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Arts Collective: 23rd Season-At-A-Glance

Arts Collective -  23rd SEASON At-A-Glance


Ignite your imagination!

This season, AC presents a captivating collection of works, where compelling actors, writers, artists and musicians [from students to guest artists] collaborate to elevate, inspire and... ignite your imagination! Celebrate AC's artistic bravery and unique learning environment… this season's storytelling awaits you!

HCC’s critically acclaimed Arts Collective engages performing, visual and creative artists, and audiences with innovative events that ignite our collective imaginations. For over twenty years, AC has served as a creative cauldron, providing expert guidance and training to new and experienced artists in bringing vibrant life to diverse works on the stage; from the newly devised to the classics and everything in between. Arts Collective’s positive, collaborative, educational environment is open to everyone. Join us in creating new heights of learning and possibility.

Coffee House
Rooftop Coffee House:
Make It Fall

Presented by AC’s “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.) & the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo)
Thursday, September 21, 2017
7:00 p.m.
RCF 400
Directed by S.G. Kramer, Daniel Johnston, in collaboration with Tara Hart

AC celebrates its 23rd Season with passion and audacity in a revolutionary roof-top coffeehouse featuring What Improv Group (W.I.G.), creative writers, visual artists, musicians, audience participation, and surprise guests.
Parental Guidance Note: No one under 14 years of age admitted.

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RevReadings
Revolutionary Readings

September 29, 30 & October 1, 2017
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
RCF 400
Directed by Tara Hart, S.G. Kramer and Daniel Johnston

Three distinctly directed plays (12 Angry Jurors, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Penelopiad) are given voice by students, staff, faculty, and community actors.
Parental Guidance Note: No one under 14 years of age admitted.

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Hallowscream3
Hallowscream 3: W.I.G. Lives!

Presented by AC’s “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.) & the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo)
Friday, October 27, 2017
8:00 p.m.
Smith Theatre
Directed by S.G. Kramer, Daniel Johnston, in collaboration with Tara Hart 

W.I.G. rises again to re-ignite your fears… and spark new ones! Haunting actors and grave writers dig deep to unearth creepy scenes and stories to get into the spirits of the season!
Parental Guidance Note: No one under 12 years of age admitted.

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HolidayMemories
Holiday Memories

Truman Capote’s “The Thanksgiving Visitor” and “A Christmas Memory”
Adapted by Russell Vandenbroucke
December 7 – 10, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
Studio Theatre
Directed by S.G. Kramer

In the nostalgic spirit of fireside chats, AC plays with light and shadow, live music, and a rotating cast to bring Capote's heart-warming holiday stories to life.
Parental Guidance Note: No one under 8 years of age admitted.

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Valentine
W.I.G.’s Valentine Affair

Presented by AC’s “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.) & the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo) 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 
8:00 p.m.
RCF 400
Directed by S.G. Kramer, Daniel Johnston, in collaboration with Tara Hart

W.I.G. actors and creative writers make it all about YOU as they celebrate the many faces of love, including your own! You’ll find something to adore in this show, featuring the return of the famous Lip Synch contest!
Parental Guidance Note: No one under 14 years of age admitted. 
 
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WIGworkshopGrownUps
W.I.G.’s Improv Workshop for Grown-Ups

4 Monday Evenings: February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 2918
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
HVPA 115
Instructor: S.G. Kramer

Monday evening workshops introduce folks 25+ to W.I.G.’s one-of-a-kind brand of improv and original principles: active listening, supporting scene partners, and truthful story-telling, etc. Say ‘Yes!’ to expanding your creative expression! 
 
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ImprovaGanza2
IMPROVaganza – A 3-Night Improv Festival
[With Master Classes] 

Presented by AC’s “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.)
March 29 – 31, 2018
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Studio Theatre

W.I.G. hosts Howard County’s 2nd Annual Improv Festival featuring outstanding improv troupes from the Baltimore/DC Metro Area! A different show each night: view AC’s website for festival line-up and master classes.
Parental Guidance Note: No one under 14 years of age admitted. 

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OriginalPlay
An Original Devised Play – The Theme: Gender/Sexuality

June 7 – 17, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
Studio Theatre
Directed by S.G. Kramer

Devised by the actors and creative team, AC’s 8th original play will speak to how we see each other, how we want to be seen, and how we simply are. This work will engage, expand, and continue this ever-evolving, ever-revolving conversation.
Parental Guidance Note: No one under 12 years of age admitted. Parental Guidance Note: TBD 

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