House Play by Diana Lynn Small

Works Progress Austin: House Play by Diana Lynn Small

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Saturday February 3rd  at 5:30pm and 7:30pm

Salvage Vanguard Theater (SVT) is proud to announce the winter Works Progress Austin (WPA) workshop, House Play by Diana Lynn Small. Two FREE performances of this work-in-progress will run February 3rd at 5:30pm and 7:30pm at the Susanna Dickinson Museum.

Three girls are left for dead in the woods and each takes on a new identity to survive: One becomes a Woman and builds a bungalow, one becomes an Animal and lives naked in a tree, and one becomes a Sybil, prayerful and sly in a lightning-struck holy hole. It doesn’t go well.

HOUSE PLAY is a new play, made to be performed in homes. A dinner, a hospitality ritual, a fable, HOUSE PLAY explores what it means to be an indoor creature in a world made-up of the outdoors. How can we be hospitable to a wilderness of neighbors, strangers and intimate companions?

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First developed at The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep in 2017, HOUSE PLAY is a collaboration with artists based in California, Colorado, Chicago and Austin. HOUSE PLAY will premiere in Austin in the spring of 2019 and then tour nationally, privileging cities and town that do not have traditional theater spaces.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: Saturday February 3rd at 5:30pm and 7:30pm

PERFORMANCE LOCATION: The Susanna Dickinson Museum/ 411 E Fifth St.

TICKETS: FREE! We are currently sold-out, but some of the wait list will get in! Arrive 1 hour before show time to put your name on the list. 

ABOUT WORKS PROGRESS AUSTIN: Launched in 2006, SVT’s Works Progress Austin development series provides playwrights with resources they need to bring their work to life. Works Progress Austin: 2017 Edition previously featured new works by Taji Senior, Amparo Garcia-Crow and Diana Small.

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Diana Lynn Small writes, acts, and directs for the stage. She is a Co-Artistic Director of Salvage Vanguard Theater in Austin, TX with Florinda Bryant and Jenny Larson. Diana earned her MFA in playwriting from the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin. Diana's new play House Play was developed at Berkeley Rep's The Ground Floor in 2017. Mad & a Goat has toured to seven cities since it was developed in 2013. Her play Good Day was selected for the 2015 Great Plains Conference PlayLabs, Kitchen Dog Theatre’s New Works Festival and was a finalist for the 2015 Play Penn Conference.  Diana has worked with paper chairs theatre company in Austin having directed Elizabeth Doss's play Mast and performing/dramaturging Doss's play Poor Herman and sharing the world-premiere of her play Hot Belly with The Syndicate in NYC (The Tank). She is pursuing a Master of Divinity at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

James Hapke is an artist and designer working in Chicago. He earned an MFA with an emphasis in Printmedia from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He serves as the co-founder of the group SPARKLE CLUB- An Abstract Compass, which looks to the properties and movements of light as models for navigation. Belly, his sculpture for solo listening, was recently shown in Chicago as part of the Sullivan Galleries’ performance show, L-A-S-T-I-N-G: Exploits of Endurance, and Collabo’s Keep In Touch. He is currently working on a constellation of morning and evening choral arrangements of the poems of Robert Lax for solo voice and Deep House.

Heather Johnson wears many hats as an artist in Fort Collins, Colorado. Heather co-owns La De Da Performing Arts and is always rehearsing something in Colorado. Most recently, she assistant directed the Henry Award winning production of August Osage County with OpenStage Theatre. She loves touring with Mad & a Goat, by Diana Lynn Small, to New York, Austin, Santa Barbara, Denver and Portland. She is a founding member of the Comedy Brewers with whom she performs improv comedy. Heather and her co-producers are currently working on producing the 6th annual Fort Collins Fringe Festival for July of 2018.

Marie Ponce is an actor, teacher and strength coach residing in Southern California. She holds a B.A. in Theatre and English from Westmont College and splits her theatre making between L.A. and Santa Barbara. When not performing or teaching, she co-owns and trains at Westlake Sports Performance & Fitness. Marie has worked with several companies, including: Boxtales Theatre Co., Ground Floor @Berkeley Rep, Chalk Rep, Casa0101, Lit Moon, and Young Actors Ensemble. Favorite roles include: King Richard in Richard III, Ariel in Tempest, and Kayleen in Gruesome Playground Injuries.

Paige Tautz is a performer and theatre maker who lives in Santa Barbara, California. She’s a member of the Lit Moon Theatre Company, with whom she performs annually at the International Bitola Shakespeare Festival. Paige is also an original member of the Santa Bitola Theatre Company, a bilingual collaboration between Lit Moon and the Bitola National Theatre. In 2016, Paige received an SB Independent award for her performance in Mad & a Goat, which has toured to seven cities since 2013. Paige co-co-hosts the late-night variety show, Live From The Piano Kitchen.

ABOUT SALVAGE VANGUARD THEATER

Salvage Vanguard Theater (SVT) based in Austin TX, is a nonprofit organization that provides accessible, affordable, artistic exchange between a diverse, inclusive community of artists and audiences through high quality experiences that foster experimentation and generate conversation.

Visit www.salvagevanguard.org or contact Jenny Larson for more information: 512-474 7886 or jenny@salvagevanguard.org

This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Drama League, 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.  This project is produced in coordination with the City of Austin’s Brush Square Museums and Parks and Recreation Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com. The City of Austin is proud to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require assistance for participation in our programs or use of our facilities, please call (512) 474-SVT6