JASON NEULANDER (Writer, Director, Producer) was the founder and Artistic Director of Salvage Vanguard Theater from 1994 to 2008. During his tenure there, he directed and produced more than fifty world premiere plays, musicals, and operas. The Austin American-Statesman has said of him: "Neulander aims to change the world. ... Unlike most of his artistic compatriots, he is winning." In 2004, 2005, and 2007 he was voted “Best Theatre Director” in the Austin Chronicle “Best of Austin” readers’ polls. His directing work has been staged at Salvage Vanguard Theater in Austin; The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis; Portland Center Stage; The Guthrie; The Public Theater, among others. His current project, The Intergalactic Nemesis Live-Action Graphic Novel, Book One: Target Earth received its world premiere at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, Texas, in 2010 to rave reviews, has been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and on CONAN, and is now on a mulit-year world tour. Book Two: Robot Planet Rising will premiere in Austin, Texas, on June 8, 2012.