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.

Works-Progress-Austin (WPA), new play development series:

WPA 1: Casta by Adrienne Dawes / Fall 2017 A work inspired by the Casta paintings of the 1700s depicting interracial families in post-colonial New Spain, by Adrienne Dawes in collaboration with visual artists Beth Consetta Rubel. Following fall 2017 and spring 2018 workshops, CASTA will premiere in 2019.

WPA 2: HOUSE PLAY by Diana Lynn Small / Winter 2018 A play, part hospitality-ritual & part fable, made to-be-performed specifically in homes. When three deities are banished from the heavens they must decide if they’d rather live their earthly lives as wild animals or domesticated women. House Play will first be developed at the Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep in July 2017 and will premiere in Austin in the fall of 2018.

WPA 3: STRIP by Amparo Garcia-Crow / Spring 2018 An epic telling of the lives of the famous stripper Candy Barr, foul mouthed comedian Lenny Bruce, and entertainer extraordinaire Josephine Baker.


Salvage Vanguard Theater announces

A Second Look at Casta

May 6th 8pm @ Julia C Butridge Gallery

Salvage Vanguard Theater (SVT) announces A Second Look at Casta  by playwright Adrienne Dawes. Directed by Jenny Larson and in collaboration with visual artist Beth Consetta Rubel and composer Graham Reynolds, Casta is a new performance piece inspired by the casta paintings of Nueva España (Mexico).

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: Saturday/ May 6 2017 / 8- 9:30pm

PERFORMANCE LOCATION: Julia C. Butridge Gallery at the Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd. 

TICKETS: FREE online or at the door. Reservations can be made at salvagevanguard.org/tickets/

**May 25th performance at 7:30pm at the Drama League Theater Center in New York

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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 salvagevanguard.org/tickets/

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