The Wedge

innovative, provocative, experimental theatre


Established in 1983, The Wedge has been the proving ground for some of the most innovative and dynamic theatre artists working today.  Serving as a home for our Lab Company and led by directors selected for the Drama League Summer Program, The Wedge produces provocative, cutting edge theatre.

Over the years it has produced original productions by some of our most exciting playwrights including: Kenny Finkle, Anne Washburn, Kathryn Walat, Gregory Moss, Caridad Svich and Lauren Yee.  The Wedge has also launched the directing careers of such theatrical ground-breakers as Michael Mayer, Mark Brokaw, Lisa Peterson, Rob Jess Roth, Sam Gold, Rachel Chavkin, Kevin Moriarty, and Joe Calarco.

In 2021, The Wedge will take place outdoors at the Hangar Theatre, under the front tent.


Seats are limited, and advanced registration is required.


NEW! 2021 Outdoor The Wedge Performance Dates:

All Thursday-Fridays, 5:30 PM and 15 minutes after each Mainstage show. 

Lost Girl by Kimberly Belflower

Directed by Jasmine B. Gunter

June 24-25, 5:30 PM and appx. 9:30 PM

Long after returning from Neverland, Wendy decides that she must find Peter in order to reclaim her kiss and move on with her life. Along the way, she meets other girls who went to Neverland and learns she is not alone. A coming-of-age exploration of first love and lasting loss, Lost Girl continues the story of J.M. Barrie’s beloved character – the girl who had to grow up.

The Police by Slawomir Mrozek

Directed by Nicholas Ponolio

July 8-9, 5:30 PM and appx. 10:30 PM

When their last prisoner agrees to reform, the police of a distant, mythical country are terrified to find themselves obsolete. Written in 1958, this scathing satire by Slawomir Mrozek follows the chief of police as he embarks on an absurd quest to keep policing relevant in a world without criminals. 

The Sun Serpent by José Cruz González

Directed by Christian Avila

July 15-16. 5:30 PM and appx. 10:30 PM.

The Sun Serpent tells the epic story of the conquest of the Aztec city-state of Tenochtitlan (now known as Mexico City) through the point of view of a young girl, Anáhuac, who struggles to save her world from the conquistador, Hernán Cortés.  This time of pathos is uplifted by this sonorous story of hope and persistence and the birthing of the mestizo nation that is the Mexico of today.

The Bacchae 2.1 by Charles Mee
Directed by Cara Hinh

July 29-30. 5:30 PM and appx. 10:45 PM.

Dionysus, the god of wine and parties, has arrived. Through Baccahic revelry, we examine the relationship between sexuality and power. The Bacchants open us up to their world of gender fluidity and queer expression that operates without the influence or want of the male gaze. The Bacchae asks us to radically embrace freedom by letting go of control.

Learn more about the Lab Company Here

Learn more about Drama League Directing Fellows Here

Wedge production of Salome. Photo by Rachel Philipson