Arts Collective @ HCC’s “The Return of Hallowscream” – Improv Actors and Writers Take On Everyone’s Favorite Scary Holiday on Friday, October 28, 2016
Arts Collective’s “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.) Partners with HCC’s Creative Writers and HoCoPoLitSo – Wear a Halloween Costume to the Show and Get a Ticket Disount!
Columbia, MD – Howard Community College (HCC) Arts Collective (AC) continues its 22nd season with The Return of Hallowscream – a celebration of everyone’s favorite scary holiday on Friday, October 28, at 8:00 p.m. in HCC’s Smith Theatre, presented by the ongoing partnerships among AC’s popular improv troupe, “What Improv Group?!” (W.I.G.), HCC’s Humanities Department, and Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo)!
Lift the veil, dig into this Halloween season, and get tickets now for The Return of Hallowscream, an event which promises to fan the flames of your fears with improv fueled by your suggestions… and nightmares! Nothing is off limits in this spooky ode to everyone’s favorite scary holiday. The actors and writers are dying to bring you yet another take-no-prisoners show featuring tales from beyond the grave! Not for the faint of heart. (Includes audience participation and give-aways!)
$ 8 Discount Ticket – Arrive in a Halloween Costume and get the discount!
$10 – All Students with I.D., Seniors, Military, Groups
$15 – General Admission
—–The performance is approximately 2 hours with one intermission.
—–Parental Guidance Suggested. No one under 12 years of age admitted
Box Office: (443) 518-1500
The Box Office Hours: 90 minutes prior to show time and Tuesday–Friday, 12–6 p.m.
Directions, Parking, Building Map: Street Address: Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044 – Driving Directions: Click Here!
Parking: HCC’s West Garage: Click Here!
Event Location: HCC’s Smith Theatre – Click Here!
W.I.G.’s 2016-2017 Cast:
Douglas Beatty, Jordan Colea, JP Desmond, Noelle Ford, Doug Goodin, Chania Hudson, Daniel Johnston, Thomas Matera, Emma McDonnell, Apryl Motley, Dana Panczenko, Lauren Tobiason, Lauren Blake Williams, Sierra Young.
Creative Writers Featured: Tim Singleton, Katherine Greulich, Pattie Holy-Ilenda, Daniel Johnston.
“The Return of Hallowscream” Creatives & Staff:
Directors: S.G. Kramer, Daniel Johnston
Creative Writing Coordinator: Tara Hart
Marketing Illustrations by: Emma K. McDonnell
Stage Management by: Linwood Milan
Production Assistance by: C.J. Cameron
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 six 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 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 W.I.G.’s Creative Writing Coordinator: Tara J. Hart
Tara Hart, Co-Chair of HoCoPoLitSo’s Board of Directors, is a professor and department chair of Humanities at Howard Community College. A winner of the Pushcart Prize for poetry, she helps students and alumni from HCC’s creative writing courses as well as local writers affiliated with HoCoPoLitSo share their knowledge of memoir, short fiction, and poetry through their passionate practice of these arts.
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 What Improv Group?!?! (W.I.G.)
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 continue its artistic partnerships with the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo) and Howard Community College’s Arts & Humanities Division.
About the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society
The Howard County Poetry and Literature Society, known as HoCoPoLitSo (www.hocopolitso.org), 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 improv stage.
Ignite your imagination! Celebrate AC’s 22nd season inside artistic bravery and unique learning environment!
The Return of Hallowscream will take place on Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 8:00 pm at Howard Community College’s Smith Theatre – 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD. For tickets, call the box office at (443) 518–1500, or purchase them online.