Saturday, January 4, 2014

Stop Hitting Yourself

Rude Mechs is thrilled to announce Stop Hitting Yourself will premiere next month at Lincoln Center Theater as part of LCT3, a program for new artists and new audiences.
created by Rude Mechs
Jan. 15 - Feb 23, 2014
only 49 performances! (heh)
All tickets $20

Featuring: Thomas Graves, Heather Hanna, Joey Hood, Hannah Kenah, Lana Lesley, Jason Liebrecht, Paul Soileau


RudeCare.gov
Rude Mechanicals 2013 Year-End Deductible Request to Individuals, Families, & Businesses
ANNOUNCING THE NEW RUDE MECHS 
PREMIUM HEALTH CARE PLAN™
Brought to you by Rude Mechs “Affordable Care Actors”

Recent changes in Federal Health Care regulations (alongside ongoing cuts to arts funding and the general harassment of artists by the Texas Legislature) have led Rude Mechs to the only rational plan for future fiscal solvency—in 2014, Rude Mechs will begin transitioning from the performing arts and make its way into the Healthcare Insurance Marketplace.  

Please take a few minutes to compare Rude Mechs Premium Health Care Plan™ to the Government Mandated Plans, and plans previously available from Private Insurers.
Is your health insurance provider funny?
 
PRIVATE INSURERS
No. When my baby got stuck in the birth canal and my wife had to go for an emergency C-section they charged us for two births!!!  A vaginal birth and the c-section. Seriously. It’s like they literally want to kick you when you are down. 

GOVERNMENT
It is funny how badly they screwed up the roll out of the ACA, but not “haha” funny. More like gallows humor. I’m still sick and now I’m also confused.  I’m lost.  I’m depressed and did I mention I’m still sick? 

RUDE MECHS
Frequently funny and often intentionally so (at least 53% of the time), whether adding curse words to Shakespeare, mocking Ayn Rand, or asking actors to perform the blocking of Streetcar in and among swinging pendulums of death, Rude Mechs usually finds a way to make people laugh.
LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE: CHOOSE RUDE HEALTH 
Pay your deductible for cheap laughs HERE.
Does your health care provider care about your mental health?
 
PRIVATE INSURERS
Let me put it to you this way: They’ll pay for Cialis but not on-going counseling. Seriously, the reason I need counseling is because I keep getting screwed.  Private Insurance plans have never cared about mental health.

GOVERNMENT
Are you kidding?  They’re the ones making me crazy right now. You sign on to the website and click about 1,000 buttons and then when you submit it, a screen comes up telling you the site is currently down, try again later.  When later? They don’t say.  So you wait 24 hours, do it again, and then the same message.  I can’t wait to see what they say when I finally get thru… 

RUDE MECHS
Rude Mechs create several group therapy sessions a year in the form of talkbacks, parties, and annual charity balls.  And consider this: What is theatre but a safe place for people who like to believe they have several other personalities to gather together and get off the street. We’re like a modern nuthouse serving Austin since 1996. 

THE BRAIN IS PART OF THE BODY: CHOOSE RUDE HEALTH
Pay your deductible for peace of mind HERE.
Is your coverage good nationally?
 
PRIVATE INSURERS
I have a friend who broke her arm in Hawaii and the doctors there recommended she get on a plane and fly back to Texas because the insurance penalties she would pay for breaking her arm in Hawaii were so much more painful than flying with a broken wrist.  

GOVERNMENT
This is what they said when I finally got thru: “Based on the information you provided, the new federal health care law provides that you could be eligible for free or low cost health care through Medicaid. However, the state of TX has chosen not to offer you this new health care coverage at this time.”

RUDE MECHS
You can catch STOP HITTING YOURSELF at Lincoln Center in NYC in Jan. and Feb.  You can see workshops of NOW NOW OH NOW in North Carolina in 2014. And we’re not abandoning you, Texas, in summer of 2014, on the one-year anniversary, we’ll be recreating Wendy Davis’ filibuster, honest to God, in a show we’re calling SB5. 

COVERING THE USA: CHOOSE RUDE HEALTH
You're covered! If you pay your deductible HERE.
For the low introductory cost of ‘whatever you can afford,’ we will send you a personal get well card as a way of saying THANKS for making RUDE MECHS the healthiest theatre collective in the history of the USA.
18 years and going strong!
WE THANK YOU. AUDIENCES EVERYWHERE THANK YOU.
www.rudemechs.com
Pay your deductible HERE :)