The Cruel Circus: A Trouble Puppet Show
May 9–May 25, 2013 (8pm Thursdays – Saturdays, 6pm Sundays.)
An original play by Connor Hopkins. A mysterious tinkerer brings to life an entire world of strange circus performers — some polished and complete, some clumsy and misshapen — then disappears, leaving them to make sense of who they are and what they are made for.
A new work of dark whimsy from the company who brought Austin award-winning
productions of The Jungle,
Frankenstein, Riddley Walker, and most recently, Toil & Trouble. Trouble Puppet deploys bunraku-style
tabletop puppets to create graceful, lifelike, compelling drama for adults.
Arrive early for preshow music by Cami Alys!
Don Quixote, an adaptation by Zeb West
May 24th and 25th at 8pm
Two nights only! In the Studio theater.
Don Quixote spends most of this comedy adventure re-telling the story of Moby Dick! See Sancho Panza (as Ishmael) and Ahab battle the white whale windmill! This solo adventure uses puppets, masks, old-timey stagecraft, physical comedy, and sea shanties to smash two literary epics into an hour of shameless antics!
Web site for tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/373628
Web site for show: http://www.elephantandpeanut.com/innocent
*Blood, Sweat, and Cheers* by Amy Gentry and Kaci Beeler
May 30th - June 9th
Thursday - Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 4pm on the Mainstage
Opening May 30th and running for only two weekends at the Salvage Vanguard Theater comes *Blood, Sweat, and Cheers*, a brand new high-energy comedy about the world of competitive cheerleading in central Texas. When 17-year-old June Davis returns to her old cheer gym after an abrupt two-year sabbatical, she has to ask herself, is being the best worth losing everything? Featuring an all-star comedic cast, direction by Best of Austin winner Roy Janik, and a full competitive cheer routine starring National Champion athletes from Austin Cheer Factory. This is one theatrical event you won't want to miss.
*Ticket reservations:* Roy Janik at 512-638-7265 and http://www.austincheershow.com
a workshop showing of...
AM I WHITE
by Adrienne Dawes
Tuesday June 18th at 8pm in the Studio
When Neo-Nazi terrorist Wesley Connor returns to prison after a failed bomb plot, he is confronted with the two identities that threaten his position within the White Order of Thule most: fatherhood and his own mixed race heritage. Inspired by the true story of Leo Felton and Erica Chase, Am I White travels between linear narrative, recurring dreams and minstrel show nightmare to discover if a singular self exists in post-modern, “post-racial” America.Featuring: Cyndi Williams, Jacob Trussell, Jamie Rhodes, Florinda Bryant, and Ben Wolfe. Directed by Jenny Larson; Video Design by Lee Webster
Seated is limited (studio space has only 50 seats) but you can pay what you wish - tickets sold at the door.
Starlight, Starbright, Six Special Nights!
July 5th- 6th, 11th- 13th at 8pm. Late night performance July 12th at 10:30pm
Tickets $12 online and $15 at the door. Thursday July 11th is pay-what-you-wish at the door!
Legendary expatriate performer JOMAMA JONES hand-crafts an intimate concert version of her sold-out smash show RADIATE for her beloved Austin. "RADIATE glows..." said the New York Times, "making it hard to resist this sequined earth-mother's soulful embrace." Jones is accompanied by her collaborator and musical director, Bobby Halvorson, her Sweet Peaches - the extraordinary vocalists Helga Davis and Laura Jean Anderson, a knock-out band and a series of very special guests from the Austin community. Jomama Jones shares songs of resilience and regeneration as she recounts her rise to the stratosphere, her self-imposed exile from the U.S. and surprising observations of the America to which she has returned. Come spend an evening with the woman Backstage Magazine called "a true theatrical original"!
CELEBRATE THE COMEBACK IN US ALL!
Yoga with Adriene Mishler, RYT
Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and
Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 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 spring 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.
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 group originally formed at an old church on the east side 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. In 2007 CotFG became a sponsored project of SVT and holds monthly events at the theater. 2013 will be the 10th anniversary of Church of the Friendly Ghost!
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 last 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 our shows:
Lucky Chaos will have programming at SVT (Studio) every 1st and 2nd weekend of the month.
Friday/Saturday 8pm and 1st Saturday 10pm.
For more information 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