Auditions: The Belle’s Strategem/The Beaux’ Stratagem

The Rude Mechanicals are hosting joint auditions for their next two upcoming shows “The Belle’s Stratagem” directed by Jeff Poretsky performing 3-11 Feb 2023 and “The Beaux’ Stratagem” directed by Jaki Demarest performing 24 Mar – 1 Apr 2023. Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday Oct 10-11 at the Greenbelt Arts Center starting atContinue reading “Auditions: The Belle’s Strategem/The Beaux’ Stratagem”

Cymbeline On Stage!

The Rude Mechanicals return to the stage to complete Shakespeare’s canon. Cymbeline is a classic fairytale, complete with a wicked stepmother, long-lost brothers, a princess in disguise, a prince in exile, true love, and a war brewing in the background. Cymbeline is the only Shakespeare play that the Rude Mechanicals have never performed – untilContinue reading “Cymbeline On Stage!”

Watch Online: Gallathea, for the Rudes’ 22nd Anniversary

By John LalyDirected by Jaki Demarest  The Rude Mechanicals are celebrating their 22nd anniversary with an online production of John Lyly’s “Gallathea” on Saturday, July 24th at 8 PM. The influence this play had on Shakespeare was profound, giving the Bard ideas, plot points, linguistic style, even a few lines plagiarized here and there. ShakespeareContinue reading “Watch Online: Gallathea, for the Rudes’ 22nd Anniversary”

Call for writers, directors, and actors for the 24 Hour Zoom Fest

At 8pm on Friday, June 25, writers are given their prompts and number of actors via email. Prompts will be a few words that you must incorporate, either as phrases or concepts. They then have 12 hours to write a short script (up to 10 minutes). We will have a Zoom room set up overnightContinue reading “Call for writers, directors, and actors for the 24 Hour Zoom Fest”

COMING SOON: Two Noble Kinsmen

The Rude Mechanicals’ script editing class comes to life with their final project production of Two Noble Kinsmen! April 30 and May 1 at 8:00PM EDT. Learn more at our production page. Watch LIVE at youtube.com/c/TheRudeMechanicals All performances are free. We are asking a suggested donation of $10 to help support our continuing efforts toContinue reading “COMING SOON: Two Noble Kinsmen”

Coming Soon: HAMLESS

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, edited to remove the title character entirely. King Claudius and Queen Gertrude, the Danish courtiers, and the Norwegian invaders time to speak their minds about the Prince – and each other. They struggle to keep the peace within the Danish court, avoid a war with Norway, and quell a rebellion, all whileContinue reading “Coming Soon: HAMLESS”