Written by Dan Dietz
Directed by Jason Neulander
Live Music by Chris Black
October 12 - November 3, 2001 at The Off Center
2211-A Hidalgo Street
WINNER! 2002 AUSTIN CRITICS TABLE AWARDS FOR BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR (JASON PHELPS), AND BEST SOUND DESIGN!
Tilt Angel was an extraordinary success for Salvage Vanguard Theater. Hailed as a “must-see” production by The Austin American-Statesman, the show blew all previous attendance records out of the water. More than 1100 people saw the show. In addition, the play brought in record box office revenues and record merchandise sales. And with Tilt Angel, Salvage Vanguard Theater surpassed the 2-ton mark of canned food donated to the Capitol Area Food Bank through “Starving Artist Nite.” The script received a workshop and reading at PlayLabs in Minneapolis and a reading at Rude Mechanicals in New York. Tilt Angel was featured on both the Statesman and Austin Chronicle “Top 10” lists for 2001.
Playwright Dan Dietz spins a gothic fairy tale, deep south style. After her commercial flight crashes into the earth, a dead woman, her auto mechanic husband, and their baby-brained, big-bodied son struggle to get the world back on its axis. Sparks and steel, threatening vegetables, weird wings and weirder hands all collide in this gritty and lyrical family epic. This show features the extraordinary acting talents of Jason Phelps, Robert Pierson, Cyndi Williams, and Victor Steele. Live music by Chris Black of Golden Arm Trio and Holy Ghost.
“Must-see status. Tilt Angel is strangely prescient. … A play about loss and grief, this first production of Tilt Angel showcases not just the script, but the powerful, resolute group that has brought it to life.”
—Jamie Smith Cantara, Austin American-Statesman