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Original Devised Play: "Pip-Pip the Dragon: A Story of Wishes" - JUNE 6 - 16, 2019


"Pip-Pip the Dragon: A Story of Wishes"

An Original Devised Play presented by HCC's Arts Collective & Howard County Poetry and Literature Society

JUNE 6 - 16, 2019 = Two Weekends! 10 Family-Friendly Shows!

Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
and *Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
HCC's Horowitz Center Studio Theatre 
* Both Sunday 2 p.m. performances will be followed by a lively, brief post-show discussion with the cast, creatives & special guest!

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

Journey into Pip-Pip the Dragon’s wondrous tale as told by enchanted creatures great and small!

All dragons possess four magical gifts, but once upon a time, there was a very young dragon, named Pip-Pip, who was born with a fifth. Find out about how Pip-Pip discovers and shares her gifts! Journey into Pip-Pip’s tale of true friendship, spirited courage, magical wonder, and wishes-come-true, as told by enchanted creatures great and small.

Arts Collective produces its 9th original play, orbiting around the astonishing topic of “Wonder”! Join us for this 90-minute, marvelous, family-friendly, not-to-be-missed world premiere of this unique and wonder-full original work featuring magical storytelling, music, and movement created by talented actors and creatives.


Jamie Barrios, Keith Becraft, Dana Fleischer, Chania Hudson, Daniel Johnston, Aleksander Kowalczyk, Sarah Luckadoo, Kristen McLean, Angelica Rodriguez, Lexi Wakefield, Sierra Young.

STORY CONSULTANTS: Jamie Barrios, Daniel Johnston, Jessica Welch

Director: S.G. Kramer
Co-Set/ Props Design: Kelli Jones, Emma McDonnell
Light Design: Andrew M. Haag, Jr.
Co-Sound Design: Kevin Hill, Austin Sapp
Costume Design: Jessica Welch
Stage Management: Kelli Jones 
Assistant Stage Management: Cat Whitteker, Emma McDonnell
Illustration & Graphic Design: Emma McDonnell
Resident Photographer & Videographer: Bruce F. Press 

Tickets Options: Buy Tickets at the Box Office Window, Over the Phone, or Online!
Box Office: 443-518-1500 / 
*New* Reserved Seating!

General Admission: $15
Seniors (60+) / Military: $12
Students with ID: $10
Children (6-12 years of age): $8
Parental Guidance Note: Recommended for ages 6 and up!
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Group Discount

Performance Dates/Times

June 06, 2019 @ 7:30PMJune 07, 2019 @ 7:30PMJune 09, 2019 @ 2:00PM
Includes a brief post-show discussion!
Jun 13, 2019 @ 7:30PMJune 14, 2019 @ 7:30PMJune 15, 2019 @ 2:00PM
June 15, 2019 @ 7:30PM
June 16, 2019 @ 2:00PM
Includes a brief post-show discussion!

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

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

AC’s unique original works process (this will be AC's 9th+) are absolutely our favorite, most artistically fulfilling projects!

  • AC’s original, devised 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:

Making Advances: Revealing Stories of Gender and Sexual Identity, 2017-2018
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! 

About AC's Partner...

The Howard County Poetry and Literature Society, known as HoCoPoLitSo (, is a community not-for-profit literary arts organization committed to cultivating appreciation for high-quality contemporary poetry and literature and celebrating culturally diverse literary heritages. As an HCC community-partner-in-residence, HoCoPoLitSo looks forward to supporting the emergence of new voices when the page meets the stage.

View AC’s 24th Season Here!

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