Dougherty Arts Center

1110 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-4000
Once the Naval and Marine Reserve Center, this city-operated cultural facility now educates budding artists instead of sailors and hosts many cultural events. Located on the periphery of the pending arts complex development over and around Palmer Auditorium, the DAC features the Dougherty Arts Theater, a 150-seat auditorium that is available for music, theatre, and dance productions, a large sculpture/pottery studio, and dozens of classrooms. City staff at the DAC also books the Sheffield Hillside Theatre in Zilker Park, across from the main entrance of the Barton Springs pool.
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Salvage Vanguard Theater presents the world premiere of this play by Boston-based experimental playwright Adara Meyers. Tryouts, directed by Diana Lynn Small, "casts a satirical gaze on women, femininity, and motherhood, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s The Virgin and Child with St. Anne, and Sigmund Freud’s debunked maternal psychosexual essay on the painting." Through Oct. 27. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $10 (pay what you wish, at the door).

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