About Our Company
"A crew of patches, rude mechanicals,
That work for bread upon Athenian stalls,
Were met together to rehearse a play"
-A Midsummer Night's Dream (III.ii)
The Rude Mechanicals are Dartmouth College's student-run Shakespeare company. It is the only student-run theater troupe at Dartmouth. The group comprises a diverse set of individuals, all of whom have some attraction, whether it be literary, theatrical, or otherwise, to the plays of William Shakespeare.
The group performs one play each term, a little more than midway through. The group holds auditions for new members once or twice each year, depending on its needs.
Our most recent production has been Romeo and Juliet.
If you're a student interested in joining, you can check out our page on audition resources and schedules.