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W.I.G.nition: Actors and Writers Fire It Up

WIGnition-ImageAC’s "What Improv Group?!?! (W.I.G.), HCC’s Creative Writers, and Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo) present...

FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016 at 8:00 P.M.
In HCC's Horowitz Center Smith Theatre

Directed by S.G. Kramer, Daniel Johnston, in collaboration with Tara Hart

AC’s “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.), HCC’s Creative Writers and Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo) ignite when improv artists and writers creatively spark in this intense collaboration among actors, poets, prose writers, and essayists. Who knows where the pages might take the stage? Don’t miss the alchemy as fire tests gold in this hot, innovative celebration of language and imagination. (Parental Guidance Suggested: Recommended for ages 12 and up.)

Special Event: Post Show Conversation! Meet the creatives, cast and writers, share thoughts, and ask questions, etc.! during a brief post-show chat directly following the show!

W.I.G.nition RE-CAP:
What a glorious show! We extend armfuls of appreciation to the incredible audience (over 120 folks) who attended! What an amazing collaboration between actors and writers! Thank you, to everyone involved!
DC Metro Theater Arts Review, by Susan Brall: Enjoy this beautiful 4.5 STAR Review!
Images from the Show: Enjoy this gorgeous album (photo credit: St. Johnn Blondell)

WIGnitionGroupWIG’s Cast Featured:
Douglas Beatty, Diego Esmolo, Doug Goodin, Daniel Johnston, Autumn Kramer, Thomas Matera, Apryl Motley, Sierra Young... and Secret Surprise Guests!

Writers Featured:
Jeremiah Anderson, Nsikan Akpan, Torie Costa, Shawn Fournier, Sophia Hirrel, Steve Mandes III, Ryna May, Ingrid Nuttle, Darcy Rollow!

Tickets Options
General Admission: $15
Students with ID: $10
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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 seven 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/director 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, and the 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 Partnership with HoCoPoLitSo
The Howard County Poetry and Literature Society, known as HoCoPoLitSo (, 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. 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 at W.I.G.

Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo)

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