Works Progress Austin:

House Play by Diana Lynn Small

Saturday February 3rd at 5:30pm and 7:30pm

Three girls are left for dead in the woods and each takes on a new identity to survive: One becomes a Woman and builds a bungalow, one becomes an Animal and lives naked in a tree, and one becomes a Sybil, prayerful and sly in a lightning-struck holy hole. It doesn’t go well.

HOUSE PLAY is a new play, made to be performed in homes. A dinner, a hospitality ritual, a fable, HOUSE PLAY explores what it means to be an indoor creature in a world made-up of the outdoors. How can we be hospitable to a wilderness of neighbors, strangers and intimate companions? Read more...


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SVTV Workshop: January 2018

Intro to TV Writing: Creating The Show Bible

4 classes: 6- 10pm Jan 7, Jan 24, Feb 7, and Feb 21st

(AUSTIN, TX) –  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.  Read more...


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.