Monday, July 2, 2012

Grrl Action, A Party, and The Next Two Plays!

  • Grrl Action Summer Performances are on July 14 & 15th at 2pm - and they are FREE! Come support these brave grrls! More below.

  • Farewell To The Oyster Club. We are unveiling a new annual fundraiser, save the date: 09/23/12

  • What's coming up for the Rudes this year? More below.

  • We are now accepting 2012/2013 Season Sponsors! Email Development Director Erin Harrell at if you would like to join us! We support local businesses that support the arts!

Come see the Grrl Action Summer Performances!

When: July 14 & 15, 2012 at 2pm
Where: The Off Center (2211-A Hidalgo St., Austin, TX 78702
Tickets: Tickets are free and given out first-come, first-served
Parking: Street parking is available.
Please don't park at Joe's Bakery, your car will be towed.

The Grrl Action Summer Workshop is a three-week intensive workshop for teenaged girls, run by Rude Mechs, in which girls envision, create, publish, and perform original works for the stage based on their own life experiences. Every single year both performances are packed to the gills with audience members that laugh, cry, and root for these brave young womyn as they give voice to their own stories.
Support Grrl Action: Grrl Action is reliant on donations from the community and local foundation grants.
We hope you will contribute to sustain this invaluable program.

A Very Fond Farewell to The Oyster Club

We started The Oyster Club back in September 2008, and after four full seasons of actively exloring Austin's bountiful food and arts scenes, it's time to fish in other waters. We are grateful to all of the members who partied with us, and supported Rude Mechs and everything that goes on at The Off Center. We couldn't have done one bit of it without Marla Camp / Edible Austin, and the many many chefs, restaurants, mixologists, beverage makers, venues, and artists that contributed their time, experience, talent and goods to every event, especially Abita Brewing Company - they sponsored every single event in the 11/12 Oyster Club season!
So we are saying goodbye to The Oyster Club, but we are keeping one of the very best parts - the annual launch party - The Party at The Plant. This year, our annual fundraiser will be held at The Plant at Kyle, and will feature all of the sweet charm and salty Gulf seafood Oyster Members enjoyed every year. Save the date: Sunday September 23rd. Tickets will go on sale September 3rd (look for early bird special).

Coming up for Rude Mechs

  • July: It's Grrl Action all month with Jodi Jinks, Madge Darlington and a roomful of talented teens.
  • August/September: We begin work on our next two new plays, Decameron Day 3: Revolution! and Field Guide.
  • September: We will host brand new fabulous annual fundraiser on September 23. Save the date!
  • October: We performed a full-length version of Now Now Oh Now in Austin in May, and will go back to work on it in October. Send us your notes!
  • November: We will take our re-creation of Richard Schechner and The Performance Group's Dionysus in 69 to New York Live Arts for their Replay Series.
  • December: More work on DD3:Revolution! Plus - a dirty rude party at the side bar on December 1st.
  • January: A five-city tour of The Method Gun. All of the cities begin with either M, N or P.
  • February - April: Still touring and then rushing home to work on DD3 until we are ready for you to see it in April.
  • April/May: We will mount DD3: Revolution at The Off Center. Also, the "Pig Pile" (a consortium of Austin artists) will unveil a new play created collaboratively with Sybil Kempson as part of New Dramatists/Full Stage USA commission.


Rude Mechs 2011/12 Corporate Sponsors

Our thanks to the amazing businesses that continue to support Rude Mechs year in and year out. We hope you will join us for 2012/2013, and we'd love to see new faces. Contact Erin Harrell at to be a part of the 2012/2013 season of Rude goodness.

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