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MDC Live Arts Brings Rude Mechs’ The Method Gun to South Florida

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Rude Mechs will perform The Method Gun on Feb. 8 at the Colony Theater.

Miami, January 7, 2013 - Miami Dade College’s (MDC) MDC Live Arts presents the Austin-based Rude Mechanicals theater company for one night only in their acclaimed piece, The Method Gun, at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, at The Colony Theatre.   

Presenting themselves as abandoned disciples of a questionable acting guru, The Method Gun takes audiences on a wild and inventive ride that looks at the cult of acting. The company attempts to realize their mentor’s vision of a radically-reduced production of A Streetcar Named Desire. The performance is daring and celebratory in roughly equal parts, exploring ideas of togetherness and loss, the dynamics of being part of a tight-knit group and what it means to take care of one another.

As part of MDC Live Arts’ core commitment to create meaningful educational experiences, Rude Mechs will engage in residency activities prior to their performances at MDC campuses and throughout the community.  

Established in 1995, Rude Mechs has created 23 theatrical productions that represent a genre-defying cocktail of big ideas, cheap laughs and dizzying spectacle. What they have in common is the use of play to make performance, the use of theaters as meeting places for audiences and artists and the use of humor as a tool for intellectual investigation. They tour nationally and abroad, while maintaining The Off Center, a performance venue in Austin for arts groups of every discipline and a year-round arts mentoring program for teenage girls. 

Rude Mechs has earned national acclaim, including a nod by The New York Times, which heralded them as one of the three companies in the country “making theatre that matters.” They were also named Best of 2011 by the Los Angeles Times, Best of 2011 by Times Out New York, the 2011 Culture Award by New York Magazine, and the Best Touring Show of 2011 by Columbus Alive among other recognitions.  

MDC Live Arts is an initiative of MDC’s Cultural Affairs Department, created in 1990 as Cultura del Lobo. MDC Live Arts continues a long legacy of bringing unique, diverse performances from around the world to South Florida.  The mission is to present the newest, most challenging contemporary and culturally specific work being created in the U.S. and abroad, with an emphasis on the Americas, and to present work that is reflective of our multi-ethnic community. Our series brings exceptional national and international performing artists to the region and provides opportunities for extensive community engagement through residency activities within the eight-campus college system, and through partnerships with other local arts providers. 




MDC Live Arts Presents Rude Mechs in The Method Gun

  • WHEN: Friday, Feb. 8, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • WHERE: The Colony Theatre 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Tickets are $25 for the general public and $10 for MDC students with valid identification.  

To purchase tickets, and more information about the 2012-13 MDC Live Arts season, please call 305-237-3010, or visit   

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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