Workshop performance of DENIM DOVES

Written by Adrienne Dawes,

Devised in collaboration with the Salvage Vanguard Theater company

Salvage Vanguard Theater (SVT) announces an open rehearsal and a workshop performance of Denim Doves as part of our Works Progress Austin new play development series.

“You are safe here, Sister.” Inside the compound walls, five fertile sister-wives enjoy many freedoms. Free sleep. Free Welches grape. Free laughter. Free denims of every length. Set in a dystopian future (which feels a lot like the mid 1990s), Denim Doves is a collaboratively devised feminist farce that explores themes of women in subjugation and the hilarious consequences of a rigid dick-tatorship.

Written by Adrienne Dawes. Music by Erik Secrest and Henna Chou. Lyrics by Cyndi Williams. Directed by Florinda Bryant and Jenny Larson. Cast: Kerri Atwood, Florinda Bryant, Henna Chou, Alyssa Dillard, Judd Farris, Jenny Larson, Renna Larson, Khattie Q, Erik Secrest and Cyndi Williams.  

November 11th 8pm- 10pm
Open rehearsal. Come and explore a carnival of Denim. Let us take you back to your elementary school carnivals, or the Church pot-luck. There will be scrunchie making, hair braiding, hand-bell playing, and grape juice. Get a sneak peek into the creative process of the SVT company.

November 17th and 18th Workshop reading and performance. Get a taste of the script in process. Hear a few songs from the show. Stick around after the performance and give us your feedback.

Tickets to the open rehearsal of DENIM DOVES are FREE and tickets to the Nov 17th and 18th reading are pay-what-you-wish, starting price $5.



April 4th 2015 at 11:20pm

A site-specific workshop of the collaboratively devised feminist farce, incorporating invented languages and riot grrl music.

An Invitation: Sisters! Let us gather. Tonight the moon is full.  We’ll celebrate. It’s what we do. We will feel excessively pretty.  We’ll carry you on our shoulders. We’ll eat.  We’ll drink.  We’ll sing. We’ll dance. We’ll teach you how to wash the blood out.  Sisters.  This is the beginning of how it all ends.

Writers: Adrienne Dawes and Cyndi Williams. Collaborators: Florinda Bryant, Henna Chou, Adrienne Dawes, Judd Farris, Jessica Gilzow, Jenny Larson, Erik Secrest and Cyndi Williams.

Tickets are FREE and can be reserved by emailing The address for the event will be given with your reservation confirmation. Seating is limited.