SVT’s Sponsored Projects

Salvage Vanguard Theater’s family organizations. The following companies have close ties and a long history working with and at the SVT.


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Gnap! Theater Projects

Gnap! Theater Projects presents and produces theatrical events that are both deliberately experimental and unashamedly populist, often utilizing modes of theater making that are artistically unfashionable and obsolete, including improvisation, short sketches, site specific performance art, and historical re-envisioning. Gnap! Theater Projects is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of ways of making narrative function in a theatrical setting. Gnap! Theater Projects work is intended for experienced theater audiences and theater-going novices alike.

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Church of the Friendly Ghost

Church of the Friendly Ghost is a 100% volunteer-run arts organization supporting creative expression and counter-culture community.

The group originally formed at an old church on the east side in 2003 and over the years has included rotating casts of volunteers, artists, local audience and long distance pen-pals. The organization has presented over one thousand events to date including concerts, art exhibitions, workshops, film screenings and other adventurous excursions. In 2007 CotFG became a sponsored project of SVT and holds monthly events at the theater. 2013 will be the 10th anniversary of Church of the Friendly Ghost!

For more information about the series visit friendlyghost.org or email cotfg.assistant@gmail.com


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Spank Dance

Spank Dance is an Austin-based non-profit contemporary dance company founded in 2000 by artistic director Ellen Bartel who is continually seeking out, and inspired by, new and evocative ways of presenting dance. The company is dedicated to creating original dance work that asks independent interdisciplinary artist to share contemporary ideas that reflect current issues within the arts, politics, and the world. The work is shown though projects that may either be site-specific, theatre dance, dance festivals, dance on film, works-in-progress, or improvisation. Our mission is based in the belief that community can be built through dance; be it in the studio, theater, or through education, and in doing this contributes to a more democratic and caring society.

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The Trouble Puppet Co.

Trouble Puppet Theater Company is dedicated to the creation of exceptional works of puppet theater, to the promotion of the art of puppetry, and to the support of its practitioners. They dig as deeply as they can into the possibilities that puppetry offers, in its many forms and styles, and seek to balance risk and exploration with a drive for excellent craft and technique. Their work is inspired not only by their artistic passion but by their social, political, and human convictions: that there can be no end to the struggle for knowledge and compassion, against injustice and intolerance.

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