Works Progress Austin: May 2017 Edition

May 20th 4pm and 7pm @ Susanna Dickinson Museum

Works Progress Austin, SVT’s script development series, provides playwrights with the resources they need to bring their work to life: actors, stage managers, rehearsal time + space, cash, and the chance to share their work with an audience in the earliest stages .  Featuring new works by Taji Senior and Amparo Garcia-Crow.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:  May 20th 2017 at 4pm (AMENDMENT) and 7pm (STRIP)

PERFORMANCE LOCATION: Susanna Dickinson Museum/ 411 E Fifth St. 78701

TICKETS: FREE online or at the door. Reservations for each reading can be made at

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 “Casta”: A Drama League “Next Stage” residency

Salvage Vanguard Theater will be in New York City May 22-25, 2017 for a “Next Stage” residency with the Drama League. Director Jenny Larson will be developing performance piece Casta written by Adrienne Dawes.

Drama League’s Next Stage residencies are bestowed upon early-career, mid-career, and established directors developing projects intended for production in the near future. The residency supports collaborators with rigorous rehearsal, workshop, and developmental time to ready new work for pre-production.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: Thursday, May 25th 2017 7:00- 8:30pm

PERFORMANCE LOCATION: The Drama League Theater Center, 32 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013

TICKETS: FREE! Reservations available online at

2017- 2018 SEASON

2 premiere plays, 3 works-in-progress and exciting new leadership

This September SVT’s Florinda Bryant and Austin playwright Diana Lynn Small will join Jenny Larson at the helm of Salvage Vanguard Theater as Co-Producing Artistic Directors.  Florinda Bryant, an actress, producer, and playwright, is an SVT company member and staff member. She has been an activist and artist in Austin for the past 20 years working with Rude Mechs, Teatro Vivo and many more. Diana Lynn Small, a playwright, actress, and producer, has an MFA from the Michener Center at UT Austin. Her piece Mad and A Goat performed in rep with SVT’s Guest by Courtesy in Brooklyn in July 2016 and her piece Hot Belly premiered locally with the company Paper Chairs this past fall. Larson, Small and Bryant will collectively guide the vision of the organization.

2017-2018 Mainstage Season:

blu by Virginia Grise / October 26th- November 11th 2017 Directed by Florinda Bryant. The story follows a queer Chicana/o family through explosive after-effects of prison and hunger, desire and war.

con flama by Sharon Bridgforth / March 15th- 31st 2018 con flama is the story of a Black gurl’s coming of age, through the stories of her family, ancestors, and her fellow commuters on a bus traveling through Los Angeles.