AGILE RASCAL BIKE THEATRE
BIKE PLAY - PHILADELPHIA
2022 - 2024
The Philly Bike Play is an immersive performance that puts the audience on bicycles, following a food delivery worker on the day they are killed by vehicular violence, and continues into the afterlife with them. The piece is a love song to the bicycle that addresses issues of bicycle safety and transportation justice, as well as being a meditation on life and loss.
The play will be staged on a 3 mile ride along a protected bike lane on MLK Drive in Philadelphia. Audiences will pedal alongside the protagonist as the narrative unfolds on bike and at stops along the path.
May 13th and 14th
Rehearsals will primarily be in April 2024, and will be coordinated based on performers' availability.
Throughout the month of May 2024
AUDITION FOR THE PHILLY BIKE PLAY
ROLE OF THE BIKER: $1500
ALL OTHER ROLES: $1000
CALLING PERFORMERS OF ALL STRIPES WHO RIDE BIKES OF ALL STYLES!
AUDITION FOR THE PHILLY BIKE PLAY!
May 13th and 14th
noon - 4pm
Comfort Station Pavillion
Martin Luther King Jr Drive
The Comfort Station Pavillion is a covered picnic area, half a mile south of the Falls Bridge on the west side of MLK. (It's also findable on GPS) An alternative,
nearby location will be emailed to you in the event of rain.
Please come with a 1-3 minute monologue prepared.
There will be additional sides from the script to read, feel free to audition for more than one role.
There will also be an additional, very mellow bike riding component to this audition. If you don't have a bicycle you can ride for the audition, please reach out to Dara@agilerascaltheatre.com to discuss additional options.
NOTE: IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS PROJECT BUT CANNOT MAKE IT TO AUDITIONS, PLEASE REACH OUT TO Dara@agilerascaltheatre.com to arrange a virtual audition.
1. BIKER Age: 20s-early 30s. Gender: Any. Race: Any.
A bike messenger. Smart and sarcastic with a heart of gold. Luminous on a bicycle.
2. SISTER/ENSEMBLE: Age: 30s-40s. Gender: Woman/Femme. Race: Any.
Sister of the messenger. Concerned and affectionate.
3. FRIEND/TOURIST/ENSEMBLE: Age: 20s-early 30s. Gender: Any. Race: Any.
FRIEND: Friend of the messenger. Also a bike messenger. Dreamy but clever.
TOURIST: On a bike tour. Wide-eyed and sweet.
4. CUSTOMER/ENSEMBLE Age: 30s-50s. Gender: Any. Race: Any
UberEats customer. Privileged and kinda oblivious.
5 & 6. USHERS: Any race, age, and gender representation.
Ushers act as Navigator and Sweep, shepherding audiences, ensuring the safety of the group, setting up lighting, and modeling ideal audience behavior.
NOTES: While BIKER is the only role that must be an avid cyclist, all other performers must be able to ride a bicycle proficiently.
Also, many of these characters WILL have names. They will be decided collaboratively between the performer, director and playwright.