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)!

Susan G. Kramer and Daniel Johnston.
Susan G. Kramer and Daniel Johnston.

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 and storytelling by offering 7 improv performances during its 2016-2017 season, including its first-ever Improv Festival.

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W.I.G.! Seriously funny business!

 Auditions for W.I.G.’s 2016-2017 Season are OPEN to folks with and without improv experience (ages 18 and up)!



Dates: Thursday, June 23 & Friday, June 24

Times: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Location HVPA 110 (Dance Studio)

: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM


(a) Those arriving later that 6:30 PM may not be seen.

(b) Plan to stay the entire duration (6:30 PM-9:30 PM)

(c) See “Casting Info” below



Address: Howard Community College – 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044

Audition Location: HCC, Horowitz Center, Dance Studio: HVPA 110: Directions. 


Parking and Building Information.



 W.I.G.’s AUDITION FORM: Deadline – JUNE 22
-Important: Download W.I.G.’s Audition Form on The AC Website (be sure to have access to your calendar). Complete ALL calendar grids provided on this form as it includes all Date/Time options for Rehearsals & Shows and more.

Option 1: Complete and email to [email protected] by June 22nd (*** Email Subject Line: Your full name & WIG Audition Form. Exp. “Sara Smith WIG Audition Form”)

Option 2: You may download/print/complete the form and bring it with you to the audition.

Option 3: If emailing this form by 6/22 is not an option, arrive 30 minutes prior to the audition to fill out a blank form. Bring your calendar for the year/ be ready to list all conflicts/ previous commitments.


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-Current, past HCC students and guest artists are invited! (Non-Paid, however, after casting, complimentary tickets to W.I.G. shows are included.)

-W.I.G. is looking to cast approximately 12 actors ages 18 and up.

-Callback: Monday, June 27, 6:30 PM -9:30 PM – by invitation only.
-Cast List: Posted on AC’s website approximately June 30th.

-W.I.G.’s 2016-2017 season includes a Rehearsal and Show on & off process from August 1, 2016 – April 1, 2017.

Time Saver in the Long Run: W.I.G.’s involvement includes “low-level” commitment. The difference this season is offering the full schedule NOW, per AC’s W.I.G. Audition Form. It includes a clear BREAKDOWN regarding ALL expectations/ goals.

Brief Breakdown:
-Summer Training & Rehearsals for WIG’s 9/22 Show: WIG’s Goal = 8-10 Training & 1st Show Rehearsals: August 1st-September 22nd.

-Rehearsal Process for ALL Remaining Shows: Prior to each W.I.G. Shows listed below, approximately 5 Rehearsals are required.

W.I.G.’s Goals This Season:
*** 1 rehearsal per week. Exception: Mandatory Rehearsals per the Audition Form. Be honest when stating your availability.

** WIG’s Schedule for the ENTIRE SEASON will be distributed during the 1st Company Meeting based on the information you provide on this form.

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WIG’s 2016-2017 SHOWS:
Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7 PM

Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8 PM

Friday, February 10, 2017 at 8 PM

Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 8 PM

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8 PM

Friday, March 31, 2017 a t 8 PM

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8 PM

 (AC’s Improv Festival hosted BY WIG!)

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About Arts Collective’s “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.)

AC’s What Improv Group?!?! (W.I.G.) began its on-stage journey February, 2009. For the past 7-plus 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, etc.) they also appear off-campus. Previous off-campus gigs have included guest appearances and workshops via the Baltimore Improv Festival, Red Branch Theatre Company, Columbia Festival of the Arts, Howard County Theatre Festival, etc.! Most notably, W.I.G. partnered with Steppenwolf West (Los Angeles) from day one–hosting three summer intensives (in 2009, 2010, 2012) featuring instructors Alexandra Billings, Eric Hunicutt and Susan G. Kramer.  This season, W.I.G. will continue its partnership with the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo) and Howard Community College’s Creative Writers!



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