Salvage Vanguard Theater (SVT) has a fierce commitment to producing, hiring, and collaborating with underserved voices in the community. They achieve this aim by providing education, community dialogues and radical accessibility.
SVTV Workshop: Spring 2018
Level II: Polishing Your Pilot
April 14- June 2, saturdays 10- 2pm
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.
SCHEDULE: 4 classes, Saturdays 10am- 2pm / April 14, April 28, May 12, June 2 *final meeting date is 3 weeks after third meeting date
$175 per student
$150 early-bird rate (registration before March 15th)
~space is limited~
Classes will take place at the Austin Seminary / 100 E 27th St, 78705
About the Teaching Artist, Jenny Connell Davis:
Jenny Connell Davis, the workshop leader, is a playwright, screenwriter, and TV writer based in Austin. She has pitched at multiple broadcast and cable networks, and sold recent pilot ideas to production companies. She currently has TV and film projects at Fox Animation, Sony, and Iconoclast/Anonymous Content.
Provides free tickets to teens to all events hosted by the Salvage Vanguard Theater. Provides internships to teens, workshop and classroom experience to teens on playwriting and development, acting, and devised performance.
Summer camp offering elementary school aged students weeklong sessions in topics like puppetry, acting, stage special effects, and filmmaking.
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.
Our next community dialogues - Every Saturday night following the performance of con flama
March 24: Black Identity in U.S. Education featuring panelists Marcus McQuirter, Chair, Drama Department at Austin Community College. Nina Rose, Founder of The R.O.S.E. Project (Recognizing Our Strength and Excellence). Bavu Blakes, scholar emcee of Hip Hop Grew Up. Dr. Tifani Jones Blakes, Founder of the Be Great Advancement Group, and Jasmine Robinson, Programming Committee Member at Boss Babes ATX.
March 31: Racial Justice & Austin Urbanization with panelists Amanda Johnston, Founder of Black Poets Speak Out and Torch Literary Arts, Amber Watts of Austin Justice Coalition and Natalie Goodnow, School-Based Program Director at Creative Action.
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.