Written by Jason Patrick Rothery
2002: Directed by Dawn Millman
Workshopped and Performed by The Cafeteria Collective: Daniel Martin, David Mott, Jason Rothery, Luisa Jojic, Melissa Robertson, Nicole Leroux, and Steve Handelsman
2003: Directed by Stephen Drover
Performed by Alex McMorran, Andrew Vokey, Brad McNiel, Carrie Ruscheinsky, David Mott, Daniel Martin, Heather Doerksen, Jason Rothery, Kim Isbister, Matt Olver, Matty Finochio, Melissa Robertson, Ryan Smith, Sarah Edmonson, and Theresa Skrobutan
May 16th 1990. What was up your ass??
The invasion of Iraq. Masturbation. Innocence, politics and war. Your first cigarette. Uproariously funny and topically challenging, Wedgie tackles the burning political issues of the 21st century and the onset of puberty. The war between Anderson Elementary and Jacob’s Junior high has gone on long so long no one remembers why they started fighting. But today is different, today Jim Henson died.
In 2002 the company began to investigate a collaborative process rooted in experience, refined through improvisation, and explored with physical creation. The initial group of seven actors spent three months on an explorative workshop process to develop the core of what would become Wedgie. In 2003 Wedgie became the first original script selected for Presentation House Theatre's 'On The House' Co-production season.
“Mysterious plot elements merge like magic … narratively satisfying and sweetly innocent” -