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Arts Collective and Howard County Poetry and Literature Society Present “Destination: Interfusion x 3”

Three Takes on Artistic Storytelling at Howard Community College March 29-31

Columbia, MD – This weekend, celebrate three inspiring takes on artistic storytelling at Howard Community College (HCC). March 29-31, 2019, “Destination: Interfusion x 3” offers audiences an open mic, improvisation mash-up, and a cabaret. Each event will include the talents of HCC students, staff, faculty, and community guest artists performing acoustic music, song, improvisation, poetry, spoken word, and more, all within a cabaret setting. The events include free snacks and beer and wine for sale.

“Destination: Interfusion x 3” will take place in the Smith Theatre, located within the college’s Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA), and is presented by HCC’s Arts Collective and the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo). Children under the age of 14 will not be admitted.

Tickets are $15 per show for general admission, $12 for HCC faculty and staff, seniors over 60, and groups, and $10 for students with identification, with a special rate of $30 for all three. For tickets, visit or call 443-518-1500. The box office opens 90 minutes prior to each show time and Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m.


Friday, March 29, 2019, 8 p.m. – “Open Mic”
Art’s Collective’s first open mic in a decade features a talented array of people aged 16 and up who will take the stage to perform original poetry, acoustic music, songs, and other entertainment. Country-folk and bluegrass band “The Shroom Pickers” will also perform covers of the likes of Chuck Berry and Jefferson Airplane.

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 8 p.m. – “Improv Mash-Up”
An evening stacked with the area’s best improvisational acts featuring stand-up comic Jimmy Meritt, “Dad Joke” with Mikael Johnson and Marc Reber, “Old City” with Justin Brashear, Justin Eifert, Jake Joseph, Anne Neal, Nate Tyson, and Daniel Johnston, and members from Arts Collective’s “What Improv Group?!” including Doug Beatty, Chania Hudson, Daniel Johnston, Sarah Luckadoo, Emma McDonnell, and Dana Panczenko.

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 2 p.m. – “The Wonder of Broadway – A Cabaret”
Salute Broadway’s most wonderful musicals, from the fabulously familiar to the uniquely unfamiliar, with song performed by the area’s most outstanding vocalists, including HCC students, alumni, staff, and guest artists, featuring: Jessica Adcock, Doug Beatty, Janelle Broderick, Jamar Brown, Daniel Douek, Randy Dunkle, Elizabeth Feuerbach, Mayumi B. Griffie, Jim Hart, Valerie Lash, Kathryn Marshall, Jared S. Max, James Toler, Lexi Wakefield, Lauren Blake Williams, and Kaylee Wisdom.


  • “Open Mic” Emceed by: Doug Beatty and Daniel Johnston
  • “The Wonder of Broadway – A Cabaret” Emceed by: Doug Beatty, Janelle Broderick, Randle Dunkle, and Lauren Blake Williams
  • “The Wonder of Broadway – A Cabaret” Directed by: Susan Kramer and Janelle Broderick
  • “The Wonder of Broadway – A Cabaret” Musical Direction by: Mayumi B. Griffie
  • “The Wonder of Broadway – A Cabaret” Movement Choreography by: Sarah Luckadoo


Photographer: Jillianne Grabau

About HCC’s Arts Collective

Howard Community College’s critically acclaimed Arts Collective engages performers, creatives, and audiences with innovative events that ignite our collective imaginations. For over two decades, Arts Collective 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 all in between. Arts Collective’s positive, collaborative, education environment is open to everyone. Join us in creating new heights of learning and possibility.

About The Howard County Poetry and Literature Society

HoCoPoLitSo is a community not-for-profit literary arts organization committed to cultivating appreciation for high-quality contemporary poetry and literature and celebrating culturally diverse literary heritages. As an HCC community-partner-in-residence, HoCoPoLitSo looks forward to supporting the emergence of new voices with HCC’s Arts Collective for a fourth consecutive season.

Topics: Arts & Culture
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