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AC's 24 SeasonAC's PRESS PAGE: 2014



DC Metro Theater Arts (DCMTA) posts over 2,000 reviews annually – covering the work of professional, community, university, school, and children’s theatre in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  Each year, DCMTA’s staff honors its “Best of…” plays, performers, directors, designers, and ensembles based on their reviews.

Arts Collective, in the Community Theatre category, received over 20 Honors in DCMTA’s BEST-OF 2014 in the company of so many stellar organizations!  

Special Award:

In 2014, DCMTA gave one if its Special Awards to HCC’s Arts Collective, with the following tribute:  

“Arts Collective @ HCC had a banner year with their exceptional productions of Ragtime and It’s a Wonderful Life. Under the leadership of Executive Producer Valerie Lash, Producing Artistic Director Susan G. Kramer, Associate Artistic and Managing Director Grace Anastasiadis, and Office Manager Darius McKeiver, they have touched so many lives and continue to produce high-quality and moving productions, and improv (WHAT IMPROV GROUP?!?! <W.I.G.>) and dance events (ACDC Dance Company).”

Best Musical:  RAGTIME (View DCMTA's 5-Star Review Here!)

Best Play:  IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (View DCMTA's 5-Star Review Here!)

Best Director in a Musical - Ragtime:  David Gregory

Best Musical Director in a Musical - Ragtime:  Mayumi B. Griffie

Best Directors in a Play - It's a Wonderful Life:  Gareth Kelly (HCC alumni) and Anthony Scimonelli (HCC alumni)

Best Performances in a Play – It's a Wonderful Life

     Best Actor: Noah Bird (HCC alumni) as George Bailey
     Best Actress: Rachel Bailey (HCC alumna) as Mary Hatch
     Best Featured Actress: Emma K. McDonnell (HCC alumna) as Clara Odbody

Best Performances in Musical – Ragtime:

     Best Actor:
           Jamar Brown as Coalhouse Walker
           Cory Jones as Father
           Jacob Stuart as Tateh

     Best Actress:
           Shayla Lowe as Sarah 
           Santina Maiolatesi (HCC alumna) as Mother

     Best Featured Actors:
           Theodore Yu as Little Boy 
           Brian Nabors (HCC student) as Younger Brother

     Best Featured Actress in a Musical:
           Gwendolyn Lowell as Little Girl
           Katie Tyler (HCC alumna) as Evelyn Nesbit
           Lauren Blake Williams (HCC AC summer camp alumna) as Emma Goldman. 

Best Ensembles:  Ragtime & It's a Wonderful Life

Best Designers:  Ragtime & It’s a Wonderful Life

     Costume Design: Shannon Maddox
     Light Design: Lynn Joslin
     Multi-Media Design: Riki K.
     Scenic Design: Jeff Harrison.  
     Sound Design:  Kevin Hill for It’s a Wonderful Life
     Sound Design:  Jeff Schabdach for Ragtime

AC congratulates all HCC Horowitz Center stellar entities and partners who also received DCMTA's 2014 Honors!

Arts Collective Awarded 2014's“BEST COMMUNITY THEATRE”Maryland Theatre Guide’s 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards

Maryland Theatre Guide 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards Announced!  

Maryland Theatre Guide’s 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards are designed to honor local performing arts, entertainment, and education organizations for their creativity, talents, and contributions across Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia. Over 5,000 votes were cast. 

HCC's Arts Collective was awarded BEST THEATRE COMPANY (Community Theatre) standing among stellar organizations!  AC is humbled and grateful to receive this honor… as well as extends appreciation and many thanks to the over 5,000 folks for voting!

AC congratulates fellow HCC entities for their MDTG honors: HCC's Dance and Theatre departments!

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