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Payne the Town Red
What might be considered the theatrical fringe in other cities is more and more the theatrical mainstream in Austin, an idea that was reinforced with the announcement of the nominations for the 2001-02 B. Iden Payne Theatre Awards.
"...to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot (six), and the Rude Mechanicals' Big Love (six). Indeed, the ever-envelope-pushing Vortex all..."

Aug. 30, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Our Bodies, Our Selves
An unusual convergence of dramas dealing with women and disabilities prompts a conversation among four actors about what playwrights are trying to say through characters who are disabled, and how actors approach playing a disability.
"...March 21-23 at the Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo. Call 476-RUDE...."

March 22, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Most Valuable Players
A Guide to Austin Stage Actors
"...Recent roles: Bella/Eleanor, Big Love, Rude Mechanicals, 2001; ensemble, The World Goes Round, Zach, 2001;..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Arts Feature

Most Valuable Players
A Guide to Austin Stage Actors
"...MVP for: Rude Mechanicals..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Arts Feature

Most Valuable Players
A Guide to Austin Stage Actors
"...MVP for: Rude Mechanicals..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Arts Feature

Public Notice
Gather 'round the Yule log and the figgy pudding, get out a paper and pen, and jot down some of these items form our Annual Holiday Wish List 2000. Local organizations need you!
"...sq. ft. of carpeting Better visibility for logo neon signRude Mechanicals, The Off Center 2211-A Hidalgo, 476-RUDE Power tools..."

Dec. 22, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

Public Notice
We're gearing up for the holiday home stretch. Time to get those Wish Lists in and serve some good causes, all at the same time. Our list of public service opportunities still brims for you.
"...The Wish List Bandwagon The Rude Mechanicals theatre geeks (and we use the term "geek"..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

Public Notice
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, among other things, and "Public Notice" wants you to feel the love.
"...a bunch of junk from your house at the Rude Mechanicals Big Garage Sale at the Off Center, 2211..."

Oct. 6, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

Arts & Entertainment
"...Best Theatre CompanyRude Mechanicals..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Best of Austin Feature

Public Notice
"Public Notice" gets devout all over the sisters. Check it out: Two nun-related items in one week!
"...weekend is the Give 'Til It Hurts benefit for Rude Mechanicals Theatre Company, Sat, Jul 8, 7-10pm at the..."

July 7, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

Nonunion Actors: Raising It a Notch
"...Sarah Richardson and Shawn Sides of Rude Mechanicals have been part of many of Austin's smartest,..."

June 9, 2000 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Public Notice
Our weekly calendar of activist and volunteer events and fundraisers.
"...Pull on your stompers and rip your T-shirt, rude boy. Tonight, Thu, Mar 2, 9:30, the Wannabes, Leprechaun,..."

March 3, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

Public Notice
This week, Public Notice explores bike activism, the Y2K fallout, lesbians who lose their shoes, and so much more ...
"...Mo's, this Sun, Jan 16, noon, will benefit two Rude Mechanicals productions of the one-woman ex-Esther's juggernaut (Out All..."

Jan. 14, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

Positively Operatic
The Year in Austin Culture
"...10 Shows From 1999 That Transported Me1. Lipstick Traces (Rude Mechanicals) In getting their version of Greil Marcus' massive..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Arts & Entertainment
"...parts of Lynn's ambitious Faminly Trilogy. Note his award-winning Rude Mechanicals IPO, Pale Idiot, too, and his recent adaptations..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

2017 Payne Theatre Award Winners
Lotta love for Nevermore, Drowning Girls, Agent Andromeda
"...Theatrical Event Requiem for Tesla, Rude Mechanicals..."

Oct. 25, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Dusty-Danger Dog Day in Austin
Local Pooch Makes Good, Wins Friends, Influences People
"...Dusty-Danger Day … when, on that same day, the Rude Mechanicals designate Dusty-Danger as their canine-in-residence … and when..."

Aug. 16, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Q&A Hole: Why Isn't LSD Legal?
Trip on this with Lana Lesley, Denise Prince, Mickle Maher, and more.
"...Lana Lesley of Rude Mechanicals: I don’t know – I really, really think..."

Sept. 13, 2016 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Mayor's Omnibus Resolution: The Arts Commission Hustle
City group gets moving on policy plan for Austin creatives
"...right now. Up first was Madge Darlington of the Rude Mechanicals theatre collective who reminded the commissioners that the..."

Aug. 8, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Mayor's Omnibus Resolution: Arts Commission Special Meeting
Commission seeks creatives' input on city staff's recommendations
"...It's at the Off Center, the home to the Rude Mechanicals theatre collective for more than 16 years and..."

Aug. 2, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Star Turns
The nominees for the 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Production, Comedy Fixing Timon of Athens, Rude Mechanicals Missionary Position, Session 2: Pleasure Journeys for the..."

May 9, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

"Drawing Lines: Explorations of Place"
The final exhibit of this public art project shows how every district in Austin has had artists working for it
"...news film crew, with actor/playwright Hannah Kenah of the Rude Mechanicals playing a reporter, people receiving the plants were..."

April 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Touching Art and Not Dating Drummers
Four working artists share more thoughts on arts and parenting
"...University of Texas, author, co-producing artistic director of the Rude Mechanicals, and husband and father of two; and C...."

Oct. 28, 2015 Arts Post by Elizabeth Cobbe

Who Pays What
"...Rude Mechanicals $1,000 minimum for non-touring shows with four weeks..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Outside of Society
Does Austin have enough room for two queer film festivals?
"...veritable Austin queer creative brain trust, including Madge Darlington (Rude Mechanicals), Dan­iel Alexander Jones (performance artist), Ron Berry (Fusebox),..."

May 2, 2014 Screens Feature by Kate X Messer

Top 10 Theatrical Sets of 2013, to a Cat
The year's scenic designs proved especially appealing to the feline theatregoer
"...5) 'FIXING KING JOHN' (Thomas Graves, Madge Darlington for Rude Mechanicals) Platforms rigged for actors and audience made ideal..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

"Stop Hitting Yourself" Again!
Rudes' workshop for 2014 Lincoln Center premiere sells out
"...like you could wait to buy tickets to the Rude Mechanicals' new workshop staging of Stop Hitting Yourself, opening..."

Sept. 19, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

HowlRound Spotlights Austin Theatre
The online national theatre journal devotes a week to Austin
"...how it isn't necessarily a revolution at all. The Rude Mechanicals have explained why they consider themselves lucky to..."

April 18, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Letting Go, With 'Peace'
Champion for new plays Suzan Zeder closes her career at UT with a new drama of her own
"...hum of her relentless profligate activity." Kirk Lynn, the Rude Mechanicals' resident playwright who recently succeeded Zeder as head..."

Feb. 1, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Scottish Rite Theatre
New manager Emily Marks is thinking outside the temple
"...a play for youth directed by one of the Rude Mechanicals or a concert for the wee ones by..."

Feb. 24, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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