Welcome to Theatre Process, a podcast featuring Bay Area theatre artists interviewing special guest artists about the work they make. Coming up: Rude Mechs and Mugwumpin!
In conversation, Rude Mechs' Shawn Sides, Mugwumpin artistic director Christopher White and Lana Lesley, another Rude Mech, at Z Below. Photo: Trevor Allen
In the middle of the Rude Mechs' whirlwind visit to the West Coast, the renowned ensemble company's Shawn Sides and Lana Lesley were kind enough to stop for a Theatre Process conversation with Mugwumpin artistic director Christopher White. As of this writing, the Austin-based Mechs have just closed their four-performance run of The Method Gun at Z Space (a Theatre Bay Area Editors' Pick) and are preparing for an equally brisk romp at Cal Performances on Nov. 19-22, this time performing the troupe's award-winning Stop Hitting Yourself. What happens during this candid conversation about ensemble work? Pure Theatre Process magic.
Trevor Allen, Theatre Process producer and host, is an award-winning playwright (The Creature, Lolita Roadtrip, Tenders in the Fog, Chain Reactions, 49 Miles), solo performer (Working for the Mouse) and voiceover artist (representation). Exit Press is currently publishing a collection of five of his plays.
Theatre Process theme music used by kind permission of Curious Quail.