Thursday, February 21, 2008

Robbie McCauley Cancelled - Support campcamp!

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THROWS LIKE A GIRL: ROBBIE MCCAULEY'S PERFORMANCES CANCELLED

Due to a family emergency, Robbie McCauley has had to cancel her trip to Austin. Rather than scramble to replace her, we've decided to put Throws Like A Girl to bed for the year. Our deep apologies to those of you who had already purchased tickets and our wild gratitude to all of you who came out to see Reno and Kristina Wong.
In particular we'd like to thank Green Mango Real Estate and Austin Motel for their generous sponsorship of this festival. Through their contributions, they play a huge part in Rude Mechs' efforts to elevate women's contributions to theatre in America by bringing these artists to Austin.
We'd love your feedback. You can make your comments here or email us directly at info@rudemechs.com.

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO THIS WEEKEND? SUPPORT RUDE MECHS' SPONSORED PROJECT... CAMPCAMP!

CampCamp is a monthly queer performance night that usually happens every first Thursday at bouldin creek coffeehouse. We are a foundationally feminist, insistently DIY art event that is always FREE, ALL-AGES, and open to any performance up to ten minutes of length.We encourage work that is new, experimental, and multi-media.Through sponsorship by the Rude Mechanicals and a generous grant from the City of Austin, we now regularly fly in featured queer performers from all over to our stage in Austin.This FRIDAY is our annual FUNDRAISER!! Please check out all the delights we have in store:

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22nd !!!!! 9pm-2am AT THE RHIZOME COLLECTIVE!

and pack a sack of terry cloth and bubbles because this once-a-year-only CAMPCAMP FUNDRAISER is now named and shall be known forever as BATHHOUSE!!!!!

What is a bathhouse?
I'm glad you asked!
A BATHHOUSE is a place of coded imagery....., silent suggestion, slow steam rising out of wooden tubs and bubbles dripping down your legs, a pink hue and disco balls, low sweaty ceilings, rollerskates!, tents glowing feverishly, the noises within! leather, denim, satin, spandex, felt!glittering queens of the night, torch songs and showtunes, disco!, transgressions of the flesh! bodywork and haircuts, a surreal transport into the pre-viral era of corporal abandon!! and yes there will be Dancing!

and come to see the most astonishing of featured entertainers, a desperate vessel of frenzy and fiction, a careen from the depths, called DYNASTY HANDBAG!, joining us from NEW YORK CITY, where everything always begins....

please check her out on the i-net at: dynastyhandbag.com

also on the stage will be REBECCA HAVEMEYER and STANLEY ROY, plus several local low level drag personalities also in search of attention.

there will be an old faggot hosting singalongs on a baby grand piano!! androgynes making us money with their innocent beauty!
raffle prizes and refreshments! bodywork! haircuts on the spot by "pretty handsome"

dancing, dancing, dancing, okay?

THIS IS CAMPCAMP'S ONLY MONEY-COLLECTING EVENT ALL YEAR. PLEASE THINK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF CAMP AND QUEERNESS IN YOUR LIVES, AND OF WHAT FREE PERFORMANCE SPACE MEANS TO YOUR COMMUNITY, AND BRING US SOME CASH.... AN INVESTMENT IN YOURSELF AND YOUR brethren!LIKE A SEED WE WILL PLANT IT.

where: RHIZOME COLLECTIVE 300 ALLEN ST. (take 5th st. east of pleasant valley, go RIGHT on Allen St to where it dead ends)
when: Friday Feb. 22 pm-2am yes!, FRIDAY FEB. 22!
what else: BRING CASH! BRING YOUR TOWELS/SUITS/ROBES
how much: $7-10 donation, no one turned away, plus $ for drink tickets and raffle tickets and sins of the mortal coil

PLEASE ALSO CHECK OUT THIS AMAZING PERFORMER AND HER ONE-WOMAN SHOW AT THE VORTEX:

Dynasty Handbag "Foo Foo Yik Yik": here's what the NY Times recently said about her:
Next came Jibz Cameron's "Bags," one of the most insanely funny, tone-perfect pieces of performance art I have seen in years. Also known as Dynasty Handbag, Ms. Cameron has a wonderful, jaggedly expressive face, which here registered just about every emotion known to womankind in a series of encounters with four talking bags on the floor. It was performed to her own score and music by theRolling Stones. One brown paper bag was ferociously sex-starved, while a black deli bag, was grouchily unable to make up its mind. A blue plastic shopping bag was a friendly old Cockney gal who became suicidal when faced with being alone again. Finally Ms. Cameron met a chatty, motherly small plastic purse, the most pallid of the personalities, that contained a peanut butter sandwich for the weary wanderer.
A devastating, deranged, feminist, livid, comic!! at the Vortex Theater 478-5282 Saturday 2/23 8pm $6. Dont miss it!!!

GIVE IT UP FOR OUR 2007/2008 SEASON SPONSORS!

Support those who support the arts! Whenever you can, patronize these great businesses and thank them for supporting your favorite theatre company.

Asylum Street Spankers
Austin Motel
Dollar General
Glass & Company CPAs
Go9Media
Green Mango Real Estate
Touch O' Green Landscapes

We also receive generous support from:
Impact Austin, The National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Capital Foundation, The Rockfeller Foundation Multi Arts Production Fund, The City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division, The Texas Commission on the Arts, LCRA EmployeeÕs United Charities, The Laos House, Applied Materials, and HBMG Foundation.

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