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Rude Mechs Premiere The Method Gun in New York

February 24, 2011

The Method Gun March 2–5 and 8–12, 7:30pm March 5 and 11, 10:30pm Dance Theater Workshop New York, NY 2006 Performing Arts grantees Rude Mechs' Creative Capital project, The Method Gun, will have a limited run at Dance Theater Workshop beginning March 2. The Method Gun is a play that explores the life and techniques of Stella Burden, the apocryphal actor-training guru of the 1960s and 70s whose sudden emigration to South America still haunts her most fervent followers. Using found text from the journals and performance reports of Burden's company, the performance re-enacts the final months of her company's rehearsals for their nine-years-in-the-making production of A Streetcar Named Desire. The play, which American Theatre Magazine called "both stunning and haunting," is about the ecstasy and excesses of performing, the dangers of public intimacy, and the incompatibility of truth on stage and sanity in real life. Read the New York Times preview of The Method Gun here. The Method Gun features lighting design by Brian H Scott, scenic design by Leilah Stewart and sound design/original composition by Graham Reynolds. Back to Listing