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Salvage Vanguard Theater
Austin, TX
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Rubber Repertory, in association with Salvage Vanguard Theater, proudly presents:


Directed by Josh Meyer and Matt Hislope
Based on the life of Jamie Damon
Set Design by Lisa Laratta
Lighting Design by Megan Reilly
Featuring Jenny Larson, Katie Van Winkle, Matt Hislope, Josh Meyer, and Marcella Garcia.

"Rubber Repertory reduces life's mysteries down to essences."
-Michael Barnes, Austin American-Statesman

In their first new show since The Casket of Passing Fancy, Rubber Repertory pushes the limits of audience participation to even more fateful extremes. Each night, an audience of 40 will be given the chance to experience a human life through actual tastes, touches, smells, and sounds. This reinvention of the traditional biography forgoes narrative in favor of pure physical experience, placing audience members in the center of over a hundred pivotal moments of perception.

Everyone who attends the show is invited to choose from seats of three different sizes. The size of your seat dictates the intensity of sensations you're willing to receive. Those in the smallest seats will receive low-intensity sensations--the smell of lavender and stale cigarettes, for instance--while those in the larger seats expose themselves to far livelier thrills. [NOTE: The sliding scale ticket prices DO NOT correspond to seat size. Seats are selected/assigned before the show.]

Once the show begins, it's a fast and feely ride through puberty and pork chops, gunshots and tetherball, party whistles and old pianos, tonsillectomies and lemon cake. In other words: life itself.

Since 2002, Co-Directors Josh Meyer and Matt Hislope have created some of the most unique theatre in Texas. With shows such as The Casket of Passing Fancy (2007 Rockefeller MAP Fund grant), RED CANS, At Home With Dick, and the American premiere of Wallace Shawn's notoriously "unstageable" A Thought in Three Parts, Rubber Rep constantly pushes boundaries and creates work that's high on invention and surprise. Their productions have garnered B. Iden Payne and Austin Critics Table Awards for "Outstanding Theatrical Innovation," "Outstanding Direction," "Unique Theatrical Experience," and "Outstanding Late-Night Adventure."

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Salvage Vanguard Theater
2803 Manor Rd.
Austin, TX 78722
United States


Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


Owner: Rubber Repertory
On BPT Since: Jun 25, 2008

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