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Three Headed Festival

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Curated by co-producing artistic directors Florinda Bryant, Jenny Larson, and Diana Lynn Small. Salvage Vanguard announces The Three-Headed Festival of New Plays, including three weekends of solo performances that examine the fears and beasts ruling U.S. American life. Where do these pressures come from? What can be sourced to inspire monsters of hope, justice and reconciliation?


Oct 26 - 28 Mad and a Goat by Diana Lynn Small
MAD & A GOAT is a two-woman show about one woman who, to free herself from college debt, joins a Wyoming goat farm she inherits from her occult-leader birth parents. Seduction. Biscuits. Goats. Money. Written and Directed by Diana Lynn Small. Featuring Marie Ponce and Paige Tautz

*ASL Performance and Community Diaglogue: Friday, October 27 with Rev. Carrie Graham. Carrie Graham is the founder and director of The Church Lab, a faith laboratory where Carrie facilitates inter-religious dialogue. Carrie is also a financial advisor, specifically exploring the intersections between money, debt and spirituality.

Community Dialogue's are post-show conversations that allow audience and artist to engage in meaningful dialogue about the work and the themes that the work invites.

Nov 2 - 4 You Never Can Always Sometimes Tell (work-in-progress) by Stacey Karen Robinson
“Y’all thought it was the end of the world, but we know different. Hyeah in this shaking… Hear in this shaking… As it begins~” Stacey Karen Robinson performs her new solo exploration. Mixing song, movement and her distinctive storytelling style. Written and Performed by Stacey Karen Robinson

*Community Dialogue: Nov 2nd Dr. Omi Osun Joni L. Jones. Omi Osun Joni L. Jones is an artist/scholar in UT Austin's African and African Diaspora Studies Department whose work focuses on performance ethnography, theatrical jazz, Yoruba-based aesthetics, Black Feminisms, and activist theatre. 

Nov 9 – 11 It’s a Travesty! One Night with Jazzie Mercado! by Travis Tate
It’s a Travesty! One Night with Jazzie Mercado! is a glitter-bombed elegy for the distances working to separate us from ourselves. Using song & spell, the show confesses & confounds our own personal histories, bodies, & loves, not so we may leave those things behind, but so we may carry those things with us, & so we may call this healing. Written and Performed by Travis Tate.

*Community Dialogue: Friday, November 10th with Priscilla Hale of allgo, a statewide queer people of color organization. Priscilla Hale, MSW, is currently the Director of allgo and has been with the organization since 1998. allgo celebrates and nurtures our vibrant queer people of color communities here in Texas and beyond through our cultural arts, wellness, and social justice programming. Conversation moderated by Carre Adams, Exhibit Coordinator at the Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center,

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