Walk Across Austin!


Walk Across Austin! An Amplify Austin Day Event 

March 1st 4:30pm- 8pm

March 1st -March 2nd 2018 Austin will host the annual Amplify Austin Day, a community-wide day of online giving. In celebration of this annual day of local love, Salvage Vanguard Theater (SVT) is taking a Walk Across Austin.

SVT has been creating accessible and diverse new theater all over Austin for the past 22 years. Starting in bars and coffee shops in the 90s, squatting in the The Off Center and Hyde Park Theatre, running our own space for ten years, and now finding home in artist residencies across the city.

In celebration of our past, present, and future work, we invite you to join the SVT squad in a walk across Austin, as we visit our many artistic homes. We are excited to continue to grow our relationships with the Dougherty Arts Center, the Brush Square Museums, and the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. As Artists-in-Residence at these facilities we are finding office and meeting space, rehearsal space, and performance space. In addition to these residencies, in 2017 we launched a residency of our own. This fall SVT launched the SVT Artist House, a space committed to providing affordable residence for long term Austin artists and visiting artists.

Salvage Vanguard’s mission is to create accessible, affordable work, and a thriving artistic exchange between a diverse, inclusive community of artists and audiences. We create high quality experiences, and foster experimentation and conversation. On Amplify Austin Day, SVT is raising money to support the upcoming 2018 programming that is in service of our mission. When you Amplify SVT, your donation helps pay for child care for parent-artists, wellness & trauma-caring workshops for actors, ASL interpreters and audio interpreters, and the development of four exciting new works by women.

You can join the SVT team as we walk across the city, or meet us at any (and all) of the various spaces we call home.


Walk Across Austin Schedule:

·       4:30pm on March 1st, we will gather at the SVT Artist House!

·       5:00pm (50 minute walk) we’ll begin our walk to the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Hick’s House, arriving at the Seminary around 5:50. We’ll celebrate the official launch of #AmplifyATX2018 at 6pm.

·       At 6:20pm (40 minute walk) we’ll walk to the Susanna Dickinson Museum, arriving around 7:00pm we’ll enjoy music and wine in this centrally located historical home.

·       At 8:00pm, the Museum party concludes and you can wish the SVT staff “farewell” as they make their way to the Dougherty Arts Center, to visit a closed rehearsal of con flama by Sharon Bridgforth. The SVT staff will live stream their visit on Facebook from 8:30- 9pm.

Party Across Austin Schedule (skip the walk, and join us for the celebration)

·  4:30p-5:00p: Kick-off toast at the SVT Artist House

·  5:30p-6:30p: Happy Hour at Hick’s House at Austin Seminary

·  7:00p-8:00p: Music & Wine at the Susanna Dickinson Museum

The Walk Across Austin ends at 8pm, but the Amplify giving will have just begun! This year, we are setting our fundraising goal at $8000. Here is how your donation helps support our season:


$1,200 -- Support the cost of having an ASL interpreter and Audio interpreter at one show of every SVT production.

$500 -- Supports our pay-what-you-wish ticket model for patrons to con flama

$1,000 -- Supports a composer for our fall production of Sharon Bridgforth’s river see

$3,000 -- Funds 3 Works Progress Austin new play development programs

$400 -- Child care for parent-artists involved in SVT programming

$600 -- Wellness & Trauma-caring workshops for actors in con flama

$300 -- Post show panel for con flama and river see including the playwright, Sharon Bridgforth

$1,000 -- Support the travel and production costs of developing Hannah Kenah’s new play Heaven Born Wind in Vancouver, Canada with Artistic Director, Jenny Larson

Join us on March 1st as we Walk Across Austin.  We walk for women making art, we walk for mothers making art, we walk for new voices, and accessible practices. Come walk with us! Take pride in our city, its beauty, and the community that supports the arts.

Amplify Day makes it possible for anyone to make a donation to their favorite cause.

You can schedule a donation today, or give in that 24 hour window, March 1st at 6pm to March 2nd at 6pm:


SVT Artist House, Park on Helen St, and an SVT delegate will be there to guide you. Located behind the Travis County Tax Office, 5501 Airport Blvd. Austin, TX 78751

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Hick’s House, 100 E 27th St, Austin, TX 78705

Brush Square Museums, 411 E Fifth St. Austin, TX 78701


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.orgMarch 1st -March 2nd 2018 Austin will host the annual Amplify Austin Day, a community-wide day of online giving. In celebration of this annual day of local love, Salvage Vanguard Theater (SVT) is taking a Walk Across Austin.

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) 974-3914  

La Ciudad de Austin está comprometida al Acta de Americanos Incapacitados. Si requiere asistencia para participar en nuestros programas por favor llame al teléfono número (512) 974-3914.