Works Progress Vancouver:
Heaven Born Wind by Hannah Kenah
May 13 @ 7:30 PST at the Dorothy Somerset Studio, UBC, Vancouver @ 9:30 CST Live stream on Facebook
As one family moves through a barren landscape, the individual members are simultaneously each other’s only hope and greatest threat. A hulking father refuses to hunt, and a restless mother hides the concept of Home from her exhausted children. Heaven Born Wind lives in the boundaries between safety and danger: this side of the river and the need to ford the river; the warm circle of firelight and that which roams in the darkness beyond; the need to eat and their dwindling ammunition; the need for protection, yet the strongest among them is being driven mad by the wind, the wind, the heaven-born wind.
Kenah joins Larson at UBC this May for a four-day workshop. Playing with puppetry, movement, and text, the public is invited to a free sharing of this work-in-progress on May 13th at the Dorothy Somerset Studio on UBC campus. Read more...
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.