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Graham has scored a lot of theater but the bulk of it has been with two nationally-recognized companies, the Rude Mechs and Salvage Vanguard Theater. Austin is an extremely active theater town with multiple companies producing shows year-round.


Salvage Vanguard’s resident artist program included a five year stipend and was critical in helping Graham make the transition from part-time to full-time professional composer. The company has produced two of Graham’s chamber operas and he has scored more than a dozen plays for them over the years. The highly successful hit show The Intergalactic Nemesis has toured the world many times over.


Salvage Vanguard Theater based in Austin, TX, is a nonprofit organization that provides accessible, affordable, artistic exchanged between a diverse, inclusive community of artists and audiences through high quality experiences that foster experimentation and generate conversation.


In Progress:

“River of Gruel” – Original songs and score, sound design. Directed by Shawn Sides and Jenny Larson. Script by Sibyl Kempson. Produced in collaboration with New Dramatists (NYC), Fusebox Festival, Rude Mechs, Salvage Vanguard Theater, Rubber Repertory and Physical Plant. Work in progress performances at New Dramatists (NYC), Prelude Festival (NYC), Fusebox Festival and The Off-Center.


Past Productions:

2013 “Invisibile Inc.” – Original Score. Directed by Beth, Script by Paul Menzer. Produced by Hidden Room Theater at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin.

2012 “Toil and Trouble.” – Original Score. Adapted from Shakespeare and directed by Connor Hopkins. Produced by Trouble Puppet Theater at Salvage Vanguard Theater.

2009 “Spacestation 1985” – Original Score. Script by Jeff Mills, Jason Newman, and Brent Werzner. Produced by Flashflood Productions at The Tank, New York City.

As Resident Composer At Salvage Vanguard Theater

2011 “Guest by Courtesy.” Original score. Directed by Jenny Larson. Script by Hannah Kennah.

2010 “An Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits” by C. Denby Swanson

2009 “Iphegenia: a Rave Fable” by Caridad Svitch

2007 “Mud” by Caridad Svitch

2005 “Genghis Khan” libretto by Jason Neulander

2004 “Death of a Cat” by C. Denby Swanson

2003 “Sixteen Spells to Charm the Beast” by Lisa D’Amour

2003 “Motherbone” libretto by Karen Hartman, New York workshop presentation a New Dramatists

2002 “Intergalactic Nemesis: Twin Infinity” by Ray Colgan, Jason Neulander and Chad Nichols

2001 “Wallpaper Psalm” by Ruth Margraff, 2001 (Winner: Best Musical Direction, Austin Critics Table Awards)

2001 “Return of the Intergalatic Nemesis” by Jason Neulander and Ray Colgan

2000 “American Demons” a collaborative work

2000 “The Intergalatic Nemesis” by Ray Colgan, Jessica Reisman and Jason Neulander

1999 “Venus” by Susan Lori-Parks

1999 “The Cry Pitch Carrolls” by Ruth Margraff