuring all six shows for just $30. Tickets may be purchased through the Box Office (443-518-1500) or online at For more information on AC, call 443-518-1922, visit their website, or email

Note: Parental guidance suggested. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

The Smith Theatre is located inside the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of HCC, located at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia, MD, 21044. 

About HCC’s Arts Collective 
Now in its 18th Season, Arts Collective (AC) is a creative force, entirely committed to offering diverse, awe-inspiring works across several genres, including plays, musicals, improvisation, dance and more! Established in 1994, AC is a professionally run organization all about supporting, nurturing and fusing collaborative relationships between all artists, from students to professionals, on and off the stage, to Howard County and beyond.

About HCC
Howard Community College (HCC) is a publicly funded two-year community college serving the educational needs of the citizens and employers in Howard County, Maryland since 1970. With its slogan, “You Can Get There from Here,” the college has forged a variety of partnerships to offer career and transfer programs to over 30,000 students annually at its main campus in Columbia, the Ecker Business Training Center, and Laurel College Center. Located midway between two major metropolitan areas, Washington DC and Baltimore, MD, Howard Community College is an affordable, community-based institution that has long been recognized for its ability to inspire learning, and the lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals. Among its many awards is the prestigious U.S. Senate Productivity Award for organizational performance excellence.