Underground Rooftop Coffee House: Voices from the Edge
Presented by AC’s W.I.G., HCC’s Creative Writers and HoCoPoLitSo
Directed by S.G. Kramer, Daniel Johnston, in collaboration with Tara J. Hart
Thursday, September 10, at 7:00pm-9:00pm
Rouse Company Foundation, Student Services Building Room 400
Arts Collective’s “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.), HCC’s Creative Writers and Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo) rooftop coffeehouse fuses W.I.G.’s underground, edgy take on improv with powerful and evocative stories inspired by poets and writers. Raise your voice to the collective "primal scream" to celebrate the birth of AC’s 21st season and its groundbreaking partnership with HoCoPoLitSo! W.I.G.’s cast features HCC students, staff and guest artists: Douglas Beatty, Noah Bird, Diego Esmolo, Doug Goodin, Daniel Johnston, Autumn Kramer, Terri Laurino, Scott Lichtor, Thomas Matera, Apryl Motley, Shannon Willing, Sierra Young. This event will also feature poetry and prose written by Nsikan Akpan, Katy Day and James Karantonis as well as acoustic music by Chris Sisson and Steven Caballero.
Special Event - Post-Show Discussion: 30 Minutes
Following 9/10’s performance! Join Us!
|Tickets Prices: Includes Coffee & Treats!|
|$10 All Students with I.D., Seniors/Military/Groups|
$15 General Admission
-Parental guidance suggested. No one under 14 admitted.
-Seating is limited, reserve tickets now
|Group Pricing (6+): $10||Buy Tickets|
About the Directors: S.G. Kramer and Daniel Johnston
Inspired by so many wildly gifted artists, S.G. Kramer birthed W.I.G.'s truly unique style of improvisational storytelling over six years ago. Kramer and Johnston have worked side by side on W.I.G.'s vision since its inception (Kramer as W.I.G.’s coach and Johnston as performer as well as co-director). Together, along with countless stellar improv artists, they have created and cracked open the magic that is W.I.G.!
About AC’s “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.)
AC’s What Improv Group?!?! (W.I.G.) began its on-stage journey February, 2009. For the past 6-plus years W.I.G. has been about creating and exploring its unique underground take on improv and storytelling. W.I.G. not only performs at Howard Community College (shows, workshops, seminars, etc.) they also appear off-campus. Previous off-campus gigs have included guest appearances and workshops via the Baltimore Improv Festival, Red Branch Theatre Company, Columbia Festival of the Arts, Howard County Theatre Festival, etc.! Most notably, W.I.G. partnered with Steppenwolf West (Los Angeles) from day one–hosting three summer intensives (in 2009, 2010, 2012) featuring instructors Alexandra Billings, Eric Hunicutt and Susan G. Kramer. This season, W.I.G. is pleased to announce its new partnership with the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo) and Howard Community College’s Creative Writers!
About W.I.G.’s New Partners
The Howard County Poetry and Literature Society, known as HoCoPoLitSo (www.hocopolitso.org), is a community not-for-profit literary arts organization committed to enlarging the audience for contemporary literature and the world literary heritage with live literary events with acclaimed writers, and as an HCC community partner-in-residence, HoCoPoLitSo looks forward to supporting the emergence of new voices when the page meets the improv stage. Tara Hart, Co-Chair of HoCoPoLitSo’s Board of Directors, is a professor and coordinator of Creative Writing and Fine Arts at Howard Community College. A winner of the Pushcart Prize for poetry, she helps students and alumni from HCC's Creative Writing courses share their knowledge of memoir, short fiction, and poetry through their passionate practice of these arts in collaboration with their new creative partners of W.I.G.