Since 1996, Rude Mechs has created a genre-averse slate of 26 theatrical productions that represent a cocktail of big ideas, cheap laughs, and dizzying spectacle. What these works hold in common is the use of play to make performance, the use of theaters as meeting places for audiences and artists, and the use of humor as tool for intellectual investigation. We tour these performances nationally and abroad; manage a multidisciplinary arts’ space, and conduct outreach in performance and writing for teenagers.