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 Classes, will be held March 30, 31 and April 1, 2017 on HCC’s campus. What Improv Group?! (W.I.G.) will host and perform alongside twelve outstanding improv troupes from the Baltimore/DC/VA Metro Area. Each Improvaganza show will be unique! Enjoy everything from classic favorites to never-before-seen antics within a “cabaret” setting, complete with audience participation, free snacks, and $1 drinks (including $1 beers for folks 21+).

IMPROVAGANZA Troupe Line-UP at a Glance:
(For complete information go to the website.)

THURSDAY, MARCH 30 at 8pm:
Fractal, Waiting for Steinberg, Dad Joke, Plan B, and W.I.G.

FRIDAY, MARCH 31 at 8pm:
The Comedy Pigs, Trampus, Door #3, and W.I.G.

Charmsical, The Middle West, The Penthouse Basements, Silversmith, and W.I.G.

All Improvaganza performances start at 8 PM in the Horowitz Center’s Studio Theatre, at HCC – 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, in Columbia MD. The performance duration is approximately two hours, with one intermission.

Improvaganza Tickets: $15 for general admission, seniors, faculty, staff and military, and $10 for students. There is a “see-all-shows” for $30 discount ticket price, too! The price of the ticket includes nibbles at all tables, with $1 soft drinks and beers (with proper I.D.), and more, in a gorgeous cabaret atmosphere! For tickets, visit the website or call 443-518-1500. The box office will also be open 90 minutes prior to each show time, Tuesday-Friday, 12-6 p.m.


IMPROVAGANZA’s Improv Festival offers three Master Classes on Saturday, April 1, 2017, taught by a few of the area’s most exciting improv gurus: Douglas Beatty, Daniel Johnston, S.G. Kramer, and Tavish Forsyth. Get your improv on and sign up for one or two of the following Master Classes designed for folks with or without experience, ages 18 and up! Cost: $10: Students — $25 General (Includes a complimentary ticket to 1 Improvaganza Show!) Class size is limited, advance registration is encouraged (the deadline is March 29). Register online only. For complete master class descriptions, instructor bios, registration and more go to the website.


10:30 AM  – 1:30 PM Improv 101 (Yes, And… Then Some!) with Douglas Beatty

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Improv – W.I.G. Style with S. G. Kramer & Daniel Johnston

2:30 PM – 5:30pm: Advanced Improv (OMG, Drama!) with Tavish Forsyth

Driving Directions: HCC – 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, in Columbia, MD 21044
Building Map, Finding Horowitz Center Studio Theatre
Parking: West Garage is recommended.

Improvaganza plays March 30-April 1, 2017, at 8 PM at the Studio Theatre at the Horowitz Center at Howard Community College – 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, in Columbia, MD. Master Classes are taking place Saturday, April 1st. For information on performances, master classes and tickets, call (443) 518-1500 or go online. Master Class information can be found here.

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


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