Improvaganza 2017

Presented by "What Improv Group?!" (W.I.G.) IMPROVAGANZA! A 3-Night Improv Festival with Master Classes! SHOWS: MARCH 30, 31, & APRIL 1, 2017 Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm Studio Theatre - Troupe Line-Ups Below! And... MASTER CLASSES: Saturday, April 1 - Details Below! What Improv Group?!?! (W.I.G.) hosts Howard County’s FIRST-EVER Improv Festival featuring 12 outstanding improv groups from the Baltimore/DC/VA Metro Area on March 30, 31, and April 1, as well as 3 Master Classes on April 1! Each Improvaganza show will be unique! Improv lovers are in for the classic favorites to never-before-seen antics within a fabulous "cabaret" setting, complete with audience participation, free snacks, and $1 drinks (including $1 beers for folks 21+).

3 MASTER CLASSES - Saturday, April 1: Improvaganza’s Improv Festival offers three daytime Master Classes led by some of the area’s most exciting improv gurus – Douglas Beatty, Daniel Johnston, S.G. Kramer, and Travish Forsyth. Cost: $10: Students -- $25 General (Includes a complementary ticket to 1 Improvaganza Show!) Registration online only - the Deadline is March 29!

IMPROVAGANZA Troupe Line-UP at a Glance:

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.
SATURDAY, APRIL 1 at 8pm: Charmsical, The Middle West, Penthouse Basements, Silversmith, and W.I.G.

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. Directors: S.G. Kramer, Daniel Johnston - in collaboration with Douglas Beatty Stage Manager: Linwood Milan Production Assistant & Board Operator: CJ Cameron

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 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 seven 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/director 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.!

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