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'Dog' Has Its Day
Pro Arts Collective premieres Suzan-Lori Parks' breakthrough drama Topdog / Underdog.
"...Parks' works were produced locally -- Venus, mounted by Salvage Vanguard Theater, and The America Play, staged by the..."

Jan. 9, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Leading off the new year with good news: an arts success story from the Paradox Players and grants for Austin artists from the NEA.
"...Secondly, while the State Theater Company has been affected by the economy, it isn't..."

Jan. 9, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

A bright design firm on the Austin theatre and film scene, Star Costume & Clothiers, falls to earth, and folk artist Brother Jeremias Mysliwiec passes away.
"...responsible for some 40 stage productions as diverse as Salvage Vanguard Theater's Tilt Angel and Second Youth Family Theatre's..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The final exit for actress Patsy Goldwater, a home run for playwright Dan Dietz, a fair for your inner Frankenstein, and a training ground for aspiring critics
"...Show-Off (Different Stages), The Beauty Queen of Leenane (State Theater Company), and Light Up the Sky (Austin Playhouse). She..."

Jan. 24, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Way We Were
On the eve of his move to New York City, playwright and Austin Script Works Artistic Director John Walch reflects on the development of Austin's theatre scene during his time here.
"...even have a home, and now it's the State Theater Company and part of Austin Theatre Alliance...."

Dec. 13, 2002 Arts Feature by Molly Beth Brenner

Payne the Town Red
What might be considered the theatrical fringe in other cities is more and more the theatrical mainstream in Austin, an idea that was reinforced with the announcement of the nominations for the 2001-02 B. Iden Payne Theatre Awards.
"...Awards, slated for Monday, September 30, at the State Theater, is none other than Salvage Vanguard Theater Artistic Director..."

Aug. 30, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Dallas-based Meadows Foundation proves to be a true friend to the Austin arts in hard times with three special grants to Austin Lyric Opera, Zachary Scott Theatre Center, and Mexic-Arte Museum.
"...dining hall into a fine arts facility to a Salvage Vanguard Theater audience-development campaign targeting youth and young adults..."

Aug. 30, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Real drama bled into the staged kind when actress Latifah Taormina cut herself during a performance of Adam Sobsey's Hang Town Fry, and Salvage Vanguard releases The Cry Pitch Carrolls on CD.
" For Hang Town Fry reservations, call the Austin Theater Company, 448-1674...."

April 13, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Positively Operatic
The Year in Austin Culture
"...4. The Cry Pitch Carrolls (Salvage Vanguard Theater) The storyline of this "nostalgic nuclear winter..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Arts Feature by Sarah Hepola

Cultural Projects A-Boomin'
"'s longest-awaited cultural improvements is realized as the State Theater Company debuts its new mainstage, with stadium seating in..."

April 9, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

A major change in the staff for the Salvage Vanguard Theater; a new endowed chair for the UT Department of Art and Art History.
"...shift in organizational makeup. This time, it's rebel troupe Salvage Vanguard Theater, and it's adding a staffer to share..."

Jan. 21, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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

Pleasure of the Paynes 2015
Big wins for Am I White?, Heathers at the 2015 theatre awards
"...the proceedings, the night really belonged to three companies: Salvage Vanguard Theater, which took home five awards for its..."

Oct. 28, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Major Arcana
Monologist Annie La Ganga enchanted a crowd with tales of tarot decks and her personal connections with the cards
"...The Major ArcanaSalvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd. Aug. 24..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

An Asian Mom and a Jewish Mom Walk Into a Bar …
Actually, they walk into Austin's Lucky Chaos Theatre this Friday
"...the two cultural identities. This will be staged at Salvage Vanguard on Friday night: Part talk show, part David..."

Jan. 31, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

FronteraFest 2013
Performance jamboree's 20th brings back old faves and welcomes new stars
"...minutes or less – follows Jan. 21-Feb. 3, at Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor. With only one venue this..."

Jan. 11, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Rate of Exchange
Why the Russian connection matters to Austin theatre
"...communities. The remark by Natalya Druzhinina, director of Real Theater Festival in Yekaterinburg, was typical: "I was deeply overwhelmed..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Hey, Jude
The talented Mr. Hickey deftly clambers up that old ladder (ladder, ladder, ladder) of success
"...from Jason Grote's Civilization (All You Can Eat) at Salvage Vanguard Theater...."

June 8, 2012 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Stephen Pruitt wants you to tune in to the mystery of sounds in the dark
"...Project, Mary Moody Northen Theatre's bobrauschenbergamerica, and Trouble Puppet Theater Company's The Jungle. But every few years, he'll have..."

July 15, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Most Memorable Locally Produced Live Performance Offerings That I Chanced to See in 2006 (A Hierarchical List)
"...3) Static (Salvage Vanguard Theater) Brent Werzner's solo performance and a spooky..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

The Intergalactic Nemesis Trilogy
Salvage Vanguard Theater's repertory revival of all three parts of its popular Intergalactic Nemesis series parodying science fiction radio serials delivers three evenings of gluttonous intergalactic delectation
"...Blue Theater, through July 1..."

June 16, 2006 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Culture Flash!
Last call for changes to the city arts funding guidelines, another cool two million for the Long Center, Sally Jacques gets touched by an angel, more Austin artists do New York, and another honor for Conspirare
"...if you want to see work by Austin artists. Salvage Vanguard Theater resident playwright Dan Dietz is having his..."

July 8, 2005 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Long Incubation of the Incubus
Playwright David Hancock and director Vicky Boone reveal how they developed the play The Incubus Archives over six years, through 11 sometimes radically different versions.
"...local workshops as well as at the prestigious Sundance Theater Lab in Utah. To learn what was involved in..."

Oct. 4, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Heart Attack & Fine
Actor Douglas Taylor is alive (again) and well in Austin, Texas
"...-- I was doing Dan Dietz's Tilt Angel with Salvage Vanguard at the time -- but we had that..."

Sept. 20, 2002 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Ailing actor Douglas Taylor is on the mend, actors Babs George and Lowell Bartholomee get the recognition they deserve (from the Payne Awards), and choreographer Deborah Hay wants you to spend the weekend with her.
"...about his hospitalization, Taylor was in rehearsal for the Salvage Vanguard Theater production of Tilt Angel, a new play..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Serious health problems have beset Austin theatre artists Douglas Taylor and Brian Gaston as they are working on upcoming projects.
"...Lear this year had been in rehearsal for the Salvage Vanguard Theater's world premiere of Tilt Angel, a new..."

Sept. 21, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The American Demons
The murder in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's 1871 novel The Possessed and the 1999 murders at Columbine High School, though far apart in time and seemingly so in circumstance, become almost impossible to differentiate in The American Demons, a collaborative production of Salvage Vanguard Theater and Deborah Hay Dance Company.
"...The Blue Theater,..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Arts Review by Skipper Chong Warson

Renovations for Mary Moody Northen Theatre and Austin Museum of Art - Laguna Gloria.
"...New York International Fringe Festival. This year's attendees include Salvage Vanguard Theater, with a remount of Dirigible, the acclaimed..."

Aug. 25, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Shall We Sundance?
"...early draft of the play was developed locally by Salvage Vanguard Theater and director Jason Neulander.) This makes a..."

May 7, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Blood on the Austin Stage, Paint on the Texas Walls
And, go ahead, paint a little on Brenner while you're at it
"...Word on the Web is that this version of..."

Nov. 8, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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