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INHERITORS: The Nature of Keys

AC honors HCC's Horowitz Center’s 2016-2017 Theme: CHAOS
On Original Devised Work
INHERITORS: The Nature of Keys

An Original Play -- JUNE 8 - 18, 2017
In HCC's Studio Theatre

Directed by S.G. KRAMER 
Conceived by THE COMPANY

"We are the inheritors of a wonderful world, a beautiful world, full of life and mystery, goodness and pain. But likewise we are the children of an indifferent universe. We break our own hearts by imposing our moral order on what is, by nature, a wide web of chaos."
- Wildwood, Colin Meloy

Follow a writer’s inner struggle and creative process as she lives day to day in the world as we now know it, realizing her responsibilities as an artist and to herself.

An original work conceived by ten artists – all are survivors, fighters, and believers. Our whirling, deeply flawed world galvanized the subject. With open eyes and open hearts, these artists take action by giving voice to some of what matters most to them. In the space of one performance, travelers (you, the audience) experience the story’s layers of smoke-screens, truths and distractions by walking through doors held wide open or locked tight  Perhaps you hold the key.

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Performance Dates/Times & Audience Information, Preparation 
o Tickets! (FYI: Tickets are limited to only 30 per performance!)
Directions / Parking
o The Company & Creatives
o About the Process & AC's Original Works History

THE COMPANY: Meet the Company Here!
Nsikan Akpan, Gabrielle Amaro, Makayla Beckles, Tey Harper, Chania Hudson, Daniel Johnston, Emma K. McDonnell, Colin Riley, Lorrie Smith Saito

Meet the Creatives Here!
Directed by S. G. KRAMER
Conceived by THE COMPANY
Set Concept: S.G. Kramer, Emma K. McDonnell
Light Design: Andrew M. Haag, Jr.
Sound Design: Kevin Hill
Costume Stylist: Daniel Johnston
Set/Props Artisan: Emma K. McDonnell
Assistant Costume Stylist: Jessica Welch

Backstage Manager: Lacy Hall
Assistant Backstage Manager: Courtney Dotson
Violence Coach: Gavin Shown
Run Crew: Alex Becker, CJ Cameron Rene Cerna Aguilar

PERFORMANCES - June 8-18: Two Weekends!
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, at 8:00pm, *Sundays, at 3:00pm
* Join Us! Post Show Discussions will follow Sunday's June 11 and June 18, 3:00 p.m. performances.

Important: View COMPLETE Audience Information HERE! (Including age requirements, coat-check info, etc.!)
However, in brief:
o Around every corner, you’ll walk (or run) toward a series of moments connected or disconnected. Each narrative has meaning. You will be close to the storytelling.
o Due to the nature of this production, audiences can expect to be standing and walking for portions of the performance.
o Tickets are limited to ONLY 30 per performance. All are encouraged to arrive promptly. 

About "Inheritors" Process, AC's Original Works Process & History:
o Chaos is where great dreams begin, and Arts Collective will bring you quite a daydream with their ground breaking original devised work. The collective alchemy of the cast and artistic team will shape this new and innovative work from the ground up.
o Stories… Giving voice to the very things we all have inherited. "Inheritors..." was born out of the Company’s collective background as artists in a deeply flawed nation and world. It was born out of anger and frustration and despair, but grew through our desire to see the world with open eyes and open hearts, to not be discouraged by current events, but to do something about them if they make us angry. Art does not always have to reflect the world as it is, but we felt the call to speak, act, and move upon a number of issues that we feel most affected by. We cannot possibly hope to address every crisis in the world, every hurt inflicted upon our communities - here and abroad, but we feel as artists we have a responsibility to motivate ourselves and hopefully others to keep making art, even when we feel powerless and voiceless.

About AC's Original Works Process:
AC’s unique original works process (this is our 7th+) are absolutely our favorite, most artistically fulfilling projects!
o AC’s original productions are developed during the rehearsal process via rehearsed improv, music, movement, and more… with the ENTIRE company! A process which has been celebrated as magical, exciting, artistically fulfilling!
o A Work in Progress: Our original works are works in progress, developed throughout the rehearsal process… however, once a story-line is decided, characters gelled - the production is “set in stone”. 
o Scenes within our original productions may be scripted, however, many require simple outlines, with little to no memorization. This tried and true formula has served our processes magically and beautifully.

Arts Collective's Original Works History:
INHERITORS: The Nature of Keys, 2016-2017
The Child Behind The Curtain, 2007-2008
Letters to S.A.N.T.A., 2005-2006
Beyond Dick and Jane, 2003-2004
Cheesy Silly Tales, 2002-2003
The Hum II, 2001-2002
The Hum, 2000-2001

Tickets Options
General Admission: $15
Seniors (60+) / Military: $10
Students with ID: $10
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Group Pricing (6+): $10Buy Tickets

Performance Dates/Times

Jun 08, 2017 @ 08:00PM

Jun 09, 2017 @ 08:00PM

Jun 11, 2017 @ 03:00PM

Jun 15, 2017 @ 08:00PM

Jun 16, 2017 @ 08:00PM

Jun 17, 2017 @ 08:00PM

Jun 18, 2017 @ 03:00PM

----Driving Directions: HCC, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044
----Building Map, Finding Horowitz Center (HVPA) Studio Theatre
----Parking: West Garage is recommended.

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, educational environment is open to everyone. Join us in creating new heights of learning and possibility. Ignite your imagination! 

View AC’s 22nd Season Here! 

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