A Kodachrome Christmas 

Written and Directed by Pat Hazell,  and starring Jay Byrd as Earlene Hoople

Enter the colorful world of cable access tv hostess, Earlene Hoople, the self-proclaimed "Queen of Rural Media", as she tapes her Christmas special in front of a live audience. Letters to Mrs. Claus, an outrageous family slide show, fresh-baked snickerdoodles and a visit from the church hand bell choir set the stage for a picture-perfect evening of theatre. Buckle up, because Earlene is dangerously close to crafting her way out of her mind and into your heart this holiday season.  

A PORTION OF TICKET SALES WILL BENEFIT AUSTIN POLICE OPERATION BLUE SANTA which provides full holiday meals and Christmas gifts to Austin families in need.

Friday, November 28, 2014 at 8pm
Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 3pm and 8pm. Tickets $15

Salvage Vanguard Theater is thrilled to announce You’re The Boss! A playmaking workshop for tweens!

You’re The Boss is an educational program that nurtures the student’s creative voice while building teamwork, confidence, and communication skills. Students ages 9 -14 years old will collaborate to create their own story, characters, and worlds in this playmaking workshop for youth.  In SVT’s You’re The Boss students will work on all aspects of making a play, they will be the playwrights, directors, designers and actors.  The six-week course will culminate in a performance for family and friends.

Camp will take place at the Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 E Manor Rd. 78722, in the Studio space.

Camp runs January 26th- March 9th (no class on February 16th)

Monday evenings from 4:30- 6:30pm.

Camp will be lead by SVT artistic director Jenny Larson.

Camp fee is $175, Contact to register and to inquire about scholarships.

BRIEFS: An Episodic Adventure
The Mystery of People, Place and Time

WHO:      Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company 
WHAT:     A new evening-length modern dance by Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company
WHEN:     Dec 4-6, Thursday – Saturday 8pm with a Saturday Matinee at 3pm
TICKETS:  $20 General Admission, $15 Students and Seniors. Available online at or at the door.  

Using a series of vignettes, choreographer Kathy Dunn Hamrick shows how minor events can bring people, place and time together for one brief moment of magic. She delves even deeper by looking beyond that one moment in time and revealing what happens next. “ It’s like looking at an old family photo and experiencing a complex rush of feelings about what happened before and after this photograph was taken,” says Hamrick. “I’m providing context for particular life moments, because I’m fascinated by people and their paths.” Thursday through Saturday, December 4-6, 2014, at Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road, Austin, Texas.

FEAST OF MY HEART by Jason Phelps & Co.

Thursday-Saturday December 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 8pm. Sunday Dec 14 at 2pm.

Tickets are sliding scale from $8-$80 dollars with 50% of all ticket sales donated to the SUSTAINABLE FOOD CENTER.  

What does it mean to engage in an Act of Compassion?” Award-winning actor, dancer, vocalist, and producer Jason Phelps asked this question to eight of the country’s most gifted contemporary playwrights. Their responses comprise eight separate works that Jason will perform as solo’s at Salvage Vanguard Theater, Dec 11-20 at 8pm with a 2pm matinee on Sunday Dec 14.

The multi-award winning playwrights include: Kirk Lynn (Austin), C. Denby Swanson (Austin), Zell Miller (Austin), Daniel Alexander Jones (NYC), Ruth Margraff (Chicago), Erik Ehn (RI), Lisa D’Amour (New Orleans/NYC), Josh Meyer & Matt Hislope/Rubber Rep (Lawrence). Jason Phelps will be working with eight local, award-winning directors to bring these unique multi-media works to life: Shawn Sides (Rude Mechs), Jenny Larson (Salvage Vanguard), Ken Webster (Hyde Park Theatre), Amparo Garcia-Crow (Living Room), Christi Moore (Scriptworks), Lowell Bartholomee (Rude Mechs), Vicky Boone (Casting Director), Margery Segal (choreographer). In addition, Jason Phelps has given the eight short performance works to eight of Austin’s most gifted and successful visual artists to create unique works of art that will be displayed in the Salvage Vanguard Gallery during the month of December. The artists are: Leon Alessi (photography), Stella Alessi (painting), Carl Smith (painting), Shannon McCormick (digital collage), Tim Mateer (mixed media), Lee Webster (video/mixed media), Gretchen Phillips (photography), Sarah Bork Hamilton (mixed media) 

Yoga with Adriene Mishler, RYT


Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. and
Saturdays 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Cost is $10/class

Yoga at SVT classes will tone and heat the body as well as focus on alignment and flexibility. This series offers a playful sequence of poses and movement designed to build strength, guide the breath and allow ease to flow in. Adriene’s classes blend flowing movement with a lighthearted attitude and a clear attention to detail. Class ends with a relaxing cool down to leave you calm and centered. All levels welcome.

For more Yoga With Adriene, free yoga videos and more visit

Church of the Friendly Ghost


Church of the Friendly Ghost is a 100% volunteer-run arts organization supporting creative expression and counter-culture community.

The collective originally formed at an old church in east Austin in 2003 and over the years has included rotating casts of volunteers, artists, local audience and long distance pen-pals. The organization has presented over one thousand events to date including concerts, art exhibitions, workshops, film screenings and other adventurous excursions. COTFG's flagship event, New Media Art and Sound Summit occurs on June 12 - 14 this year.

For more information about the series visit or email

Gnap! Theater Projects


Gnap! Theater Projects presents and produces theatrical events that are both deliberately experimental and unashamedly populist, often utilizing modes of theater making that are artistically unfashionable and obsolete, including improvisation, short sketches, site specific performance art, and historical re-envisioning. Gnap! Theater Projects is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of ways of making narrative function in a theatrical setting. Gnap! Theater Projects work is intended for experienced theater audiences and theater-going novices alike.

Get-up, improv duo Shannon McCormick and Shana Merlin, performs every 3rd Friday at 8pm on our Studio stage.
No Shame, an open mic night for comedy and live performance, every 1st and 3rd Friday at 10pm in the Studio.


Visit Gnap! Theater Projects



Cinema41 is a community organization dedicated to providing a free arts education by supplying an open venue for the viewing and discussion of films that feature diversifying themes. In addition, Cinema41 strives to promote film appreciation by cultivating a support network for independent films and filmmakers alike.

Winner of the Austin Chronicle’s “Best Indie Film Cred Boost (2012)”, Cinema41 is a film collective that screens overlooked/forgotten independent films. The screenings are FREE and held on the fourth Thursday of every month at the Salvage Vanguard Theater. Each screening is augmented with a special guest (e.g. filmmakers, academics, etc…) to help contextualize the films.

For information visit Cinema41


Lucky Chaos Theater Projects produce works by or about Asian-Americans as well as other under-represented communities. They hope to increase dialogue about these experiences through the performance arts. Their projects are stories from a different point of view and range from published works to original works including submissions from the community. They explore all mediums including scripted, experimental, improv and movement. Come check out their shows:

Lucky Chaos will have programming at SVT in the Studio every 1st and 2nd weekend of the month.
Fridays/Saturdays 8pm and 1st Saturday 10pm.

For more information and tickets visit Lucky Chaos

Weird! True Hollywood Tales


Weird! True Hollywood Tales is a biography/pop culture history lecture series that focuses on the fascinating lives and strange deaths of iconic celebrities, Hollywood tragedies, and shocking scandals from the 20th century.

The bi-monthly lectures revolve around a central historical theme with related biographies. Every other 3rd Saturday at 8pm in the Studio

For more information visit Weird! True Hollywood Tales