END OF SUMMER SPLASH PARTY!
September 3, 2015 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tickets: Free Admission
Join us for a FREE end of the summer “pool party” to celebrate our 21st season. Keep cool in the kiddie pool, enjoy some free drinks and food, compete in our corn-hole tournament and stick around for the DUNK TANK. YES. You will have an opportunity to dunk our NEW Managing Director Florinda Bryant, actor/board member Mical Trejo, and playwright/board member Tim Braun! Kick off your Labor Day weekend with some free fun at SVT.
The Odd Bird Essay Contest
Our next Made in the SVT show, Naked as a Gay Bird, deals with being a survivor. We want to hear your stories of survival too. Speak out and submit to our Odd Bird Essay Contest.
The Prompt: Write about a time that you felt bullied or alienated – a time you felt vulnerable, harassed, pushed to the margins, or excluded. How did you feel? How did you react? How did you move past it? What do you still carry with you?
The Results: SVT will select three essays – a first place and two runners up – to be featured in the Naked as a Gaybird program materials. The two runners up will receive a ticket for the Naked as a Gaybird VIP night performance and after party on November 20th. The writer of the first-place essay will receive two tickets to the VIP performance and a $50 cash prize.
The Rules: Own your story. Write honestly. Keep your piece to 500 words or less. Email your submission as a .doc or PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. DEADLINE EXTENDED to September 28th. In the email, include your name and age. You must be 17 – 24 years of age to participate.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
NAKED AS A GAYBIRD By Jay Byrd. Premiering November 5th- 21st 2015
Seventeen-year-old gay sex with Diana Ross, sort of; animated golden showers; sex clubs; junior high bullies; and a little bit of hag drag. One man's journey of growing up in the closet, and coming out big & better than ever. Written and performed by Jay Byrd. Directed by Jenny Larson. For Mature Audiences Only
Amelia Weatherbeaten (Caroline Reck) and Eleanor Dangerbottom (Cami Alys) are Victorian-era Lady Explorers and Spokeswomen for Hartman’s Hygenic Towellettes for Ladies, the first commercially available menstrual products for women. They travel around the world at the turn of the 19th century, hocking their products and lecturing hilariously on topics of interest to the Society of Learned Ladies, Where Ladies Share Knowledge with Ladies. (That’s you.) They have arrived with their collection of travel curios to set you straight on what you thought you didn't think you needed to know. Part P.T. Barnum sideshow, part Victorian Geographical Salon, these ladies will offer a seat at their table but you won’t stay in it for long. Anticipate a raucous, interactive, inventive evening that kicks the stuffing out of stuffy, um, “period” theater.
Tickets: Sliding scale $10-$20 https://ladyexplorer.eventbrite.com. 8PM Thursdays – Saturdays, September 10th-26th.
Invited musical workshop performances of Rosetta, currently under development, September 16 and 17, 2015 at SVT's Second Stage.
Based on the life of renowned crossover gospel artist and guitar virtuoso, Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Book and lyrics by Candyce Rusk, music by Craig Toungate, directed by Robert King Jr. Workshops are free with limited seating, supported by ScriptWorks and the COA Cultural Division on the Arts.
Yoga with Adriene, 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 www.yogawithadriene.com
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 11th - 14th this year.
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
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