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New Works Theater Community
Austin theatre groups band together and land $90,000 to support making new work
"...The New Works Theater Community, as this confederation is called, echoes previous efforts..."

Oct. 29, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Drive, He Said
In its 13th year, Jason Neulander shifts Salvage Vanguard Theater into overdrive
"...Here's the thing about Jason Neulander of Salvage Vanguard Theater: You don't have to pry the words out of..."

April 14, 2006 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Articulations
Get Physical
"...for a program of theatrical training that combines strenuous physical work with intensive explorations into the definitions of theatre,..."

July 11, 1997 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Terminal Stage
With 'Adam Sultan,' playwright Steve Moore again reflects on friendship and mortality in Austin
"...was the chill I experienced a year ago when Physical Plant Theater presented a 20-minute section of a new..."

April 5, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Rattling Our Stage
A Survey of Austin's Rebel Theatre Scene
"...companies to play here, among them local rebel troupe Physical Plant (The Whimsy) and touring groups such as Momentary..."

April 10, 1998 Arts Feature

Fusebox Festival
The 2010 lineup promises a Fusebox as wild, novel, and thrilling as ever
"...Savisky, Heloise Gold, and, after too long an absence, Physical Plant Theater. Kicking things off (in a literal sense)..."

Jan. 29, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Katherine Catmull at the Texas Teen Book Festival
Like a fairy in her YA novel The Radiant Road, Katherine Catmull keeps transforming the mundane into lovely art
"...Park Theatre), get cracking on a new collaboration with Physical Plant Theater, and sink her teeth into drafting what..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
Top honors to Salvage Vanguard's Thr3e Zisters, LOLA Austin's Femme Bohème, and Texas State's Kiss Me, Kate
"...Critics Table Awards on Monday night, with Salvage Vanguard Theater's Thr3e Zisters receiving four prizes from the group of..."

June 5, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Everything Is Exemplary
The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Salvage Vanguard Theater's Thr3e Zisters took top honors at the 23rd Austin..."

June 3, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Not Clown
Physical Plant Theater becomes the latest Austin company to get a run in New York City when it takes its darkly comic political play 'Not Clown' to Soho Rep
"...and, with a couple of friends from college, founded Physical Plant Theater. Since then, Physical Plant has produced some..."

March 3, 2006 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Not Clown
You're not likely to enter a world as uniquely weird and vibrant as that of Physical Plant Theater's 'Not Clown' any time soon
"...to exit: big ones, small ones, all uniquely gaudy, physically exaggerated, alive with riots of color. Minutes pass, and..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Top 10 Arts-Related Program Activities of 2015
The most memorable art of 2015 carved strange and brilliant new spaces out of familiar ones
"...most of the year's theatre. 3) Everything Is Established (Physical Plant Theater)..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Art Par Excellence
The nominees for the 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...modern-day staging of Verdi's A Masked Ball; Salvage Vanguard Theater's undead riff on Chekhov, Thr3e Zisters; and the Texas..."

May 20, 2015 Arts Post

Top 10 Creative Things I Lucked Into in 2014
In 2014, reality and fantasy battled it out in theatre and art that was equally exquisite and unnerving
"...the foundations of identity with huge, unforgettable portraits of physical-trauma survivors decked out in the style of a high-fashion..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

More Places at the Table
The Austin Critics Table is about to hand out its annual awards for achievement in the arts for the 10th year, and the list of nominees is longer than ever.
"...Tilt Angel, Dan DietzProduction, DramaThe Dinosaur Within, State Theater Company..."

May 24, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Adam Sultan
In marking the future deaths of local theatre artists, Physical Plant celebrates their community today
"...Adam SultanSalvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., www.physicalplant.org Through April 19 Running time:..."

April 5, 2013 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Payne Pleasures 2005
Drama with a Gothic flair scored high in the nominations for the 2005 B. Iden Payne Awards, as announced by Austin Circle of Theatres on August 15
"...productions were The Death of a Cat, Salvage Vanguard Theater's world premiere of the C. Denby Swanson darkly comic..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Nominations for the 2004-2005 B. Iden Payne Awards
A complete list of all Payne Award nominees.
"...Barrett Nash, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip MUSIC THEATERProduction..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Arts Feature

Waterfalls and Sea Changes
The former and current artistic directors of Austin Script Works discuss new plays, local theatre, and the writer's voice
"...years, and dirigo group came around, and Salvage [Vanguard Theater] came into its own in a really strong and..."

Nov. 11, 2005 Arts Feature by Dan Dietz

Arts Bullets
Physical Plant Theater's first Garden Party raised more than $8,000, Ann Hume Wilson has been appointed associate director of the Blanton Museum of Art, Blue Lapis Light is exhibiting – and auctioning off – bras and breastplates for angels, and the city unveils a new mural at the Pan Am / A.B. Cantu Recreation Center
"...• Physical Plant Theater's first Garden Party was not only a..."

June 4, 2004 Arts Feature

Playing God … and W
Actress Shannon Grounds on tackling a pair of the ultimate power roles – at once
"...not seen StallGraffiti ATX to proceed to the Blue Theater forthwith. May my castmates greet me with smiles and..."

June 24, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Performances of 2004 That I Ruminate Over After the Dust Has Settled
Heather Barfield lists her favorite stage performances of 2004
"...of Errors (Tongue and Groove Theatre) Superbly sly and physically agile, Stewart deserves a flattering spotlight...."

Jan. 7, 2005 Arts Feature by Heather Barfield Cole

Culture Flash!
Clowns picket Physical Plant, Mills takes the prize in Montreal, Steakley mixes up some 'Tuna' in Louisville, and Salvage Vanguard wants you to join their party
"...it. The co-creator (with Steve Moore) of the current Physical Plant Theater show Not Clown reports that just before..."

Aug. 27, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Kindermann Depiction
In The Kindermann Depiction, Physical Plant Theater's Steve Moore and director Carlos Trevino have created two worlds, one flooded with leaves, one made of cloth, that are full of strange wonders. We wouldn't want to live there; but our lives are much enriched by having paid a visit.
"...Blue Theater,..."

May 10, 2002 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Only the Fourth Wall Is Forever
After 10 years, Salvage Vanguard Theater is moving on
"...on one wall in the lobby of Salvage Vanguard Theater's headquarters on the Eastside of Austin, Texas...."

June 24, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2015
Wild theatrical energy and masterful performances were the hallmarks of outstanding theatre in 2015
"...1) Thr3e Zisters (Salvage Vanguard Theater)..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Delighted Lee
Actor Lee Eddy is back onstage in Austin after five years away, and boy, is she happy
"...and this week she opens her first show with Physical Plant Theater since Not Clown, playing a mail-order bride..."

Feb. 6, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Fever
In producing Wallace Shawn's The Fever, Physical Plant Theater issues a call to think, from your car radio, and it's worth heeding
"...Physical Plant Theater has always found ways to present plays..."

June 25, 2004 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Articulations
The first weeks of 2002 show that Austin artists are still busy taking their art to other parts of the country, and Physical Plant Theater needs your leaves.
"...public performances and three school performances in the Terrace Theater January 3-6...."

Jan. 4, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Won't You Come In?
For four years, playwright Lisa D'Amour and director Katie Pearl have forged an uncommon bond with audiences through the welcoming, intimate quality of their theatre work. They've also forged an uncommon bond with each other, a mutually fulfilling creative partnership that will continue for the rest of their lives.
"...and Making Room: Getting close to the audience, both physically and emotionally. Making room for intimate exchange between performer..."

May 11, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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