With its lease ending midnight on Thursday, Salvage Vanguard Theater is an final salvage mode as it cleans out the Manor Road converted warehouse it called home for the last 10 years.
On Tuesday afternoon, most of the lighting grid had been packed up from the mainstage.
The red theater seats had been removed and moved to the now-denuded lobby along with an army of stackable chairs along with assorted backstage items.
But despite losing its home, and packing its equipment into storage, SVT still has shows planned for the upcoming season.
Said artist director Jenny Larson in SVT’s 2016-2017 season release: “The energy cultivate, created and fed inside the walls of the Salvage Vanguard is not confined to a building. It does not end because the artists move. The commitment to risk-taking art… will continues to grow. We are excited for the year ahead.”
SVT will stage two shows at the Off Center next season.
“With Great Difficulty Alice Sits” is a new play by Hannah Kenah, described as the story of an expectant couple who endures a surreal pregnancy. It plays Oct. 27-Nov. 27. Kenah is the author behind the wildly popular 2015 play “Everything is Established.”
Then Feb. 2-28, 2017, SVT will restage its much-lauded “Three Zisters.”
Later this summer, on Aug. 27, playwright Adrienne Dawes and visual artist Consetta Rubei will workshop a collaborative piece, “Cuadros De Casta,” a piece exploring mixed-race representation in the visual culture of 18th-century Mexico.