Set in Los Angeles in the 1940s –1970s, con flama by Sharon Bridgforth, gives a glimpse of a Black gurl’s coming of age, through Ancestral passages and her family history. The gurl’s story unfolds as she makes her way through the cultural landscape of Los Angeles on the bus. con flama invites us to gather in a space of listening, to look at each other on the bus, and embrace an opportunity to witness the humanity in each other. con flama inspires us to love, connect and heal each other, and urges us to establish communities of love. Join us on the bus.
Walk Across Austin
March 1st -March 2nd 2018 Austin will host the annual Amplify Austin Day, a community-wide day of online giving. In celebration of this annual day of local love, Salvage Vanguard Theater (SVT) is taking a Walk Across Austin. SVT has been creating accessible and diverse new theater all over Austin for the past 22 years. Starting in bars and coffee shops in the 90s, squatting in the The Off Center and Hyde Park Theatre, running our own space for ten years, and now finding home in artist residencies across the city. In celebration of our past, present, and future work, we invite you to join the SVT squad in a walk across Austin, as we visit our many artistic homes.
You can join the SVT team as we walk across the city, or meet us at any (and all) of the various spaces we call home. March 1st 4:30pm- 8pm!
Amplify Day makes it possible for anyone to make a donation to their favorite cause. You can schedule a donation today, or give in that 24 hour window, March 1st at 6pm to March 2nd at 6pm: https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/salvagevanguard
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.