HCC’s “W.I.G.nition: Actors and Writers Fire It Up” on Friday, April 8th at 8:00pm

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Howard Community College’s Arts Collective’s “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.)  partners with HCC’s Creative Writers and HoCoPoLitSo for an intense, innovative celebration of language and imagination among improv actors and writers!

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Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective (AC) continues its 21st season with another groundbreaking event featuring improv actors and creative writers, featuring AC’s popular improv troupe, What Improv Group?!?! (W.I.G.), HCC’s Creative Writers, and Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo) with W.I.G.nition: Actors and Writers Fire it Up! on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in HCC’s Horowitz Center Smith Theatre

These three forces will come together to ignite this 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 directed by Susan G. Kramer and Daniel Johnston, in collaboration with Tara Hart.

W.I.G. Cast: Douglas Beatty, Diego Esmolo, Doug Goodin, Daniel Johnston, Autumn Kramer, Thomas Matera, Apryl Motley, Sierra Young, and Surprise Guests!
W.I.G. Cast: Douglas Beatty, Diego Esmolo, Doug Goodin, Daniel Johnston, Autumn Kramer, Thomas Matera, Apryl Motley, Sierra Young, and Surprise Guests!

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SPECIAL EVENT: Post Show Conversation!
Meet the creatives and cast, share thoughts, and ask questions during a brief post-show chat directly following the show!

Featured Writers: Poetry and prose written by Jeremiah Anderson, Nsikan Akpan, Torie Costa, Shawn Fournier, Sophia Hirrel, Steve Mandes III, Ryna May, Ingrid Nuttle, Darcy Rollow.
Featured Writers: Poetry and prose written by Jeremiah Anderson, Nsikan Akpan, Torie Costa, Shawn Fournier, Sophia Hirrel, Steve Mandes III, Ryna May, Ingrid Nuttle, and Darcy Rollow.

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TICKETS:
$15 for general admission, $10 for seniors, military and students with identification.
—–Tickets may be purchased through the Box Office at 443-518-1500 or online.

—–Parental guidance suggested: Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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About AC’s “What Improv Group?!?!”

AC’s What Improv Group?!?! (W.I.G.) began its on-stage journey February 2009. Over the past seven 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, and seminars), but also off-campus. Previous off-campus gigs have included the Baltimore Improv Festival, Red Branch Theatre Company, Columbia Festival of the Arts, and the Howard County Theatre Festival. Most notably, W.I.G. partnered with Steppenwolf West (Los Angeles) from day one, hosting three summer intensives 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!

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About W.I.G.’s Partnership

Directors Susan Kramer, Daniel Johnston, and Nancy Hart.
Directors Susan Kramer, Daniel Johnston, and Nancy Hart.

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.

About the Directors: S.G. Kramer and Daniel Johnston and Tara Hart:

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 Daniel 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.!

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.

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About HCC’s Arts Collective

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Howard Community College’s critically-acclaimed Arts Collective (AC) is a force to be reckoned with! AC is entirely committed to offering diverse, innovative, awe-inspiring works across all genres, from the classics to the cutting edge, pushing the artistic boundaries inside theatre, original works, musical theatre and more.  Established in 1994, AC is known for being one of area’s most outstanding and creatively alive artistic organizations. AC continues its commitment to performers and audiences by offering stellar experiences inside the theatre while it supports, nurtures, and fuses collaborative relationships between all artists with and without experience, from students to guest artists, on and off the stage.

View AC’s 21st Season line-up.

Celebrate AC’s artistic bravery and unique learning environment, where anything and everything is possible!

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This article is by S.G. Kramer.