Rascal Roll Call – Jaren Feeley

Name: Jaren Feeley From: The Bay Area, Ca Lives: Split between the Bay and London Go-To Cycling Snack: Peanut butter slathered on an apple Cyclist Rating: Crushes watermelons with his cyclist thighs How did you hear about Agile Rascal and what made you want to do it? Traveling under the sun, camping under the stars, moving at a human pace from town to town providing people with powerful artistic experiences… this kind of project has long been a dream of mine. I found Agile Rascals online, and was impressed with the clear vision, the organization, and the talented individuals from across the US that were coming together to form a one-of-a-kind ensemble. What is bicycle touring theatre to you

Rascal Roll Call – Jackie Rivera

Name: Jackie Rivera From: Tampa, FL Lives: Brooklyn, NY Go-To Cycling Snack: Rx Bars! Coconut Chocolate Chip Cyclist Rating: Cycling is my main mode of transportation How did you hear about Agile Rascal and what made you want to do it? Leon Ingulsrud of SITI Company came back from teaching a workshop in San Francisco back in 2015, and told us at SITI Conservatory that there was a group in NorCal planning to tour a play on bicycles cross-country. I squealed, drooled, and then forgot about it completely until 1 year later when Megan Hanley at SITI Company sent me Agile Rascal’s application for Montana 2017. And here we are! I have so many people to thank for associating me with unconventional

Rascal Roll Call – Kean Haunt

Name: Kean Haunt From: Billings, MT Lives: Middlebury, VT Go-To Cycling Snack: Trail mix with stale marshmallows (mmm nice and chewy) Cyclist Rating: Park rides and picnics are my jam How did you hear about Agile Rascal and what made you want to do it? I spent last summer at the amazing Double Edge Theatre in Massachusetts, where one of the original Rascals from the 2015 tour had also spent some time before me. The application was posted in their alumni network and I knew I would regret it if I didn’t apply. I have such respect for people making their pipe dreams into reality, and it is such a privilege to be included in a dream like this. Plus, it felt like serendipity that such an inspiri

Rascal Roll Call – Sarah Bell

Name: Sarah Bell From: Long ago, California. When we moved to Big Sky Country I was still a scrappy kid whose ambition in life was to be a horse. Lives: Kalispell, MT Go-To Cycling Snack: Apples & almond butter Cyclist Rating: I cycle for the smiles, mostly with friends! How did you hear about Agile Rascal and what made you want to do it? I was planning my first bikepacking overnight, mapping a route and renting bags at the Whitefish Bike Retreat. A casual conversation with the Retreat’s owner turned to my theatrical education and pursuits. She knew about Agile Rascal’s plan to tour Montana and immediately offered to connect us! Cycling theatre artists?! The two tidy but separate lives I was

Rascal Roll Call – John Paul

Name: John Paul Olsen From: Dallas, Texas Lives: Martinez, California Go-To Cycling Snack: Peanut Butter Cyclist Rating: Cycling is my main mode of transportation How did you hear about Agile Rascal and what made you want to do it? Three years ago, I was gloomily browsing through the web when I found an email forwarded from Dara Silverman. She was calling out for artists interested in writing a play and touring it by bicycles across the country. I knew instantly that it was sincere, something that would make me happy and I had to say yes right away. Theatre Arts and Bicycling are two of my positively fulfilling passions. What is bicycle touring theatre to you? Bicycling touring theatre to me

Rascal Roll Call – Lelia

Name: Lelia Johnson From: Woodland, California Lives: San Francisco, CA Go-To Cycling Snack: Bar food, it’s easy to eat with one hand. Cyclist Rating: Cycling is my main mode of transportation How did you hear about Agile Rascal and what made you want to do it? I received one line email from a friend in November 2014. It said, “You may be interested in this….agilerascaltheatre.com.” That one email changed the trajectory of my life. I was indeed interested, why? I am an adventure junkie. The timing in my life was right and I was looking for an interesting project to pursue. The project combined two areas of my life that were growing: theatre and cycling. This made it irresistible. After the f

Rascal Roll Call – Sam

Name: Sam Cordes From: Kansas City, Missouri Lives: Kansas City, MO Go-To Cycling Snack: Banana Cyclist Rating: Cycling = main transportation How did you hear about Agile Rascal and what made you want to do it? I saw a post looking for applicants on my hometown Critical Mass Facebook page. I love theatre and I love bike touring and I’ve always wanted to do something like this, so it was a no-brainer. I also love going to beautiful places I’ve never seen before and working with new people I’ve never met before. What is bicycle touring theatre to you? A new idea with deep roots. Please tell us an embarrassing cycling story. November of 2011 I was riding my bike, down in the drops, not looking

Rascal Roll Call- Dara

Name: Dara Silverman From: Lexington, MA Lives: Oakland, CA Go-To Cycling Snack: smoked salmon, hunk of bread, string beans, chocolate bar Cyclist Rating: Crushes watermelons with cyclist thighs What inspired Agile Rascal in the first place? I was in New York a few years back, seeing all this innovative art. I asked myself, just as an experiment, what kind of wildly ambitious project would I want to do, and almost before I had formed the question, I already knew the answer. I wanted to combine my two favorite things: theatre and biking. At the time, I was tired of traditional playwriting, which seemed mostly to consist of sitting alone, talking to myself, and I had been fascinated by the ide

A letter to past donors

Hello! It’s been almost two years since we hauled our play across the country on the backs of our bikes. Your generous donations paid for food, campsites, bike repair and made it possible for us to perform for free in communities across the county. We couldn’t have done it without you. Since then, we’ve scattered – settling in new places, starting new jobs, continuing on with life. But as we reminisced, the idea of another project started to percolate. We wanted to build on what we had learned about making a play and touring it on bikes. And after biking 4,600 miles, we finally felt like we knew where to begin. We said, “Next time, we want it to be more theatre and less pushing ourselv

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