Salvage Vanguard Theater

Experimental performance since 1994.


We are proud to have been creating boundary pushing and award winning work in Austin, Texas for the past 25 years.

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WPA: High Art Shit by Gricelda Silva

August 31st @ 7:30pm | The Mosaic Theatre

Join us for Silva’s Party Poopers Open Mic night, the first in a series of gatherings that invite us to seek commonality through disgusting shared experiences. Silva and a bevy of Austin luminaries share the nastiness and enjoy shitty performances of poo-etry, puppets, movement[s], and song.

2-5:30pm Open Skate at Austin Roller Rink ($10 paid to ARR)

6pm Artist Parent Sorcery: Making art, dinner, and rent in Austin at The Mosaic Theatre

7:30pm High Art Shit

photograph by Marshall Tidrick

photograph by Marshall Tidrick

Transition in leadership!

As we expand in exciting new directions in the coming years, we invite interdisciplinary artist and producer Kate Taylor to serve as the Executive Artistic Director of Salvage Vanguard Theater. Taylor, a long time Austin creative, is a passionate and community driven performer, devising artist, educator, and administrator. She is a company member with Glass Half Full Theatre and The Hidden Room and has worked with many Austin luminaries including most recently Heloise Gold and paper chairs.

Kate Taylor is a maker, educator, and producer based in Austin, TX. As an artist and administrator, Kate has collaborated with numerous Austin creative forces including Salvage Vanguard Theater, Glass Half Full Theatre, The Hidden Room Theatre, paper chairs, CB Goodman, Heloise Gold, En Route Productions, Trouble Puppet, Natalie George Productions, Fusebox Festival, and Present Company. As an educator, Kate has worked with Shakespeare at Winedale, Creative Action, AmeriCorps, and Playhouse Square among others. Through her years of dedicated service to the Austin theatre community, Kate has championed new work and  garnered experience in educational outreach and administration, social media marketing, tour management and production management. In recent years, she has toured nationally with Glass Half Full Theatre's Petra and the Wolf and internationally with The Hidden Room Theatre's Der Berstrafte Brudermorde, which performed at the Globe in London. Up next, she’ll participate in the Rude Mech’s reading of Kirk Lynn’s Fixing the Last Henry and perform in paper chair’s The Divine Narcissus.

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