Three Headed Festival

Three Headed Festival

Curated by co-producing artistic directors Florinda Bryant, Jenny Larson, and Diana Lynn Small. Salvage Vanguard announces The Three-Headed Festival of New Plays, including three weekends of solo performances that examine the fears and beasts ruling U.S. American life. Where do these pressures come from? What can be sourced to inspire monsters of hope, justice and reconciliation?

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“Casta”: A Drama League “Next Stage” residency

 “Casta”: A Drama League “Next Stage” residency

Salvage Vanguard Theater (SVT) announces Casta, a Drama League “Next Stage” residency.  Casta by playwright Adrienne Dawes, directed by Jenny Larson and in collaboration composer Graham Reynolds, is a new performance piece inspired by the casta paintings of Nueva España (Mexico).

This May, SVT takes Casta to New York for development. With support from the Drama League, SVT will bring Jenny, Adrienne, three Austin actors,  and Graham Reynolds to New York for a weeklong workshop. At the end of the week of exploration and experimentation the team will invite a small audience to witness the piece in its current state.

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Thr3e Zisters by Lola Pierson and Yury Urnov

Thr3e Zisters by Lola Pierson and Yury Urnov

Winner of 4 Austin Critics Table Awards including Best Production of a Comedy, a show the critics call “beautiful,” “fascinating,” and “seriously amazing.” The three sisters have long been dead and buried. Vershinin, Tusenbach, and Suleny exhume them with the hopes of creating the perfect women for their pleasure. The sisters, unburied and ready to adapt to a new way of life, learn that there are already very stringent expectations in place for their arrivals.  

Tickets can be purchased on-line HERE

Cast and crew bios HERE

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A first look at Casta

A first look at Casta

Salvage Vanguard Theater (SVT) announces the workshop performance of Casta (working title), a new performance piece in development by playwright Adrienne Dawes in collaboration with visual artist Beth Consetta Rubel. Casta is presented as part of SVT’s Works Progress Austin new play development series.

Casta (working title) explores these constructed images of colonial bodies and the failed attempts of the government to control its subjects through increasing social regulations. 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: August 27th at 8pm / FREE

TICKETS: http://salvagevanguard.org/tickets/

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Guest by Courtesy Brooklyn Tour

Guest by Courtesy Brooklyn Tour

GUEST BY COURTESY has, thus far, delighted audiences in Texas and in Eastern Europe. We are now adding Brooklyn to that esteemed list. As part of Brooklyn Yards AUSTIN EXCHANGE, GUEST BY COURTESY will run in rep with Diana Small’s MAD AND A GOAT in an East Bed-Stuy living room.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
July 22- 25 7:30pm / July 27- 30 7:30pm / Graham Reynolds plays live July 22 and 23

TICKETS
http://www.brooklynyard.org/

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Unlived Lives

Unlived Lives

UNLIVED LIVES
April 2nd 2am- 5am

Unlived Lives is an encounter of people working in a similar artistic field in different spots of the world. During the process Jenny Larson, Ida Daniel, Graham Reynolds and Todor Stoyanov will explore what we take for granted in life on both sides of the Ocean. The work will examine the differences in the life we live and the life that we haven’t lived (yet or never).  

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Denim Doves

Denim Doves

Denim Doves by Adrienne Dawes

January 21st- February 13th 2016

“You are safe here, Sister.” Inside the compound walls, five fertile sister-wives enjoy many freedoms. Free sleep. Free Welches grape. Free laughter. Free denims of every length. Set in a dystopian future (which feels a lot like the mid 1990s), Denim Doves is a collaboratively devised feminist farce that explores themes of women in subjugation and the hilarious consequences of a rigid dick-tatorship. 

Tickets HERE

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Naked as a Gaybird

Naked as a Gaybird

Naked as a Gaybird by Jay Byrd

November 5th- 21st 2015 in the SVT Studio Theater

Naked as a Gaybird is Jay Byrd’s journey through a life of discovery, of hiding in closets, of learning about the body functions of boys and beasts, of sex and shame and naïveté, and of a pivotal moment in life when he was forced to look in the mirror and admit things to himself honestly.

A hilarious one man show, Naked as a Gaybird is told through childlike animation, object puppetry, and conversations—like a tale told around a campfire to a new close friend after a couple of beers, with a song thrown in here and there for good measure. 

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Workshop performance of DENIM DOVES

Workshop performance of DENIM DOVES

DENIM DOVES
Written by Adrienne Dawes,

Devised in collaboration with the Salvage Vanguard Theater company

(AUSTIN, TX) – Salvage Vanguard Theater (SVT) announces an open rehearsal and a workshop performance of Denim Doves as part of our Works Progress Austin new play development series.

“You are safe here, Sister.” Inside the compound walls, five fertile sister-wives enjoy many freedoms. Free sleep. Free Welches grape. Free laughter. Free denims of every length. Set in a dystopian future (which feels a lot like the mid 1990s), Denim Doves is a collaboratively devised feminist farce that explores themes of women in subjugation and the hilarious consequences of a rigid dick-tatorship. 

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THR3E ZISTERS by Lola Pierson and Yury Urnov

THR3E ZISTERS by Lola Pierson and Yury Urnov

Salvage Vanguard Presents THR3E ZISTERS by Lola Pierson and Yury Urnov

The three sisters have long been dead and buried. Vershinin, Tusenbach, and Suleny exhume them with the hopes of creating the perfect women for their pleasure. The sisters, unburied and ready to adapt to a new way of life, learn that there are already very stringent expectations in place for their arrivals. Three Zisters is an amalgamation of a modern adaption of Chekhov's Three Sisters, a literal translation of the original Russian text, and dramatic criticism of Chekhov's work. The piece explores the innate conflict between performing classic texts and the changing roles of gender and performance in contemporary culture.  Oh, and the sisters are zombies. 

January 22nd- February 14th at 8pm

Tickets HERE and learn more about the creative team HERE!

 

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AM I WHITE by Adrienne Dawes

AM I WHITE by Adrienne Dawes

AM I WHITE by Adrienne Dawes

Performances run October 1- 18, 2014
VIP Opening Night Performance: October 4, 2014

Salvage Vanguard Theater announces the third and final MADE IN THE SVT production of its 20th anniversary season: the world premiere of AM I WHITE by local playwright Adrienne Dawes, directed by Jenny Larson.

Learn more about the cast and crew HERE!

When Neo-Nazi terrorist Wesley Connor returns to prison after a failed bomb plot, he is confronted with the two identities that threaten his position within the White Order of Thule most: fatherhood and his own mixed race heritage. Inspired by the true story of Leo Felton and Erica Chase, AM I WHITE travels between recurring dream and minstrel show nightmare to discover if a singular self exists in an alleged “post-racial” America.

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BRIGHT NOW BEYOND by Daniel Alexander Jones and Bobby Halvorson

BRIGHT NOW BEYOND by Daniel Alexander Jones and Bobby Halvorson

Click here to learn about our amazing Cast and Crew!

We are at a crossroads in the Land of Oz. Twilight. A boy named Tip receives a mysterious prophecy from a dying Queen. Tip’s resulting adventure into the unknown is the heart of Bright Now Beyond, a new music theatre piece by Daniel Alexander Jones and composer Bobby Halvorson, presented by Salvage Vanguard Theater.

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FROM THE PIG PILE: The Requisite Gesture(s) of Narrow Approach by Sibyl Kempson

FROM THE PIG PILE: The Requisite Gesture(s) of Narrow Approach by Sibyl Kempson

An interactive journey across a vast landscape of associate histories, FROM THE PIG PILE features original music by Graham Reynolds, puppetry by Connor Hopkins, dancing, marauding, a Yeahoh sighting, and enough champagne for everyone.

April 3rd- 13th Thursday -Sunday at 8pm, April 17th- 19th as part of the 10th Annual Fusebox Festival!

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Salvage Vanguard Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Salvage Vanguard Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Salvage Vanguard Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Since its inception in 1994, Salvage Vanguard Theater (SVT) has produced cutting-edge theater in Austin, premiering plays by distinguished theater artists such as Lisa D’Amour, Ruth Margraff, Dan Dietz, Caridad Svich, Jason Grote, Abi Basch, C. Denby Swanson and Andrea Thome. 

Salvage Vanguard Theater proudly announces its 20th anniversary season, featuring three world premiere MADE IN THE SVT productions, Bulgarian performance art, and a big birthday bash!

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