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Interview: Musical Improv Duo Tara and Rance Discuss their Critically-acclaimed Show ‘HERE’ Coming to Imagination Stage in Bethesda

Veteran Chicago improvisers Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto have traveled together to 20 countries and more than 50 U.S. cities to perform their improvised musical, HERE, recently called “nothing short of genius” by NPR. The format of the show is simple: get a one-word suggestion from the audience and use it as a springboard into […]

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Preview: Washington Improv Theater’s ‘Wintry Mix’ at DC Arts Center

Now through February 4, Washington Improv Theater (WIT), the District’s oldest and only nonprofit long-form improv theater, presents Wintry Mix, a four-week medley of improv shows at the DC Arts Center headlined by WIT’s company ensembles. This run also features the return of “Improv Actually,” WIT’s improvised romantic comedy based on the movie Love Actually. […]

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Interview: A Q & A with Arts Collective@HCC’s ‘IMPROVAGANZA’ Participants: Part One

Howard Community College’s Arts Collective’s What Improv Group?! is presenting Improvaganza, HCC’s (and Howard County’s, too) FIRST Improv Festival with Master Classes, on March 30, 31 and April 1, 2017 at 8pm in HCC’s Studio Theatre at the Horowitz Center. Arts Collective’s Improvaganza Improv Festival will feature twelve outstanding improv troupes from the Baltimore/DC/VA Metro […]

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IMPROVAGANZA: Improv Festival and Improv Master Classes at Arts Collective @HCC

Howard Community College’s Arts Collective’s What Improv Group?! presents… IMPROVAGANZA!  A Three-Night Improv Festival Mar 30, 31 & Apr 1, 2017, at 8pm in HCC’s Studio Theatre at the Horowitz Center. Howard Community College’s Arts Collective continues its 22nd season with something utterly new!  Improvaganza, HCC’s (and Howard County’s, too) FIRST Improv Festival with Master […]

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Arts Collective @HCC Presents ‘A 2-Show Valentine Affair’ February 10 & 11, 2017

Directed by: S.G. Kramer and Daniel Johnston Creative Writing Coordination by: Tara Hart Music Performed by: Chris Sisson, Steven Caballero Stage Management by: Linwood Milan Production Assistance by: C.J. Cameron Howard Community College 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD  2104 Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective (AC) continues its 22nd season with “A Valentine Affair” […]

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Review: The Second City’s ‘Unelectable You’ at The Kennedy Center

Billed as “The Second City’s Completely Unbiased Political Revue,” Unelectable You—now in the middle of a four month pre-election national tour—paused in Washington, DC last weekend for a stop at The Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater. More than a thousand people—mostly Hillary supporters—filled the orchestra and both balconies for a two-night stand in which improv morphed […]

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Arts Collective @ HCC’s “Underground Rooftop Coffee House” – An Artistic Collage, On Thursday, September 22, 2016

Arts Collective’s “What Improv Group?!?!” partners with HCC’s Creative Writers, Performing and Visual Artists, and HoCoPoLitSo Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective (AC) kicks off its 22nd season with an “Underground Rooftop Coffee House” – a celebration of the visual, written and performing arts on Thursday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. in HCC’s Rouse Company Foundation, […]

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Spine: ‘We Know How You Die’ and an Oracular Upright Citizens Brigade

We Know How You Die, the Upright Citizens Brigade’s improvised, audience participation exploration of the Oracle, its predictive methodology, and its impact on the American political—STOP! You will find no soothsaying from Woolly Mammoth’s July visitors, no deep ring-side analysis of the Hillary/Trump face-off–NO! And the only raw emotion present anywhere near this stage is […]

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Arts Collective@HCC Holds Auditions for 2016-2017 Improv Group (WIG) Season on 6/23&24 From 6:30-9:30 PM

Howard Community College’s Arts Collective (AC) announces open auditions for “What Improv Group?!” / W.I.G.’s 2016-2017 Season, under the direction of S.G. Kramer & Daniel Johnston, on June 23rd and 24th (details below)! AC’s critically acclaimed improv group, W.I.G., continues its 7 year journey creating and exploring its unique underground take on improv inside truth […]

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Review: Arts Collective @ HCC’s ‘W.I.G.nition: Actors and Writers Fire It Up’

On Friday, April 8, 2016, the fourth and final performance this season of W.I.G., (“What Improv Group?!”) – the improvisational group that is part of Howard Community College’s Arts Collective – performed W.I.G.nition: Actors and Writers Fire It Up at the Smith Theatre. Friday night’s show was produced in collaboration with HCC’s Creative Writers and the […]

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

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! 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, […]

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Tonight 2/5@8pm: HCC’s Arts Collective Improv Group (W.I.G.) Presents a One-Night-Only Improv Show ‘A Valentine Fit for Queens’

HCC’s Arts Collective Improv Group (W.I.G.) Presents a One-Night-Only Improv Show “A Valentine Fit for Queens” on Friday, February 5, 2016 Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective continues its 21st season by presenting a one-night-only improv show with A Valentine Fit for Queens featuring its popular improv group “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.) on Friday, February 5, at […]

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HCC’s Arts Collective Improv Group (W.I.G.) Presents a One-Night-Only Improv Show ‘A Valentine Fit for Queens’ on Friday, February 5, 2016

HCC’s Arts Collective Improv Group (W.I.G.) Presents a One-Night-Only Improv Show “A Valentine Fit for Queens” on Friday, February 5, 2016 Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective continues its 21st season by presenting a one-night-only improv show with A Valentine Fit for Queens featuring its popular improv group “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.) on Friday, February 5, at […]

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A Report on ‘It’s A Wonderful W.I.G.’ at Arts Collective@HCC

Howard Community College’s Arts Collective continued its spirited 21st season line-up with its second of four shows, a one-night-only holiday improv show called It’s a Wonderful W.I.G., featuring its popular troupe “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.) on Friday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m., in HCC’s Horowitz Center Studio Theatre. The show was sold out! Audiences were invited […]

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‘Seasonal Disorder’ at Washington Improv Theater

‘Tis the season for jolly laughter, and if you like humor that’s loopy, irreverent, quick-witted, and fresh, you’ll fit right in at Washington Improv Theater’s annual Seasonal Disorder. It’s all made up on the spot, so every performance is one night only. Which if you’re in the audience is a funny-bone bonanza but if you’re […]

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Arts Collective’s “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.) Presents ‘It’s a Wonderful W.I.G.!’ This Friday, 12/11@7:30 PM

HCC’s Arts Collective Improv Group presents Holiday Improv Fun for Everyone THIS Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM Arts Collective’s “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.) presents It’s a Wonderful W.I.G.! A One-Night-Only Improv Show for Folks Ages 8 and Up! Donate a Children’s Book and Receive a Free Intermission Treat! Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective […]

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