VELVET SWING Workshop Presentation

Conceived by Alana Horton / Written and Directed by Alana Horton and Megan Clark / Created with Savage Umbrella and the ensemble

Monday, August 28, 2017
7:30 pm / Doors open at 6:30

Tickets: $5-20 sliding scale in increments of $5

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Inspired by the notorious tale of Evelyn Nesbit, the original 19th Century supermodel and leading lady of the “Crime of The Century,” VELVET SWING focuses on truth and testimony, choice and circumstance, and the origin of the American Woman.



Savage Umbrella believes the audience (that’s you!) is a vital part of the creation process. That’s why we invite you into the messy parts, the unfinished work. Together, we are so much more, and we can create art that reflects pieces of ourselves: our joys, our fears, our stories. After the work-in-progress showing, we invite you to lend your voice to the new play making process through our signature audience conversations.

All audience members are invited to participate in the conversation, or just listen and write down thoughts on the surveys we provide! If post-show conversations aren't your thing... that's okay, too! We welcome feedback in whatever way is most comfortable to you.


Savage Umbrella co-operates as a company to create new works of theater that reflect and connect our community. We lust for the uncharted and the unknown; we embrace and dissect the familiar. We believe that theater is a vehicle for important questions, complex conversations, and deeper connections. Together is better. Get under the umbrella.

"These kids are smart and whatever they're doing, I think it's important work. I felt good walking out of that theatre." - Adam Whisner, Minnesota Playlist


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