Salvage Vanguard Theater (SVT) has a fierce commitment to producing, hiring, and collaborating with underserved voices in the community. SVT believes in using art and performance to create currents of positive change in the world.
Founded on the principle that there is a natural empathetic connection between tradition-defying artwork and the rebellious nature of youth. The Salvage Vanguard educational programs seek to nurture the creative potential of adolescents by fostering a dynamic exchange between visionary artists and high school students, with a particular focus on under-served populations.
#Every28Hours, presented at Huston-Tillotson University, encompasses a day of community, accompanied by the presentation of one-minute plays that act as an artistic expression of the Black Lives Matter movement. Come celebrate the rich history and vibrant culture of East Austin with performances from the #Every28Hours Plays Festival, which features rapid-fire 60-second plays rooted in the statistic that a person of color becomes the victim of police brutality every 28 hours.
WHAT: The opportunity to engage with local champions of diversity in discussion of imperative sociopolitical topics.
WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 6- 9pm
WHERE: Huston-Tillotson University | 900 Chicon St, Austin, TX 78702
TICKETS: FREE, walk-up tickets available
ARTREACH: Launched in the late 90s by founder Jason Neulander, ARTReach provides free tickets to teens to all events hosted by the Salvage Vanguard Theater. ARTReach provides internships to teens to work on the Salvage Vanguard theatrical season. ARTReach provides workshop and classroom experience to teens on playwriting and development, acting, and devised performance.
SVT KIDS: Summer camp offering elementary school aged students weeklong sessions in topics like puppetry, acting, stage special effects, and filmmaking.
COMMUNITY DIALOGUES: Salvage Vanguard Theater offers panel discussions and professional training opportunities for adults with each of their productions. Past events have included dialogues on transgender and gender identity issues, race relations in America, and feminism. Continuing Education Units are provided for completion of the 3 hour trainings. Past partners in our Community Dialogues Series include the Southern Poverty Law Center, YWCA of Greater Austin, and Planned Parenthood.
Tickets to every single performance at Salvage Vanguard Theater is Pay-What-You-Can. No one is ever turned away at the door. We believe that the arts enrich everyone’s lives. The cost of a ticket should never keep anyone away from the theater. Through-out the year, SVT also offers free workshop performances and open rehearsals. SVT is also host to Yoga With Adriene’s donation based community yoga practice.