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ACs 22 Season logoReviews, Articles & Image Albums
2016 - 2017



Headliner of 2016-2017: Special Honors!
DC Metro Theater Arts "Best of 2016" in DC/MD/VA Honors Arts Collective:

Training Schools/Programs:
AC was one of seven honorees! “[Arts Collective @HCC] are training  actors, singers, musicians, and the stars of the future. The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts would like to honor their work and their dedication to their students and to the arts in 2016.”
(View all Honorees: Click here.)


Inheritors: The Nature of Keys:

June 8  - 18, 2017
Conceived by The Company
Directed by S. G. Kramer
Inheritors: Home Page

"The cast are also the Creators of the play... All perform admirably while telling this story in this unusual venue. Akpan is the writer, and Johnton plays the criminal. Both are strong anchors in leading us through the maze." -- "Kramer not only directs the group adeptly through all the parts of the labyrinth, but encourages the joint creative effort. This is college theater at its best: creative, original and educational for both the company and the audience." 

- DC Metro Theatre Arts, by Susan Brall

Photos: Production Image Album on AC's Facebook page - Photographer: Bruce F. Press


Improvaganza! A 3-Night Improv Festival

March 30 - April 1, 2017, presented by AC's "What Improv Group?!?!" (W.I.G.)
Improvaganza: Home Page

"However, one of the funniest skits of the evening was when [Plan B] called up an audience member. It turned out to be  the Dean of Arts and Humanities at HCC, Valerie Lash. The volunteer was more than willing to add to the humor, and then the performers improvised a day in her life based on questions they asked her."
- DC Metro Theatre Arts, by Susan Brall

Interview: Q&A with Improvaganza participants: S. G. Kramer, Daniel Johnston, Douglas Beatty, Emma McDonnell, Megan Wills, Tony Lopez, Kathleen Williams

Photos: Production Image Albums on AC's Facebook page - Photographer: Bruce F. Press
Thursday, March 30: Fractal, Waiting for Steinberg, Dad Joke, Plan B, & W.I.G.
Friday, March 31: The Comedy Pigs, Trampus, Door #3, & W.I.G.
Saturday, April 1: Charmsical, The Middle West, Penthouse Basements, Silversmith, & W.I.G.


What Improv Group?!?! – A 2-Show Valentine Affair: "Love Is...?" & "Love Synchs!"

February 10 - 11, 2017, presented by AC's "What Improv Group?!?!" (W.I.G.), HCC's Humanities Department, and Howard County Poetry & Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo)
Directed by S. G. Kramer and Daniel Johnston, in collaboration with Tara Hart
WIG's Valentine Affair: Home Page

Review for "Love Synchs!":
"In the second half, the group took it up a notch as the lip-synching began in earnest lead by two hilarious bits by McDonnell and Ford. However, this is truly an ensemble production and the bravos have to go to the whole group for making this a successful event. They created this wonderful recipe for laughter. As always, each performer complements the others. At the end the audience was up dancing with the artists."
- DC Metro Theatre Arts, by Susan Brall

Photos: Production Image Album on AC's Facebook page - Photographer: Bruce F. Press


A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play

December 8 - 11, 2016
Adapted for the stage by Joe Landry, Music by Kevin Connors
From the novella by Charles Dickens
Directed by S. G. Kramer
A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play: Home Page

"Last evening we were treated to A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play, a production by HCC’s Arts Collective, directed by smart, savvy S. G. Kramer. Smart because she gives her actors a script to read during the show, particularly in the first act, and savvy with her mixing up the parts these actors play."
- DC Metro Theatre Arts, by Carolyn Kelemen

Photos: Production Image Albums on AC's Facebook page
Cast 1, Thursday, December 8 - Photographer: Bruce F. Press
Cast 2, Friday, December 9 - Photographer: Bruce F. Press
Cast 3, Saturday, December 10 - Photographer: St Johnn Blondell
Cast 4, Sunday, December 11 - Photographer: St Johnn Blondell


W.I.G. presents The Return to Hallowscream

October 28, 2016, presented by AC's "What Improv Group?!?!" (W.I.G.), HCC's Humanities Department, and Howard County Poetry & Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo)
Directed by S. G. Kramer and Daniel Johnston, in collaboration with Tara Hart
WIG's Hallowscream: Home Page

Photos: Production Image Album on AC's Facebook page - Photographer: Bruce F. Press


W.I.G. presents An Underground Roof-Top Coffee House

September 22, 2016, presented by AC's "What Improv Group?!?!" (W.I.G.), HCC's Humanities Department, and Howard County Poetry & Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo)
Directed by S. G. Kramer and Daniel Johnston, in collaboration with Tara Hart
WIG's Coffee House: Home Page

"These collaborations [with HoCoPoLitSo and HCC's Humanities Department] provide the actors with opportunities to expand their improvisational horizons through the inspiration of original literary pieces."
- DC Metro Theatre Arts, by Susan Brall

Photos: Production Image Album on AC's Facebook page - Photographer: Bruce F. Press


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