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Top 9 Theatre Productions of 2009 That Did Ascend the Brightest Heaven of Invention
A year of failed romances, Greek myths, and more that were staged so ingeniously
"...3) 'DIONYSUS IN 69' (RUDE MECHANICALS) The Rudes' archaeological expedition into Sixties avant-garde theatre..."

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Pale Idiot': Return to the Rudeness That Started It All
As a celebration of 10 years of rudeness, the Rude Mechanicals are reviving the show that started it all, Kirk Lynn's absurdist comedy 'Pale Idiot'
"...the plays of Ionesco and Beckett. Thus began the Rude Mechanicals, Austin's now nationally known theatre collective, the purveyors..."

Dec. 2, 2005 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

From Deborah Hay's dance 'The Match,' the Rude Mechanicals pull 'Match-Play,' a hilarious, intellectually striking bit of absurdity with the feel of 'The Real World' as conceived by Eugene Ionesco
"...In the residence into which we're invited for the Rude Mechanicals' Match-Play, a theatrical piece inspired by Deborah Hay's..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Down at the Jinn Mill
Austin's dirigo group prepare to premiere the best new play one could wish for
"...he's written that hasn't been debuted, at least, by Rude Mechanicals, the renowned company of which he's been the..."

Feb. 18, 2005 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Leading off the new year with good news: an arts success story from the Paradox Players and grants for Austin artists from the NEA.
"...For starters, in my haste to praise the Rude Mechs' re-creation of Requiem for Tesla in my Top..."

Jan. 9, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Culture Cash
Austin's artists and arts groups are working hard to survive the economic downturn, and now more than ever it's essential for the city that they do.
"...around the country to join its permanent company. The Rude Mechanicals were building on the national attention and acclaim..."

Feb. 7, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

More Austin theatre turning up in New York: Despair’s Book of Dreams and Lipstick Traces set for spring 2001 runs.
"...the Americas, in early March. Then Lipstick Traces, the Rude Mechanicals' adaptation of the Greil Marcus book, will run..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

WAR: Conflict in the Cubicles
In his latest script, playwright Kirk Lynn sends the Rude Mechanicals off to War, and the result is another Rude Mechs show that is conceptual and cryptic, literary and obscure, but also very funny, with the company managing to make genuinely original observations on conflict and escapism in the energetic realm of absurdist comedy.
" and showmanship with the new offering from the Rude Mechanicals and their resident director-playwright Kirk Lynn. Influential on..."

June 16, 2000 Arts Review by Ada Calhoun

A major change in the staff for the Salvage Vanguard Theater; a new endowed chair for the UT Department of Art and Art History.
"...and Mo's this past Sunday, January 16, when the Rude Mechanicals took over the Manor Road coffeehouse/eatery. The company's..."

Jan. 21, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Waiting for Godot: Man's Sad Lot Made Funny
"...As their latest offering, the Rude Mechanicals have crafted an unlikely adaptation of Donald Barthelme's..."

April 16, 1999 Arts Review

The Great Critic Test
How Much Do You Really Know About These Freaks?
"...between the artists and the ticket-buying public. Look at Rude Mechanicals, an up-and-coming company with a huge following that..."

Feb. 27, 1998 Arts Feature by Adrienne Martini

"...classical drama and ideals, but 101 years later, after Rude Mechanicals' boisterous, chaotic, noisy, silly, messy, lewd performance of..."

Jan. 9, 1998 Arts Review

Austin Critics Table Awards 2014
Nominees announced, with top honors to a 'Vibrator,' a fixed 'John,' and a merry 'Roll'
"...the Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along and the Rude Mechs' premiere of Kirk Lynn's Fixing King John. (Since..."

May 9, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Fixing King John
This loose and gangly treatment of Shakespeare's history is both remarkably original and fiercely energetic
"...The Off Center, 2211 Hidalgo Through Nov. 24 Running time: 2 hr...."

Nov. 22, 2013 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Howdy, Pardner!
In 2010, the watchword among Austin creatives was 'collaboration'
"...archives landing in Austin (the Ransom Center again); the Rude Mechanicals' tour of The Method Gun to Louisville, Ky.,..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
NEA grants in the stockings of three Austin arts groups, plus the Rude Mechs get their Big Apple on at the Public Theater's Under the Radar festival
"...Rude Mechanicals: $12,000 toward development and production of The Method..."

Dec. 29, 2006 Arts Column by Robert Faires

'Minus Tide'
Austin playwright Kimberly Burke explains how her yearlong residency in Minneapolis helped shape her new play, 'Minus Tide'
"...receiving its world premiere from Bayou Productions and the Rude Mechanicals as part of the Rudes' Second Stage season...."

May 26, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Hang the DJ
The new political theatre invites you into its messy, sexy conversation
"...Then last spring, in Austin, I saw the Rude Mechanicals' workshop production of Get Your War On, an..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Conference Confluence
Austin hosts not one, but two national conferences on the arts the same weekend in June
"...arts companies such as Salvage Vanguard Theater and the Rude Mechanicals, individual artists such as Steve Moore, Sharon Bridgforth,..."

June 10, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Get Your War On
The Rude Mechanicals' 'Get Your War On' bulldozes through the buried media and lost horrors of the post-9 / 11 years with a sarcasm that strikes sparks
"...impotence, and ennui frame Get Your War On, the Rude Mechanicals' theatrical adaptation of David Rees' Internet comic strip...."

May 6, 2005 Arts Review by Heather Barfield Cole

Culture Flash!
A great way to brush up your Shakespeare, the epidemic of extended runs continues, and the Fall Soiree falls through
"...The epidemic of extended runs continues! The Rude Mechanicals have just extended their latest theatrical party, Cherrywood,..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Arts Column

Arts Bullets
Bring cans of food to the ballet for a prize in return, holdovers for 'Stadium Devildare' and 'Noises Off,' and it's time for the O. Henry Pun-Off and the Capital City Men's Chorus midnight cabaret
"...• The Rude Mechanicals are giving you three more opportunities to see..."

May 14, 2004 Arts Feature

Among Us
The gypsy feet of playwright Ruth Margraff keep wandering back to Austin, and we're fortunate that they do
"...Center romps Stadium Devildare, commissioned and produced by Austin's Rude Mechanicals. Director Shawn Sides sees this collaboration as being..."

May 7, 2004 Arts Feature by Cyndi Williams

Unkindest Cuts of All
A snapshot of the impact that this year's 31% cut in Cultural Contract funding had on 10 Austin arts companies that were on a strong growth track and had that growth in city funding abruptly reversed.
"...2000, FY 2001, FY 2002, FY 2003, Amt of CutRude Mechanicals, $ 14,100, $ 38,000, $ 43,000, $ 29,472,..."

Feb. 7, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Disaster Relief
In the wake of last week's terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., Austin theatre artists are doing their part to help out: raising funds for disaster relief from audiences attending their shows.
"...the wake of last week's terrorist attacks. Both the Rude Mechanicals and the Austin Shakespeare Festival solicited donations for..."

Sept. 21, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Public Notice
Things are gearing up in public service-land for Austin's sizzling summer. Here are a few things to do this weekend, plus a jump on next, to boot.
"...How Rude! Don't walk, don't saunter, don't slink, don't slouch, don't..."

May 25, 2001 Column by Kate X Messer

Ballet Austin gets a new associate artistic director, and Bodycount turns 10.
"...Rude Mechanicals continues its successful (and entertaining) "Brunch with the..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Robert Faires talks FronteraFest.
"...Moles, a new play by Terry Galloway, produced by Rude Mechanicals. The amazing Galloway is a playwright, poet, performer,..."

Jan. 14, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

"...potential audience member would need. The promo art for Rude Mechanicals' Lust Supper is a big, shiny heart, not..."

Nov. 14, 1997 Arts Review

"...sound, the hair -- sometimes reasoned and respectful, sometimes rude and raving. Listen to the cascade of voices, speaking..."

Aug. 29, 1997 Arts Review

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