Pinkolandia

Pinkolandia

October 17 - November 2, 2013 at SVT
2803 Manor Road

Salvage Vanguard Theater is proud to announce the first MADE IN SVT production of the 2013-2014 season: Pinkolandia by Andrea Thome, directed by Jenny Larson.

When two young sisters are exiled with their family from Chile to a bizarre Reagan-era Wisconsin, they are forced to retreat to an imaginary world to help uncover their family’s past. 

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Jomama Jones: Radiate

Jomama Jones: Radiate
July 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 2013 at Salvage Vanguard Theater
 
2803 Manor Road, Austin, Texas. 

Legendary expatriate performer JOMAMA JONES hand-crafts an intimate concert version of her sold-out smash show RADIATE for her beloved Austin. 

Jones is accompanied by her collaborator and musical director, Bobby Halvorson, her Sweet Peaches -- the extraordinary vocalists Helga Davis and Laura Jean Anderson, a knock-out band and a series of very special guests from the Austin community. Jomama Jones shares songs of resilience and regeneration as she recounts her rise to the stratosphere, her self-imposed exile from the U.S. and surprising observations of the America to which she has returned.  

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Salon Vanguard, 2012

Salon Vanguard, 2012

September 13th at the Eponymous Garden
1202 Garden Street, Austin, Texas. 

Come enjoy an evening of intimate performances by Graham Reynolds of the Golden Hornet Project, world-class violinist Roberto Paolo Riggio, and author Spike Gillespie. As the jubilee begins, Church of the Friendly Ghost will serenade us with a string trio. And in the spirit of a Marie Antoinette rager, powdered wigs and all, our hosts will lead us in titillating parlor games and other coiffured shenanigans. Hank Cathy of Digestible Feats has created our decadent specialty cocktail, and our cracker jack team from last year will provide the array of delicious eats!

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Dream Cabinet

Dream Cabinet
October 20-31, 2012 at the Eponymous Garden
1202 Garden Street, Austin, Texas. 

A dreamscape on loop, a reoccurring nightmare, a fevered dream. It is the story of a young woman living in a rooming house. It is a story of love, loss and obsession. It is a ghostly reunion. It is a strange carnival. It is a dance. It is a love song. Part art exhibit, part haunted house, this site-specific piece, infused with video and shadow puppetry, will lead the audience through a living nightmare they will not soon forget. 

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Civilization (All You Can Eat)

Civilization (All You Can Eat)

February 16 - March 3, 2012 at SVT
2803 Manor Road

You can have a life that means something. Ignore the rage. Fight the desperation. Forget the existential fear and rise up. Embrace the violence. Spout bullshit. Masturbate too much. Get rich and famous. Star in your own reality show. Just stop wallowing in the muck and get a fucking job. Be more than you are and commit to staying alive. 

CIVILIZATION (all you can eat).

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Salon Vanguard, 2011

Salon Vanguard, 2011

November 8, 2011 at the Eponymous Garden
1202 Garden Street, Austin, Texas.

Music by Graham Reynolds of The Golden Hornet Project, Liz Cass of the Austin Lyric Opera, and The East Side Dandies, featuring Reese Gray from the Squirrel Nut Zippers. Reading by Carrie Fountain, author of Burn Lake. Hosted by SVT’s Aderiene Mishler and Westen Borghese of The White Ghost Shivers. Yummy Eats, scrumptious drinks, and a chance to win an iPad!

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Guest By Courtesy

Guest By Courtesy

November 4-19, 2011 at Salvage Vanguard Theater
2803 Manor Road

Women have always been the keepers of proper behavior. The moment they deviate from their own dictates, they are dismissed as crazy. Etiquette and sanity separate the Haves from the Have Nots.

Guest by Courtesy is the story of two cousins. One is married, wealthy, and fancy; the other is single, poor, and drab. We find these cousins waging their bizarre relationship over the course of a failing tea party. They are not anchored in time, in space, or even in age. The cousins are little girls, society women, bitter rivals, and friends.

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Heddatron

Heddatron

February 10 - March 5, 2011 at Salvage Vanguard Theater
2803 Manor Road

Heddatron takes us on a hi(tech)storical journey through our trigger happy-TV-4G-machine-obsessed world to ask that great question, “What does it mean to be human?”

Salvage Vanguard Theatre, with the help of the University of Texas’ tech-savvy IEEE Robotics & Automation Society, is ecstatic to offer a look at what happens when “real” robots and ever realer humans battle it out on the stage in the Austin premiere of Elizabeth Meriwether’s genre-defying head-trip Heddatron.

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A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits

A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits

February 12 - March 6, 2010 at Salvage Vanguard Theater
2803 Manor Road

A Brief Narrative Of An Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits, where characters live on the edge of the imagined and the real. Mare, a surrogate for her infertile sister, Kitty, has just given birth to her first … Rabbit. There will be 24 additional rabbits after this.

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Iphigenia Crash Land Falls On The Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (A Rave Fable)

Iphigenia Crash Land Falls On The Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (A Rave Fable)

February 13 - March 7, 2009 at SVT
2803 Manor Road

Greek tragedy spun into a sleek netherworld of sex, drugs, and trance music. Iphigenia is the daughter of a political celebrity. She embraces sensuous excess with a transgendered glam rock star named Achilles in a desperate attempt to flee her seemingly inevitable fate.

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Unbeaten

Unbeaten

October 24 - November 8, 2008
Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road

Unbeaten is a quasi-improvisation about professional football that takes place within the parameters of a game of football — one hour, offense and defense. Sure, there’s a detailed game plan, but the play has to adjust to situations as they arise, and each evening’s performance will feature different text shuffled in different orders depending on these situations.

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Hamilton Township

Hamilton Township

May 30 - June 28, 2008 at Salvage Vanguard Theater
2803 Manor Road

As a toxic storm rages outside, the old lady sleeps, soundly, on her couch. Jason and Babydoll wait, trapped in her home, with a full case of the hag’s wine coolers. Neither is sure why they’re there. They only know who’s pulling the strings: the nameless, hard-rockin’ hedonist who orchestrated their very special evening. 

Based on a true story, Hamilton Township marries memoir, horror, punk rock and a New Jersey suburb to tell a story about adolescence, the nature of evil — and the worst party in the history of ever. 

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Voices Underwater

Voices Underwater

October 26 - November 17, 2007 at SVT
2803 Manor Road

When a young couple enters an ominous plantation home in Alabama, they are confounded by a deluge of their ancestor’s past. A regional premiere by former Austin playwright Abi Basch, Voices Underwater dives into the ebb and flows of our country’s deep history of prejudice. A chillingly beautiful play, Voices Underwater confronts the ghosts of our past and wades through the depths of haunted hearts.

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Mud

Mud

June 7 - 29, 2007 at Salvage Vanguard Theater
2803 Manor Road

Mae is an ironing spitfire with a thirst for knowledge. Lloyd is a desperate simpleton suffering from an undiagnosed illness. Both live in a rural shack that teeters on a promontory. When a barely literate Henry enters their lives, Mae finds a savior from the monotony of her meager existence and Lloyd finds an eternal adversary.

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Thrush: A Play With Songs

Thrush: A Play With Songs

October 13 - November 11, 2006 at SVT
2803 Manor Road

From the writer of Fugitive Pieces (winner of three Austin Critic Table Awards in 2002) comes a tale of the displaced, the struggling, of loners looking for love and compassion in dusty, dry, violent surroundings. One woman treks across lands and confronts the darker sides of humanity in times of war. 

Thrush explores the world of the displaced and their constant push for survival. A story of refugees and their journey through destruction, deceit, broken expectations and revelation of inner strength and beauty. Using SVT’s new warehouse space as a site-specific environment, Thrush creates uplifting moments of the unexpected.

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The Intergalactic Nemesis Trilogy

The Intergalactic Nemesis Trilogy

June 1 - July 1, 2006 at The Blue Theater
916 Springdale Road

Immerse yourself in the high-energy adventure of Salvage Vanguard’s hilarious episodic sci-fi melodrama. Every crash!, every zip!, every bam! is created right before your eyes as our incredible Foley artists lead you through the adventures of Pulitzer-prize winning reporter Molly Sloan and man from the future Ben Wilcott as they fight to save the universe from evil. A tour-de-force 10 years in the making, The Intergalactic Nemesis Trilogy will have you stamping your feet, clapping your hands and gripping the edge of your seat as you careen across space and time in this epic journey of danger and adventure!

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