Join #bossbabesATX for a Feminism, Fertility and Modern Culture Panel at "Denim Doves" on Jan. 29!


On Friday, January 29 at 8 PM, join us at the Salvage Vanguard Theater for "Denim Doves," a theatrical production by Austin-based writer, Adrienne Dawes. Along with Bedpost Confessions and YWCA of Greater Austin, #bossbabesATX will host a talk-back following the performance of Denim Doves (moderated by Bedpost's Julie Gillis). The panelists include playwright Adrienne Dawes, clinicians Laura Gomez-Horton and Shelly Oliver, #bossbabesATX co-founding member Ashlee Jordan Pryor and BookPeople's Sarah Holdgrafer.  

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Written by Adrienne Dawes

Salvage Vanguard Theater (SVT) announces the world premiere production of Denim Doves, a MADE IN THE SVT PRODUCTION written by local playwright Adrienne Dawes.  

“You are safe here, Sister.” Inside the compound walls, five fertile sister-wives enjoy many freedoms. Free sleep. Free Welch's grape. Free laughter. Free denims of every length. Set in a dystopian future (which feels a lot like the mid-1990s), Denim Doves is a collaboratively devised feminist farce that explores themes of women in subjugation and the hilarious consequences of a rigid dick-tatorship.


Written by Adrienne Dawes

Music by Erik Secrest and Henna Chou

Lyrics by Cyndi Williams

Devised in collaboration with Salvage Vanguard Theater

Directed by Florinda Bryant and Jenny Larson

Dramaturgy by Meredith Robbins

Cast: Kerri Atwood, Florinda Bryant, Henna Chou, Alyssa Dillard, Judd Farris, Jenny Larson, Renna Larson, khattieQ, Erik Secrest and Cyndi Williams

Design: Kaci Beeler (set), Robert Fisher (sound), Natalie George (lights), Jessica Gilzow (costumes) and Rachel Long (props)

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: Jan 21st TO Feb 3rd 2016 (Thursday — Saturday nights) at 8 PM

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Adrienne Dawes' plays include Am I White, You Are Pretty, Jesus Loves Good Christians, and Heritage, Her-i-tage, and Hair-i-tage. Her work has been produced by American Repertory Theatre of London, Live Girls! Theatre, Little Fish Theatre Company, New England Academy of Theater, New Jersey Repertory Company, Hyde Park Theater, St. Idiot Collective and American Theater Company (Chicago, IL). Her plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc, Smith & Kraus, Heuer Publishing, Heartland Plays and Vintage Books. Adrienne is the recipient of the Stanley and Evelyn Lipkin Prize for Playwriting. Her play Am I White was a finalist for the 2012 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference and semifinalist for the 2012 Princess Grace Award. Am I White won the David Mark Cohen New Play Award (2015 Austin Critics Table Awards), an award for Outstanding Original Script (2015 B. Iden Payne Awards) and was honorably mentioned by The List (The Kilroys) of recommended new plays by female and trans authors. Adrienne is a member of ScriptWorks and a company member of Salvage Vanguard Theater. Austin, TX is her hometown (#townie).

ABOUT MADE IN THE SVTMADE IN THE SVT are theater works created, produced or presented by Salvage Vanguard Theater.

ABOUT SALVAGE VANGUARD THEATERSalvage Vanguard Theater (SVT) is a theater company and performance hub located in East Austin. SVT creates and presents transformative high-quality artistic experiences that foster experimentation and conversation. 

Visit their website, or contact Jenny Larson for more information: 512-474-7886 or

*This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from Mid-America Arts Alliance, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works, and in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future.*

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