Rude Grooms creates epicly intimate theatrical experiences rooted in the actor-audience relationship exemplified by Shakespeare’s acting company. Using interactive and responsive techniques of Early Modern English acting companies, we create interactive and accessible productions of Shakespeare, his contemporaries, and new playwrights inspired by the structures they used. We decentralize and increase access to the arts by bringing productions to multiple public spaces, non-traditional venues, and new media and offer free or affordable admission to all of our productions, which enriches our community through cultural engagement that is accessible financially, geographically, and artistically.