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Rude Mechs on the Move
Having left the Off Center, the theatre company is now planning to #crushAustin in all 10 council districts and opening new studios Downtown
"...Let's see: The Rude Mechs moved out of the Off Center on May..."

June 30, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Rude Mechs: How great it was, how great
The Rude Mechs' Bush-whacking version of Get Your War On nets raves and a festival prize at the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe
"...Texas. Well, that wasn't the case for our own Rude Mechs in presenting their Bush-whacking adaptation of David Rees'..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Rude Mechs' Requiem for Tesla
The Austin theatre collective's biography of inventor Nikola Tesla literally makes sparks fly
"...Tesla's life was truly extraordinary, and so is the Rude Mechs' staging of his biography. This kinetic and unique..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Rude Mechs
Grrl Action is getting its very own space next to the Off Center: The Off Shoot
"...For more than nine years, the Rude Mechs have been giving young women the gift of..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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

The Rude Mechs' Now Now Oh Now
Version 3.0 of this look at role-playing games tests how deeply we engage in our quests for beauty and truth
"...The Rude Mechs, ever ones to play with form and structure,..."

Dec. 18, 2015 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

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

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

The Rude Mechs' Field Guide
There's much to ponder in the second draft of the Rude Mechs' mash-up of Dostoyevsky, stand-up comedy, and spiritual belief
"...a play." But seeing the current run of the Rude Mechs' Field Guide is actually halfway between seeing a..."

April 15, 2016 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Rude Mechs' Fixing Timon of Athens
The theatre collective's latest repair job on a broken Shakespeare play is wildly accessible, welcoming, and enthralling
"...it. But damned if that's not exactly what the Rude Mechs have done with Fixing Timon of Athens. The..."

Feb. 12, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

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

Rude Studios Open for Rentals
The Rude Mechs hatch new rehearsal space on Lady Bird Lake
"...Let’s see: The Rude Mechs moved out of the Off Center on May..."

June 23, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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 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

'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

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

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

Who Is Stella Burden, and Why Are They Saying Those Terrible Things About Her?
When the Rude Mechs do a show about acting, they find madness in the Method
"...biographical minutiae of Stella Burden wasn't what drew the Rude Mechs to her; it was what she was –..."

March 28, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

line upon line percussion's The city wears a slouch hat
John Cage and Kenneth Patchen's experimental radio play proved an ideal vehicle for the creative daredevils of line upon line and the Rude Mechs to revive together
"...and to use in their first collaboration with the Rude Mechs, no strangers themselves to taking artistic risks. Line..."

Dec. 7, 2018 Arts Review 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

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

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

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

Payback as Comeback
The Rude Mechs boost a resurgence with 'REVENGE!'
"...Annabel. Or Felicia and he becomes a Fernando. The Rude Mechs called their new show Decameron Day 7: REVENGE!..."

April 14, 2006 Arts Feature by Steve Moore

Fast, Cheap, and in Control
Cost-of-living increases are making local artists do more with less
"...the monthly programs on offer this season from the Rude Mechs and Local Opera, Local Artists? Or Revel Unclassified,..."

Feb. 3, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Getting Kids Into the Act
Curtain up on GRRL Action and Vortex Summer Youth Theatre
"...Over at the Off Center, the Rude Mechanicals' GRRL Action program is in its sixth year...."

July 22, 2005 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Actors' Inequity
The Cost of Art IV: The artists onstage in Austin aren't just not paid what they're worth, many aren't paid at all
"...It may seem silly to categorize, for example, the Rude Mechs – whose Austin-generated work has been acclaimed from..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Austin Critics Table Awards 2014
"...A handful of the Rude Mechs during the collective's induction into the Austin Arts..."

June 3, 2014 Photo Gallery

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