• RUDE MECHS Field Guide featured: Mari Akita and Thomas Graves photo by Joan Marcus

RUDE MECHS

Rude Mechs, a theatre collective based in Austin TX, has created a genre-averse slate of 26 theatrical productions that represent a cocktail of big ideas, cheap laughs, and dizzying spectacle. What these works hold in common is the use of play to make performance, the use of theaters as meeting places for audiences and artists, and the use of humor as tool for intellectual investigation. They tour these performances nationally and abroad; manage Rude Studios, a suite of rehearsal spaces, offices and art studios in Austin serving arts groups of every discipline; run a materials lending library; and conduct outreach in performance and writing for teens. Having just come off the world premiere of Field Guide at Yale Repertory Theatre, look for them at the Guthrie this summer with their latest work, Not Every Mountain.

 

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