Unlived Lives


In collaboration with Bulgarian artists The Mighty Mighty Pressure Cooker

(AUSTIN, TX) – Salvage Vanguard Theater (SVT) announces the workshop performance of Unlived Lives, a collaboration between artists Ida Daniel (Bulgaria), Jenny Larson (Austin), Todor Stoyanov (Bulgaria), and Graham Reynolds (Austin).

In 2013 directors Ida Daniel and Jenny Larson and composers Todor Stoyanov and Graham Reynolds met during the mini-festival She Makes Theatre in Sofia, Bulgaria.  Unlived Lives is the continuation of this initial encounter. Their artistic residency began in Sofia, Bulgaria in June of 2015. The four artists worked for 10 days and then shared a performance at the Mozei on June 9th and 10th. The experiment continues with this Texas residency. Beginning in Marfa, TX on March 23rd 2016 the piece will move to Salvage Vanguard Theater for a public performance on April 2nd. There, under the title Unlived Lives, the audience will witness the result of the joint experience of the directors and the composers.

Unlived Lives is an encounter of people working in a similar artistic field in different spots of the world. During the process Jenny Larson, Ida Daniel, Graham Reynolds and Todor Stoyanov will explore what we take for granted in life on both sides of the Ocean. The work will examine the differences in the life we live and the life that we haven’t lived (yet or never).  The creative team will devise a performance over the course of ten days. Pre-dawn, on the 11th day, the artists will share the work with an audience. The performance on April 2nd takes place from 2am- 5am (come and go as you please) in an attempt to challenge the way one compartmentalizes ones life and to challenge these understandings of the borders we create between work and fun, wake and sleep, lived and unlived lives. 

Collaborators:  Ida Daniel, Jenny Larson, Graham Reynolds, Todor Stoyanov

Assistant: Andrew Hatcher

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: April 2nd 2am- 5am

TICKETS are pay-what-you-wish. Starting price $5 online. http://salvagevanguard.org/tickets/

This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from Trust for Mutual Understanding, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works, and in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future.  Visit Austin atNowPlayingAustin.com.