2017- 2018 SEASON
2 premiere plays, 3 works-in-progress and exciting new leadership
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.
2017-2018 Mainstage Season:
blu by Virginia Grise / October 26th- November 11th 2017 Directed by Florinda Bryant. The story follows a queer Chicana/o family through explosive after-effects of prison and hunger, desire and war.
con flama by Sharon Bridgforth / March 15th- 31st 2018 con flama is the story of a Black gurl’s coming of age, through the stories of her family, ancestors, and her fellow commuters on a bus traveling through Los Angeles.