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Rude Mechanicals' Not Every Mountain
This Rude Mechs performance piece shows us a mountain's lifetime in an hour and makes clear that nothing lasts forever
"...With their latest performance piece, the Rude Mechanicals theatre collective creates a broad portrait of time..."

April 26, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Luv Doc Recommends: The Rude Mechanicals' Pink Eye Ball
The Off Center, Saturday, August 7, 2004
"...make some great local live theatre by attending the Rude Mechanicals’ annual Eye Ball, a fun-filled fund-raiser for one..."

Aug. 6, 2004 Column by The Luv Doc

Rude Mechanicals: Grrl Action impacts Austin
The Rude Mechs' greatest achievement? Maybe scoring funding for Grrl Action from nonprofit heavyweight Impact Austin.
"...Rude Mechanicals, Austin's best-known theatre collective, has received extensive recognition..."

July 20, 2007 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Rude Mechanicals
The Rudes blast off for the final frontier with this year's Eye Ball
"...for. Which makes this summer's annual fundraiser from the Rude Mechs a welcome trip back to the future: The..."

Aug. 21, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Luv Doc Recommends: Rude Mechanicals' Sci-fEye Ball
The Off Center, Saturday, August 22, 2009
" care. Maybe that's why you'll be attending the Rude Mechanicals' Sci-fEye Ball this Saturday at the Off Center:..."

Aug. 21, 2009 Column by The Luv Doc

Luv Doc Recommends: Rude Mechanicals' Black Eye Ball
The Off Center, Saturday, August 20, 2005
" spend goes entirely to charity: That being the Rude Mechanicals’ upcoming 10th Anniversary season. Dress is punk rock..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Column by The Luv Doc

Cinemaker Co-Op & Rude Mechanicals
"...the media. For more info call 476-7833 or see"

Oct. 25, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Rude Awakening
Austin's Rude Mechanicals Get Inspired Training at SITI
"...photograph by John Anderson..."

July 31, 1998 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Rude Mechs' Fixing Troilus and Cressida
The third show in the Fixing Shakespeare series makes his mess of a play about the Trojan War hilarious and even engrossing
"...Enter the Fixing Shakespeare series, courtesy of the Rude Mechanicals and Kirk Lynn as the credited writer. The..."

March 16, 2018 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Rude Mechs' Richardson to Read With Ethan Hawke
At his BookPeople appearance on Friday, Aug. 2, 7pm, Ethan Hawke and his Ash Wednesday will be joined by the Rude Mechanicals' mega-talented Sarah Richardson.
"...bring that up is because Hawke has asked the Rude Mechanicals' Sarah Richardson (In the House of Moles, WAR,..."

Aug. 2, 2002 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

Shawn Sides and Graham Reynolds: Rude and Golden
How two of Austin's top creative stars meld a busy life of art and love
"...and A Scanner Darkly, and a ridiculous number of Rude Mechanicals theatre productions. Sides is an actor and director..."

March 25, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Rude Mechs
The Rudes' next show gets tapped for a prestigious New Play Development Project
"...Need more proof that Austin's own Rude Mechanicals are on the national radar for making new..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Okay Mountain/Rude Mechs
The two local art groups are off to make mischief at a pair of international festivals
"...Meanwhile, next spring, the Rude Mechanicals will be firing The Method Gun once more,..."

Nov. 27, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

This Is Who We Are #1: Rude Mechs' Big Love
A daily affirmation of Austin's creativity from the Chronicle archive
"...Sides speaks these words near the end of the Rude Mechanicals' production of Big Love, you may feel a..."

May 4, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Two Generations, One Art
Like twins who have grown up apart and are finally reunited, writer-performer Terry Galloway and the Austin theatre company Rude Mechanicals are creative soulmates who have at last discovered their kinship through their collaboration on Galloway's dark comedy In the House of the Moles.
"...between writer-performer Terry Galloway and her "sisters" in the Rude Mechanicals theatre company is purely coincidental. After all, these..."

Feb. 25, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Everything Is Possible ... Again
Seemingly unadaptable, Greil Marcus' 1989 opus Lipstick Traces proved to be the foundation for the Rude Mechanicals' strongest theatre work to date. As they revive their hit adaptation, the Rude Mechs reflect on its creation, its success, working as a collective, and being told by Marcus, "You staged the book I wanted to write."
"...That's the spirit which the Rude Mechanicals' stage adaptation so enticingly captures. So seemingly unadaptable,..."

Sept. 1, 2000 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

Ripping the Shrew
The Rude Mechanicals Tear Into Shakespeare
"...illustration by Robert Faires Press Release: Rude Mechanicals is proud to present their 97/98 season premiere,..."

Aug. 15, 1997 Arts Feature by Adrienne Martini

Working Worked Out
Theaterless Theater Corps, Rude Mechanicals, KAIROS! Co.
"...Tank's festival of fringe theatre, Austin's Theaterless Theater Corps, Rude Mechanicals, and KAIROS! Co. faced the kind of production..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Working Vacations
Theaterless Theater Corps, Rude Mechanicals, KAIROS! Co.
"...action. Theaterless Theater Corps (Golem, Night of the Werewolf), Rude Mechanicals (don b.'s Snow White, Salivation), and KAIROS! Co...."

July 9, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

At Long Last Love
Love will get you when you least expect it. So it goes in Charles Mee's Big Love, a vigorous update of the ancient Greek drama The Suppliants, and so it went when the Rude Mechanicals theatre company saw the play. They fell unexpectedly and unabashedly head over heels for it and are staging it now in what they describe as "a huge love affair."
"...characters in Big Love, so it is with the Rude Mechanicals and the play itself. A mess of Rudes,..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Brawl in the Family
It's Round 10 of the Rude Mechanicals' annual fundraiser, and the Black Eye Ball promises to pack enough punch to send a herd of Santa Gertrudis to Slumberland
"...This year marks the 10th anniversary of Austin's Rude Mechanicals. The acclaimed theatre company continues to break artistic..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Secret History of the Off Center
Looking back at the former home of the Rude Mechs and why it mattered
"...Take the measure of the Off Center by the Rude Mechs, the venue's stewards from the fall of 1999..."

June 30, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Bacchae' to the Future
How in (a Greek) god's name can the Rude Mechs re-create Dionysus in 69 in '09?
"...with him; they're already here. Local theatrical mavericks the Rude Mechanicals have been carrying the torch of the Performance..."

Nov. 27, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Young Guns and Typewriters
"...may say loud -- theatre companies. Kirk Lynn of Rude Mechanicals and David Bucci of Salvage Vanguard Theater are..."

Sept. 18, 1998 Arts Feature

Greil Marcus and the Mad Parade
In his book Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century, Greil Marcus explained punk to the world and created a bible for that music's true believers. As Austin theatre company Rude Mechanicals opens its stage adaptation of Marcus' book, the author talks about the Stones, the Sex Pistols, and the "mad parade" of history.
"...a production called Lipstick Traces. The local theatre company Rude Mechanicals adapted Marcus' 1989 book of the same name..."

Sept. 10, 1999 Arts Feature by Margaret Moser

Rattling Our Stage
A Survey of Austin's Rebel Theatre Scene
"...good place to catch other rebel theatre work (e.g., Rude Mechanicals' Lust Supper and curst & Shrewd, root wy'mn's..."

April 10, 1998 Arts Feature

Real Estate and Perfect Mates
The Year in Austin Culture
"...1. Lipstick Traces (Rude Mechanicals) This year's remount of last year's hit gave..."

Jan. 5, 2001 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

Crafting the Song
Austin theatre actor Robert Fisher has the heart of a rock & roller, the work ethic of a medieval craftsman, and the style of a Bob Fosse. Either he's in the wrong business or he is, as playwright Kirk Lynn calls him, "a wonder."
"...Rude Mechanicals director Shawn Sides has one word to say..."

March 16, 2001 Arts Feature by C. Denby Swanson

Cream of the Crop
Nominations for the 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Decameron Day 7: REVENGE, Rude Mechs..."

May 19, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Requiem for Tesla
Genius and madness are the ac and dc of inventor Nikola Tesla's life, as portrayed in the Rude Mechanicals' biographical tribute Requiem for Tesla, and this new version provides the atmosphere and quickening charge of an old Universal horror film.
"...Requiem for Tesla: Rude Mechanicals..."

Jan. 31, 2003 Arts Review by Robert Faires

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