HCC’s Arts Collective Presents ‘INHERITORS: The Nature of Keys’ June 8 – 18, 2017

HCC’s Arts Collective Presents “INHERITORS: The Nature of Keys” June 8 – 18, 2017, An Original Play Devised by The Company.

Howard Community College’s Arts Collective concludes its 22nd season with INHERITORS: The Nature of Keys, an original experiential play devised by the Company. The production will take place June 8 – 18, 2017, in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center’s Studio Theatre (and beyond).

Emma K. McDonnell, Chania Hudson, Colin Riley, Tey Harper, Nsikan Akpan, Gabrielle Amaro, Daniel Johnston, Makayla Beckles, and Lorrie Smith Saito.

Follow a writer’s inner struggle and creative process as she lives day to day in the world as we now know it, realizing her responsibilities as an artist and to herself.

An original work conceived by ten artists – all are survivors, fighters, and believers. Our whirling, deeply flawed world galvanized the subject. With open eyes and open hearts, these artists take action by giving voice to some of what matters most to them. In the space of one performance, travelers (you, the audience) experience the story’s layers of smoke-screens, truths and distractions by walking through doors held wide open or locked tight  Perhaps you hold the key.

Video Credits: Videography: Bruce Press // Featured Video Music by: Kevin Hill, CAS, Unknown Studio. 

Performances will take place at 8:00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and 3:00 PM on Sundays, in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center’s Studio Theatre, located at Howard Community College – 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, in Columbia, MD 21044.

Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.

There will be special post-show discussions on Sunday, June 11th and Sunday June 18th performances.

Parental guidance note: No one under 14 years of age will be admitted to the show.

Only 30 patrons will be admitted per show. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, seniors, faculty, staff, and military. For tickets, visit howardcc.edu/boxoffice, or call (443) 518-1500, 0r purchase them online.  

Important: View COMPLETE Audience Information:

However, in brief:
–Around every corner, you’ll walk (or run) toward a series of moments connected or disconnected. Each narrative has meaning. You will be close to the storytelling.

–Due to the nature of this production, audiences can expect to be standing and walking for portions of the performance.

–Tickets are limited to ONLY 30 per performance. All are encouraged to arrive promptly.


Graphic Credit: Emma K. McDonnell.

Nsikan Akpan, Gabrielle Amaro, Makayla Beckles, Tey Harper, Chania Hudson, Daniel Johnston, Emma K. McDonnell, Colin Riley, and  Lorrie Smith Saito.

Directed by S. G. KRAMER
Conceived by THE COMPANY
Set Concept: S.G. Kramer, Emma K. McDonnell
Light Design: Andrew M. Haag, Jr.
Sound Design: Kevin Hill
Costume Stylist: Daniel Johnston
Set/Props Artisan: Emma K. McDonnell
Assistant Costume Stylist: Jessica Welch
Production Crew: Rene Cerna Aguilar, Alex Becker, CJ Cameron, Courtney Dotson, Lacy Hall, Gavin Shown



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!


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