Largo, MD—Prince George’s
Community College (PGCC), Howard Community College and Carroll Community
College have joined forces to debut an original, collaborative production of
The Farm Theatre Project – with a working title of “Tanner and The Cotton.” The
first performances will be held Feb. 23–26 at the Carroll Community College
Theater in the Scott Center, followed by performances later this year at the
other two community colleges.
production represents a unique and innovative endeavor where the three institutions have are collaborating. The New
York-based Farm Theatre Project connects professional playwrights with students, and writers weave student conversations into the script of original plays. This is the first time that the Farm Theatre
Project developers are collaborating with community colleges. Until now,
four-year colleges and universities worked with the playwrights.
Scriptwriting is now complete, rehearsals are underway, and the
performance is ready for its debut. The first performances will be at CCC on
Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m.; and Feb. 26
at 2 p.m.
will be held April 27 through April 30 at Bowie State University. PGCC will
produce these performances on the Bowie campus during PGCC renovation. HCC will
hold the production from Nov. 2 through Nov. 5 at its Columbia campus.
play explores perspectives of race and society; communication; and
relationships. Producers recommend the play for ages 13 and above. The
playwright is Morgan McGuire.
Communication and Theatre Department at Prince George’s Community College is so
excited to partner with our sister institutions, Carroll Community College and
Howard Community College, to bring together our diverse student populations to
explore a new work for the stage,” said Gary Fry, PGCC
Theatre Director. “I have often said
theatre is an art form that brings people together to experience a mirror of
humanity where we can examine ourselves and society through social, political,
cultural, historical, and psychological themes. This project does just that,
with a particular emphasis on making sure the voice of our students, in
particular, are represented in the narrative.”
project has been an exciting collaboration between the three community colleges
to create something new,” said William Gillett, chair of dance and theatre at
HCC. “The project has provided the opportunity for students to develop their craft,
colleges to share resources and our communities to attend a new, groundbreaking
more information about the PGCC performances at Bowie State University, please
contact Gary Fry at 301-546-O926, or click here
to access the theatre department’s web page.
About Prince George’s Community
National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance designated by
the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security (2015-2020),
Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) provides high quality education and
training for the progressive and career-oriented residents of Prince George’s
County. From new high school graduates and career seekers, to more seasoned
professionals and senior citizens looking to enhance their skillsets, PGCC is
comprised of students who represent a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and
goals. Serving more than 40,000 individuals annually, the college is the first
choice for higher education for residents of Prince George’s County.
Collaborative partnerships, responsive degree and training programs, and a
commitment to student success enables PGCC to address diverse education and
workforce development demands. PGCC is fully accredited by the Middle States
Commission on Higher Education through 2025. For more information, visit the
college website at www.pgcc.edu.