by Salvage Vanguard Theater
Oct. 11 - Oct. 20, 2018
Inspired by the documentation and veneration of Saint Anne, Tryouts casts a satirical gaze on women, femininity, and motherhood. Two mothers and three teenage girls maneuvering the confines of a prestigious and draconian high school. In a tragicomic turn of events, the mothers throw themselves into the work of forming a pseudo-religious order focused on topiary, while the girls decide to confront head-on the primly grim version of adulthood they’ve been taught all too well.
Adara Meyers: Her performance works and plays, Picture This, Talk To At Me, and Birds, premiered at Boston Center for the Arts (Sleeping Weazel), and her new music collaboration, Never Not, with composer Leaha Maria Villarreal, was commissioned by Wild Rumpus and later received its California premiere at the L.A. Philharmonic. Other plays and interdisciplinary projects have been developed or produced at Roulette, the Great Plains Theatre Conference, The Factory Theatre (Sleeping Weazel), and Perishable Theatre, among others. She is the recipient of a Rhode Island State Council on the Arts merit award for her play Tryoutsand she has been a resident at Sedona Summer Colony. She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College and a BA in English from Wheaton College (MA). For more information, please visit www.adarameyers.comand www.sleepingweazel.com.
October 11 - October 20, 2018
1110 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX, 78704
October 11-October 27, 2018 | Dougherty Arts Center