Salvage Vanguard Theater names new executive artistic director


Kate Taylor has been named the new executive artistic director of Salvage Vanguard Theater, the Austin non-profit organization announced this week.

As an artist and administrator, Taylor has collaborated with numerous Austin groups 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. 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.

“I’m honored to serve Salvage Vanguard Theater, an organization that champions adventurous work, supports artists, prioritizes access in a way that ensures the right of individuals to tell their own story,” Taylor said in a statement.

Current co-producing artistic directors Jenny Larson and Diana Lynn Small will transition to company members. Larson working on the development of the new play “Casta” by Adrienne Dawes as well as Jay Byrd’s performance, “Fumbling For the Knob.” Small will turn her attentions to tje premiere her site-specific theater piece, “House Play.”

As part of its Works Progress Austin program SVT next offers composer Henna Chou’s “Slow Roll,: an experimental music presentation with elements of light and visual creations organically integrated as part of an abstract score. “Slow Roll” plays 7 p.m. June 22 at the Dougherty Arts Center. The show is free. See

Related: “Salvage Vanguard Theater’s “Antigonick” is a stunning and enigmatic production”

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