Works Progress Austin

black do crack

by Florinda Bryant

One FREE performance of this work-in-progress will run April 28 at 7:30pm at the Dougherty Arts Center.

New solo performance black do crack by Florinda Bryant is an invitation to transform. It is an exploration of the mythology of the strong black woman. The mother who is not allowed to crack, but is dying under the pressure of that fiction. Drugs and food. Escaping. Stuck. Moving slow. Moving too fast. We wail. In secret. Hiding our discomposure. Black bends, and do crack. Read more...

TICKETS: FREE, online or at the door. Box office opens at 6:30pm. Reservations for each performance can be made at salvagevanguard.org/tickets/


SVTV Workshop: Spring 2018

Level II: Polishing Your Pilot

4 classes between April 14- June 2

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.