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2017 Payne Theatre Award Nominees
E.A. Poe musical Nevermore leads the way with 11 noms
"...(Sky Candy); and the theatrical event Requiem for Tesla (Rude Mechanicals). The most honored improv productions were the Eighties..."

Sept. 20, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Making Room to Play
Create Space Austin kicks off the drive to secure more performing venues in the city
"...Off Center will close in May 2017; resident company Rude Mechanicals are working on securing another facility but haven't..."

April 15, 2016 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

"It Was a Difficult Choice, But..."
The Austin Critics Table named its tops in the arts for 2014
"...were: Big Medium, Blue Genie Art Industries, and the Rude Mechanicals...."

June 3, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Top 10 Theatrical Wonders of 2012
History plays with contemporary urgency and giddy surprises made the year memorable in theatre
"...4) 'NOW NOW OH NOW' (Rude Mechanicals) A mind-tickling foray into the natures of beauty,..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Designer Contributions of 2012
Celebrating the year's most exquisite – and often surprising – stage designs
"...DESIGNERS AND NINE ASSISTANTS FOR 'NOW NOW OH NOW' (Rude Mechanicals) The interactive set contained surprise after delightful surprise...."

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

Top 10 (+1) Theatrical Joys of 2012
Recalling a year of Shakespeare on bikes, masterful Miller, and a one-woman eco-soap
"...3) 'CL1000P'/'NOW NOW OH NOW' (Rude Mechanicals) The Rudes' colorful February workshop evolved into May's..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Jillian Owens

All Over Creation: Senses and Sensibilities
By engaging our sense of taste during a performance, Voice Dance Company blew our mind
"...She isn't alone in this. The Rude Mechanicals have incorporated food and drink into some of..."

July 20, 2012 Arts Column by Robert Faires

All Over Creation: Continuing Education
Turns out theatre is a great place for getting schooled
"...woman addressing us was a company member of the Rude Mechanicals, playing a character in the troupe's most recent..."

June 15, 2012 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Graduating, With Honors
Local awards are nice, but Austin artists are being recognized nationally all the time now
"...• The Rude Mechanicals received a $27,000 grant from the MAP Fund,..."

June 1, 2012 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The B. Beaver Animation
The Rude Mechs' re-creation of the Mabou Mines work is necessary but strange
"...The B. Beaver AnimationThe Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo www.rudemechs.com Through Nov. 13 Running time: 45 min...."

Nov. 4, 2011 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Moved to Texas with an all-female cast, the Bard's comedy is a summer escape
"...as Peter Quince and Vicki Yoder as Bottom, the rude mechanicals (the players within the play, not the Austin..."

Aug. 26, 2011 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Top of the Line
The nominees for the 2011 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...I've Never Been So Happy, Rude Mechanicals..."

May 27, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

I've Never Been So Happy
The Rude Mechs' musical tall tale leads to a song that leaves your jaw on the floor
"...The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo, 476-7833, www.rudemechs.com..."

April 29, 2011 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

2010 B. Iden Payne Awards
Four shows took home nearly half the honors at this year's ceremony
"...to present this year's Special Recognition Award to the Rude Mechanicals...."

Nov. 12, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2010 B. Iden Payne Awards
The homegrown musical of mayhem in the swamp leads the nominations with 11
"...contributions to Austin theatre. This year's honorees are the Rude Mechanicals. Improvisation guru Les McGehee will serve as emcee...."

Oct. 8, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Year's Cheers
The nominees for the 2010 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Dionysus in 69, Rude Mechanicals..."

May 14, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Dream
This rock & roll take on the Bard aims for spectacle more than meaning or heart
"...of young, desperate lovers; a gaggle of workingmen-cum-actors, the Rude Mechanicals; and a fairy world divided by feuding rulers,..."

May 14, 2010 Arts Review by Avimaan Syam

Humana Festival of New American Plays
A report from Louisville, where Austin theatre artists stood tall
"...The Rude Mechanicals are glad to be home, but man, leaving..."

April 2, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Humana Festival of New American Plays
Local theatre artists play a major role in this year's festival of new drama
"...the question of truth or beauty, from our own Rude Mechanicals. It's too soon to say if Austin will..."

March 26, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Dionysus in 69
The Rude Mechs' re-creation lets us experience a tragedy in a rare and personal way
"...was originally staged more than 40 years ago, the Rude Mechanicals take us to the mountain in more ways..."

Dec. 18, 2009 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
Salvage Vanguard scores a prestigious R&D grant, and Jenny Hart goes Gallic
"...a production element co-op, a venture co-conceived with the Rude Mechanicals to make flats, platforms, furniture, lighting, and costumes..."

Oct. 16, 2009 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Top 10 Theatrical Treasures and Pleasures of 2008
Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires recalls 2008, in the theatre
"...7) The Method Gun/I've Never Been So Happy (Rude Mechanicals) The acting guru may have been fake, but..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2007-2008 B. Iden Payne Award Nominations
The full list of honorees for the Austin Circle of Theatres' annual theatre honors
"...The Method Gun (Rude Mechanicals)..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Arts Feature

2008 Payne Awards Nominations
The full list of honorees for the Austin Circle of Theatres' annual theatre honors
"...The Method Gun (Rude Mechanicals)..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Arts Feature

Magic Time
Oh, the sights you'll see at First Night Austin
"...Rude Mechanicals – The Leash, HBMG Theater, Under the First..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

I'd Like to Thank ...
The 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...evenly distributed among shows and exhibitions, with Match-Play, the Rude Mechanicals' theatrical take on Deborah Hay's dance The Match,..."

June 9, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Drive, He Said
In its 13th year, Jason Neulander shifts Salvage Vanguard Theater into overdrive
"...Physical Plant Theater had already produced The Whimsy, and Rude Mechanicals had staged Lust Supper and Salivation, and Frontera..."

April 14, 2006 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Culture Flash!
American Fiesta makes the finals of a national new play award, the Rude Mechs get their Gun from Creative Capital, and Katalin Hausel lands the Umlauf Prize
"...• The Rude Mechanicals scored a nice grant from the New York-based..."

March 10, 2006 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Top 10 Spontaneous Catharses and Other Performance Effects of 2005
'Chronicle' theatre writer Heather Barfield Cole names her 10 favorite performing arts experiences of 2005
"...2) Match-Play (Rude Mechanicals) Fanciful homage to the active body, multidimensional movement,..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Arts Feature by Heather Barfield Cole

On the Funding Front
The National Endowment for the Arts has dropped some holiday cheer in the form of federal funding into the stockings of five area arts groups
"...• Rude Mechanicals: $10,000 to support the development of an original..."

Dec. 23, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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