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Tone Setter
Graham Reyolds' A Scanner Darkly score
"...for and with the Austin Film Society, theatre troupe Rude Mechanicals, and a stint as house band for "Funhouse..."

July 7, 2006 Screens Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Austin Power and Light
A guide to 10 new companies that are charging up Austin's theatre scene
"...Physical Plant, the Public Domain, root wy'mn, and the Rude Mechanicals, among others, and their creative daring and irreverence..."

June 16, 2006 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

Still Burnin' Down the House
Salvage Vanguard Theater and the Rude Mechs party on
"...but two of the most daring and pioneering, the Rude Mechanicals and Salvage Vanguard Theater, are still burning bright..."

April 14, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Author? Author?
Who really wrote Shakespeare's plays? Writer Amy Freed plays the question for laughs.

March 31, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin on Authorship
"...Co-producing artistic director, Rude Mechanicals I have to admit I have never had..."

March 31, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Holiday Wish Lists 2005
'Give' is a four-letter word: part two

Dec. 16, 2005 Features Feature by Anne Harris

Ubu Ubu Ubu
A troupe of homeschooled students enrolled in Zach's Performing Arts School takes on the mad world of Alfred Jarry's 'Ubu,' 'pschittens' and all, and makes it a nonsensical delight
"...a fight in the orchestra pit. When our own Rude Mechanicals presented the work at the now-defunct Electric Lounge..."

Dec. 9, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Pale Idiot
The 10th-anniversary revival production of playwright Kirk Lynn's 'Pale Idiot' smartly unsnarls a taut knot of text and form
"...text and form. The accelerated pace, a trademark of Rude Mechanicals shows, seems to clash with this play's darker,..."

Dec. 9, 2005 Arts Review by Heather Barfield Cole

May I Have the Envelope, Please?
The 2004-2005 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Theatre CenterTake Me Out AwardThrows Like a Girl series, Rude Mechanicals"Hello, Dollars" AwardCliff Redd, Long Center for the Performing..."

June 10, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Jinn
In Kirk Lynn's playful and wistful 'The Jinn,' three couples with magic lamps find out if what they wish for is really what they want
"...these effects as slickly as Lynn's home company, the Rude Mechanicals, but what they do create has the pop..."

March 11, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

A Midsummer Night's Dream
In director Lucien Douglas' staging of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," folly comes to the fore and makes for pretty pleasant company
"...choreographed fracas that opens the second act. And the Rude Mechanicals are all oafish enough to provoke our laughter..."

March 4, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Superbadass Web Sites for Everyone!
With the help of Knowbility's AIR-Interactive for the Arts and a team of professional designers, I am going to help reinvent the Internet

March 4, 2005 Screens Feature by Spike Gillespie

Knowbility's Austin AIR-Interactive Contestants
"...Rude Mechanicals & St. Edward's University..."

March 4, 2005 Screens Feature

Index to Idioms
Deb Margolin's Index to Idioms played with our assumptions about familiar expressions and used episodes from her life to give them new meanings
"...As the first artist in the Rude Mechanicals' 2005 Throws Like a Girl series, Margolin was..."

Feb. 25, 2005 Arts Review by Heather Barfield Cole

The Judges
"...founder and co-producing artistic director of the theatre collective Rude Mechanicals. His adaptation of Greil Marcus' Lipstick Traces: A..."

Feb. 18, 2005 Books Feature

13th Annual 'Austin Chronicle' Short Story Contest Update
"...(who has recently inked a deal with Houghton Mifflin); Rude Mechanicals playwright Kirk Lynn; Okkervil River frontman and Chronicle..."

Jan. 28, 2005 Books Feature

Holiday Wish Lists 2004
Presents for Public Service
"...Rude Mechanicals 2211-A Hidalgo, 472-9472..."

Nov. 26, 2004 Features Feature

Payne Pleasures 2004
Latest ACoT theatre-award nominations favor two Austin musicals
"...How Late It Was, How Late, Rude Mechanicals..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

O Pioneers!
The eight members of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2004 led the way to culture

June 4, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2003-2004
The full list of nominations for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...How Late It Was, How Late, Rude Mechanicals..."

May 14, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Shows in 2003 That Shed Light in a Dark Year
"...10) How Late It Was How Late/Requiem for Tesla (Rude Mechanicals) Something old and something new that proved the..."

Jan. 2, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Arts Stalwarts
Twelve of Austin's cultural heroes will be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame at the 2003 Austin Critics Table Awards ceremony, and here is an introduction to them and some of their significant contributions to the local arts scene.
"...alums to theatrical endeavors in Esther's Follies, Boxtree Players, Rude Mechanicals, Austin Shakespeare Festival, Bedlam Faction, and many other..."

May 30, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Rise and Shine
The quiet and uncalculated approach of John McManus
"...dialogue (he is, after all, a friend of the Rude Mechanicals' Kirk Lynn)? The humor in his methodical examination..."

April 25, 2003 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

The Winners
"...with Jon Watson, is the inaugural production of the Rude Mechanicals Second Stage series and opens this weekend...."

Jan. 31, 2003 Books Feature

Holiday Wish Lists 2002
Presents for public service
"...Tall water glasses, dinner forks, plastic cupsRude Mechanicals2211-A Hidalgo at the Off Center, 476-7833..."

Dec. 27, 2002 Features Feature

Our readers talk back.
"...over the explosion of theatre/dance posters and designers. Vortex, Rude Mechanicals, Salvage Vanguard, Tapestry, Pollyanna, U.T.P.A.C., dirigo, Mainline, Bedlam..."

Nov. 29, 2002 Column

Austin foley artist Buzz Moran strips the sound out of a forgotten kung fu flick and redubs it live at the Drafthouse. The result? Something to chop about it.
"...and The Return of the Intergalactic Nemesis, and the Rude Mechanicals' play Requiem for Tesla...."

May 17, 2002 Screens Feature by Will Robinson Sheff

The UT symposium "From Text to Performance: Law and Other Performing Arts" proved to be a stimulating blend of scholarly thought, intellectual inquiry, thoughtful performance, amicable conversation, fiery debate, and amusing anecdotes.
"...out of his abiding respect for the law. The Rude Mechanicals dispensed with Shylock altogether; Kirk Lynn's original scene..."

March 15, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Law and Other Performing Arts
The hottest arts venue in Austin this week may well be the UT Law School, where internationally renowned cultural figures, local arts luminaries, and prominent legal experts are converging there for a symposium on law and the performing arts.
"...Powers, and UT philosophy professor Paul Woodruff will discuss jurisprudential issues presented by the struggle between Antigone and Creon,..."

March 1, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Salvage Vanguard Theater loses Dan Dietz as co-Artistic Director, the National Endowments for the Arts loses its new director, and the Rude Mechanicals sell out their Mid-America tour of Lipstick Traces.
"...Hit the Road for the Rudes..."

Feb. 1, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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