IMPROVAGANZA – A 3-Night Improv Festival
Presented by "What Improv Group?!" (W.I.G.)
A 3-Night Improv Festival
MARCH 29, 30, 31, 2018
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm
Studio Theatre - Free & Easy Parking!
What Improv Group?!?! (W.I.G.) hosts its 2nd Annual Improv Festival (Howard County's only!) featuring outstanding improv troupes (including approximately 100 improv artists) from the Baltimore/DC/VA Metro Area on March 29 – 31. Each show is unique, but each includes audience participation, give-aways, fun Improv Jams, and incredible (brief) Post-Show Q & A's! Improv lovers are in for the classic favorites to never-before-seen antics within a fabulous "cabaret" setting, complete with audience participation, free snacks, and $1 beers for folks 21+, $1 soft drinks, water!
Ticket Info Here!
Photo Cred: Bruce F. Press Photography (taken during AC's/WIG's '17 1st Improvaganza!)
Press quotes about W.I.G. last season
THURSDAY, MARCH 29 at 8pm:
Bandicoot, Bad Karaoke Experience, Michele 'Wojo' Wojciechowski & W.I.G.
FRIDAY, MARCH 30 at 8pm:
Moonbot, Door #3, Old City, Dad Joke, & W.I.G.
SATURDAY, MARCH 31 at 8pm:
Couch Money, The Penthouse Basements, Charmsical, & W.I.G.
|$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
|Purchase the Improvaganza Festival Package|
(3 shows for $30)
|Buy the Festival Package|
DIRECTIONS & PARKING:
-----Parking: West Garage (FYI: Free & Easy-Close Parking!)
-----Studio Theatre (Horowitz Center/HVPA Building Map)
W.I.G.'s 2018 Cast:
Nsikan Akpan, Gabrielle Amaro, Douglas Beatty, Makayla Beckles, Chania Hudson, Daniel Johnston, Emma McDonnell, Gavin Shown, Alex Stephanos... with Lauren Blake Williams!
Directed by: S.G. Kramer, Daniel Johnston
Improvaganza Coordinator: Douglas Beatty
Improvaganza Emcees: Douglas Beatty, Daniel Johnston
Improvaganza Event Stylist: Sarah Zullo
Marketing Illustrations by: Emma K. McDonnell
Resident Photographer, Videographer: Bruce F. Press
Stage Management by: Lacy Hall
Production Assistant: Alex Stephanos
About What Improv Group?!?! (W.I.G.)
AC's What Improv Group?!?! (W.I.G.) began its on-stage journey February 2009. Over the past eight 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, and in the classroom), but also off-campus. Previous off-campus gigs have included the Baltimore Improv Festival, Red Branch Theatre Company, Columbia Festival of the Arts to name a few. W.I.G. is so proud to host a 2nd annual IMPROVAGANZA this season (Howard County's only) hosting/ featuring approximately 100 improv artists and performers from the MD/DC/VA area! W.I.G. has been proud of their partnership with Steppenwolf West (Los Angeles) since 2009... and this season, W.I.G. is very proud to continue its artistic partnership for a third season with the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo)... and begin a new one... with Columbia, MD's Slayton House Camp of the Arts with kids!
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 eight 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 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!