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Top 10 Onstage Works of Wonder in 2002
Austin Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires delivers his list of the Top 10 most memorable productions in the performing arts for 2002.
"...Center): This theatrical mosaic, crafted by New York's Tectonic Theater Company following the savage murder of Matthew Shepard, evokes..."

Jan. 3, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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

Playwright as Architect
In a conversation on art and craft, playwrights Dan Dietz and Wayne Alan Brenner discuss making the blueprints for and building a drama.
"...because he was playing Santa Anna in the 1997 Salvage Vanguard Theater production of Ruth Margraff's Centaur Battle of..."

Oct. 26, 2001 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Home for Heroes (and Others)
Transforming the storefront at 617 Congress into The Hideout, a multilevel arts venue, has been a learning process for proprietors Shana Merlin and Sean Hill. But after $250,000 of investment, the developer's dance of securing permits, and many hours of hard labor, they have created one of Austin's most user-friendly theatre spaces.
"...groups to take advantage of the theatre. The State Theater Company will utilize The Hideout's mainstage for the State/Subterranean..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Arts Feature by Phil West

Austin's Artspace Crisis and Microvenues
Are home art galleries and mini-performance venues the answer to the space crunch?
"...victims have included spaces with long, rich histories – Salvage Vanguard Theater, nine years; Big Medium at Bolm Studios,..."

June 22, 2018 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., Through April 19..."

April 5, 2013 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The First Time
Austin artists reveal the intimate details of how they got their muse on
"...Aug. 15, Thursday-Sunday, 8:30pm, at the Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater. Acia Gray..."

July 17, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
Council candidates talk the arts, the people's choice from City Hall's art exhibit, musical theatre training from Broadway pros, and local playwrights get read on both coasts
"...The TexARTS Musical Theater Academy, co-founded by veteran Broadway choreographer Robin Lewis –..."

April 7, 2006 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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
"...most favored productions were The Death of a Cat, Salvage Vanguard Theater's world premiere of the C. Denby Swanson..."

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

Bottom's Dream: chokecherry
"...Five Austin theatre companies were represented in Iowa City: Salvage Vanguard Theater, Frontera Productions, Physical Plant Theatre, The Public..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Making Room to Play
Create Space Austin kicks off the drive to secure more performing venues in the city
" the status of theatres without a clear future? Salvage Vanguard Theater will lose its space on Manor Road..."

April 15, 2016 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

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

June 3, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

There Will Be Blood
... And bloodsuckers and zombies and ghosts and murderers all over our stages this week
"...own tales to share. Thu.-Sat., Oct. 22-31. 8pm. Blue Theater, 916 Springdale, 927-1118. $7-15 (pay what you wish, Thursdays)...."

Oct. 23, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Gay Place: Laissez Lez...
OUTsider, Valentine's and Mardi Gras make this one big gay week
"...sisters? Zombies, of course. Thu.-Sat., through Feb. 14, 8pm. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd. $20."

Feb. 13, 2015 Column by Kate X Messer

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
"...5) BRIGHT NOW BEYOND (Salvage Vanguard Theater) SVT reclaimed all its primal glory with..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

April 5, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Arts Events of 2012
Remembering the year onstage in dynamic acting, atmospheric design, and unexpected beauty
"...1) FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY FOR 'TOIL AND TROUBLE' (Trouble Puppet Theater Company) Trouble Puppet has proven itself good at everything,..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Dan Solomon

Toil and Trouble: A Troubling Turn on Shakespeare's Macbeth
Trouble Puppet makes the magic real in its magical retelling of Shakespeare's Macbeth
"...Toil and Trouble: A Troubling Turn on Shakespeare's MacbethSalvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 573-2540 Through Nov...."

Nov. 16, 2012 Arts Review by Dan Solomon

Poste Restante
A cocktail of a performance about what it means to send a letter
"...Poste RestanteSalvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd...."

Dec. 23, 2011 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Dos Pocitos
Teatro Vivo teaches us how to preserve the past in a future South Texas
"...Dos PocitosSalvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 413-6791 Through Sept...."

Sept. 2, 2011 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Fup Duck
Live music by the White Ghost Shivers made this puppet adaptation complete
"...Salvage Vanguard Theater..."

March 26, 2010 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Risk Immersion
Time again to sink deeply into FronteraFest's exhilarating experiments in performance
"...full-length productions running Jan. 22-Feb. 1 at the Blue Theater, 916 Springdale, and Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd...."

Jan. 16, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Hang the DJ
The new political theatre invites you into its messy, sexy conversation
"...tender and politically questioning American Fiesta for the State Theater Company last fall, says, "I consider a political play..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

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

Applause! Applause!
Austin Critics Table nominations, 2004-2005
"...Death of a Cat, Salvage Vanguard Theater..."

May 27, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
A second life for 'Death of a Cat,' a new arts commissioner from the tourism bureau, and a West Coast trip for Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance
" the Perishable Theatre. Swanson credits the exposure to Salvage Vanguard Theater, which not only gave the play its..."

March 25, 2005 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
See a show and aid local theatres, catch some more Crush, show some dramaturgs how to two-step, and read up on Austin artists in national mags
"...the Thursday, Feb. 17, performance will be donated to Salvage Vanguard Theater, which lost its office to the Guadalupe..."

Feb. 18, 2005 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Top 10 Performances That Transported Me in 2004
Robert Faires lists his favorite theatre, dance, and classical productions of 2004
"...5) Death of a Cat (Salvage Vanguard Theater) Death and laughter walked hand in hand..."

Jan. 7, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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
" (with Steve Moore) of the current Physical Plant Theater show Not Clown reports that just before last Saturday..."

Aug. 27, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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