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Original Devised Play: "MAKING ADVANCES"

Making AdvancesAn Original Devised Play:
"MAKING ADVANCES: Revealing Stories of Gender & Sexual Identity"
JUNE 7 - 17, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and **Sundays at 3:00 p.m. in HCC's Studio Theatre

Directed by S.G. Kramer 
Conceived by the Actors & Creatives

Journey through unparalleled and unexpected styles of storytelling where gender and sexual identity are at its very core. The premiere of this original play will speak to how we see each other, how we want to be seen, how we simply are – through self-discovery, censorship, provocation, and appropriation. “Making Advances” will engage, expand, and continue this necessary, ever-evolving, ever-revolving conversation – through evocative and imaginative movement, lighting, sound, media, costumes, with text woven throughout (stories familiar… or not) which will surprise, transcend and explore these themes between the here and now to the ethereal.

* Parental Guidance Note: No one under 14 years of ages admitted.
** Join Us! Revealing Post Show Discussions will follow Sunday's June 10 and June 17, 3:00 p.m. performances.

REVIEWS: What the critics are saying...

“In keeping with the critically acclaimed Arts Collective’s aim to serve as a creative cauldron, “Making Advances” melds a variety of visual and performance styles in a bold and wonderfully imaginative journey.” …”The stellar quality of the directing, design, acting and tech in “Making Advances” never falters from start to finish; all deserve mention as standouts.” See more!
--The Sun, Howard County Times (Reviewer: Patti Restivo)

“This brilliantly designed play deserves to be seen by anybody whether you’re gay, straight, liberal, conservative; we can all learn something new about others and ourselves in little as two hours.” See more!
--TheatreBloom (Reviewer: Linda Roby)


Jamie Barrios, Douglas Beatty, Makayla Beckles, Chania Hudson, Daniel Johnston, Kelli Jones,Maia Krapcho, Sarah Luckadoo, Michael Makar, Allie Press
Masking Advances CAST

(Photo Cred: Bruce Press)


This project includes on-screen projected video interview "sound bytes" the following glorious folks… and then some!
Rachel Adams, Janelle Broderick, Timoth David Copney, Brichard Foley,Trish Foley, Ashe Frost, Skyy Garcia, Jim Hart, Tara Hart, Stephen Horvath, Valerie Lash, Nic Maloney, Ryna May, Stephanie May, Joan Nicholas-Walker, Colin Riley... and many more!


Director: Susan G. Kramer
Light Design: Andrew M. Haag, Jr.
Set Concept: Emma K. McDonnell, assisted by Chania Hudson
Costume Design: Jessica Welch
Video Production: Bruce F. Press
Sound Design: Emma K. McDonnell, Chris Sisson
Concept Consultant: Brichard Foley
Stage Management: Ashe Frost
Assistant Stage Management: Emma K. McDonnell
Production Assistant: Michael Schreibstein
Light Board Op: Danny Bertaux

Tickets Options: Buy Tickets at the Box Office Window, Over the Phone, or Online!
Box Office: 443-518-1500 / 
General Admission: $15
Seniors (60+) / Military: $10
Students with ID: $10
Parental Guidance Note: No one under 14 admitted.

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Performance Dates/Times

Jun 07, 2018 @ 8:00PM

Jun 08, 2018 @ 8:00PM

Jun 10, 2018 @ 3:00PM

Jun 14, 2018 @ 8:00PM

Jun 15, 2018 @ 8:00PM

Jun 16, 2018 @ 8:00PM

Jun 17, 2018 @ 3:00PM

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

F.A.Q. = About AC's Original Works Process:

AC’s unique original works process (this will be AC's 8th+) are absolutely our favorite, most artistically fulfilling projects!

  • 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!
  • 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”. 
  • 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 (Read DCMTA's Review Here!)
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
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 23rd Season Here!

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