FROM THE PIG PILE: The Requisite Gesture(s) of Narrow Approach by Sibyl Kempson

printed ephemera by Derek Rosenstrauch

printed ephemera by Derek Rosenstrauch

Salvage Vanguard Theater is proud to announce the first MADE IN SVT production of our 20th Anniversary Season! 

Performances run April 3rd- 19th 2014

April 3rd -13th Thursday- Sunday night at 8pm
April 17th- 18th at 8pm and April 19th at 7pm as part of the Fusebox Festival

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An interactive journey across a vast landscape of associate histories, FROM THE PIG PILE features original music, puppetry, dancing, marauding, a Yeahoh sighting and enough champagne for everyone.

For three (hundred thousand) years now, we of the Pig Pile have squirmed, squealed and de-structed our way across a vast landscape of associative histories. At times, they morph together into a narrative structure, and at others, they elude us completely. There is no panacea for feral swine work. The closer we get to the complicated porcine truth of what it means to be human, the more our numbers have dwindled, and we are now on the brink of extinction. Only you can help us to piece these pieces together, before it’s too late.

Note: If you have any wooden items that you wish to be preserved for all eternity, you may please to bring them with you to the occasion.

The Austin Pig Pile is the nickname for the three-year collaboration of Austin artists and theater companies coming together for the Full Stage USA - Austin project created and sponsored by New Dramatists in NYC with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, National Performance Network, City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, and the Texas Commission on the Arts. In collaboration with Script Works, Fusebox Festival, Physical Plant, Rude Mechs, Rubber Repertory, and Salvage Vanguard Theater.

This performance is produced by Salvage Vanguard Theater in association with the Rude Mechs.

DIRECTED BY Shawn Sides and Jenny Larson

CAST Florinda Bryant, Wesley Bryant, Robert Fisher, David Jones, Hannah Kenah, Renna Larson, Lana Lesley, Todd London, Christi Moore, Mical Trejo, Cole Wilson

DESIGN TEAM Graham Reynolds, Robert Fisher, Connor Hopkins, Lisa Laratta, Hope Bennett, Steven Shirey, Ben Schave

About Sibyl Kempson: Sibyl Kempson lives and makes theater in NYC and the Pocono Mountains. Her plays have been presented at Dixon Place, Soho Rep, Performance Spae 122, The Chocolate Factory, New York Live Arts, the Fusebox Festival, the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis, the Great Plains Theater Conference in Omaha, and the Theater Bonn in Germany, and have been developed in workshops in the CATCH! Performance Series Little Theater, and at New Dramatists. She is a 2010 MacDowell Colony Fellow, a Member of New Dramatists class of ’17, a 2013-2014 McKnight National Resident and Commissionee, 2013-2014 recipient of the Virginia B Toulmin commission through New York Theatre Workshop, and a four-time recipient of the Dicon Place’s Mondo Cane! Commission. She is a founding member of the Joyce Cho Initiative, an affinity of playwrights dedicated to the staging of problem plays, and of Machiqq Women’s Auxiliary playwriting group. She earned an MFA in Playwriting from Brooklyn College, 2007, where she studied under the instigation of Mac Wellman. Her plays are published by the 53rd State Press PLAY Journal of Plays, and PAJ.