SVTV Workshop: Spring 2018

Level II: Polishing Your Pilot

4 classes between April 14- June 2

Salvage Vanguard Theater announces SVTV Level ll: Polishing Your Pilot. This winter, we launched SVTV- a new series of television-writing workshops. In January we developed a logline, show bible, and revised outline for the pilot episode of an original television show. Over the course of four classes, SVTV Level ll will dig deep into our pilots. We’ll assess them for overall story structure, character development, world-building and voice. We’ll think about where to play up originality, and where traditional television tropes help our cause. We’ll nail down our elevator pitch so that we can articulate the “promise of our premise” quickly and easily.

While SVTV Level ll: Polishing Your Pilot is meant as the follow-up to SVTV: Creating the Show Bible, any participant with the first draft of a pilot in hand is welcome to take the class.


This September SVT’s Florinda Bryant and Austin playwright Diana Lynn Small will join Jenny Larson at the helm of Salvage Vanguard Theater as Co-Producing Artistic Directors.  Florinda Bryant, an actress, producer, and playwright, is an SVT company member and staff member. She has been an activist and artist in Austin for the past 20 years working with Rude Mechs, Teatro Vivo and many more. Diana Lynn Small, a playwright, actress, and producer, has an MFA from the Michener Center at UT Austin. Her piece Mad and A Goat performed in rep with SVT’s Guest by Courtesy in Brooklyn in July 2016 and her piece Hot Belly premiered locally with the company Paper Chairs this past fall. Larson, Small and Bryant will collectively guide the vision of the organization.