Three Headed Monster


Three Headed Monster

three weekends, three solo performances, three curators

October 26- November 11, 2017 / Thursday through Saturday nights at 8pm

Dougherty Arts Center / 1110 Barton Springs Rd.

Curated by co-producing artists directors Diana Lynn Small, Florinda Bryant, and Jenny Larson. Salvage Vanguard announces The Three-Headed Monster Festival of New Plays, including three weekends of solo performances that examine the fears and beasts ruling U.S. American life. Where do these monsters come from? What can be sourced to inspire monsters of hope, justiceand reconciliation?

Oct 26 - 28 Mad and a Goat by Diana Lynn Small

MAD & A GOAT is a two-woman show about one woman who, to free herself from college debt, joins a Wyoming goat farm she inherits from her occult-leader birth parents. Seduction. Biscuits. Goats. Money. Written and Directed by Diana Lynn Small. Featuring Maria Ponce and Paige Tautz

Nov 2 - 4 You Never Can Always Sometimes Tell by Stacey Karen Robinson

“Y’all thought it was the end of the world, but we know different. Hyeah in this shaking… Hear in this shaking… As it begins~” Stacey Karen Robinson performs her new solo exploration. Mixing song, movement and her distinctive storytelling style. Written and Performed by Stacey Karen Robinson

Nov 9 – 11 It’s a Travesty! One Night with Jazzie Mercado! by Travis Tate

It’s a Travesty! One Night with Jazzie Mercado! is a glitter-bombed elegy for the distances working to separate us from ourselves. Using song & spell, the show confesses & confounds our own personal histories, bodies, & loves, not so we may leave those things behind, but so we may carry those things with us, & so we may call this healing. Written and Performed by Travis Tate. Composer Jordan Good

TICKETS: Online or at the door, $10 for one show or $20 for all three. All tickets to SVT shows are Pay-What-You-Can at the door EVERY NIGHT. Box office opens at 7pm. Reservations for each performance can be made at

ABOUT DIANA LYNN SMALL: Diana Lynn Small writes, acts and directs for the stage. She has an MFA in playwriting from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. Her two-woman show Mad & a Goat has toured to 6 cities since it was developed in 2013. Her play Good Day was selected for the 2015 Great Plains Conference PlayLabs, and Kitchen Dog Theatre’s New Works Festival and she's been an artist in residence at Tofte Lake Center in Ely, MN. Diana has worked with paper chairs theatre company in Austin, TX premiering her play Hot Belly and directing Elizabeth Doss's play Mast and performing/dramaturging Doss's play Poor Herman. This summer Diana will develop a new show, HOUSE PLAY, at Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor. Diana is pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

ABOUT STACEY KAREN ROBINSON: Stacey Karen Robinson is an actress and playwright.  The Bronx Council on the Arts awarded her a 2009 BRIO Award in Playwriting for the solo show, Quiet Frenzy.  She performed the work at Northwestern University as part of the Solo/Black/Woman Series presented by the Department of Performance Studies and at Pillsbury House Theatre as part of Non English Speaking Spoken Here: The Late Nite Series curated by Laurie Carlos and E.G. Bailey.  Workshop productions of the play occurred in NY at the Wild Project and the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College. Quiet Frenzy will be published in the upcoming book, Solo/Black/Woman (Northwestern University Press).  Other plays include Wounded Heart,Deja and the January River, which received a workshop production at Rites and Reason Theatre of Brown University and Being in the Black, which was published in Find Your Voice: A Methodology for Enhancing Literacy Through Re-Writing and Re-Acting (Heinemann Drama 2004).  As an actress, she has performed with TheatreSquared, at P.S. 122 (Red Frogs), Perseverance Theatre (In The Blood), ZACH Theatre (Bee-Luther-Hatchee & The America Play), Hyde Park Theatre (blood pudding & Unmerciful Good Fortune) and The Perishable Theatre's Shows for Young Audiences. She has also appeared in numerous NY staged readings and workshops, including performances with Rising Circle, New Georges, the Classical Theatre of Harlem, at HERE, New Dramatists, INTAR, the Public Theater, the Women's Project and the Lark.  She studied in the Actor Training Program of the Juilliard School and received a BA from Brown University in Afro-American Studies.

ABOUT TRAVIS TATE: Travis Tate is a queer witch who writes plays & poems & performs. They are a MFA candidate at the Michener Center for Writers. Other works include ghost playPhineas Gage: The American Crowbar Case and Butter.


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Mad and a Goat was developed with support from ScriptWorks' Seed Support Fund. For more information about ScriptWorks, visit

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