Salvage Vanguard Theater (SVT) has a fierce commitment to producing, hiring, and collaborating with underserved voices in the community. They achieve this aim by providing education, community dialogues and radical accessibility.
SVTV Workshop: January 2018
Intro to TV Writing: Creating The Show Bible
Jan 10 - Feb 21, every other Wednesday 6- 10p
Salvage Vanguard Theater announces SVTV, a new series of television-writing workshops, exclusively for playwrights. With playwrights taking the lead in some of television's most exciting shows, SVTV will offer Austin-based writers the opportunity to develop professional-grade TV scripts and pitches.
Over four sessions, spread across 8 weeks, we’ll discuss current trends in cable and broadcast television, explore successful (and unsuccessful) short “soft pitches,” loglines, “bibles” (where you explain the world of the show and where it will go), pilot outlines, pitch scripts (for those lucky moments when you get to “sell” your idea to a room full of executives). Just as important, we’ll spend most of our time writing and workshopping our own versions of all of the above.
SCHEDULE: 4 classes, every other Wednesday 6- 10pmJan 10, 24, Feb 7, and 21
$150 per student
$125 early-bird rate, registration before Dec 15th
~space is limited~
Classes will take place at the Austin Seminary / 100 E 27th St, 78705
About the Teaching Artist, Jenny Connell Davis:
Jenny Connell Davis, the workshop leader, is a playwright, screenwriter, and TV writer based in Austin. She has pitched at multiple broadcast and cable networks, and sold recent pilot ideas to production companies. She currently has TV and film projects at Fox Animation, Sony, and Iconoclast/Anonymous Content.
Provides free tickets to teens to all events hosted by the Salvage Vanguard Theater. Provides internships to teens, workshop and classroom experience to teens on playwriting and development, acting, and devised performance.
Summer camp offering elementary school aged students weeklong sessions in topics like puppetry, acting, stage special effects, and filmmaking.
Salvage Vanguard Theater offers panel discussions and professional training opportunities for adults with each of their productions. Past events have included dialogues on transgender and gender identity issues, race relations in America, and feminism. Continuing Education Units are provided for completion of the 3 hour trainings. Past partners in our Community Dialogues Series include the Southern Poverty Law Center, YWCA of Greater Austin, and Planned Parenthood.
Our next community dialogue will be in tandem with the mainstage performance of con flama by Sharon Bridgforth in March 2018.
Tickets to every single performance at Salvage Vanguard Theater is Pay-What-You-Can. No one is ever turned away at the door. We believe that the arts enrich everyone’s lives. The cost of a ticket should never keep anyone away from the theater. Through-out the year, SVT also offers free workshop performances and open rehearsals.