“[the Rude Mechs] have dragged history kicking and screaming into their talented parlor and made it kick and scream the way they want it to: informatively, fascinatingly, unforgettably.” – Wayne Alan Brenner, Austin Chronicle 2001
created by Rude Mechs | written by Kirk Lynn | directed by Shawn Sides
Featuring: Matt Frazier as Tesla, with Hayley Armstrong, Blair Bovbjerg, Robert S. Fisher,
Michael Kranes, Lana Lesley, Graham Reynolds
Design: Lowell Bartholomee, Leslie Bonnell, Aaron Flynn, Michael Mergen, Buzz Moran,
Zach Murphy, Stephen Pruitt, Michael Raiford, Graham Reynolds, Pete Whitfill
Management: Lowell Bartholomee, Oliver Freeman, Dallas Tate
Below is a list of things we need for the production. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can loan or give us any of this stuff. WE NEED IT BY FRIDAY. And if you don’t have stuff, but you do have time to give during the day between now and Nov 30th, email email@example.com and we will put you to work!
Old electrical equipment – breaker boxes, heavy duty wire, transformers, etc. – no printers or copiers, please;
interesting machines of any type (that we can dismantle and transform to mad scientist lab parts);
Old electronics that can be torn apart – no televisions, please; Black or brown speaker wire; Old
Vintage belt massage exercise machine (to borrow – we’ll give it back);
Vintage (50’s era or earlier) fans, machines of most types (to borrow);
White Christmas lights with chase sequences;
Plexiglass – large pieces of any thickness;
Random switches, handles, knobs, cranks, etc.;Sheet aluminum or steel (any thickness);
Flexible conduit; Chalkboard – 3′ wide or larger. (not whiteboard);
IF YOU WANNA MAKE A BIG THING OF IT ON DECEMBER 11TH, COME SEE THE 5PM TESLA SHOW, EAT A GOOD MEAL, THEN EITHER GO TO OUR RUDE FUSION PROJECT OR GO SEE THE CRAZY NASTY SHOW AT NORTH DOOR. SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS.
The next Rude Fusion project is from a new ensemble called the smallest sky.
It opens December 9th. Support new work. We do.
If you are interested in learning more about us, we invite you to:
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.