Works Progress Austin: Queen of the Night by Travis Tate

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December 1st 2018

Saturday at 8pm

Hick’s House at Austin Seminary

100 E 27thSt.

Austin, TX 78705

Salvage Vanguard Theater invites you to join us for Queen of the Night a new work in progress by artist Travis Tate. Queen of the Night is a story that centers around Stephen, a 63 year-old, recent divorcee, who takes his son, Ty, a millennial queer, on a camping trip to their old stomping grounds; a place Stephen took Ty often as a child. Stuck in the woods for a few days, no phone, and only their memories, Stephen and Ty must reckon with the past in this present wilderness. Queen of the Night explores masculinity and queerness through the lens of multi-generational Blackness.

Written and directed by Travis Tate

Featuring performers Justin Whitener and Daniel Nkoola


ARTReach: On November 28th, in collaboration with Austin Bat Cave, Travis Tate will lead a creative writing workshop for teens at Out Youth. The students will attend the performance that weekend as our invited guests. Made possible by a generous grant from the Applied Materials Foundation.



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Travis Tate is a queer, black playwright, poet and performer from Austin, Texas. Their poetry has appeared in Borderlands:Texas Poetry Review, Underblong,Mr. Ma’am, and upcoming in the Shade Journaland apt. They are a finalist for the Cosmonauts Avenue 2018 Poetry Prize.Their one-person drag show, It’s a Travesty! One Night with Jazzie Mercado! was presented at the Cohen New Works Festival (2017) and at Salvage Vanguard Theater’s Three-Headed Fest in November 2017. Their play MotherWitch was featured as a part of the 2018 UTNT (UT New Theatre).


Turn into the Seminary from E. 30th St. It will be a left turn if you're coming from Speedway and a right turn if you're coming from Guadalupe.

Follow the campus road all the way down until it curves left and dead ends. Hicks House will be on the left (you'll see picnic tables & a playground). Park in any of the available spots.