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Tempering Fire
Boring down into a quote from Michael King's "Firestarter" column
"...In the piece, King quotes, among others, local actor/director Rudy Ramirez...."

March 27, 2015 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

OUTsider Review: Promised Land
Rudy Ramirez and his quest for queer belonging
"...Rudy Ramirez describes his work by saying, “If you like..."

Feb. 21, 2017 Qmmunity Post by Rachel Van Middlesworth

Sky Candy Takes on Italo Calvino's COSMICOMICS
Aerialist dancers defy gravity in stunning adaptation this weekend
"...Director Rudy Ramirez blames romance for the spark of this fantastic..."

June 18, 2014 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

El Nogalar
Teatro Vivo's El Nogalar provides a context for examining social class in contemporary Mexico
"...Directed with a loving and highly personal touch by Rudy Ramirez (be sure to read his director's note in..."

June 19, 2015 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Shrewd Productions' Hold Me Well
Playwright Eva Suter's reworking of Othello in a world without men depicts love in many forms with power and beauty
"...came from a joke. Playwright Eva Suter and director Rudy Ramirez were guessing at what was left as far..."

July 22, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Reina Hardy
For this Michener Playwriting Fellow, autumn brings local premieres of two of her plays
"...RH: Two words: Rudy Ramirez. Rudy, in addition to being a sort of..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Sing Muse
The cast sings together with ease, but this new work hasn't yet found its voice
"...summoned his goddess, but the nine divines in director Rudy Ramirez's new devised piece Sing Muse prefer a slightly..."

Aug. 10, 2012 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

Vortex Repertory Company's Last: An Extinction Comedy
The magic cast by the company of this devised show pulls laughs from the impending demise of the planet
"...premiere production of Last: An Extinction Comedy from director Rudy Ramirez and his fellow company members at the Vortex..."

April 12, 2019 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Austin Playwright-Performer Provides a New Kind of Documentation in (Un)Documents
In an award-winning solo show, Jesús I. Valles sits down, alone with family
"...border. An autobiographical work starring Valles and directed by Rudy Ramirez, Valles' first full-length solo show is a life..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Arts Feature by Beth Sullivan

The Vortex Repertory Company's Heartland
Gabriel Jason Dean's new drama makes a sensitive study of three people in two different countries and where they belong
"...is considerable in the Vortex Repertory Company's staging. Director Rudy Ramirez has cast actors whose sensitivity to these characters'..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Murdered Women of Juárez Find a Voice Onstage
Isaac Gomez’s one-woman show The Way She Spoke
"...director and associate artistic director for Vortex Repertory Company Rudy Ramirez was interested from the moment Gomez and Rodriguez..."

Jan. 12, 2018 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

The Vortex’s Wild Horses
This staging of Allison Gregory’s new play takes you back to your 13th summer with all its freedom and fear
"...Under the keen direction of Austin new play whisperer Rudy Ramirez, Jennings channels all of her natural vivacity into..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Changelings
The Vortex's staging of Reina Hardy's magical new play, Changelings, casts a uniquely compelling spell
"...better to tackle this tricky material than renowned director Rudy Ramirez, whose previous projects point toward an affinity for..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

Lear
The flashy modern setting takes priority over Shakespeare's text in this update
"...The Vortex Repertory Company's production, directed by Rudy Ramirez, reimagines the classic Shakespearean play in a modern..."

June 3, 2011 Arts Review by Avimaan Syam

2018 B. Iden Payne Award Winners
Top honors go to Drowsy Chaperone and Fixing Troilus
"...as well as an award for the show's director, Rudy Ramirez...."

Nov. 7, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

2017 Payne Theatre Award Winners
Lotta love for Nevermore, Drowning Girls, Agent Andromeda
"...Production of a Comedy, with additional honors for director Rudy Ramirez, actress Sarah Marie Curry, and a special certificate..."

Oct. 25, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

2017 Payne Theatre Award Nominees
E.A. Poe musical Nevermore leads the way with 11 noms
"...Rudy Kloptik Award for Outstanding Improvisational Troupe Cascade Everything All..."

Sept. 20, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Pleasure of the Paynes 2016
Annual theatre awards think Terminus is the living end
"...home the award for production of a drama, with Rudy Ramirez honored for his direction. The lead actress and..."

Oct. 27, 2016 Arts Post

Seeing the Fusebox Festival Without Reservations
Tickets to some shows have been snapped up, but there’s still plenty of electric Fusebox action available
"...all-ages Salsa Social, with performances by Tatiana Cholula and Rudy Ramirez; music by p1nkstar, Y2Kwane, Chorizo Funk, and Qi..."

April 12, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Vortex Repertory Company's The Way She Spoke
At the Vortex, Isaac Gomez's drama made us remember the lost women of Juárez
"...her memory. What Isaac Gomez, Karen Rodriguez, and director Rudy Ramirez crafted at the Vortex made me want to..."

Jan. 26, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Vortex Repertory Company's Storm Still
Gabrielle Reisman's script refashions King Lear into the daughters' story, and the Vortex stages it with admirable heart
"...Director Rudy Ramirez moves the cast through the story with great..."

Sept. 15, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Shrewd Productions’ The Revolutionists
This staging of Lauren Gunderson’s satire proves the pen is mightier than the guillotine
"...set against an utterly horrific period of French history. Rudy Ramirez directs Shrewd Productions' latest offering, which features a..."

June 16, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Out of Ink 2017: Object Lessons
This year’s crop of new 10-minute plays captures the apprehension in the air but with creativity and craft
"...with a surprising and delightful 21st century sass. And Rudy Ramirez's staging of "Sawing a Woman in Half," with..."

May 5, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Vortex Repertory Company's Underground
Driven by Lisa B. Thompson's powerful text and masterful acting, this new drama drops a truth bomb
"...Johnson – and the ever vigilant eye of director Rudy Ramirez (an exemplary artist/activist himself) results in a hypnotically..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Glass Half Full Theatre's Don Quixote de La Redo
This imaginative spin on Cervantes tells of walls and the stories that inspire us to tear them down
"...the span of 80 minutes, Reck and her castmates Rudy Ramirez, Gricelda Silva, Indigo Rael, and Marina DeYoe-Pedraza take..."

Feb. 24, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Vortex Repertory’s A Perfect Robot
Sarah Saltwick’s timely script elegantly explores the tension between idealized automatons and messy humans
"...layers of high-tech cacophony to the mix. Furthermore, under Rudy Ramirez's direction, every single performance is noteworthy. From Joey..."

Jan. 27, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Examining the Sins and Virtues of Hypermasculine Theatre
When is violence in theatre too much?
"...Rudy Ramirez, a multifaceted artist, director, teacher, and Ph.D. student..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Arts Feature by Shanon Weaver

Still Now
Shrewd Productions' Still Now provides a fresh perspective on cancer through butoh
"...we hear. That said, the production, as directed by Rudy Ramirez, manages to show us something new about a..."

Sept. 26, 2014 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Top 10 (+1) Theatrical Joys of 2012
Recalling a year of Shakespeare on bikes, masterful Miller, and a one-woman eco-soap
"...5) 'MIDSUMMER IN MOTION' (Austin Bike Zoo) Killer Queen Rudy Ramirez, who directed, combined well-performed Shakespeare with stunning visuals:..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Jillian Owens

Critics Table Tops at 25
The nominees for the 2016-17 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Lavery, The Drowning Girls Mark Pickell, Song About Himself Rudy Ramirez, A Perfect Robot Dave Steakley, The Great Society..."

May 22, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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