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CCBC presents Short Comedy Festival directed by Brandon Rashad Butts

Original short comedies written by current and former CCBC students and playwrights around the county.

Baltimore County, Md. (April 11, 2024) – Community College of Baltimore County Performing Arts presents Short Comedy Festival directed by Brandon Rashad Butts, April 18 -23 in the Arts and Humanities Hall, Studio Theatre, CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard.

Short Comedy Festival includes original short comedies written by current and former CCBC students, as well as playwrights from around the country. These plays take us from haunted Airbnbs to proms to outer space and everywhere in between. The ride promises to be surprising, and of course, funny!

Featuring a dynamic mix of seasoned and emerging playwrights, the festival proudly presents the following original works:

  • asleep and SCREAMING - Adrienne Dawes
  • MATES IN SPACE! - Barry Boehm
  • Bloody Mary - Broadus Nesbitt III
  • Taking Sum Lumps - Ken Preuss
  • Prepartum Prom - Ryan Carter
  • My Daughter’s a Demon - Marshall Logan Gibbs
  • A Step Too Far - Conor Casey
  • Franks for the Memories - Jayline Figueroa

The Arts at CCBC presents Short Comedy Festival as part of its 2023-24 season under the theme What’s So Funny? The season is filled with performances that explore and celebrate the shared experiences that make people laugh.

Performance times include:

  • 11:10 a.m. Thursday, April 18
  • 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21 (American Sign Language interpreted)
  • 10 a.m. Monday, April 22
  • 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 23

CCBC’s production of Short Comedy Festival is directed by Brandon Rashad Butts, with scenic/lights by Terri Raulie and costumes by Jess Rassp. The production coordinator is Julie Lewis, stage manager is Alexis Tucker and sound designer is Megan Livingston.

Tickets are $10 general admission; $5 students, seniors, CCBC faculty and staff; and free for currently enrolled CCBC students with ID. Tickets can be purchased at the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787), online at or at the door one hour prior to the performances.

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About Community College of Baltimore County

Since 1957, CCBC has opened the doors to accessible, affordable, high-quality education empowering generations of area residents to transform their lives and the lives of others. Each year, nearly 50,000 students enroll at the college’s main campuses, extension centers and online to make their starts, earn degrees, launch and build careers. CCBC offers the region’s most expansive selection of degree, certificate and workplace certification programs that prepare students for transfer, job entry and career advancement in such industries as business, education, health care, information technology, cybersecurity, construction, and transportation. Designated as the “Best Community College” among the Maryland Daily Record’s 2023 Reader Rankings, CCBC is also nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies and among the nation’s top associate degree producers.

For more information, contact:

Hope Hall Davis

Director, Communications