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Land of 1,000 Dramas
"...companies -- e.g., Salvage Vanguard Theater, root wy'mn theatre, Rude Mechanicals -- frequently book the space to premiere new..."

March 12, 1999 Arts Feature

Everyone's a Critic
The theatre community sounds off on critics as artists.
"...The Littlest Rude Mechanical..."

July 28, 2000 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

Table Banquet
The nominees for the 2013-2014 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...the Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along and the Rude Mechanicals’ premiere of Kirk Lynn’s Shakespearean reboot Fixing King..."

May 8, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Method Gun
With this play about theatre and tigers, the Rude Mechs earn their stripes forever
"...a tiger in it. There's a tiger in the Rude Mechanicals' The Method Gun, too. It's a coincidence, I'm..."

May 1, 2009 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Waterfalls and Sea Changes
The former and current artistic directors of Austin Script Works discuss new plays, local theatre, and the writer's voice
"...CDS: It had grown, definitely. I feel like the Rude Mechanicals sort of came into their own in those..."

Nov. 11, 2005 Arts Feature by Dan Dietz

Playing Around With the Evil Empire
The Rude Mechanicals go Russian with a play -- well, a performance piece -- umm -- a performance collage -- well, '300 Plays About Vladimir Putin.'
"...Rude Mechanicals. The name is redolent with irreverence, and while..."

Dec. 12, 2003 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Top 10 Onstage Works of Wonder in 2002
Austin Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires delivers his list of the Top 10 most memorable productions in the performing arts for 2002.
"...5. El Paraiso (Rude Mechanicals): Those wandering Rudes came off the road long..."

Jan. 3, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top Ten Stage
Top Ten Theatrical Experiences of 1997
"...Light Makes the Baby Go Blind/curst & Shrewd/Ubu Roi (Rude Mechanicals) Rude Mechanicals is one stage company which understands..."

Jan. 9, 1998 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Real Estate and Perfect Mates
The Year in Austin Culture
"...Lipstick Traces and the opening of The Hideout. The Rude Mechs' show is one of the best and most..."

Jan. 5, 2001 Arts Feature

It's a Family Affair
A Helping Hand
"...alternative companies such as Frontera@Hyde Park Theatre, Kairos, and Rude Mechanicals are also taking part in the festival. Sarah..."

Nov. 6, 1998 Arts Feature by John Walch

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

Consummate Artistry
The 2013-14 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Fame (Big Medium, Blue Genie Art Industries, and the Rude Mechanicals) and distributed honors in 42 categories. Trouble Puppet..."

June 6, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

With a tool or two, Austinites can make a lasting contribution to Frontera Productions and the Rude Mechanicals.
"...The Rude Mechanicals aren't making any major improvements to their home..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Arts Column 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

The loss of the architects for the new Blanton Museum of Art; a home for the Rude Mechanicals.
"...Home of the Rude..."

Nov. 19, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Get Your Rees On
Comic artist David Rees and the theatre of 'War'
"...Rude Mechanicals, the innovative theatre troupe who brought us stage..."

April 29, 2005 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Touring plans for the Rude Mechanicals; two two shows for theatregoers to see before they close.
"...Rudes on the Road..."

March 17, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

In The House of the Moles: Live, Love, Get the Fuck Up!
Writer Terry Galloway and theatre company Rude Mechanicals are "an amazing match" in the slapstick-and-death piece In the House of the Moles.
"...her show is the local, exceptionally talent-rich troupe the Rude Mechanicals, who Robert Faires referred to in a recent..."

March 10, 2000 Arts Review by Ada Calhoun

Collective Strength
The 2014 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
" which their creations have made a huge impact. Rude Mechanicals..."

May 23, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Nowhere to Play
The Cost of Art, Part I: Austin's growth and rising rent take out theatre venues, one by one
"...the possibility that the Off Center, home of the Rude Mechanicals since 1999, will no longer be available for..."

Jan. 24, 2014 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

Best in Show
The 2012-13 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Theatre's All My Sons; the Duplicates' The Poison Squad; Rude Mechanicals' Now Now Oh Now; Breaking String Theatre's Vodka,..."

June 7, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Now Now Oh Now
The Rude Mechs' latest show is a mind-blowing roll of the die
"...Now Now Oh NowThe Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo Through June 9 Running time: 1 hr., 30 min...."

May 25, 2012 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Art To Enchant
The winners of the 2010-11 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...five awards. Recognized with four honors each were the Rude Mechanicals' original musical I've Never Been So Happy; Salvage..."

June 10, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Theatrical Treasures and Pleasures of 2006
"...2) Decameron Day 7: REVENGE (Rude Mechanicals) While it toured the wide world of vengeance,..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Theatrical Treasures & Pleasures of 2005
'Chronicle' Arts Editor Robert Faires lists his favorite theatrical productions of 2005
"...6) Match-Play (Rude Mechanicals) Riffing off Deborah Hay's dance The Match, the..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Born in the Barn
How Shakespeare at Winedale spawned some of Austin's – and the country's – best theatre
"...founded or co-founded by its graduates, among them the Rude Mechanicals, Austin Shakespeare Festival, the Bedlam Faction, even Esther's..."

July 23, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Who Wants to Be a Theatre Geek?
A quiz to find out who knows what about theatre in Austin.
"...order of their debut, starting with the earliest. a. Rude Mechanicals b. VORTEX Repertory Company c. Salvage Vanguard Theater..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Entrances & Exits
Comings and Goings on the Theatre Scene
"...-- the striking arrivals of Austin Musical Theatre and Rude Mechanicals, the sudden, sad deaths of Capitol City Playhouse..."

Sept. 5, 1997 Arts Feature

The final exit for actress Patsy Goldwater, a home run for playwright Dan Dietz, a fair for your inner Frankenstein, and a training ground for aspiring critics
"...forces mankind was never meant to test. Well, the Rude Mechanicals feel your pain; that's why they're holding "Mad..."

Jan. 24, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Kirk Lynn
For he's a jolly good fellow
"...Who knew it paid so well to be rude?..."

Dec. 9, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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