Naked as a Gaybird by Jay Byrd
Naked as a Gaybird is Jay Byrd’s journey through a life of discovery, of hiding in closets, of learning about the body functions of boys and beasts, of sex and shame and naïveté, and of a pivotal moment in life when he was forced to look in the mirror and admit things to himself honestly.
A hilarious one man show, Naked as a Gaybird is told through childlike animation, object puppetry, and conversations—like a tale told around a campfire to a new close friend after a couple of beers, with a song thrown in here and there for good measure. Read more...
Oct 15th at 7pm on the MainStage
Souled Out by Pattie Canova
Souled Out is both a novel and an entertaining evening of theatre. It's half psychic sideshow and half sensational autobiographical revelation, all delivered with the down-to-earth, shoot-from-the-hip flair of Ms. Pattie Canova, the self-described "rock star of tarot." Read more about Pattie here: www.PattieCanova.com
An open rehearsal and workshop showing of
Written by Adrienne Dawes
Devised in collaboration with the Salvage Vanguard Theater company
“You are safe here, Sister.” Inside the compound walls, five fertile sister-wives enjoy many freedoms. Free sleep. Free Welches grape. Free laughter. Free denims of every length. Set in a dystopian future (which feels a lot like the mid 1990s), Denim Doves is a collaboratively devised feminist farce that explores themes of women in subjugation and the hilarious consequences of a rigid dick-tatorship.
November 11th 8pm- 10pm Open rehearsal. There will be scrunchie making, hair braiding, hand-bell playing, and grape juice. Get a sneak peek into the creative process of the SVT company. November 17th and 18th Workshop reading and performance. Get a taste of the script in process. Hear a few songs from the show. Stick around after the performance and give us your feedback. TICKETS to the open rehearsal of DENIM DOVES are FREE and tickets to the Nov 17th and 18th reading are pay-what-you-wish, starting price $5. http://salvagevanguard.org/tickets/
Oct 29th- Nov 22nd, Thrs- Sat at 8pm, Sundays at 6pm
*Nov 13th 7pm performance, ASL interpreted
"Whimsical," "hilarious, "amazing" —Austin Theatre Examiner
Frankenstein: The Trouble Puppet Show is a spectacular and funny work of puppet theater, adapted from Mary Shelley's classic novel by Trouble Puppet Artistic Director Connor Hopkins. Departing widely from both the original novel and subsequent adaptations, this production spins a tale of steampunk science that escapes from an abandoned Romanian asylum and makes its way over land and through the sewers to Paris during the Reign of Terror.
This is a signature Trouble Puppet show, created by the company that brought Austin award-winning productions of The Jungle, Riddley Walker, Toil and Trouble, The Cruel Circus, The Head, The Crapstall Street Boys, Hyde & Jekyll, and Wars of Heaven.
Tickets: $10–21 at http://fetchsomebrains.bpt.me
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