"...The New Works Theater Community, as this confederation is called, echoes previous efforts in the stage scene to join together as a community – the Austin Circle of Theaters in the Seventies, the RAT Conference in the Nineties – but it's the first time such an endeavor has been directed toward new play development or won this kind of financial backing. The spark for it actually came from Mellon's national survey on the development and support for new theatrical work, when David Dower, formerly of San Francisco's Z Space Studio and currently with Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage, made a trip to town..."
"...Here's the thing about Jason Neulander of Salvage Vanguard Theater: You don't have to pry the words out of him...."
"...If you've been yearning for a program of theatrical training that combines strenuous physical work with intensive explorations into the definitions of theatre, yearn no more. The folks at Physical Plant Theater have begun just such a program, and they're actively seeking folks to join them in it..."
"...That was the chill I experienced a year ago when Physical Plant Theater presented a 20-minute section of a new play in development titled Adam Sultan. As time passed for the main character – who is based on and also portrayed by the Austin theatre artist and musician of that name – my passing was one of the events noted in his projected future..."
"...Physical Plant Theater: Mythic Undertow..."
"...The 11-day event, running April 21 to May 1, will include modern dance from Japan, a Western from England, a Western swing big band with 200 two-steppers on the steps of the Capitol, a stage version of the French film Cléo From 5 to 7, a male performer channeling Joni Mitchell, an invented sorority, a performance of YouTube video comments, a scavenger hunt, and a séance for broken electronic devices, for starters. As usual, Austin will be introduced to artistic innovators from around the world, but more of our local innovators will be showcased as well: Allison Orr, Graham Reynolds, Mike Smith, Wura Ogunji, Okay Mountain, Rubber Repertory, Sodalitas, Luke Savisky, Heloise Gold, and, after too long an absence, Physical Plant Theater..."
"...Katherine Catmull has just returned to Austin from a West Coast sojourn (that included legs in Yellowstone and at Burning Man) to immediately jump into rehearsals for the next play on Capital T Theatre's season (Song About Himself, opening Oct. 27 at Hyde Park Theatre), get cracking on a new collaboration with Physical Plant Theater, and sink her teeth into drafting what will be her third book..."
"...It was four for Thr3e at the Austin Critics Table Awards on Monday night, with Salvage Vanguard Theater's Thr3e Zisters receiving four prizes from the group of area arts writers...."
"...Salvage Vanguard Theater's Thr3e Zisters took top honors at the 23rd Austin Critics Table Awards Monday. The irreverent riff on Chekhov was recognized in four areas, including Outstanding Production of a Comedy..."
"...Back in 1992, Steve Moore moved to Austin from Chicago and, with a couple of friends from college, founded Physical Plant Theater. Since then, Physical Plant has produced some of the most memorable theatre in Central Texas, such as Anna Bella Eema, The Kindermann Depiction, and, most recently, Not Clown, an impressive, darkly comedic take on violence, bigotry, and paranoia first produced at the Off Center in the fall of 2004..."
"...There's no such car to be seen in Physical Plant Theater's newest show, although one is alluded to early on. There's much else that epitomizes clowning, though, and plenty of it is on display throughout the singular experience of Not Clown...."
"...The entire cast of this staging of Eric Dufault's comedy of machismo gone troppo was spot-on as directed by Mark Pickell (on a stunning set he designed himself), but it was Jason Liebrecht's pec-twitching turn as the titular cock that made this production stand head and feathers above most of the year's theatre. 3) Everything Is Established (Physical Plant Theater)..."
"...5) BRIGHT NOW BEYOND (Salvage Vanguard Theater) SVT reclaimed all its primal glory with Daniel Alexander Jones and Bobby Halvorson's new musical adaptation of L. Frank Baum's The Marvelous Land of Oz directed by Will Davis...."
"...Earning the most attention from the group were two premieres: Ballet Austin's Belle Redux/A Tale of Beauty & the Beast and the UT Department of Theatre & Dance's Refugia, created with the Moving Company, each of which received seven nominations. Four productions captured six nods apiece: Zach Theatre’s Texas premiere of the Robert Schenkkan political drama All the Way; Austin Opera's modern-day staging of Verdi's A Masked Ball; Salvage Vanguard Theater's undead riff on Chekhov, Thr3e Zisters; and the Texas State University Department of Theatre & Dance's spirited revival of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate...."
"...Tilt Angel, Dan DietzProduction, DramaThe Dinosaur Within, State Theater Company..."
"...Adam SultanSalvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., www.physicalplant.org Through April 19 Running time: 1 hr...."
"...As announced by ACoT on Monday, Aug. 15, the most favored productions were The Death of a Cat, Salvage Vanguard Theater's world premiere of the C..."
"...Barrett Nash, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip MUSIC THEATERProduction..."
"...CDS: It had grown, definitely. I feel like the Rude Mechanicals sort of came into their own in those years, and dirigo group came around, and Salvage [Vanguard Theater] came into its own in a really strong and forceful way, and there are all these other smaller groups that keep happening, like the piece that happened in the guy's house, At Home With Dick..."
"... Physical Plant Theater's first Garden Party was not only a singularly beautiful and charming affair, it raised more than double the funds that the 10-year-old company expected: over $8,000, which will go toward its first official season. Next for the company: Wallace Shawn's one-man play The Fever, which, in typically offbeat Physical Plant style, will be performed by Matt Hislope over a low-watt FM radio transmitter on the top level of the Whole Foods parking garage, 601 N..."