Rude Mechs is celebrating 20 years of rudeness every month until May.
We are thrilled to bring you two unique and FREE events this month:
February 24th at 7pm,
an evening of rude and brainy conversations hosted by
Desirée Morales & Lisa Moore
at The Off Center
Make a reservation for Rude Salon on Feb 24th 7pm
generating text, movement, and performance as a trap for shock and grace.

February 25th 1pm – 4pm,
a workshop led by Kirk Lynn
at The Off Center
Make a reservation for Rude Workshop on Feb 25th at 1pm
The salon will go like this: At 7pm at The Off Center on February 24th, you will join an all-star line-up of Rude academics engaging in rollicking yet rigorous conversation over food and drink. Performance studies, queer theory, feminism, whiteness, experimental art, running a collective, community building, big feelings, and more: this will be a not-to-be-missed meeting of the minds!

As much as Rude Mechs has been influenced by Austin’s music scene, we’ve always had strong ties to the academic world too, especially at The University of Texas at Austin. From 1990s rehearsals in the ROTC building and Parlin Hall, to dissertations being written on the Rudes today, from our own undergraduate years, to our recent tenure as Resident Theatre Company to the Department of Theater and Dance, the Rudes have benefitted from smart professor audiences and supporters. One of the Artistic Directors is even a professor himself now.

The Creating Serendipity workshop will go like this: At 1pm at The Off Center on February 25th, you will join Co-Producing Artistic Director Kirk Lynn as he leads you through a 90-minute workshop on collaborative creation. Participants will work together in groups to create performance pieces. Pieces will be shared with each other (Salon participants are welcome to witness), around 3pm, and gather ’round with the Artistic Directors and the Rude Board and each other for a boozy snacky hangout afterwards. Class size is limited – reserve your spot today!


Coming Soon: Wild Places by Joanna Garner, March 3 – 18

groundswell theatre is proud to present this
new work-in-progress play by Joanna Garner

a Rude Fusion project

Six immersive experiments about drugs, healers, and the unknown. Each performance invites the audience to take part in an interactive aspect of this play-in-development.

Wild Places, written by Austin playwright Joanna Garner, explores the ways we as Americans attempt to heal and control our minds and bodies. Each weekend’s performances feature actors Delanté Keys, Zoey Cane Belyea and Sean Moran, guided by rotating lead collaborators.

March 3 & 4: Led by director Michael Rau with Seattle filmmaker Nik Perleros
March 10 & 11: Led by writer/choreographer Patrick Shaw
March 17 & 18: Led by director Katie Van Winkle

There might be trampolines, psychedelics, blood, snakes, or bouncy balls.
Very limited seating available— reservations highly encouraged.

Buy a Raffle Ticket Here – Right Now, Yay!

Support Rude Mechs
Buy Raffle Tickets!

We are holding a raffle now through May 12th, and giving you an amazing chance to go on the vacation of your dreams for less than you’ll spend on snacks today.

Tickets are $20 each, or you can buy six for $100. Get your tickets here!

Big love and thanks to our 20th Anniversary Season Sponsor The Austin Chronicle

Rude Mechanicals A Theatre Collective is supported in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, and the National Endowment for the Arts.